Online Privacy Statement
Effective as of: December 2012
Grand St. Settlement ("GSS") is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide and entrust to us when using our website. This online privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how we treat all user data collected by GSS during your visit to the GSS Site, both technical data that is automatically collected and voluntarily submitted data.
For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the “GSS Site” is the website whose home page is www.grandsettlement.org, Additionally, this is not the privacy statement for internet sites (e.g. Network for Good and social networking sites) where GSS has a presence that are on websites other than the GSS Site.
The GSS may occasionally update this Statement. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the Privacy Statement has been modified and provide a link to the revised Privacy Statement. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.
User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the GSS Site (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Voluntarily Submitted Data").
Automatically Collected Data. We automatically collect and store Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer on our server and may know some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on “Cookies” below for more information.) We also track the number and frequency of hits per page, as well as length of website visit, using IP addresses and/or session cookies. In addition, if you come to the GSS Site from a website link, we may also identify the source of that link.
Voluntarily Submitted Data. We may collect and store Voluntarily Submitted Data, including personal data, that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, and transactional information when you participate in certain activities on the GSS Site, including (but not limited to) when you:
• make a contribution to support Grand St. Settlement;
• sign up for our e-mails;
• register online for an event;
• submit feedback to the GSS; or
• participate in any activity that requires your Voluntarily Submitted Data.
We may use Session Cookies whenever you visit the GSS Site for our website traffic analytics application. Session Cookies last only as long as your session on the GSS Site. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer's hard drive. We also use Session Cookies in e-mails containing the HTML-format. If you select "text-only" format preference, emails sent to you will not contain any Session Cookies.
Some of our website analysis and functionality, such as maps and videos, are provided through third-party functionality and require the use of Short-term Cookies. These Short-term Cookies are set to expire within one hour of their being placed on your hard drive.
How We Use The Data We Collect
In addition to the uses described above, we use Automatically Collected Data to identify the source outside the GSS site of user traffic (for example, unhnyc.org, or google.com) so that we can evaluate what content is persuading web users to become involved in the GSS’s work. We use Automatically Collected Data, including IP addresses and/or session or short-term cookies, that indicates which sections of the GSS Site are most visited so that we can perform website traffic analysis, evaluate the popularity of our different web pages and continue to improve the GSS Site in order to learn which GSS website content inspired you to engage in our organization. Automatically Collected Data also may be associated with the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.
We use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for various purposes:
• To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, including sharing the data with its intended recipient;
• To periodically communicate with you concerning GSS matters, such as delivering to you information and updates on our activities, if you have not opted out of receiving such information and updates;
• To offer you other ways to support GSS, including solicitations for additional contributions if you have not opted out of receiving such communications;
• To confirm your contribution to the GSS;
• To confirm your registration to an GSS event;
• To respond to an inquiry or feedback you have made to the GSS; and
• To follow up with you with an email specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in.
The GSS Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Voluntarily Submitted Data from non-U.S. residents).
If you are a U.S. resident, we may also from time to time combine your Voluntarily Submitted Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes.
Third Party Sharing
This Privacy Statement, we will not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.
Your Ability to Choose
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to us on the GSS Site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Because standard email is unencrypted, encryption is not used in any e-mail functionality. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
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