Personal Information” can be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you.
“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
The Site Collects Your Information
We collect Personal Information when you:
- make a donation;
- post your story and content on the Site;
- submit a volunteer form;
- otherwise use the Site; and
- communicate with us.
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Site.
Making a Donation. When you make a donation through the Site, you may need to provide financial account information, such as your credit card number, to our third-party service providers. We do not collect or store such information, though we may receive summary information about transactions that does not include credit card or bank account numbers, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and any comments or notes you submit.Using the Site. We collect information you provide through the Site. For example, when you sign up for emails from us, share information or content on the Site, and submit a volunteer form, the Site will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.
Partner Organizations. We may partner with other organizations to jointly communicate and request donations for common causes. We may use the Site for such purposes, and the information collected by the Site with respect to the partnership will be collected for both DTPF and our partner organization.
Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Site collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. When we associate such information with Personal Information, we will treat the combination as Personal Information.
When you use the Site or receive emails from us, we and our third-party partners, such as analytics providers, use “cookies” and other similar technologies to collect information about how the Site or email is accessed. Our partners also may collect information about your online activities over time and on other websites or apps. When they provide such services, they are governed by their own privacy policies. You may be able to change browser settings to block and delete cookies when you access the Site through a web browser. However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly.
By using the Site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Site.
How DTPF Uses Your Information
We use Personal Information to:
- facilitate and improve our services; and
- communicate with you.
We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us for informational and operational purposes, such as customer service, system maintenance, and other Site-related information.Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Site. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve any of our services.
Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to email you information we think may be useful or relevant to you. For example, we may email you if you sign up for our emails or when you make a donation through the Site.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize or aggregate data collected through the Site and use it for any purpose.
DTPF May Disclose Your Information
We may share your Personal Information:
- with our third-party vendors and service providers;
- with partner organizations when we jointly sponsor activity on the Site;
- to comply with legal obligations;
- to protect and defend our rights and property; and
- with your permission.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers we use to help us provide the Site.
Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
Legal and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of DTPF assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
With Your Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it.
international usersWe do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
By using the Site, you will transfer data to the United States.
Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
619 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Effective Date: December 1, 2015