Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (“WQW”) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices that WQWuses in association with its website www.warriorsandquietwaters.org (the “Website”). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by the Website and will notify you of the following: (I) What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Website, how such information is used, and with whom such information may be shared; (II) What choices are available to you regarding the use of your personal information; and (III) What security procedures WQWhas in place to protect against the misuse of your information. By using the Website or submitting personal information to WQW, you consent to the terms of this PrivacyPolicy.
I. Information Collection, Use and Sharing
WQWcollectspersonally identifiable information that you voluntarily give WQWthrough the use of the Website, social media, advertising, or through email(collectively, “Personally Identifiable Information”). Examples of such information can include, but is not limited to, information provided by you in making a donation through the Website, information provided by you in making a purchase through the Website, and information provided by you in email correspondence with WQW.
WQW may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as your computer’s IP address, through technical means. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet. WQW automatically gathers, or aggregates, certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our website, the length of stay, and other anonymous data, such as topics discussed and areas of importance to users. This data helps us determine usage levels on different parts of our Website, and other useful statistics. We may use such information to analyze site usage for research, internal recordkeeping, and service improvement purposes. In addition, we may aggregate such data and disclose it in a non-personally identifiable manner to donors, sponsors, supporters, and other third parties, to generate support for WQW, its mission and its services, or as required by law. In these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.
Outside of WQW’s normal business practices, WQW may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or other legal or regulatory authorities (i) if so ordered by a court of law, or (ii) for other legal reasons, such as (a) to comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order; (b) to protect WQW’srights and property; (c) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website; or (e) in emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk. In some cases, disclosure may be required by law to be without notice to you.
In addition to the foregoing WQW may retain your name and contact information (physical address, mailing address, phone number, and email address) to be added to its donor database which is used exclusively by WQW to provide past donors and shop customers with updates regarding WQW’sevents and campaigns.
II. Cookies and how we use them
In general, a “cookie” is a small piece of text data stored on a user’s computer by a website, in order to give that computer a unique identity to the website while performing certain processes, such as filling an online shopping cart and checking out, or calculating the number of unique visitors at a given time. Cookies may contain personal information, like email addresses, usernames, or passwords, or completely anonymous information, like a randomly generated number. They may be deleted once a user leaves the site, leaves a section of the site, or closes the browser; or they may remain, so that the website “remembers” the user when he or she next visits.
The Website uses two session ID cookies. The first is used to measure the amount of overall traffic on our website; we use this data only in the aggregate, meaning no individual user can be identified from the data. This cookie is in no way linked to Personally Identifiable Information and is deleted from the user’s computer when the user closes his or her browser. The second session ID cookie is only used when a user is making a donation, purchasing merchandise, or completing a form. This cookie carries a user’s form entries from one page to another and is deleted once the user leaves the relevant section of the Website(unless the user explicitly chooses to remember it for future visits). We do not use permanent cookies, which retain information past a user’s current visit.
III. Choices You Have Regarding Your Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting WQWvia email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- See what data WQW may have about you, if any.
- Change and correct any data WQW may have about you.
- Have WQW delete any data WQW may have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
WQW will require a reasonable time to respond to any request made.
IV. WQW’spolicy toward minors
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information through the Sites without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information through the Sites without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact our Privacy Coordinator at email@example.com.
WQWtakes precautions to protect your information both online and offline. You can verify the secure transmittal of your information on the Website by looking for a closed lock icon on your web browser prior to transmitting any information. This icon is typically located on your web browser where the webpage address is listed or in the bottom right or left-hand corners of the web browser.
WQW also takes reasonable steps to protect your information offline. Only employees and third party vendors retained by WQWwho need your information to perform specific job tasks such as billing will be granted access to your personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which WQWstores your information are also kept in a secure environment.
Effective Date: July 29, 2021