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Information We Collect and How We Use It
We may collect certain information from your computer or mobile device by automated means when you visit our Website, such as information about your computer or device, your IP address, software and hardware attributes, usage data and the information that you searched (“Automatically Collected Data”). To be clear, certain types of Automatically Collected Data (including, for example, your IP addresses and certain unique device identifiers or cookie IDs), may identify a particular computer or device, and may be considered “personal information” or “personal data” as specifically defined in some jurisdictions. We store Automatically Collected Data in log files on our servers (which shall be hosted by a third party) each time you visit our sites. We may use Automatically Collected Data to improve our services, assess analytics and trends, and maintain the stability of our hosting environment.
Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your personal information, we may use your personal information in a manner consistent with that consent. To be clear, we may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, collect or create information that is not personal information such as sets of aggregate data and other generalized information, including information about browsing, usage and interactions and de-identified personal information that does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. We retain the right to use and disclose information that is not personal information in any manner permitted by law.
When you make a donation online, all transaction card and financial account information processing and security is handled by a third party payment processor as described in more detail in the “Donations” section below.
You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies; however, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Website. In addition to cookies, we use tracking pixels or web beacons, which are clear graphic images that can be placed on websites or emails to convey information about whether a page has been visited or an email has been opened. We also utilize web beacons and similar technologies as part of our performance monitoring.
To learn about cookies in general, you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|CookieConsent||This is a first-party cookie to manage and track whether a user has consented to additional cookies, specifically the Google cookies below.||https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/|
|Our Website employs third party cookies from Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Website.||https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
|NID, 1P_JAR, SID, OGPC||Our Website employs third party cookies from Google that registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device and is used to remember your preferences, or to customize ads on Google websites.||https://policies.google.com/technologies/types|
|Player, Vuid||These third-party cookies are set by vimeo.com and are used when videos hosted by Vimeo are used on the site. It collects data on the user’s visits to the Website, such as which pages have been read.||https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy|
Information Shared With Third Parties
Information Shared With Your Consent. We may share your information with third parties if we have received your consent to do so. For example, when you indicate that you are making a donation on someone’s behalf and provide us with their contact information, we may contact them to notify them of your generosity. By providing such information, you represent and warrant that you have obtained the consent of the person whose contact information you have provided.
Third-Party Service Providers. We rely on third parties to provide various services, such as transactions card processing, sign-up forms, email service provider, advocacy actions, infrastructure hosting, performance monitoring, site maintenance and website analytics, and we may share information with these service providers to enable them to perform the services.
Business Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, asset sale or bankruptcy, your personal information may be transferred to third parties in connection with such activity.
Information Disclosed For Other Purposes. We may disclose your information at our sole discretion:
- to comply with the law, including responding to any legal or governmental order, request or requirement, such as a subpoena;
- to protect the rights, safety and property of TORS our volunteers and the public;
- to help with detecting, preventing, or resolving fraud or other security or technical issues and risks; or
Third Party Links and Social Networking Services.
You should also be aware that information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others. We are unable to control such uses of your information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for our Website designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information we collect through our Website. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information.
TORS is a United States corporation. We do not have any offices or conduct business outside of the United States. Information that we collect is processed in the United States and in other countries. By using this Website and its features or otherwise supplying your information to us, you consent to the processing of such information in the United States and other countries. We may transfer the personal information of EU residents to entities outside of TORS in countries that have not been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection by the European Commission. In such case, we will transfer such personal information in accordance with GDPR.
Our Website is not directed at children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not submit your personal information to us. If you discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]
Do Not Track
We do not respond to or honor “Do Not Track” (aka “DNT”) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
Updating or Changing Your Personal Information
We understand that your personal information can change over time, including when you move or change your phone number. If you would like to notify us of any changes to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]. You may also request access to your personal information (if you have provided personal information to us through the Website) and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by using the contact information provided above. Unless prohibited by law or legal process, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, entitlement to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information, and the ability to have it amended as appropriate.
EU Residents Rights and Disclosures:
- Right to access – This right allows individuals to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning him or her is being processed and obtain access to such personal information. It also allows individuals to request details of the processing of his or her personal information, including, without limitation, categories of recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed and purposes of processing.
- Right to rectify – This right allows individuals to rectify any inaccurate personal information about him or her.
- Right to restrict processing – This right allows individuals to block or suppress processing of personal information under certain circumstances.
- Right to be forgotten – This right is also known as the “right to erasure”. It is an individual’s right to have personal information erased or to prevent processing in specific circumstances.
- Right of data portability – This right allows individuals to move, copy or transfer personal information from one place to another in a secure manner without interrupting the integrity and usability of the information.
- Right to object to processing – This right allows individuals to object to certain types of processing, including direct marketing, profiling and providing for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.
Additionally, if we rely on consent for the processing of your personal information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time. When you do so, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent withdrawal.
To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that in order for you to assert these rights, we may need to verify your identity to confirm your right to access your personal information. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. In order to verify your identity, we may need to gather more personal information from you than we currently have.
Legal Grounds for Processing. As noted above, if you are located in the EU, we are generally processing your personal data in order to fulfill the contract we might have with you or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above, unless we are required by law to obtain your consent for a particular processing operation. We will also process, transfer, disclose and preserve personal information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary.
Last Updated and Effective as of: May 23, 2018