- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site
- Who collects such information
- How such information is used
- With whom your information may be shared
- What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily. This means we do not require you to provide information to us in order to view our site. It is necessary for us to collect personal information from individuals, however, when they make a donation, sign up for our mailing list, apply for a position or volunteer to work with AmeriCares. Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. When individuals make contributions to support AmeriCares through our website, we will also require contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors or donors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
We do not share the information we acquire from visitors or donors on our website with unaffiliated third parties. We may share some information with our agents for marketing purposes, and may also use such information to contact people for communications and marketing purposes.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address Information:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of "Cookies":
All online transactions and all information provided to AmeriCares are transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven, industry standard coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. Donation pages carry the VeriSign symbol, signifying that the Site has a VeriSign SSL certificate. On secure donation pages, the user will notice the website address at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http", and a closed lock symbol appears at the end of the address window. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of the Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of AmeriCares.
No data transmission over the Internet, however, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about the Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. AmeriCares will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. AmeriCares stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Children Under 13 Visiting Our Site:
AmeriCares does not knowingly ask for information from children age 13 and under. Visitors who are 13 years of age or under should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance in using the Site and should not submit any personally identifiable information to AmeriCares.
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Contacting the Web Site:
Attention: Web Team
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
You can also send an email to our web team.