Privacy Policy

Date Last Modified: October 23, 2013

Date Last Reviewed: September 1, 2016

We respect and value your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you when you visit humanityrising.org (“Website”), how we use that information, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please read this Privacy Policy in conjunction with the Terms of Use located on the Website. Your use of this Website and its services is subject to our Terms and Conditions, which you may access at anytime by clicking on the link at the bottom of any page on this Website. The Website and the services provided through both are collectively referred to as “Service.”

YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AMENDMENTS TO AND THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND THE TERMS OF USE.

  1. Applicability. While the Service is available to, and can be used by, anyone with internet access the Service is intended to be accessed and used by individuals from the United States of America, and Humanity Rising, Inc., owner of the Service, hereby disclaims any representations and/or warranties it makes in this Privacy Policy that such policy satisfies the requirements of users accessing and using the Website from outside the United States of America.

  2. Information We Collect. When you use our Website, we may receive and collect certain information. The information that we may receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit our Website.
    1. Automatically Collected Information. Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit our Website. This information may include some or all of the following items: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using and the IP address of your Internet Service Provider; the type and version of Internet browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site, the length of your stay and the specific pages, images, video or forms that you access while visiting the site; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Website, and if applicable, the search engine that referred you and any search strings or phrases that you entered into the search engine to find this site; and demographic information concerning the country of origin of your computer and the language(s) used by it. We use this information to monitor the usage of our Website, assess its performance, ensure technological compatibility with your computer, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on our Website. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on visitors’ usage patterns and other aggregated data.

    2. Information Collected via Cookies. “Cookies” are small files or records that are placed on your computer’s hard drive to distinguish you from other visitors to our Website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among websites to collect or track information about your activities while using our Website.

      A cookie may enable the website owner to track how a visitor navigates through its website and the areas in which they show interest. This is similar to a traffic report: it tracks trends and behaviors, but does not identify individuals. Information gathered may include date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent at the site, and the website visited just before and just after a visit to our Website.

      Cookies can be set to expire: (1) on a specified date; (2) after a specific period of time; (3) when a transaction has been completed; or (4) when a user turns off his/her Internet browser. A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor’s Internet browser closes is called a “session” cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the Web server are called “persistent” cookies.

      Our Website may use both “session cookies” and “permanent cookies.” Most people do not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit our Website or most websites because browsers are typically set to accept cookies. You can choose to have your browser warn you every time a cookie is being sent to you or you can turn off cookie placements. If you refuse cookies, there may be parts of our Website that may not function properly.

    3. Information You May Actively Submit Through Our Website. For simple browsing on our Website, we neither require nor collect “User Information.” User Information is information that could personally identify you, for example, your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. User Information may also include such information as demographic information when linked to User Information such as your name or e-mail address. You can browse our Website and take as much time as you want to review our services without having to submit such User Information.

      In the following instances, however, we do need you to actively submit User Information when: (1) you want to contact us via electronic means or website submission; (2) you enter a contest or sweepstakes, if one is available; (3) you join our email lists; or (4) you wish to open an account and/or post content to our site. E-mail or other forms of electronic communication, including website submission, are not secure and/or confidential means of communication.

      Please note that any messages sent to directly to other users of the Website are only private insofar as the sender and receiver keep them private. We do not and cannot control when a user may decide to make the contents of a private message public.

  3. Excluded Information. This policy does not extend to information available in public records. This information includes, but is not limited to, information about professionals such as information obtained from law enforcement, licensing agencies, or courts.

  4. General Audience Website. We intend the Website for general audiences. In other words, this Website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13). Consequently, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen. If you are aware that such a child has provided us with personal information without the appropriate parental consent, please contact us at info<at>humanityrising<dot>com (standard email format). If we become aware that a child under thirteen has opened an account and/or provided personal information to us, we will act to remove any and all personal information associated with that child and terminate the child’s account.

  5. Security. We strive to ensure that the Information (as defined below) you share with use is handled in a safe, secure and responsible manner. We have contracted with service providers who have security measures to help protect against loss, unauthorized access and alteration of the information in our control. We will only disclose such Information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Policy. The databases of our service providers are protected by physical, technical, and procedural measures that restrict access to authorized persons in accordance with this Policy. Although no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, and we cannot ensure against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, or destruction of data, we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

  6. E-Mail Communications. When you send an email to us, or provide your email address to us, you are communicating with us electronically and consent to receive communication from us electronically. We may retain the content of the email, your email address, and our response in order to service your needs. We may use the data that you provide to send you email or correspondence via other means.

  7. How We Use and Share User Information. We neither rent nor sell your personal or User Information (collectively, “Information”). We may use your Information that you actively submit to allow you to connect with and share information with other users; to better assist you when you visit or call us again; to administer your account; and to send you special offers that may be of interest to you. We do this by general marketing communications for our services, including by regular mail and e-mail, (collectively, “Marketing Communications”). Unless you “opt-out” through opportunities available to you through our Marketing Communications, we may send you Marketing Communications. You may also “opt-out” of future Marketing Communications by following the instructions provided in this Privacy Policy under the “Access to and Managing Your Information” section of this Privacy Policy. Except where we otherwise obtain your express permission, we share your Information with third parties only under the limited circumstances stated below:
    1. Information is subject to disclosure in response to judicial or other governmental subpoenas, warrants and court orders served on us in accordance with their terms, as otherwise required by applicable law, or in response to requests by law enforcement;

    2. Information is subject to disclosure to protect our rights or property, protect its legitimate business interests, to enforce the provisions of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and/or to prevent harm to you or others;

    3. Information may be disclosed to carefully selected third-party service providers in order to provide services to you, such as to provide customer service; send or email Marketing Communications; maintain our databases and other programs; monitor the activity of our Website; conduct surveys; and administer contests or sweepstakes. We will share your Information with our carefully selected third-party services providers on a confidential basis. These service providers are prohibited from using your Information for any purpose other than providing our services.

  8. Linking to Third-Party Website. When you click on links through our Service that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, we are not and cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policies of any and every website you visit, whether you are linking from our Website or browsing on your own.

  9. Access to and Managing Your Information. We believe it is important for you to be able to: (1) find out what Information you have provided to us through our Website or Service; (2) update your Information; and (3) “opt out” of receiving future Marketing Communications. To inquire about your Information, update your Information, or “opt” out of receiving future Marketing Communications, please do one of the following:
    1. Access your profile and change the relevant settings or information in it;

    2. Send an e-mail with your request and current contact information to info<at>humanityrising<dot>com (standard email format);

    3. Send a request in writing with your current contact information to: Debbie Ferruzzi, Humanity Rising, 21548 Swan Court, Kildeer, Lake County, IL 60047 .

    4. If you send an e-mail or letter request, please be sure to include your full name, address, phone number and e-mail address and indicate the specific nature of your request. If you want to “opt in” or “opt out” of receiving Marketing Communications, specifically what type of Marketing Communication (e.g., e-mail or direct mail) you wish to receive or to stop receiving. This will ensure we identify you correctly in our systems and accurately process your request. We will take appropriate steps to implement your request, but due to production, mailing and system timelines, it may take up to: fifteen (15) business days for e-mails or thirty (30) calendar days for mail. Until that change takes effect, you may still receive or not receive Marketing Communications from us.

    5. Also, please note that even though you may have “opted out” of receiving Marketing Communications, you may still receive business-related communications. Please be aware that “opting-out” of certain third party use may prevent us from providing certain services that you request.

    6. Please note that if you close your account by accessing your profile settings or as otherwise provided on our Website, we may retain certain information that you submitted to us. For example, if you send a private message to another user, that user may still retain a copy of the message, even if you delete your account with us. Similarly, information that you publicly post on another user’s message board or information that other users have copied may also remain visible on our Website.

    7. Additionally, we may retain certain data for a legitimate business purpose, such as analysis of aggregated, anonymous data, or if retention is required by law. Please note that we do not and cannot control when third parties, such as search engines, update their systems to account for changes made by users of our Website regarding their publicly viewable information.

  10. Changes to Privacy Policies. Our Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time at our sole discretion, so we suggest that you review the current Privacy Policy regularly. If we adapt any changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a link in a highly-visible portion of the Website alerting Users to this fact. Unless we clearly express otherwise, we will use Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the Information was collected.

  11. Questions or Comments. If you have any questions or comments concerning our Privacy Policy, please contact us:
    1. Send an email with your request and current contact information to info<at>humanityrising<dot>com (standard email format).

 

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