The document is divided into the following sections:
- How We Collect and Use Information
- Sharing of Your Information
- How We Store and Protect Your Information
- Your Choices about Your Information
- Children’s Privacy
- Links to Other Websites and Children Now Services
- How to Contact Us
- HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly: We ask for certain information such as your username, first and last name, company name, phone number and e-mail address when you use some of the features of this site (such as The Children’s Movement membership form or the donation form), , or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the Children Now website, and may collect information you provide in Content you post to the Children Now website. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Children Now website.
Financial Information: If you make a donation to Children Now through our site, we use the payment information you entered (including billing zip code) in order to process the transaction you authorized. All credit card information is tokenized, so your credit card number is never processed or stored on our servers.
Analytics information: We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Children Now Services. These tools collect information sent by your browser, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Children Now website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Cookies information: When you visit the Children Now website, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Children Now help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Children Now website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Children Now website), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the Children Now website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Children Now website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log file information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access the Children Now website. When you use our Children Now website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Children Now website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information: When you use the Children Now website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Children Now website.
Commercial and marketing communications: We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Children Now website -related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Children Now website, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Children Now -related e-mails.
Access to third-party services: If you decide to register through or otherwise grant access from your Children Now account to a third-party cloud or integrated service such as Google, Box, Dropbox, or others, (collectively “Integrated Service”), Children Now will collect Personal Information from your account for the purposes of account registration and personalization of the Children Now website. We will leverage this access to provide you access to your content and information hosted on these Integrated Services. You may also have the option of sharing additional information with Children Now through an Integrated Service. If you choose to provide such information, during registration or otherwise, you are giving Children Now the permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.
- SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Children Now and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
Instances where we are required to share your information: Children Now will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Children Now Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Children Now website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Children Now, our users or others.
Sharing certain service type information we collect about you: We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
- HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Keeping your information safe: Children Now cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Children Now website. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Children Now, at all times. However, Children Now cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Children Now or guarantee that information on the Children Now website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party sites and services that you add to Children Now, such as social networks. Children Now is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of information: In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Children Now will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
- YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by emailing us directly at privacy (at) Childrennow (dot) org. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. Please note that although you may opt out of receiving emails, Children Now reserves the right to communicate with you via email regarding specific campaigns you may have requested information regarding or inquired about. As noted above, you may not opt out of Children Now related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Children Now website, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your account information, you can contact us directly at privacy (at) Childrennow (dot) org.
Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking: Please refer to your browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Children Now or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Children Now website. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Children Now website. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at privacy (at) Childrennow (dot) org.
How long we keep your Content: Following termination or deactivation of your user account, Children Now may retain your profile information and Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.
- CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Children Now does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users. The Children Now website and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at privacy (at) Childrennow (dot) org.
- LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
- HOW TO CONTACT US
Attn: Communications Department
1404 Franklin St., Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612