Privacy Policy – Your Privacy Rights

As an organization focused on bringing prevention programs, training, and state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to rape victims and sexually abused children, your privacy is extremely important to us. We apologize for the formal tone of this Policy, but we must explain the contractual agreement pursuant to which you have access to our Websites.

This Privacy Policy is an agreement between you and The Rape Foundation. Along with our representatives, officers, employees, and agents (collectively “the Foundation” or “we” or “us” or “our”), we provide the Websites at http://therapefoundation.org/about/ and associated sites and pages (the “Websites”) to you, subject to the following Policy, which you acknowledge, agree to, and consent to by using the Websites. Some terms used herein are defined in our Terms and Conditions of Use, available here at www.therapefoundation.org.

This Privacy Policy may be amended by us from time to time at our sole discretion. Please periodically review the controlling version of the Policy. By continuing to use the Websites subsequent to us making available an amended version of the Policy, you thereby acknowledge, agree, and consent to such amendment.

Information We Collect

We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us. “Personally identifiable information” includes individually identifiable information about an individual collected online by us from the individual, including any of the following: (1) a first and last name; (2) a physical address, including without limitation a street name and name of a city or town; (3) an e-mail address; (4) a telephone or fax number; (5) any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual; or (6) credit card information. The types of personally identifiable information that we may request include your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

We may store your personally identifiable information alongside non-personally identifiable information about you. We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your Internet activities through your IP address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL.

When you use the Websites we might insert some instructions on your computer or mobile device. These instructions will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of instruction stored on your hard drive or device, not on our Websites. Cookies may help you navigate the Websites as easily as possible.

We may also use web beacons. A web beacon is an invisible graphic on a web page or email that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about the use of a given Website or newsletter, such as whether or not an email is opened and viewed.

“Do Not Track”

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell Websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, we do not respond to browser “do not track” signals.

How We Use Your Information

We typically use your information to deliver information to you and to improve the design and performance of the Websites. We may use your information to deliver to you, among other things, communications, newsletters and fundraising materials from us. Your information may also be used to contact you when necessary.

Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide access to your personally identifiable information to third parties for any purpose.

By using the Websites, you do consent to us providing your information to third parties that assist us in the operation and delivery of our Websites, donation processing, etc. We will take reasonable steps to require any such third parties to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy and to keep your personally identifiable information confidential. However, as discussed more below, some third parties have their own posted Websites policies.

Your information will remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy even if we undergo a corporate transition or reorganization. However, we may transfer your information to a successor person or entity upon an acquisition or other corporate reorganization. You hereby consent to such transfers, and we may assign and transfer all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations of this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your information if, among other things, we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or if acting with a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with legal process and tax laws; (2) enforce this Policy or the Terms and Conditions; (3) respond to legal claims; (4) respond to your requests for customer services or transaction completion; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Websites’ users or the public.

If you do not want us to share or disclose your information as stated herein, please do not use the Websites or submit personally identifiable information.

Security and Storage

We primarily store your information in the United States. Some information may be stored elsewhere. You authorize us to do so.

We take reasonable steps to safeguard and deter unauthorized access to your information. When we collect or transmit sensitive information such as a credit or debit card number, we use industry standard methods to protect that information. Although we take reasonable measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of your information, no e-commerce platform, website, electronic database or system is completely secure.

Third Party Websites

The Websites might contain links to other Websites, such as “social media” sites and sites operated by our vendors, including donation collectors. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such services. When you submit information or data to third parties, their privacy policies, not ours, will govern their use of the information and data. You should review the privacy policies and terms of service of all such third parties. We do not make any representations regarding the policies or practices of such third parties.

Accessing or Updating Your Information

We allow you to access and change, delete or modify your information as previously provided. You may do so by contacting us at mroden@therapefoundation.org
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making changes or modifications. Unfortunately, we cannot always ensure that such changes or modifications will be reflected in all iterations of your information as previously stored.

Please remember that any information that you disclose on public portions of the Websites may become widespread. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information.