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Privacy Policy

EarthLinks, Inc. Privacy Policy for web site activities

Your privacy is important to us. EarthLinks, Inc. respects the privacy of visitors to its web site. This Privacy Policy governs the use and collection of information from this web site. EarthLinks, Inc. does not sell or release any information on their donors to any other organization (except to those who may be raising funds for EarthLinks, and only for purposes related to raising funds for EarthLinks). To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Should you have other questions or concerns about terms and conditions and/or privacy policy, please call us at (303) 389-0085 or send us an email at info@earthlinks-colorado.org.

There are two types of information we collect:

Personal or donor information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site.

Personal or Donor Information: When you donate or register at EarthLinks-Colorado.org or give us information in any other way (including offline donations), we collect and store the information you provide. EarthLinks will not sell, rent, trade, or share your personal or donor information (except to those who may be raising funds for EarthLinks, and only for purposes related to raising funds for EarthLinks) nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We use the information that you present for such purposes as communicating with you and responding to your requests. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect physically and online.

In general, the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you send to us. Information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

How do you use my information?

We collect this information in order to process your requests and enquiries, as well as to keep in touch with you about our work and how you can support this. Examples include:

  • to provide the information/service/product you have requested or we feel you may be interested in
  • to process your donation
  • to share information about our work including campaigns
  • to ask you to financially support EarthLinks through a donation or participation in an event
  • for administrative purposes including: information on an event you are participating in queries about a donation, responding to a complaint
  • to participate in a survey which we occasionally run to help us improve our approach to fundraising
  • to contact you in your capacity as contact at an organization e.g., community group, business, trust or foundation, where we have obtained your details from the organization
  • to better understand your preferences and interests, as detailed below, and to identify new audiences
  • as required by law, as detailed below

If you have provided your email and/or SMS details, we will contact you by these means for marketing purposes where we have your consent to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.

If you have provided your postal address and/or telephone number, we will send you information about our projects and fundraising activities, where we have a legitimate interest, and provide you with information on how to stop this type of communication, unless you have requested no contact in this way.

We take steps to keep your information secure, accurate and up to date. We follow payment card industry guidance and use secure sites to transfer information between locations. We aim to protect your information but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website and transmission is at the user’s risk.

We only process your data where you have given us consent to do so or where there is a clear legitimate interest. And we never sell or swap your data.

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the web site. Cookies created on your computer by using our web site do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the web site. Cookies created on your computer by using our web site do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security.  We and our third-party service providers may use cookies, clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), and other tracking technologies to collect information about you and your interaction with our Services, including information about your browsing behavior, purchase behavior, and other engagement with the Services. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can usually change your browser settings to remove or reject cookies.

Online Registration Information

You will provide us with information about yourself and your organization when you register for e-communications, or submit an email. This information is not used for any other purpose than to fulfill your request and is not shared with outside parties.

Security

For various services requiring online transmittal or private information, EarthLinks, Inc. uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol to safeguard your sensitive personal information when making a donation or a purchase. Information is encrypted from your computer to the EarthLinks, Inc., server processing your request. When finished with applications that require the input of your personal information, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit all instances of your browser.

Links

EarthLinks, Inc. web site contains links to other sites that can be accessed at certain places on this site. These sites contain information created, published, and maintained by organizations independent of EarthLinks, Inc. Unless specified by EarthLinks, Inc., we do not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites or any commercial product or service referenced therein. Nor does EarthLinks, Inc. guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located therein.

Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features or other integrated tools, which let you share actions you take on the Services with other media, and vice versa.  The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party 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 third parties that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We allow third parties to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the web and in mobile applications. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. In some cases, the information in these cookies and other technologies may be linked to other data we collect about you, such as your email address, which we may share in hashed or encrypted form. This information may be used by EarthLinks, Inc. and these third parties to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and mobile applications, and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used in this way, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info/.

We may also work with third parties to serve ads to you as part of a customized campaign on third-party platforms (such as Facebook or Google). As part of these ad campaigns, we or third-party platforms may convert information about you, such as your email address and phone number, into a unique value that can be matched with a user account on these platforms to allow us to learn about your interests and to serve you advertising that is customized to your interests. Note that the third-party platforms may offer you choices about whether you see these types of customized ads.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

EarthLinks, Inc., reserves the right to modify the Site and/or Privacy Statement at any time and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such modifications. Our goal is to provide all services to customers in an accessible, efficient and friendly manner while maintaining their privacy. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us.

Web Site Disclaimer

All contents copyrighted by EarthLinks, Inc. All rights reserved. This web site is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws.

While EarthLinks, Inc. makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, EarthLinks, Inc. does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness. References herein to any date, program, event, product, business or service do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by EarthLinks, Inc. unless expressly stated.