Privacy Policy

The Solidarity Center has created this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to explain how you may use the information contained on our website, which includes, for purposes of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use,  applications on third-party sites or platforms such as social networking sites, and to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting one of our websites.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Solidarity Center is committed to Internet privacy as demonstrated by the policies set forth herein. Please recognize that the Solidarity Center may, in its sole discretion, modify these policies from time to time by updating this posting, so we encourage you to check this page each time you revisit one of our websites. Your continued use of our websites following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. The date of the latest revision will be listed below so you will know if the policies have changed since you last accessed our website.

Your use of the Solidarity Center website indicates your acceptance to be bound by the provisions of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect as of the date of your use. If you do not accept these terms, do not use our websites.

The terms “you” and “User” as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.

Website Usage; Information Collection
When you visit  the Solidarity Center website, we automatically obtain information about your usage, including, for example, the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer that you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you view and the date and time of those page views. We use this information on an aggregate basis to gather data about activity on our websites, which we use to improve the usefulness of our websites. We do not use this information on any kind of individual basis. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number, unless you provide that information.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

The Solidarity Center may provide opportunities for you to provide your contact information  to  correspond with the Solidarity Center or to submit a  story or other information. Any information we collect, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request you are making and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by the Solidarity Center.  The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features.

The Solidarity Center makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

The Solidarity Center does not sell your personal information to any third party.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a user’s hard drive that contains information about that user. The Solidarity Center uses cookies to prepopulate data that you have previously supplied on our website so that you do not need to re-enter such information. We also use cookies to measure aggregate Web statistics such as collecting the number of users to our sites, the number of repeat users and the most popular webpages. We do not use cookies to track user activity on an individual basis.

Solidarity Center’s Sharing and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

We will use your e-mail address to communicate with you about our activities and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We also will use your e-mail address for administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major website changes, sending messages related to actions you have taken on the site or for customer service purposes. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, you may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedures described below.

When you send e-mail or other communications to us, we may retain those communications  to process your inquiries and respond to your requests.

We use both your personally identifying information and certain non-personally identifying information (such as anonymous usage data, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality of your user experience and the design of the website and to create new features, functionality and services by storing, tracking and analyzing user behavior, preferences, trends and actions.

Opting Out of E-Mail Lists

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the website will receive periodic updates from the Solidarity Center by regular mail, fax or e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail message or by sending an e-mail message with the name of the list you are a member of to: information@solidaritycenter.org.

Special Notice to Parents

We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to speak with your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. The Solidarity Center does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under thirteen (13). If you have any concerns about any information that your child may have provided to us via one of our websites, please contact us at information@solidaritycenter.org.

Financial Information and Payments

You may be able to donate money through our website. We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information.

Security

The Solidarity Center has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information within our control. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We use SSL encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. Please recognize that if you send us an e-mail, the information contained in the e-mail is not secure against interception. So if your communication includes sensitive information, such as your credit card information or Social Security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by e-mail.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes (such as your ZIP code), or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us and we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that personal data provided to us.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other sites. The Solidarity Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy policies of each website that they visit that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Solidarity Center website.

This Privacy Policy is made effective as of December 1, 2014.