Effective Date: August 24, 2016
Our Website also contains links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by SoS. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal information.
Personal Information That We Collect
You can provide personal information to us through our Website by going to the “Contact Us” page and sending us an email or letter at the contact information provided on that page. In addition, when you make a donation to the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund through our Website, we ask that you provide your name, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail address and credit card information. We use a secure third party to process your donation and do not store any credit card information.
How We Use and Share Your Personal Information
We will use your information to respond to your inquiries or, if necessary, to ask you questions regarding a donation. We will also use your contact information to update you on our work and fundraising efforts but you may opt out of these communications at any time, as discussed below under “Access To and Control Over Information”.
We will not sell or rent your personal information to any third parties.
Access To and Control Over Information
If the information that you have provided to us changes (such as your e-mail address or mailing address), you no longer wish to receive communications from us, or you would like to request or delete any personal information that we have about you, please contact us at 415-777-7929 or email JKirschenbaum@sfchronicle.com and we will address your request.
SoS takes precautions to protect your personal information. When you submit sensitive personal information via the Website, your personal information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive personal information (such as credit card data), the personal information is encrypted and securely transmitted to a third party for processing. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive personal information transmitted online, we also protect your personal information offline. Only employees who need the personal information to perform a specific job (e.g., recording your donation) are granted access to personal information. The computers/servers in which we store personal information are kept in a secure environment.
While we use industry standard measures to protect your personal information, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
Children Under 13
We do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from users under the age of 13. If we determine we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a user under the age of 13, we will promptly delete any and all such personal information from our records. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and other laws have been established to protect the privacy of minors and we abide by all federal and state laws and guidelines regarding youth privacy.
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