The Side-Out Foundation recognizes our obligation to respect and protect the privacy of our donors and adhere to the following six guidelines:
- Information about donations is treated with strict confidentiality, to the extent provided by law.
- The Side-Out Foundation does not lend, exchange, rent, or sell our donor list to other organizations or businesses or any other third party.
- The personal information donors provide when making an online donation is protected and will not be disclosed to any third parties.
- Some donors prefer anonymity. Side-Out respects completely the wishes of contributors who prefer that their donation remain confidential.
- Employees of The Side-Out Foundation who have access to donor identifiable information in connection with processing donations are required to keep the information confidential.
- Periodically donors will receive newsletters and requests for contributions. Donors have the option to be removed from the mailing list by contacting the The Side-Out Foundation office at 877.344.7465.
Use of Links
Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.
Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Link request.”
Use of Text and Image
If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to [email protected] Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears on the page.
Information about using our logo and images is available on our Support page.
This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at [email protected]
What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored by your web browser on your computer or mobile device.
Cookies allow us to customize your Side-Out experience. When you return to Side-Out web sites your settings are maintained and we can personalize content, banners, advertisements and promotions that you will see when you visit Side-Out web sites and use Side-Out products and services.
Side-Out does not require that you accept cookies, however, some functionality on our web sites, our product purchase check-out process, and our products and services may be impaired if you decline to accept cookies.
Types of Cookies Used by The Side-Out Foundation
|Advertising||These are placed by Side-Out or our partners for advertising purposes. Upon your return to our websites, we can personalize advertisements and promotions.|
|Analytics||To analyze how visitors use our websites. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited. These cookies help us understand traffic patterns on Side-Out’s web sites so that we can enhance your experience and provide you with more relevant information about our products and the content available on our web sites.|
A number of privacy organizations publish guides on how to manage or disable web based cookies. Two of these are: www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are typically found in the options or preferences menu in your browser.
Third Party Cookies:
In addition to cookies placed by domains that we control, some Side-Out properties host cookies placed by domains not owned by us (if allowed by your browser settings). These “third party” cookies or other technologies enable the measurement of statistics about site traffic, and also allow our advertising partners to deliver more customized experiences. No personally identifiable information collected by Side-Out is stored in these third party cookies.
If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers you can visit one of the following sites to opt-out: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (if you are in the U.S.) orhttp://www.youronlinechoices.com (if you are in Europe).
Use of Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies:
Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies and cookie management tools available in a web browser may not remove flash cookies. Learn more about and to manage flash cookies.
Add-on extensions have also have been created for the Firefox web browser, for example Click&Clean: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/clickclean/reviews/.
Retention of Cookies:
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.
Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.
We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
Online Profile Updates and Donations
If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.
Sending us an Email
You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication. Opt-out requests can be submitted via email to [email protected]
All information provided to The Side-Out Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of The Side-Out Foundation. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
The Side-Out Foundation, Inc. complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on any portion of this website or on any other website owned by Side-Out, please contact the following agent designated to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement:
The Side-Out Foundation
11208 Waples Mill Rd. #103
Fairfax, VA 22030
Questions about our policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at:
The Side-Out Foundation
11208 Waples Mill Rd. #103
Fairfax, VA 22030