The Information We Collect
thedonorschoice.com collects information that is provided voluntarily by readers and users of our website. The types of personally identifiable information that may be voluntarily provided and collected through online petitions, surveys, newsletter sign-ups, and other interactive features of our website, include but are not limited to: name, address, state, zip code, cell phone number and e-mail address.
Cookies and IP Addresses
As is common with most other websites, thedonorschoice.com collects and uses data contained in log files. The information in those log files includes IP (Internet protocol) addresses, users’ Internet Service Provider, browsers used to access our site, the time users visited our site, and which pages users visit throughout our site. thedonorschoice.com may utilize the data contained in log files to analyze trends, administer the site, generally track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. That information, reviewed in aggregate, enables us to provide users of our website with the best experience possible.
Use of Users’ Information
thedonorschoice.com may create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We also use tracking information to determine the popularity, or lack thereof, of various sections of our website based on aggregate traffic to the site’s various sections. We may use the personally identifiable information users voluntarily provide to us to provide offers, both by thedonorschoice.com and third-party advertisers, and other information services by email to users, to respond to user inquiries about such offerings, and to offer users other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to them.
When users visit thedonorschoice.com and are asked to provide information about themselves, users agree to allow us to share that information with our current or future affiliates, subsidiaries, parent company, or other related entities, with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us, and with carefully selected and trusted third parties for marketing or other purposes not expressly described herein. If users do not want their data to be shared, they may choose not to permit the data to be collected or transferred by not submitting personally identifiable information on our site, or by not using a particular service. We also will disclose the information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example in response to a court order or a subpoena. Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Users should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Security and Protection
thedonorschoice.com website has technical and organizational security measures in place to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect user information, thedonorschoice.com cannot warrant the security of information users transmit to us, and they do so at their own risk.
thedonorschoice.com does not willingly promote, direct, encourage or provide access to pornographic material or illegal activities, but our website is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Minors should always seek permission from a parent or guardian before sending any personal information online to anyone.
Deleting, Correcting and Updating Personal Information
Users of thedonorschoice.com may change their personal information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information, or who have any questions about our website and practices, may contact us. If users wish to opt-out of receiving emails from us or any third-party advertisers, they should click on the “unsubscribe” link at bottom of the applicable email.