Perceptions4People.org, we understand that privacy is important, and we are
strongly committed to protecting the privacy of donors and visitors to our
website. The following information is designed to help you better understand
the information we gather from our site and through our services, how we handle
the information once we gather it, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the
choices you have regarding our use of the information. Please note that this
Privacy Statement applies only to this site and not to the websites of other
organizations to which we link.
How Perceptions4People.org Uses and Collects Information About You
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide you with a
smooth, efficient, and customized experience, to send you information upon your
request, and to facilitate your ability to support charitable organizations.
We automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and
frequency of visitors to this site. This collective data helps us determine how
much our visitor's use parts of the site, and do internal research on our
users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve
you. In addition, we may aggregate data and disclose such information in a
nonpersonally identifiable manner to sponsors and other third parties for
marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we do not disclose any
information that could be used to identify you personally.
For example, we use session ID cookies. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked
to any personally identifiable information while on our website. A cookie is a
piece of data stored on a user's computer tied to information about the user. A
session ID cookie is terminated once a user closes their browser. We use this
information to measure the amount of traffic on our website. We use such data
only in the aggregate. We do not, however, use persistent cookies (small text
files stored on a website user's hard drive for an extended period of time).
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
General. There are pages on this site where we request personally identifiable
information about you such as your name, address, phone number, credit/debit
card number, and email address. We seek such information in order to process
your donations, register you with the website, and fulfill your requests for
information and to communicate with you about your personal giving history. In
addition, we may use such information to analyze site usage, improve our content,
and customize our site's content, layout, and services.
Donations. If you choose to donate on a one-time
basis, or regularly to the charity or educational institution ("Donation
Recipient") of your choice, once your complete a transaction we will use your
email address to send you an electronic receipt for your records.
personal information you submit to make a donation is forwarded to the Donation
Recipient unless you choose otherwise. When you make an online donation, you
will have the opportunity to keep your personal information private by electing
to make your donation anonymously. If you do provide your name and other
information, the Donation Recipient, will likely retain your information to
contact you in the future. We suggest that you read the privacy statements of
that Donation Recipient to get an understanding of how they will use your
personal information. You should also contact them directly if you have
concerns about how they will handle your information.
Registration. For your convenience, you may
choose to register with Perceptions4People.org. The information you submit as
part of the registration process is used to organize your donation history and
to provide you with your personal giving history as you request. We collect and
save such information so that you are not required to submit it every time you
make a donation. When you register with us, you select a personal login and
password. At the login page, you will have the option to change this
information at any time. Perceptions4People.org is designed to process and
accurately maintain the information that you share with us. You are invited to
access your online giving record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and encouraged
to provide us with feedback.
Sponsorship. If you participate in one of our
sponsorship opportunities, you may be eligible for public recognition on the
website. As with ordinary donor giving, you do have the option not to be listed
where you specify that you want to remain anonymous.
E-Ticketing. If you choose to purchase or request
tickets for a charitable event through our website, the personal information
you submit is forwarded to the organization hosting the event ("Event
Host"). The Event Host will likely retain your information to contact you
in the future. We suggest that you read the privacy statements of that Event
Host to get an understanding of how they will use your personal information.
You should contact them directly if you have concerns about how they will
handle your information. Tickets may not be purchased or requested anonymously.
Other Uses. We may use internal service providers to
facilitate our services, and therefore, may provide some of your personally
identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we employ other
companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as analyzing
data, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These
companies and individuals have access to personal information needed to perform
their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.
How We Protect Your Security,
We care about the security of your transactions. We have chosen to use VeriSign
to provide you with the utmost security for your most sensitive information.
When you make a donation, your personal information is protected with VeriSign's
128-Bit SSL encryption technology. Our VeriSign Secure Site Seal is located on
most pages of our website, and by clicking on it you are able to verify our
certificate and check its validity.
also employ different security techniques to protect your personal information
from unauthorized access by users inside and outside of our organization. You
should be aware; however, that "perfect security" does not exist anywhere on
How We May Share Information
We will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from
what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose
information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We
cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to
enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud, and
other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any
information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we,
in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an
investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity
that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.
Our Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet.
Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and
opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage that this be done with
parental supervision. 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 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 without verifiable parental consent, he or
she should contact us at
Other Information Collectors
Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Statement, this document
addresses the use and disclosure of information that we collect from you. To
the extent that you disclose your information to others, different rules may
apply to their use or disclosure of such information. We do not control the
privacy policies of others. We encourage you to ask questions before you
disclose your personal information to others.
Privacy Statement Changes
We may, from time to time, make changes to this statement, based on your
comments and our need to reflect accurately our data collection and disclosure
practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal
information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our
You agree that your use of this site, this Privacy Statement and any disputes
relating thereto, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of
New York. Any
dispute relating to this Privacy Statement shall be resolved solely in the
state or federal courts located in Manhattan,
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images, photographs, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and
software, is the property of Perceptions4People.org or its content suppliers
and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Except as otherwise indicated on this site, any person using this site is
authorized to copy, print, or distribute any of its contents only as follows:
1. Users may print out individual pages but cannot copy or download a large
portion of the site (e.g., no bots, webcrawlers, spiders, etc. that "harvest"
2. Users may download, print, distribute, and use pages from the site only for
informational, non-commercial purposes.
3. Any copies of such documents or pages must not alter the original site
content and must include the Perceptions4People.org copyright notice: © 2004, Perceptions4People.org.
All Rights Reserved.
4. Perceptions4People.org reserves the right to terminate the above
authorization at any time in its sole discretion.
5. To frame this website we request that you provide us with notice by sending
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and NYCharities.org Terms of
Services Agreement), provided that the link does not falsely imply or
suggest that Perceptions4People.org or NYCharities.org has endorsed or is
affiliated with the linked site.
Copyright Notice 2008
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reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to block and/or terminate access to
this site from those that infringe on the rights of others. Pursuant to Section
512(c)(2) of the U.S. Copyright Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act of 1998, Perceptions4People.org has designated an agent to
receive notifications of claimed infringement, as described in our Copyright
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upon on this site and the material(s) that are causing such infringement, and
give enough information (such as a web page address) to locate such material(s)
or work(s) within the site.
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penalty of perjury, that you either own the copyright (or an exclusive right
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injury of any kind, including but not limited to special or consequential
damages, that result from the use of (or the inability to use) this site and
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interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or
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Unless Perceptions4People.org expressly states to the contrary, Perceptions4People.org
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will be entitled to use any submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial
or otherwise, without compensation to you or anyone else.
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relating to this Agreement shall be resolved solely in the state or federal
courts located in Manhattan,
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of this Privacy Statement and User Agreement. If you do not accept these
conditions, do not use this website. Perceptions4People.org, Inc. ("Perceptions4People.org")
may change these terms and conditions from time to time for any reason. You are
advised to consult these terms and conditions regularly for any such changes.
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