This policy is your guide to how we will handle information that we learn about you from your visit to our Web site. This policy describes the way AID Atlanta collects, stores, uses and protects your personal information. Your acceptance of this policy is determined at the time that you agree to interface with our agency as a donor and supporter. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time that it is posted. In addition, if the revisions include a substantial change, you will be notified within 30 days through AID Atlanta’s "Policy Updates" section of our website. The last modification of this policy occurred April 2009.
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We do not collect personal identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.
Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.
How we collect information about you
If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. Your contact information may be used to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
If you open an account, we collect the following types of information from you:
Contact information – your name, address, phone, email, and other similar information
Financial information – the bank account numbers and credit card numbers that you link to your donor account.
Java is programming language that allows different kinds of computers to talk to each other. We use Java technology to provide functionality such as navigation menus, forms, and so on. You will still be able to use this website if you have Java or Java script disabled, but some functionality may not be available.
Sending us an Email
You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. AID Atlanta will not share your name or email address with any outside parties.
Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
How we protect and store personal information
We store and process personal information and protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
How we use the personal information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:
- Provide the services and customer support you request;
- Process transactions and send notices about your transactions;
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems;
How we share personal information with other parties
We may share your personal information with:
Service providers under contract who help us with parts of our business operations; (fraud prevention, marketing, technology services, etc). Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use your information in connection with the services that they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
Credit bureaus to report outstanding negative balance accounts, as allowed by law.
- Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when:
- We are compelled to do so by subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure
- We need to do so to comply with law
- We believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations or fraud
- Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so
Links to Third-Party Websites
Through AID Atlanta’s website, you may connect to third parties' websites. We are not responsible for the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, or disclosure of data and information by such third parties. Please be aware of the varied privacy policies of the various web sites visited.
AID Atlanta’s site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures includes a firewall and 24/7 monitoring of site activities by our hosting service provider as well as 128-bit SSL encryption (where allowable by law) on all transaction-oriented operations between you and AID Atlanta via our transaction service.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards are a set of requirements instituted and regulated by the http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/. The PCI SSC is a consortium of major card brands including VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover Card and JCB, created to enhance credit and debit card data security. All organizations that process, store, or transmit payment card data must comply with PCI DSS requirements or risk losing their ability to process credit card payments. The council also supports Payment Application (PA) security standards for software products that are installed and used locally by merchants to process, store or transmit credit card data. Software products that meet PA DSS standards have been validated as compliant with PCI DSS requirements and enable merchants to readily attain PCI compliance.
How you can contact us about privacy questions
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by writing to us at AID Atlanta, Development Department, attn: Ed Doolittle, 1605 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-2433
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact Ed Doolittle at 404.870.7728