General

Center Against Domestic Violence respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information Center Against Domestic Violence may collect and how we may use that information.

Personally Identifiable Information

Information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address and credit card information may be requested if you make a donation, register for an event, purchase a ticket, or request materials or information from Center Against Domestic Violence. We also will receive your personal information if you submit it to us when you e-mail comments to the website.

The information provided may be entered into our database and used to provide you with additional information about the Center Against Domestic Violence, our programs. Events, fund development drives or volunteer opportunities.

We may use information to contact you and deliver information to you, such as through e-mail updates and to communicate with you about your site interaction. We may also use it to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings and customize our site’s content, layout and services.

Unless you specify that a donation be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may list the names of donors who give $250 and up in some brochures and benefit programs to recognize the generosity of those who have given to our cause.

We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services and therefore, may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These companies and individuals have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.

Additional Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, we may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect technical information that is not personally identifiable when you connect to our site. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.

Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer — Cookies

When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.

Additionally, you may encounter Cookies or other similar devices on our site that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of Cookies by third parties.

Children

Center Against Domestic Violence has no intention of collecting any personal data from individuals under thirteen years of age. Where appropriate, the Company will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our websites and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure parental consent to such submission.

Parents should be aware that Center Against Domestic Violence’s Privacy Policy will govern our use of personal data, but that information which is voluntarily given by children – or others – in chat sessions, email exchanges, bulletin boards or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited mail. Center Against Domestic Violence encourages all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their personal data while using the Internet.

Security

We care about the security of your transactions and use standard industry practices to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.

Sharing Information

As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to liability.