PRIVACY POLICY

 (Privacy Policy Notice)

 

1. Our Policy

This Privacy (“Policy”) covers DE51 and Friends' treatment of personal information or personally identifiable information (both "Personal Information") that may be collected or submitted when the web-user (“you”) are using the DE51 and Friends website or services. This Policy does not apply to companies that DE51 and Friends does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under DE51 and Friends supervisory control. Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that DE51 and Friends and its authorized personnel can only access. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

 

2. How We Collect Your Personal Information

 

While using the our website, you may submit Personal Information when registering for volunteer work, newsletter or other subscription, donating, and and other areas that require information. Depending on the service or process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your: Name, Postal Address, Email address, Phone number, Credit or Debit Card Information, Age, Gender or other demographic information, Location information, Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged when you visit our website. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website) may also be collected.

 

3. Our Use of Cookies

 

DE51 and Friends uses cookies to remember certain user information. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. This allows you to avoid logging in more than once, which saves time, and creates a customized website that fits your needs. You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available.

 

4. How We Use Your Personal Information

 

DE51 and Friends may use the Personal Information you provide for purposes such as: carrying out a registration made by you; customizing the advertising and content you see; fulfilling your requests for receipts and donations; improving the content and overall look and feel of our website and services, contacting you, conducting research, providing anonymous reporting for internal use, contacting users regarding changes to our website or business, and customizing the content that you see on the our website. We may also retain the details of donations made with us or the partners affiliated with our website.

 

5. How Your Personal Information is Disclosed.

 

It is DE51 and Friends policy not to disclose, sell or rent your Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity or outside parties except: (i) to provide information you've requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii)when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (v) where you request DE51 and Friends to do so. From time to time, we may use return email addresses to answer the email we receive from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose. Your Personal Information will not be collected for use that is in violation of the law, or unrelated to that discussed in this Policy, unless you are also provided an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

 

6. Web Statistics & Shared Data

 

We collect and use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for reporting and sponsorship purposes. From time to time, we may use this information to better design our website and to share with select sponsors, and/or affiliates. However IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our donation/volunteer form, but we will not disclose to these partners, sponsors and/or affiliates anything that could be used to personally identify those individuals.

 

7. Children's Privacy

 

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. For that reason, we do not collect information provided by users under the age of 18, nor do we solicit information from users under the age of 18. Any information collected from younger users are with the express consent of their parent/or legal guardian.

 

8. Scope of this Policy; Third Party Websites

 

Although this policy applies to all of the information obtained by you for the purpose of accessing or using content controlled and owned by DE51 and Friends, it does not apply to businesses or entities that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the content and business practices of external or linked websites. When you leave de51andfriends.org, you're encouraged to read the destination site's privacy policy.