THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We gather two types of information about users of our website:
- Non-personally identifiable information: When you visit our website, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages of the website were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were "clicked." Collecting such information involves the logging of the IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to our website. If your IP address is dynamically assigned by your internet service provider, or ISP, we can identify your ISP and determine the geographic location of your point of connectivity.
We may also use "cookies" (i.e. small text files placed on your computer hard drive by our servers) to help us determine the type of content and sites to which you link and the length of time you spend at any particular area of our website. Essentially, cookies are your identification card. Cookies can only be read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently and to personalize your experience at our website. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.
- Personally identifiable information: We may collect personally identifiable information about you through various means. In certain areas of our website - for example, when joining the Variety Club or using the "Contact Us" link - you may directly provide us with personally identifiable information (including, for example, first and last name, street address, email address and telephone number) of you and others. If your IP address is statically assigned by your ISP, we may also collect personally identifiable information about you through our logging of your IP address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (i.e. minors younger than 13 years of age). If you are a minor, we request that you have a parent or guardian read this policy and request any information you are seeking from us on your behalf. By providing personally identifiable information to us, you represent that the person whose information you are providing is not a minor.
HOW WE USE (AND DO NOT USE) THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the information that we gather. Keep in mind that we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, such as our business partners for which we have links on our website, including the manner in which they use information received from us or from you directly or independently. If we receive your personally identifiable information from a third party, we will use such information in accordance with our agreements with such third party, but do not assume any obligation to you. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for privacy practices of third parties or the content of their websites, including such sites' use of any information collected when visitors to our website click through links to those sites. We strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites. If you feel that any third party, including any business partner of ours, is improperly collecting or using information about you, you may wish to contact such third party.
- Non-personally identifiable information: We may use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our website. We may provide statistical information based on this data to current and potential affiliates and business partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform our business partners as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their websites. If we sell or transfer some or all of our assets or our company, we may sell or transfer non-personally identifiable information as part of such transaction.
- Personally identifiable information: You can always choose not to provide your personally identifiable information to us by not joining the Variety Club or otherwise providing such information to us or to our business partners. We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you elect to receive such information. If you elect to receive marketing information, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to our business partners with your consent that they share your information with companies like ours, we may use it to email or send you information regarding our company and the products that we offer. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, please see "Unsubscribing" below.
We will not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties outside of our affiliates and business partners, except to third parties as necessary to send communications to you and as required by law or to enforce our rights. This may include exchanging information with other companies for fraud protection. In addition, if we sell or transfer some or all of our assets or our company, we may sell or transfer personally identifiable information as part of such transaction.
Our business partners are permitted to use your personally identifiable information only for purposes related to communications with you. If you receive a solicitation from any such third party, and you have reason to believe that such party obtained your personally identifiable information from us without your consent, please alert us immediately through our "Contact Us" page.
UPDATING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
If you have provided us with your personally identifiable information through our website, you may update such information by contacting us via the contact information provided on our "Contact Us" page.
If you would like to unsubscribe from communications from us, please contact us via the contact information provided on our "Contact Us" page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, if we send you an email, you can unsubscribe by responding to the email with a "Remove" request per the instructions noted in the email. We will comply with your request within ten business days. Keep in mind, however, that residual information will remain within our databases, access logs and other records. We will not use the residual information for commercial purposes, but reserve the right to re-contact former customers or users of our website from time to time in compliance with applicable laws.
Adopted October 20, 2009