Effective Date: March 1, 2015
Orb’s Services are for a general audience, and are not targeted to children. Orb does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Orb and our service providers collect two types of information from and about you (collectively, “your information”): (1) information you voluntarily give to Orb, for example, by providing your email address, or by signing up to be a part of our community based journalism network; and (2) information that is automatically gathered when you navigate our website as a visitor, or when you “like” or share our content through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or other social media websites and services (“Social Media Services”). This automatically-gathered information may be collected directly by Orb or by third-party service providers on our behalf. Any information that you give to or is collected by Social Media Services is subject to their individual privacy policies and not covered by this Policy. We recommend you consult their privacy policies for more information or before using their services to interact with our site.
Information You Voluntarily Supply to Orb
We may collect and store any information you voluntarily supply when visiting our website. For example, if you are interested in obtaining information, in participating in certain of Orb’s Services on this website or through other of Orb’s Services, or if you are interested in becoming part of our community based journalism network you may be asked to voluntarily give us your information such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, age, education level and/or your professional or personal experience This list is not exhaustive and you may be asked for additional information. We may also combine this personally identifiable information with other information about you that we receive from other sources or that is publicly available. You do not have to give us any of the above information, or any other personal information, in order to use most of Orb’s Services, but you may be required to give us some of your information to take the full benefit of Orb’s Services. For example, if you wish to “tell us what you think” about one of our stories, you will be asked to supply your email address so that we may respond to you.
Information You Provide When Making a Donation
In the spirit of transparency and accountability, Orb is committed to protecting our donor’s personal information and will never sell or lease any donor information. Orb collects and uses the personal information from its donors that is given to us for internal use only. From time to time, we might track information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, credit card information, information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information, and information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions. Orb uses donor information to create accurate budget projections and to update donors on our plans and activities that match their interests. Orb stores donor and donation information in a secure database for IRS purposes, and this information is shared confidentially with board members and authorized staff. Orb may trade or share donor information with other entities when the donor has given her consent or it is required by law. Donors have the choice to opt out of mailing lists and communications and can do so by contacting Orb at email@example.com.
Information We Get Automatically
In addition to information you voluntarily give to Orb, we also may get some of your information automatically as you navigate through our website or other of Orb’s Services. For example, in order for you to connect to Orb’s Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access Orb’s Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device. We also obtain the following information automatically:
- IP Address. We use IP addresses to learn how often site users visit parts of our website. We might combine that information with personally identifiable information that we have collected to improve our website and communications.
- Web beacons and other technologies. These technologies help us track where users visited on the site and other user behaviors.
The information we collect automatically may be combined with information that is personally identifiable and information from other sources, such as publicly available information from Social Media Services and commercially available sources a so that we may improve our site.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
Orb might use information about you for the following purposes:
- to maintain your account, deliver services or products that you requested, and to improve your experience on our website;
- to communicate with you about the website, Orb’s community based journalism network, or other products or services that you might be interested in;
- to respond to your questions and comments;
- to perform analysis to improve the quality of our organization, the website, and the products we offer; or
- for other purposes when you have given your consent.
Orb also takes serious precautions to guard your information and will never lease, sell or trade your information without your explicit permission. We may, however, share or use your information for the following additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing Orb’s Services. We may make your information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide Orb’s Services, for example, website maintenance and support, payment processing, email distribution and promotions management. These service providers may not use personal information for any purpose other than in connection with the specific service they are providing to you and Orb or as required by law. Use of your personal information by these third party vendors is governed by their own privacy policies and procedures and not by this Policy.
To contact you. We may periodically send you notifications related to Orb’s Services. You may not opt out of certain technical updates or policy-related notifications, but you may always opt out of any promotional materials.
To protect the rights of Orb and others. There may be instances when we may disclose your information, including situations where we has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Orb; (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of Orb’s Services or members of the public including in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.
Orb uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, because no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our servers or databases, those of third party service providers or Social Media Services.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Location of Data
Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which this website has disclosed certain information during the preceding year for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
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