Collection and use of information
We collect two kinds of information, site usage data, which is not individually identifiable, and individually identifiable information.
Site usage data
Our Web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name of each visitor to our Web site. We collect information about visitors to our site, such as the number visitors, what pages they access, and the length of their visit. This information is used in aggregate form in order to manage our Web site and improve its content.
Individually identifiable information
We collect individually identifiable information about you when you choose to share information about yourself, for example, when you make a donation, request information or sign up to be an advocate. This information may include your postal or e-mail address, your telephone number and the type of disability you may have.
Individually identifiable information is used to provide you with information or to deliver the service you have requested. If you provide your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address to ucpn online, you may receive periodic contact from us.
If you would like to change the way we contact you, please fill out the Privacy Preference Form.
At certain parts of some of our site, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to use tools or otherwise participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit some Web pages or fill out forms such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscapes Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows ’95 or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online and Earthlink).
We use a technology called a “cookie “ to recognize you when you return to our site. Cookies help make your visit more convenient and enjoyable however, if you wish, you may direct your browser to reject cookies. For more information, see our Site Help Tips.
Sharing Information with Others
From time to time, ucpn may make our constituent mailing addresses available to other worthy nonprofit and commercial organizations whose services may be of interest to our supporters. We carefully screen these organizations. If you do not want us to share your postal address with other companies or organizations, please fill out the Privacy Preference Form.
At times we may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. ucpn has no control over the third – party’s use of this information.
We will also share personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our rights, or protect the safety of our users of others.
We occasionally send out an email newsletter and direct email communications to Cerebral Palsy site visitors to highlight news, information and opportunities available from ucpn. You can elect not to receive communications from us, either by completing our privacy preference form or by noting your preference in response to communications from us. In addition, all ucpn e-newsletters and direct email communications have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Links to Other Sites
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we adhere to the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). (For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/adults.htm.)
In order to prevent unauthorized access and protect our user’s personal information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect online. For example, online shopping and contributions are processed using a secure server. This secure server software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates.
Questions or Concerns
Whenever you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through any media you prefer. Your complete satisfaction in dealing with ucpn is important to us. If you have questions about the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc., (ucpn) privacy practice described above, please send an e-mail message to . Thank you.
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