Pride Foundation is built on a foundation of trust, and we are committed to the privacy of those who visit our site. Therefore, this online privacy policy tells you about the information Pride Foundation collects through our web site, pridefoundation.org (the “Site”), how we use that information and how you can opt out of certain uses of information we may collect. By using our services and accessing our Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this policy.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post a new policy on our Site and change the date at the top of the policy. Therefore, we encourage you to check the date of our privacy policy whenever you visit this Site for any updates or changes.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of your information, you can email us at webmaster@pridefoundation.org.

Information About You – We collect several types of information on our Site. We collect “Personal Information”, which generally speaking is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name and address if you choose to enter that information. We also collect “Non-personal Information”, which is information about you that does not itself identify you individually such as “Aggregate Information”, which is information about use of our site, such as pages visited on our Site. The information we collect depends on what services you use on our Site. The following is a more detailed explanation of these types of information as well as when and how we collect and use it.

Personal and Non-Personal Information; Registration and Transactional Data – When you register for the mailing list or donate on our Site, we may collect various kinds of Personal Information including your name, email address, home address, and home phone number. When you choose to make donations from our Site, we may collect information that is necessary to process the donation such as your name, credit card information, and credit card billing address.

Surveys – From time to time we may post surveys on our Site. The surveys may request demographic information (such as age range, gender, areas of interest, and familiarity with the Pride Foundation, products and services) and visitor/guest feedback. Participation in these requests is completely voluntary and with each request you will have the choice of whether or not to disclose information. Such survey information will be used to improve the overall experience on pridefoundation.org.

Resumes – If you are interested in applying for a job with the Pride Foundation, we may collect your resume. Resumes you submit for job applications will not be used for marketing purposes.

Use of Your Personal and Non-Personal Information – We will not sell or disclose information that identifies our guests personally or makes it possible for other parties to contact them directly without our guests’ consent. We may use, disclose, or otherwise dispose of Personal Information we collect in the following circumstances:

Internal Analysis and Promotions – We may use information about you for our own internal statistical, design, or operational purposes such as to estimate our audience size; measure aggregate traffic patterns; and understand demographic, customer interest, purchasing and other trends among our guests and customers. We may also use your Personal Information for the marketing and/or promotion of our services. We may outsource all of these tasks to third parties on a confidential basis. You will always be given the option to participate in any promotion we offer.

Transaction Processing – We may use your Personal Information to create a convenient and easy-to-use online giving/donation process. Also we may share transactional information with entities as is necessary to process credit card payments.

Legal Requirement – We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. conform with the law, respond to claims or comply with legal process served on Pride Foundation or the Site;
  2. protect and defend our rights or property, the Site, our employees, guests or the public.

Aggregate Information – We collect Aggregate Information about you and your use of our Site whenever you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of “click stream” information such as entry and exit points for our Site (i.e., referring URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our Site, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web.

We also use third-party software that tracks traffic directed to pridefoundation.org from other Web sites.

This Aggregate Information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes. We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all Aggregate Information, provided that, such information does not personally identify you. When we share such information with other companies, it is not traceable to any particular user, and will not be used to contact you. If we do correlate any Aggregate Information to you, such information will be treated like any other personal identifying information under this policy.

Links to Other Sites – Please be aware that we provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our guests and that we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Please note that these Web sites’ privacy policies may differ from those of the Pride Foundation. We encourage your to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.

Children – Our Site is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

If we are made aware that a child has given us personal information, pridefoundation.org will make an effort to notify the child’s parents.

Security – We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain Personal Information to protect it from loss, misuse, alternation or destruction by any unauthorized party:

We encrypt order information including credit card numbers and using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that our customers’ information is safe as it is sent over the Internet to our server.

Credit Card Security
We make every effort to ensure that your donation information, including your credit card number, is protected while you are on our site. Our Web site uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption so that your personal information cannot be read as it passes over the Internet. You can tell you are using the Secure Socket Layer encryption when a gold or blue padlock appears in the corner of your Netscape or Microsoft browser. SSL keeps others from seeing your personal information by scrambling it so that only your Web browser and the server of our Web site can decipher it. In addition, your online password adds another layer of security to your guest profile. These measures make it very unlikely that your credit card information will be compromised online. However, in the event of an unauthorized use of your credit card, notify your credit card provider or issuing bank in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures. You are protected by regulations that cover credit card purchases and limit your liability to a maximum of $50 in charges.

If you prefer not to give/donate online, please call us at 206.323.3318 or 1.800.735.7287. We will be happy to help you.

Opting-Out of Pride Foundation materials If you do not want us to use your email address for our own marketing or promotional purposes, you can remove yourself from our email list at any time. Please e-mail your request to be removed to webmaster@pridefoundation.org.