- What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website.
- How we use the information we collect.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of information you provide to us.
- The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States.
- How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Website anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, a few requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. We do not knowingly collect sensitive information. Please do not send confidential or sensitive information to us directly through this Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Website. Please note we only collect personal information directly from you when you provide it to us.
Examples of instances in which we may collect personal information include:
Contact Us: The Website provides a “contact us” web form for questions visitors may have about the work we do and our Website. If you contact us via this web form, we will collect your name and email address, and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions.
Donate: If you make a donation through the Website via the “donate” button, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. The payment information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose. However, if you opt to make a recurring donation, your payment information will be stored and used for the purpose of processing your recurring donation. Please note CEE has engaged the services of a third-party payment service provider(s) to process all donation/payment transactions, and such third-party payment service provider(s) will have access to the information you provide to them.
Blogs: If you opt to comment on any of blogs that we post, you will be asked to provide your name and email address; any personal information that you include in your comment will also be collected.
Online Purchase: If you opt to make a purchase from our online store, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card information, in order to process the transaction. The credit card information that you provide will only be used only to process your gift and will not be stored or used for any other purpose. Please note that we work with third parties to host and administer the shop, and to process your payment transactions, and any information you share may also be shared with such third parties.
Events: If you register for one of our events or services, you may be required to provide us with certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card information, in order to process the transaction and register you for the event.
Email Newsletter: If you opt to receive our e-Newsletter, you will be required to provide your name and email address. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all the email.
Personal and Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It
We - and certain third parties with whom we work - may use automated means to collect various types of non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual), including information about you, your computer or other device used to access our Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, online activities and searches, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this data, if used, is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including "cookies” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Certain pages on the Website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.
When you visit and interact with the Website, CEE and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us, may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track web site visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our Website. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY/NOTE TO PARENTS
The CEE Website does not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors to our Website who are less than 13 years of age. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include in your message the name and email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you.
USE OF THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US