Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our website or in another manner (e.g. telephone, regular mail or face-to-face), we strive to honor your privacy preferences.
BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO 1) abide by the practices described in this Privacy Statement, as may be amended from time to time, and 2) the transfer, processing and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America.
THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, school name, relationship to school, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.
WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, requesting communications, and/or in connection with other PeerForward business (whether it is via the website, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications.)
WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13: We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information. If you are under 13, do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please call us Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern Time at 202-319-1763 x275.
INFORMATION SECURITY: PeerForward has a layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure pages, a “closed” lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an “https” instead of an “http”. Donation pages are verified by Paypal and transactions are processed using a Paypal merchant account.
PeerForward MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information will be shared internally at PeerForward to complete your donations, to contact you about our on-going work and ways that you can further support our efforts to help children in need. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs. PeerForward may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal addresses with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, PeerForward will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.
EXCEPTIONS: PeerForward reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:
1.) Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. PeerForward hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services and order fulfillment services. If you choose to make a donation on-line, by phone, through the mail or by other means, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.
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WEBSITE LINKS: In order to provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include “links” to other websites from our website. PeerForward’s privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Anytime you leave the PeerForward website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with the information. For example, when you click on a merchant’s name at the PeerForward site, you will be connected with the third-party merchant’s website (even if the PeerForward name/logo is on the screen). This merchant website should have its own privacy statement applying to transactions at their website. It is important you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully, BEFORE you use any services or programs offered.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, PeerForward may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.
CONTACTING PEERFORWARD ABOUT PRIVACY PREFERENCES: If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please contact us.
PeerForward, Inc. Attention: Website ADMINISTRATOR 1140 3rd St. NE, Suite 320, Washington, DC, 20002
firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern Time at 202-319-1763