Privacy Policy

Overview

You should read this entire Privacy Policy, but here is a partial list of some of the key topics. Any capitalized terms have the meanings given to them where defined in the Privacy Policy.

  • We ask you for, and use Tracking Technologies (defined below) to detect information about you, and third parties may also do so in connection with our Services (defined below), including to send you ads when you leave our Service.  
  • Third parties, including advertisers and advertising services providers, may collect information about you.  They may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Service, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party sites or services.  Their privacy policies, not ours, govern their practices.
  • We do not monitor or take any action with respect to so-called browser “do not track” signals, but you may have certain other options regarding tracking and/or targeting.
  • You consent to our practices detailed in our Privacy Policy.  Each time you use the Services, the version of our Privacy Policy then posted will apply to that use so you should check back each time you return for updates.
  • We may from time to time elect to share certain information about you collected by us on the Service with third parties as part of a cooperative database with those third parties and for those third parties’ direct marketing and/or charitable solicitation purposes, but we provide you an opportunity to opt-out.

 

Introduction

Welcome!  You have arrived at www.UseYourVoice.com and/or are otherwise interacting with our Service (defined below). This “Privacy Policy” governs your use of any online service location (e.g., web site or mobile app) that posts a link to this Privacy Policy (each a “Site”)(including, without limitation, both mobile and online versions), and also applies to your use of interactive features, widgets, plug-ins, applications, content, downloads and/or other services that we own and control and make available through a Site and/or that posts a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Service”), regardless of how you access or use them, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise, but does not apply to data we receive from third parties unless we combine such data with Personal Information (defined below) that we have ourselves collected under this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to our data collection activities offline or otherwise outside of our Service (unless otherwise stated below), and does not govern the data practices of third parties that may interact with our Service.

To the extent we provide you notice on our Service of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.

By using our Service, you consent to our Privacy Policy and our collection, use and sharing of your information and data, and other activities, as described below.

It is important that you read and understand the entire Privacy Policy before using the Service. Any capitalized terms that appear in but are not otherwise defined in the introduction have the meanings given to them elsewhere in the Privacy Policy.

  1. What Information Does the Service Collect?

We collect and receive certain information about you as you interact with our Service, explained further in this section.

(a) Information You Provide to Us – We may collect certain Personal Information and Demographic Information that you provide to us when you interact with the Service. For example, we may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Service, including newsletter registration forms, through “contact us” forms, or when you otherwise interact with the Service.

(b) Information Collected and Stored As You Access and Use the Service – In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Service, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Service (“Usage Information”).  This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Service.  To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service, we will treat it as Personal Information.

 

This Usage Information may include:

Your IP address, UDID or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”).  A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Service, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier; your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information); the URL that referred you to our Service; the areas within our Service that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences; your Device location; your Device characteristics; and certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.

Tracking Technologies.  We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”).  Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device.  A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):

Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Service.  A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device.  HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage.

Web Beacons.  Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Service’s pages and messages.  Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon.  Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.

Embedded Scripts.  An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on.  The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Service, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

Browser Fingerprinting.  Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.

ETag, or Entity Tag.  A feature of the cache in browsers.  It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL.  If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned.  Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier.  ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.

Recognition Technologies.  Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user).

There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Service.

Tracking Technologies Usage.  We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed. We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:

Strictly Necessary.  We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that we consider are strictly necessary to allow you to use and access our Service, including cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security or allow you to make use of shopping‑cart functionality.

Performance‑Related.  We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are useful in order to assess the performance of the Service, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the content, products or services offered through the Service.

Functionality‑Related.  We may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are required to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing the Service, including identifying you when you sign‑in to our Service or keeping track of our specified preferences, including in terms of the presentation of content on our Service.

Targeting‑Related.  We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Service and third‑party sites based on how you interact with our content.  This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.   

 

Third Party Tracking and Do Not Track.

Third parties may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Service, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services.  We may not control those Tracking Technologies and we are not responsible for them.  However, you consent to potentially encountering third party Tracking Technologies in connection with use of our Service and accept that our statements under this Privacy Policy do not apply to the Tracking Technologies or practices of such third parties.    

Also, various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms known as “do not track signals”.  For instance, some browsers may have such signal options, though they differ as to if the signal is set as default or must be turned on by the user.  Further, there is currently no standard as to what sites and app operators should do with regard to these signals.  Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms, though we may consider doing so if an understandable and practical standard is developed and widely adopted.

Information Third Parties Provide About You – We may receive information about you from your friends and others that use the Service, such as when they submit content to us or post on the Service. Additionally, we may, from time to time, supplement the information we collect directly from you on our Service with outside records from third parties for various purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities that may be of interest to you.  To the extent we combine information we receive from those sources with your Personal Information we collect on the Service, it will be treated as Personal Information and we will apply this Privacy Policy to such combined information, unless we have disclosed otherwise. In no other circumstances do our statements under this Privacy Policy apply to information we receive about you from third parties.    

