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Submitted by goodwin on Sat, 11/13/2010 - 20:44
Zen Hospice Project Privacy Statement
(effective November 8, 2010)
Zen Hospice Project provides this Privacy Statement to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL http://www.zenhospice.org
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our registration, donation and eCommerce forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, mailing address, interests, credit card numbers and similar information. However, we do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers, expiration date, and security code.
All sensitive information related to credit card contributions and other online payments to Zen Hospice Project is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption directly to our payment-processing vender (Authorize.net). SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.
Other less sensitive, but still private, data is captured by our website, specifically, name, address, telephone number, email address and other contact information. This information is used to automatically update our database when you contribute online. We protect this private account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Zen Hospice Project.
No data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Use of "Cookies"
Tell-A-Friend and eCards
If you elect to use our "Tell-A-Friend" or "eCard" referral services to inform a friend about our website, you will be giving us your friend's name and email address. Zen Hospice Project will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our website. Zen Hospice Project will only use your friend's name and email address for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Third Party Sharing
Zen Hospice Project does not share, trade or sell our list of supporters to other organizations. We occasionally share small sections of our supporter list with people for specific purposes, such as sending a mailing list to our mail house or providing a contractor with invitation lists to an event. In such cases, these lists are used for the sole purpose of the contracted task and then discarded.
Communications from Zen Hospice Project
If you have opted to receive email from Zen Hospice Project you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link that appears in bottom of all email communications sent by Zen Hospice Project or by sending an email to email@example.com
If you have provided Zen Hospice Project with your mailing address or phone number, we may contact you by phone or mail. You can choose not to receive such communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the address below.
Other Web Sites
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Zen Hospice Project has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Changes to Policy
Contacting the Website
Zen Hospice Project
44 Gough Street, Suite 303
San Francisco, CA 94103
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