- Types of Information Collected
- Information You Provide
- Information We Collect Automatically As You Access and Use the Site
- Cookies and Local Storage
- Web Beacons
- Information Third Parties Provide About You
- Information Use
- Information Sharing
- Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf
- When You Agree to Receive Information from Third Parties or Request That We Share Your Information
- Administrative and Legal Reasons
- Social Networking Features
- Business Transfers and Transitions
- Third-Party Analytics Providers, Ad Servers, and Similar Third Parties
- How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals
- Access and Choice
- Links to Other Sites
- Users Residing Outside of the United States and Consent to Transfer
- Payment Processing and Data Storage
- California Residents – Your Privacy Rights
- How to Contact Us
Types of Information Collected
Information you Provide
Information We Collect Automatically As You Access and Use the Site
We and our third-party service providers (including any third-party content, and analytics providers) may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information about your use of the Site whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Site, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to our Site, all of the areas within our Site that you visit, and the time of day you visit the Site, among other information. Usage Information also includes the IP address, mobile device identifier, or other unique identifiers (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone, or other device used to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device and our servers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.
We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including enhancing or otherwise improving the Site and our services, and targeting content or offers to users. The Usage Information we collect is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we will treat it as Personal Information.
Cookies and Local Storage.“Cookies” and local storage are pieces of information (data files) transferred to an individual’s browser on their device when the device is used to visit a site. These technologies are able to store a unique identifier for a device to allow a certain Internet site to recognize the device whenever the device is used to visit the site, and may be used for many purposes, including remembering information that will make your use of the site more convenient. Like most Internet sites, the Children’s Advocates for Change Site uses these technologies for a variety of purposes. For example, we use these technologies to serve targeted advertising elsewhere online, to track the total number of visitors to our site on an anonymous, aggregate basis, and to remember you when you return to the Site and remember your preferences. We may also employ cookies so that we remember you when you return to the site and remember your preferences. We may associate Personal Information with a data file. You can find more information about cookies and how they work at www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the Site may not function properly.
Use the options in your Internet browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. If you disable all cookies or adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of the Site.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags,” “1×1 GIFs,” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular links were actually viewed.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
Information Third Parties Provide About You
The Site is a general audience site and it is not intended for children younger than the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information via our Site from children younger than age 13.
We may use the information we collect, including Personal Information and Usage Information:
- to enable you to use our Site, and to provide related services and care, including responding to your questions, complaints or comments;
- to provide you with updates information, opportunities, or services that you have requested or that we otherwise believe will interest you, including in regards to events and fundraising campaigns, opportunities to donate and other special opportunities from us and our third-party partners;
- to process your donation;
- to personalize your experience by tailoring content, recommendations, and opportunities we display to you, both on the Site and elsewhere online;
- for internal business purposes such as to improve our Site and services;
- to process information you provide via our Site, including verifying that your email address is active and valid;
- to assess your employment application for a position with Children’s Advocates for Change and prepare related governmental and internal statistics reports;
- to comply with regulatory and legal obligations; and
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf
Companies may be engaged by Children’s Advocates for Change to perform a variety of functions, such as assisting with donation processing, providing technical services for our Internet sites, etc. Such companies may have access to Personal Information if needed to perform certain functions. However, these companies may use such Personal Information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.
Matching Gifts Program
If you make a contribution through a Matching Gifts Program sponsored by your employer, we may share Personal Information about you with your employer. If you have any questions about the use of such information, please contact your employer. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of your employer.
When You Agree to Receive Information from Third Parties or Request That We Share Your Information
We do not share Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes unless we first provide you with the opportunity to opt-in to such sharing.
Administrative and Legal Reasons
Children’s Advocates for Change reserves the right to use or disclose any information (including Personal Information) as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter, to protect and defend the legal rights or property of Children’s Advocates for Change, our Site or its users, or any other party, or in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.
Social Networking Features
Business Transfers & Transitions
Children’s Advocates for Change may share your information, including Personal Information, with its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates, primarily for business and operational purposes. In the event Children’s Advocates for Change goes through a transition (such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or sale of all or a portion of its assets, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process), your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. By providing your Personal Information, you agree that we may transfer such information to the acquiring entity without your further consent.
Third-Party Analytics Providers, Ad Servers, and Similar Third Parties
We may work with network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers, and other vendors to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Site (including pages viewed and the actions taken when visiting the Site), to serve our advertisements elsewhere online, and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Site and the effectiveness of our advertisements. We may share non-Personal Information (including hashed or otherwise de-identified personal information) with service providers for these same purposes. In addition, our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to and activity on the Site and other websites and services and may use this information to target our and third-party advertising to you.
These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you. Some of these parties may collect personal information over time as you visit online websites and services. Cookies, including those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to (among other things): target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Usage Information about visitors with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers, and other vendors for similar purposes.
We may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising services. Some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp,which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an “opt-out” by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program.
Please note that these third party advertising companies may still collect information from you and opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to be served generic ads while online or on your device.
How We Respond to “DO Not Track” Signals
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, the Site does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Access and Choice
Links To Other Sites
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by Children’s Advocates for Change. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.
Users Residing outside of the United States and Consent to Transfer
The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
Payment Processing and Data Storage
We employ commercially reasonable security methods and technologies to help secure the Personal Information we collect and store. However, no system can be guaranteed 100% secure. We therefore cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, or that we transmit to you, or guarantee that it will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
We use a vendor to process credit card payments made through the Site and to store associated payment data, so Children’s Advocates for Change does not directly collect such credit card information, nor does Children’s Advocates for Change store or have access to credit card information submitted online. For donations made offline, Children’s Advocates for Change may directly collect, store or have access to credit card information in order to supply that information to vendors for processing payments and for our internal record-keeping purposes.
California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 gives California residents the right to request from businesses operating in California information about third parties when the business disclosed certain categories of personal information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. The statute states that direct marketing purposes does not include the use of personal information by a bona fide tax exempt charitable organization to solicit charitable contributions.
If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Children’s Advocates for Change, Inc. 208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1490, Chicago, IL 60604.You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your email or in the address line of your envelope. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per person each year.
How to Contact Us
Children’s Advocates for Change, Inc.,
125 S. Clark Street, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603