Interactions with Third-Party Services – The Service may include functionality that allows certain kinds of interactions between the Service and a third-party web site or application. The use of this functionality may involve the third-party operator providing certain information, including Personal Information, to us. For example, when you register with the Service, you may have an option to use your Facebook, Google or other account provided by a third-party site or application to facilitate the registration and log-in or transaction process on the Service, or otherwise link accounts. If we offer and you choose to use this functionality to access or use our Service, the third-party site or application may send Personal Information about you to us. If so, we will then treat it as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy, since we are collecting it as a result of your accessing of and interaction on our Service. In addition, we may provide third-party sites’ interfaces or links on the Service to facilitate your sending a communication from the Service. For example, we may use third parties to facilitate emails, tweets or Facebook postings. These third parties may retain any information used or provided in any such communications or other activities and these third parties’ practices are not subject to our Privacy Policy. The Center may not control or have access to your communications through these third parties.  Further, when you use third-party sites or services, you are using their services and not our services and they, not we, are responsible for their practices. You should review the applicable third-party privacy policies before using such third-party tools on our Service.

Information You Provide About a Third Party – You may provide us information about others, such as when you send a friend a message. If so, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) may be used to facilitate the communication, but will not be used for other marketing purposes unless your friend consents. You may be identified to the friend in connection with such a message.

 

  1. How Do We Use The Information Collected?

We use your Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information for a variety of purposes detailed in this section including:

  • to provide you with access to the Service;
  • to contact you regarding your use of the Service;
  • to solicit donations or provide specific content that is relevant to you.

 

  1. How and When Do We Share Information With Third Parties?

We may provide your information to third parties under various circumstances detailed in this section. These may include:

(a)  When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties – If you request information from third parties, request that we send information to third parties or interact with third-party services, content, ads or tools (including Facebook and other third party share functionality) we may share your information with such parties and/or they may collect your information directly.

(b)  Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf – Our vendors may collect your information on our behalf or we may share it with them so that they may provide services to us and you. Some may offer you choices regarding the collection and use of your information.

(c)   When You Make a Donation – When you make a donation through the Service we collect Personal Information in order to process and complete the donation.  We may also share your contact information with other charitable and non-profit organizations strictly for purposes of soliciting charitable donations.  At any time, you have the option to opt-out on a going forward basis of any sharing with other charitable and non-profit organizations by contacting us by telephone.

(d)  To Deliver Social Content and Advertising – We may share or transfer your content and information in connection with our social media features and/or social advertising, which may specifically identify you and your activities (e.g., John watched this music video, Julie likes Acme Corp.) to people associated with you (such as members of your social networks). However, you have the opportunity to exercise certain opt-out options.

(e)  To Protect the Rights of Use Your Voice and Others – There are a variety of administrative and legal reasons for which we may share some or all of your information.

(f)   Affiliates and Business Transfer – We may share your information with our affiliates or in the event of a sale, merger or similar transaction.

(g)  Contests And Promotions – Promotions entrants may be required to consent to certain information sharing specified at time of entry.

(h)  EEOC/Affirmative Action Reporting – Certain employment application, self-identifying information (e.g., race and gender) may be shared with the government and other third parties.

 

  1. What About Information I Disclose Publicly or to Others?

(a)  User-Generated Content and Public Information – Posting content in public areas makes it available to others. We may share and use your public information for any reason not otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy.

(b)  Name and Likeness – You grant us the right to use your name and likeness in connection with your posting and activities.

 

  1. Do Third-Party Content, Links to Third-Party Sites and/or Third-Party Apps Appear on the Service?

We may allow you to access third-party content on the Service, or to link to third-party applications and locations from the Service, but we are not responsible for your interaction with third-party content, apps, and locations.

 

  1. Are Ads Served on the Service?

The Service may use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve advertisements on the Service or to serve you ads on third party services after you leave our Service, and we may use third-party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Service and viewing of ads and of our content.

 

  1. How Do I Change My Information And Communications Preferences?

You may change certain account information and communications preferences by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of each email you receive.

 

  1. What About Transfer of Information to the United States?

You consent to your data being transferred to the United States, which has different data protection laws than other countries. Our Service is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including Personal Information, will be transferred to, and processed, stored and used in the United States.  The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Personal Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to laws of the United States.  By using the Service or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer to, and processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the United States as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. What About Security?

We endeavor to incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information.  However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Service and provide us with your information at your own risk.

 

  1. What About Changes to the Privacy Policy?

We may change this Privacy Policy upon posting of a revised Privacy Policy.  However, we will continue to treat your Personal Information under the terms of the privacy policy in effect when it was collected unless you otherwise consent.