a. Website Information
GreatNonprofits may use “cookies” on or in connection with the Giving Library website to maintain information. A cookie is a very small text document or image file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. GreatNonprofits may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Giving Library website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
When you visit the Giving Library website, your computer may be asked for permission to employ the use of a session or persistent cookie. The Giving Library website will then send a cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but—to protect your privacy—your browser only permits the Giving Library website to access the cookies it has already sent to you and not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Most Web browsers can be adjusted to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of certain areas or features of the Giving Library website.
ii. Clear GIFs
GreatNonprofits may also use “Clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies in the Giving Library website and/or in its communications with you. A Clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image located on a Web page or in an email or other type of message, which helps us to verify an individual’s viewing or receipt of a Web page or message. GreatNonprofits uses information provided from Clear GIFs to enable more accurate reporting and better the Giving Library for its users.
iii. IP Address & Clickstream Data
GreatNonprofits collects information regarding the identity of your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. GreatNonprofits uses this information for internal system monitoring and to administer the Giving Library website. This information may also be used to gather and aggregate broad demographic information and profile data.
Identification of your IP address cannot be uploaded to the Giving Library website and is only held internally by GreatNonprofits. That is, no other user is able to learn your IP address through any permitted use of the Giving Library website.
b. Personal Information
Certain functionality of the Giving Library may depend on your voluntary submission of personal information such as, but not necessarily limited to, your name, address, username and password, and/or email address. In those instances, such information will be explicitly requested, and at that time you may decide whether you wish to voluntary submit such information.
a. Service Providers
GreatNonprofits may use third-party partners to help GreatNonprofits operate and maintain the Giving Library website. Third-party service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing such information except as necessary to perform services on GreatNonprofits’s behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
b. Aggregate Statistics
GreatNonprofits may disclose non-personally identifiable, aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of the Giving Library website, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. Information relating to aggregate statistics may be collected through the use of third-party cookies and other third-party tracking devices.
c. Legally Compelled Disclosures
GreatNonprofits may disclose any information GreatNonprofits possesses as required to do so by law or subpoena or if GreatNonprofits believes that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with a judicial or court order or comply with legal process served on us or related third parties; (b) protect and defend GreatNonprofits’s rights and property, the Giving Library website, the users of the Giving Library website and/or related third parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Giving Library website, GreatNonprofits or third parties.
The Giving Library website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and GreatNonprofits does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If GreatNonprofits becomes aware that it has inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of 13, GreatNonprofits will delete such information from its records.
GreatNonprofits uses commercially reasonable and industry standard physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of the information described herein. While GreatNonprofits endeavors to protect the security and integrity of such information, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, GreatNonprofits cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. GreatNonprofits will have no liability for disclosure of such information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.