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love146 privacy policy

Love146 operates the website www.love146.org. This is to inform you of our policies about the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information when you use our website. We use your personal information to help us communicate more effectively, and to improve our website. By using our website and consenting where required, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Personal information”, as used in this Privacy Policy, is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. An identifiable person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an email address, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one of more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.

Info you can choose to provide on our site

Certain visitors to Love146’s website choose to interact with Love146 in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information, such as name, email address, physical address, phone number, location, and other details as needed. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who wish to receive email updates and newsletters are asked for email and physical addresses; those interested in our prevention curriculum are asked for information about the agency they work for; those who send e-cards are asked for information about the recipient of the e-card, and this information is used only to send the e-card. Those who engage in transactions with Love146 — by donating or purchasing materials — are asked to provide additional information including, as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. 

Our donation form also allows for a comment to be made with your donation; these comments are publicly viewable with your name associated with the comment, and we may use them in our communications. We reserve the right to moderate these comments at our sole discretion. 

In all cases, Love146 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Love146.

We respect your email address

If you have provided your email address to receive Love146 news and updates, know that we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. You may opt out of receiving any email communications from us by following the unsubscribe link provided in any email we send.

Info Love146 collects automatically on our site — yes, we use cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Love146 uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. In addition to cookies, other tracking technologies are also used, such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate or analyze our website. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. We use several website analytics tools, including Google Analytics is a service that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having your activity on our website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Love146 also collects personal information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We collect IP addresses in order to improve your experience on our website (such as limiting the number of times you’d see a pop-up, or to know your general location to give you more relevant content). We also collect IP addresses to understand how visitors move through our site and how often they return.

You can enable or disable location services when you use our website at any time by way of your device settings. We do not currently support Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA). (Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.) By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of the above information.

How we protect your data

We use a variety of security measures to protect your data. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of personally identifiable information.

When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies use a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, firewall networks, and physical security to protect this information.

No website or electronic data can ever be completely secure, but we are always working to maintain up-to-date and appropriate security mechanisms.

How we use and share your data

If you provide Love146 with potentially personally identifying information when you visit our websites, we may use this to inform our strategies. We may enter your information into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, request donations, or provide a more personalized online experience.

Love146 will only disclose potentially personally identifying information to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on Love146’s behalf or to provide services available at our website. Those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations are bound by strict confidentiality rules and are permitted to use the information only to support Love146 operations.

Love146 uses third parties to handle donations, employment applications, and other information collection (included but not limited to BambooHR, Classy.org, Braintree, Mailchimp, and Typeform). We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these vendors as each has its own unique privacy policy, separate and distinct from ours.

Love146 does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described in this Privacy Policy. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Love146 will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying or personally identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Love146 discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a legal obligation, such as a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, when Love146 is required in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Love146, third parties, or the public at large, to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our website, to protect the personal safety of users of our website, and/or to protect against legal liability.

How long do we hold on to your data?

We will retain your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes for which it was collected, unless we have legal obligations to keep it longer or to delete it sooner.

What happens to your data if something happens to Love146

If Love146 or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or merged with another organization, or in the unlikely event that Love146 shuts down or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that could be transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Love146 may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. We will provide notice before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Cross-border transfers

Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal information, to the United States and process it there.

Love146 will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal information will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Are you in Europe?

Even if you’re not European, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation means all our users have certain data protection rights. Love146 will take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal information. If you wish to be informed about what personal information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us as indicated below. In certain circumstances, you may have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update, or delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have about you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Love146 relied on your consent to process your personal information.

These rights are not absolute and are subject to exceptions within the GDPR or member state law; and some expressly require a balancing of interests.

Please note that we will make reasonable efforts to verify your identity before responding to such requests. If you are in Europe, you have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

We link to other websites

Our website contains links to other sites that are not operated by us, such as social media and video hosting platforms. If you click a link, you may be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

love146 DONOR privacy policy

This section of our Privacy Policy relates specifically to both online and offline donors. Love146 is committed to respecting the privacy of all our donors.

This Donor Privacy Policy applies to the collection of information, including information collected on our website. By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below.

Third party links

The Love146 website may contain links to third party sites on the Internet (“Third Party Sites”). Your use of all third party sites (e.g., social media, donation processors, trafficking resources, etc.) are at your own risk and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from third party sites. Love146 is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you are concerned about the privacy policy of a certain third party, you may contact them directly or visit their individual website to learn more about their individual privacy policies.

Personal information

“Personal Information” is donor information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address. We collect and store personal information that you share with us. Here is a sample list of personal information that may be collected by Love146, and the types of donor information we collect and maintain:

  • Contact information: name, organization/company, complete address, phone number, email address
  • Donation information: amounts donated, date of donation(s), method of donation whether on our website, through our CRM, over the phone, by mailing in a check, or any other manner in which you might make a contribution
  • Information concerning hours you have volunteered
  • Your requests and comments

Love146 restricts access to personal information to those employees, independent contractors, and agencies who need to know that personal information to provide our services to you.

Use and disclosure of personal information

Love146 respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information, and is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our donors’ personal information. 

  • We will not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information, collected on the website or through any business activities, with anyone else.
  • Donors may opt in to share testimonials with Love146, which may be featured on Love146’s marketing collateral and/or on the website.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address, and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use your personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit card, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address match the information that you supplied to us, and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

Except as described in this Donor Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties. Further, Love146 will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Removing your name from Love146’s mailing list

Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Email donations@love146.org or call us at (203) 298-8788. You may also unsubscribe from our emails immediately by using the link in the footer of any email, or contacting us.

Love146 site usage information

Information (e.g., cookies, Internet tags, etc.) we collect from you through your use of the website will be used to a) monitor the operation, technical functions, and quality of the website, b) compile general statistics regarding use of the website, and c) analyze demographic information about the website’s users. Love146 may also use such information for research or improvement of the website and services we offer to you. This data is also used by Love146 to deliver customized content and advertising to you when your use of the internet indicates you are interested in a particular subject area.

Sharing your personal information

We do not disclose any personal information about our donors, or former donors, to anyone except as permitted or required by law.

Security of information

Love146 is committed to protecting the security of your personal information transmitted to and from this website and will take reasonable security precautions to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. With respect to financial information that you transmit via any of our third party links, please review their privacy and data security policies.

Changes to Love146’s Privacy Policy, inclusive of Love146’s Donor Privacy Policy

Because we will continue to implement new technologies and improve the features and services we provide, the Love146 Privacy Policy is subject to change. For that reason, we encourage you to periodically review the Love146 Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Love146’s Privacy Policy, inclusive of the Donor Privacy Policy, and/or Love146’s privacy and security practices, please contact us at operations@love146.org or (203) 772-4420. Love146’s mailing address is P.O. Box 8266, New Haven, CT 06530. 

Thanks to Media Cause and The San Diego Foundation for some parts of the language used in this policy:
and https://www.sdfoundation.org/donors/the-san-diego-foundation-tsdf-privacy-policy/.