Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. The Site is not directed at children under 13 and we will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information; if you are under 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this Site.
THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Registration Information. Although HRT generally does not collect personally identifiable information from visitors to the Site (e.g., information that enables us to identify you individually), we may make certain aspects of the Site, such as areas where you can submit content to the Site, subject to registration requirements. In connection therewith, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, username and password. We may also offer you the option to voluntarily submit your name, mailing address and/or email address in order to subscribe to HRT publications, newsletters or other communications through which we update you on the HRT’s activities, new features of the Site, non-profit organizations in the area and other matters of interest. If you subscribe to such publications or updates, you will have the ability to opt out of further communications in accordance with procedures that will be described in each issue of such publication or update.
Browser Level Information and IP Addresses. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer configuration when you visit the Site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system your computer is running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor the Site to the interests of our visitors, and to measure traffic within the Site. We also may collect your IP address, a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet, to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and trouble shooting purposes. Your IP address does not tell us who you are.
Information Collected by Third Parties on the Site. In order to enable visitors to the Site to make donations to HRT and the non-profit organizations that it supports we have arranged for a vendor named PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”) to host a widget through which visitors can make donations and access details about those donations (the “Donate Now Widget”). When you make a donation through the Donate Now Widget, you may be asked to provide certain contact information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and billing information (such as your credit card number and expiration date) in order to enable your donation to be processed and a confirmation to be provided to you. HRT will not have access to the complete credit card information that you submit via the Donate Now Widget (although it may retain the last four digits of your credit card number in order to process any refunds); and PayPal will be entitled to use such information solely for the purpose of processing the transaction and permitting you to access your transaction details. PayPal’s privacy and security policies are available via the Donate Now Widget and will provide you information about the steps that PayPal takes to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure or use. We encourage you to read PayPal’s privacy and security policies so that you understand PayPal’s policies and how the company will use, protect and disseminate the information you submit through the Donate Now Widget.
The Site may display third-party advertisements. In certain cases, HRT may allow third-party ad-serving companies or ad networks to display advertisements on the Site. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie via the Site or a third party site through which they serve ads in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement regardless of the site on which the ad is displayed. Thus, third party ad-serving companies or ad networks may compile information about where you are using your computer, where you saw their advertisements, and which ads you clicked on. This information allows the third party to deliver targeted advertisements that it believes will be of interest to you. HRT does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad-serving companies or ad networks. We will not share information that will specifically identify you to an ad-serving company or ad network unless we receive your prior, affirmative consent.
USE OF INFORMATION
If you submit your personal information to the Site through a registration procedure or to a subscription list, we may use such personal information to provide you with targeted content, information, and advertising (on our Site, in newsletters, via e-mail, etc.) or to permit you to track the history of your donations to nonprofit organizations via the Site (if we provide that feature). We may also use anonymous and aggregated data to create statistics and reports for various business purposes and to aggregate such anonymous data and share it with our advertisers or HRT’s service providers or business partners in order to offer you potentially desirable products and services; however, such data will not include information that enables such third parties to identify you individually without your information. The personal information compiled in our registration and subscription databases will not be shared with any marketing firms without the express consent of the registrant or subscriber. We will provide your personal information to the nonprofit you have donated to unless you choose to make your donation anonymously. Your donation is to HRT, and HRT will incorporate your personal information into its donor files. If we compile information regarding the history of your donations, we will not share such information with third parties and will maintain such information solely for your private reference.
Website Usage Information
The website usage information (e.g., log files, cookies, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) we collect from you will be used to (a) monitor the operation, technical functions and quality of the Site, (b) compile general statistics regarding use of the Site, and (c) analyze demographic information about the Site’s users. We may also use such information for research or improvements of the Site and the services we offer you. This data is also used by the HRT to deliver customized content and advertising to you when your online behavior indicates that you are interested in a particular subject area.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We do not sell or otherwise share you’re the information you provide to us through registration or other personal information with third parties for marketing, sales or other commercial purposes. We share your information with third parties only in the limited circumstances described below, in which we believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to provide the service, legally required or permitted by you.
- We may be required to disclose personal information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information unless we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards.
- Additionally, we may share personal information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Site, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or group of people. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
Search Engines and Other Sites
Search engines and other sites not affiliated with the HRT, such as archive.org or google.com, may crawl the Site and make available to the public publicly-available content and postings from the Site. The Site may also contain links to other websites, including without limitation, the websites of featured non-profit organizations. HRT is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. HRT encourages its visitors and user to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statement of each website they visit.
CHOICE AND ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
If you register with us, you will have the opportunity to review, update, or delete the information you have provided us at any time (except, of course, any information that we do not store). If you remove your registration information completely, you may not be able to continue using certain services or areas of the Site that require registration. You agree that we may use your information to contact you for customer service, to inform you of important changes or additions to the Site or the services offered over the Site and to send you administrative notices or any communications relevant to your use of the Site.
If you have subscribed to one of our email newsletters or to other non-administrative correspondence, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future mailings (for example, by clicking on an unsubscribe link in an email newsletter or by going back to the Site).
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
HRT is committed to protecting the security of your personal information transmitted to and from this website and will take reasonable security precautions to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, w e cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. With respect to financial information that you transmit via the Donate Now Widget, please review the privacy and data security policies of PayPal, the vendor that will be transmitting your donation information to the entity responsible for processing and settling those transactions.
UPDATED FEB 27, 2014