privacy policy

Thank you for coming to our web site ("Site"). The We Are Family Foundation ("WAFF") and Three Dot Dash ("Three Dot Dash") recognize the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our site for internal purposes, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. By visiting our Site, you agree to the practices detailed in this Privacy Statement.

Information Submitted by Users
In certain instances, you may submit "personally identifiable information" to us at this Site. "Personally identifiable information" includes, for example, an individual's name, home address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, or any other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline.

our personal information is shared with our Finance department for the purpose of processing pledges, our Outreach department for communications, and our Development department for donor management, if applicable. Your credit card information is shared with third parties only to the extent necessary to process your payment.

Information Collected Automatically
We collect information by technical means, without your submitting any information, in order to help us understand the usage of the Site (such as the number of visitors to the Site and the most popular pages) and to enhance the user experience (such as whether you have a high or low bandwidth connection to the Internet). The information collected in this way is not personally identifiable information, nor do we link the information to any other personally identifiable information.

We may collect data automatically through "cookies," web logs, and "web beacons," which are commonly used on the Internet. A "cookie" is a piece of information that a web site transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. As a user moves from page to page at our Site, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same user. Information displayed on one page may depend on what you selected on a previous page. We use a cookie to keep track of your selection. Without cookies, users may be asked to provide the same information repeatedly. Some activities may not function at all if information is not tracked with a cookie. You may set your Internet browser to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer, you may not be able to use certain services or facilities on this Site. A "web beacon" is a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), which may be embedded on a web page, and which may also provide us with information about usage of that page.

We also maintain web logs that record basic information about visitors to our Site such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address for their computers and the type of browser and operating system they use. An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. Generally, an IP address will change every time your computer connects to the Internet. However, depending on how you access the Internet, it is possible that the IP address that we may gather may contain information that may be deemed identifiable. This could occur due to the fact that by using certain types of connections, your IP address would not change and could be associated with your personal computer. We may use your IP address to gather aggregate information on the use of the Site, but we will only be able to identify you individually if we have the means of linking the IP address to you as a particular user. This usually requires access to additional information which we do not generally seek.

Additional Uses
We may use the personally identifiable information we collect to fulfill your requests and to communicate with you about programs, offerings, and information that may be of interest to you.

We may use third parties to help operate our Site and deliver our services, and we may share information including personally identifiable information with them in order to help us operate our Site and deliver our services.

We may disclose and use information including personally identifiable information in connection with investigations of illegal or unauthorized activity or in response to requests by law enforcement agencies as well as government and other authorities.

We may disclose information including personally identifiable information to protect our rights or property or other users of the Site.

In the event that WAFF, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, information including personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets.

Children's Privacy
Our Site is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 make known to us his or her personally identifiable information, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personally identifiable information. If we do collect it, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their child's information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child's information.

WAFF will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all information collected on the Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

Links From This Site to Third Party Sites
When you are on our Site, you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites, including other WAFF sites or sites operated by a parent or subsidiaries or affiliates of WAFF or by unaffiliated third parties. When you link to such third party sites, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policy rather than ours. You should review these third party sites' privacy policies regarding any personally identifiable information that they may collect about you at their sites. WAFF does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party sites and your use of such sites is at your own risk.

Changes to Privacy Policy
Whenever this Privacy Policy changes, we will post the changes to this Site, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use this Site.

The We Are Family Foundation
This Site is operated by The We Are Family Foundation, located at PO Box 1352, Midtown Station, New York, New York, 10018 USA.

Effective date: December 19, 2007

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