How we Collect Information
When you browse alwaysdream.org, you do so anonymously. Personal information—including your e-mail address—is not collected. However, there are three (3) ways in which alwaysdream.org may collect information about you.
1. Email Addresses. Always Dream collects email addresses from those that have requested more information or have donated funds for our charitable mission. ADF may use your email address to send you emails from the Foundation, including calendar events, invitations and newsletters. To unsubscribe to any or all ADF emails, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Mailing Addresses. Always Dream collects mailing addresses of those that request information about our programs or have donated funds for our charitable mission. ADF may send brochures or other informational items by mail. To opt out of any mailings from the Foundation, contact email@example.com.
Non-personal information collected through cookies includes, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol Address (“IP Address”), the type and version of browser or operating system, and the website you may have come from and visit next. Aggregate site traffic information, such as demographic statistics of our users (e.g. average age), number of visitors, average time spent on alwaysdream.org and content click throughs are also considered non-personal information. Always Dream uses this information to monitor and improve the operation of alwaysdream.org, to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, to measure user demographics and interests regarding specific alwaysdream.org services, to describe our services to third parties such as prospective business partners and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. No Personal Information will be disclosed during these activities.
Access to information is limited to those who specifically need it to conduct their business responsibilities. We use security techniques designed to protect our information—especially information that is used by employees and business partners to fulfill services. In addition to providing you with the opportunity to refuse marketing offers, we release information only at your request, or when required to do so by law or other regulatory authority. When a court order or subpoena requires us to release information, we will notify you directly so that your legal rights can be exercised, if appropriate. The only exceptions to this policy are when we are prohibited by court order or law from notifying you, or cases in which fraud and/or criminal activity is suspected. Finally, each ADF employee is personally responsible for maintaining viewer and customer confidentiality. All ADF employees are required to sign an agreement that they will comply with these policies. Employees who violate these policies are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
By providing your personal information, ADF provides an enhanced online experience. If you provide us with your e-mail address, or have done so in the past, we may send you email offers, invitations or newsletters. These email communications will come from alwaysdream.org. Your information or email address is never given or sold to a third party. All offers are carefully developed to guarantee that they meet our standards and that you will find them of value. At any time, you may request to discontinue receiving these communications by simply replying to the e-mail address included in every e-mail message that you receive.
From time to time, we may offer contests or other promotions. If you enter a contest or participate in a promotional event, we will ask you to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, and email address). Among other things, we will need this information to contact you if you win, and we may also use this information for marketing purposes. We may share this information with co-sponsors of the contest or promotional event; co-sponsors will be identified in the contest rules. We may also share this information with other third-party service providers that help administer our contests and promotional events, such as by conducting drawings and/or delivering prizes to winners. If you do not want to provide the requested information or have the information provided to co-sponsors or other third-party service providers, please do not enter the contest or participate in the promotional event.
At times, our partners/co-sponsors might collect personal information on alwaysdream.org or on-site at an ADF event. The collection of this information is clearly marked as information being collected by or for a third party, and providing such information is strictly voluntary. ADF may help facilitate the collection of the information by providing forms and collection boxes for the partner/co-sponsor. Sometimes this information is shared with Always Dream, though we will only market to you if you have given us permission. Information gathered in this manner is shared with our partners/co-sponsors; and other information you may have previously provided to us remains private. We do monitor URL click-throughs found in our email messages. The click-through rate is reviewed in order to track (i) participation in contests to judge effectiveness and award prizes; (ii) viewer interests; and/or (iii) response rates for ADF-marketing purposes or to report to others, in aggregate form only, the response of viewers. Individual activity is never shared with third parties.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. Alwaysdream.org is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personal identifying information. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide any information about yourself.
Third-party Internet sites and services accessible through alwaysdream.org have separate privacy and information collection practices, independent of us. ADF has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, membership ID, or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we aim to protect your personal information, ADF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
This policy was last modified on November 1, 2013