Published Jan. 25, 2014
Information Collection and Use
Collecting personal information enables us to provide you a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. It also allows us to send you information upon your request and to thank you for your generosity as a donor.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
If you make a donation, we will request personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and debit/credit card information. We seek such information primarily to facilitate donations and to communicate with you about them. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze website usage, improve our content and programs, and customize our website’s content, layout and services. If you opt in to communications from PEDS when prompted, we may use personal information to contact you and send you information, such as through e-mail updates.
Unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we list the names of donors who give $100 and up in our annual report, so as to recognize their generosity publicly. We do not sell, share or rent our donor lists to anyone, nor do we include donor names in any direct mail solicitations.
We use outside service providers to facilitate PEDS’ website and to perform functions on our behalf, such as sending e-mail. We use PayPal for processing credit card information. These third parties may have access to your personal information as needed to perform their functions, but they may not use it for any other purpose.
We gather certain usage information automatically. This includes the number and frequency of website visitors and which features are most popular. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, what features you click on and read (in whole or in part), and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate, not as individual personal data. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the website. It also enables us to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior, so as to better understand and serve you.
Social Networking Sites
PEDS operates and maintains social networking pages and venues on websites such as Facebook and Twitter. PEDS will, from time to time, import comments and posts from these third-party websites to this website. If you post to any of PEDS’s social networking pages on third-party websites, you are providing information to the public and do so at your own risk. Further, PEDS may use these postings on its website without further notice or compensation to you. Please visit the privacy policies of any third party websites before posting to PEDS’s pages there.
“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.
We care about the security of your transactions and use standard industry practices to safeguard your credit card information as provided to Qgiv. You may want to review its privacy practices at www.qgiv.com. Be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet and that third parties may be able to intercept private communications and/or access your personally identifiable information.
We will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Yet under certain circumstances, we might be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties. We cooperate with government agencies and private parties to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud, data privacy and security. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to government officials and private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity connected to this website that is illegal or may expose us or you to liability.
Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us Larissa Bradburn, Interim Executive Director of PEDS, at larissa(at)peds.org
233 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303