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Abused Women's Aid in Crisis Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 1, 2014

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (“AWAIC”). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website ("Site") or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you make a donation, share your story, fill out a form, send us an email, call us, sign up to receive updates, attend an event, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, date of birth, employer or affiliated organization, and any other information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site

When you access or use the Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your Internet Protocol address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect from you. For example, if you interact with us through a social media site, such as Facebook or Twitter, we may collect information about you from those sites.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our website; 
  • Provide the services you request, process donations and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts, 
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages; 
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service; 
  • Communicate with you about services and events offered by AWAIC and others and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; 
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the Site; 
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and 
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

AWAIC is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • When you submit your personal story or participate in the interactive areas of our Site, certain information about you may be displayed publicly; 
  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; 
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; 
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of AWAIC or others; 
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of AWAIC; and 
  • With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you in AWAIC materials, such as grant reports.

Social Sharing Features

The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook "Like" button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Site and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by AWAIC and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Site and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Security

AWAIC takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Your Choices

Your Information

If you are a donor, volunteer, or partner, you may request to have information about you updated or corrected at any time by emailing us at ruawaic@awaic.org.

If you wish to have your information deleted, please email us at ruawaic@awaic.org but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from AWAIC by following the instructions in those communications or by contacting us at ruawaic@awaic.org. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: