Privacy Policies

Donor Privacy Policy

The National Inclusion Project is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers, emails, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of the gifts, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the National Inclusion Project. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a need-to-know basis.

The National Inclusion Project will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

If you have comments or questions about the donor privacy policy, please email contactus@inclusionproject.org or 919-314-5540.

 

Website Privacy Policy

National Inclusion Project (the “Project,” “Us,” or “We”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. The Following Privacy Policy outlines the information the Project may collect and how we may use that information.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS POLICY WITH YOUR PARENTS AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THINGS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. CHILDREN UNDER 13 SHOULD GET THEIR PARENT’S PERMISSION BEFORE GIVING OUT THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE PROJECT OR TO ANYONE ELSE ON THE INTERNET.

INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU

A. Information Collected by the Project or on the Project’s Behalf

1. In General

Personally Identifiable Information (or Personal Information) is information that can be used to identify or contact you. When you visit our Website, we collect only the Personal Information you provide to us. We collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in two general and distinct ways: (1) when you register, and (2) when you choose to use various Website Services or participate in surveys or send emails to us.

We also collect non-personal information from you and about your use of our Website, emails, special promotions and newsletters that we send to you, and Websites of selected sponsors and advertisers. For example, we may use “cookies” or “web beacons” to collect non-personal information about your use of our site, selected sponsors’ sites, or emails we send to you. We do not store any Personal Information in any cookies on your computer. We do not use web beacons to collect any Personal Information from or about you or to track your activities across Websites generally. All of these are described in more detail below.

2. Registration and Member Profile

You may use our Website without registering or submitting any Personal Information. In that case, the only information we collect will be non-personal information collected through the use of cookies or web beacons (see details below). However, in order to have access to certain services and content available on our site (e.g., chat rooms) you are required to complete a registration form. We use the Personal Information that you provide through registration to respond to questions from you and/or inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy. We may also use this information to send you emails with special promotions or newsletters with content that we think may be of interest to you. You can always opt-out of receiving such emails or unsubscribe to newsletters at the time you register or at any time.

3. Interactive Tools

We also collect information you provide voluntarily through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like.

4. Cookies

We also collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our site or your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters that we send to you. For example, we collect non-personal information about your use of our site and your use of the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers through the use of Cookies. Cookies are small computer files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive that allow us to know how often someone visits a site and the activities they conduct while on that site (such as the chatrooms you visited, whether you submitted orders for products, etc.). Every computer is assigned a different cookie by us. The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages or in emails specifically designed for you and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes. We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements.

Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookie, certain of the functions and conveniences of our site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our cookie in order to productively use our site. While it may be possible to link non-personal cookie information to Personal Information collected in other ways, we want you to know that if you accept our cookie we will not, without your consent, link the cookie information we collect to Personal Information you provide to us on our site.

5. Web Beacons

In limited circumstances we also may use Web Beacons to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our web site and the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters we send to you. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the Users’ browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity across Websites generally. While it may be possible to link non-personal web beacon information to Personal Information collected in other ways, we want you to know that we will not, without your consent, link the web beacon information we collect to Personal Information you provide to us on our site.

6. E-mails and Newsletters

The Project may collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of e-mails and newsletters that we send to you. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the site of a third party which, acting on our behalf (see Disclosure to Website Service and Content Contractors, below), notes or “counts” your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination; this re-direction process will not be apparent to you.

B. Children

The Project adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the guidelines of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. in each of our Web sites. Parents can help by spending time online with children and monitoring children’s online use. Please help us protect children’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

The Project does not collect and keep any personal information from persons who the Project actually knows are under 13 years of age.

C. Public Forums

This Privacy Policy does not protect you when you use our public forums. You should be aware that any information shared in a chat room, bulletin board, posting or online discussion is public information and may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum.

D. Emails to Us

This Privacy Policy does not protect you when you send information, ideas, concepts or inventions to us by email to the various departments listed on the “Contact Us” link on our Website.

E. Transactional Security

All monetary transactions including electronic donations and/or purchases of items from the online store are further protected via data encrytion. The Project ensures the safety of these transactions via nsProtect Secure SSL certificate from Network Solutions which utilizes the strongest available data encryption to keep user sensitive information safe!

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, we will not disclose any Personal Information gathered from you on our Website. We may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

A. Disclosure to Operations and Maintenance Contractors

Our operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to better operation and maintenance of our Website. These contractors also may have access to your email address to send newsletters or special promotions to you on our behalf or to send emails to you for purposes such as conducting market research on our behalf. Access to your Personal Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.

B. Disclosure to Website Service and Content Contractors

Certain content and services offered to you through our Website are served on Websites hosted and operated by a company other than the Project (“Third Party Contractor Websites”). The Project does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Contractor Websites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose once you access these other sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. The Project does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Contractor Websites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other site to understand how that Third Party Contractor Website collects and uses your Personal Information. The Project makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our Website and enter a Third Party Contractor Website, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site.

C. Disclosure of Aggregate Information

We may provide to third parties non-personal information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted and that is combined with the non-personal information of other users . For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and the activities they conduct while on our site. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information.

D. Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Web Site The Project, and Others

Regardless of any opt-out choices that you make in accordance with this policy, the Project will disclose personal information when it believes in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Use; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of the Project’s website, the Project, and/or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to the Project or third parties.

GENERAL MATTERS

You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, and other readily searchable media, will be deleted.

Privacy as it applies to the Internet is a dynamic, rapidly developing area. In the future, we may make significant changes to our privacy policy affecting the use of the Personal Information we collect. We will notify you by email of any significant changes concerning our use of your Personal Information and obtain your “opt-in” consent to any significant new uses of your Personal Information if it was collected from you prior to a significant change in this policy. We may also make non-significant changes to our Privacy Policy that generally will not affect our use of your Personal Information, and we generally will not notify you of these non-significant changes. You should check this posted Privacy Policy for any non-significant changes. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit the site immediately.

This site and the servers that make this site available are located in the United States. By using this site you agree to the transfer, collection, processing and use of data by this site as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Please note that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not and will not apply in the event of the Project’s bankruptcy, dissolution, sale, merger or other similar corporate event.

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy please do not hesitate to contact us:

National Inclusion Project
PO Box 110104
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
contactus@inclusionproject.org