Friends of Maria has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy.
Friends of Maria may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Friends of Maria is committed to protecting your privacy online.
When you register, contribute, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site, send you news and information to you about Friends of Maria & to solicit your participation in Friends of Maria programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We use your email address to send such information by email and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.
We will never provide your email address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose. If you decide to purchase tickets to an event or to make a contribution online, we may also ask for your credit card number and its expiration date. That information is used solely for processing your contribution; is not maintained by our organization; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
Friends of Maria uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and Friends of Maria employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
OTHER DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors, artists and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
ABOUT COOKIES, IP ADDRESSES AND LOG FILE DATA COOKIES
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.
We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other Sites on the Internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors.
SERVER LOG FILES
We log standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of the website.
HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR OPT OUT
People who subscribe to e-mail lists via this website will receive periodic updates from Friends of Maria by regular mail, fax and/or email. You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message.
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