Privacy Policy

FREEDOM READERS, INC. PRIVACY POLICY

Freedom Readers, Inc. (“Freedom Readers”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or may be provided about you when you use our services and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. As you are using our services, we want to be clear about how we are using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect information from you when you register on, donate on and use freedomreaders.org and any related subdomains, including any “Licensed Content” (as that term is defined in the Terms of Use), functionality and services offered on or through freedomreaders.org (the “Website”). When registering on or donating on our Website, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, years living at your addresses, phone numbers, gender, occupation, references (and references’ addresses and telephone numbers), background check information (including a former street address and date of birth), preferences for donations, donation amount and honor/memorial information, payment information, billing information, and other personal information about yourself. You may, however, for some purposes visit our website anonymously. When you visit our Website (whether by registering or anonymously), we also automatically collect usage details regarding your visit to our Website such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and other information collected through cookies (see “Use of Cookies” below).

How We Use Your Information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: to process your donation; to evaluate you for volunteering opportunities; to personalize your experience on our Website; to improve our Website; to provide you with information you request; to improve customer service; to send you periodic emails; to allow you to access the Licensed Content; to provide you a preview of the Licensed Content; and/or to complete your order of any Freedom Readers materials ordered through an online store, if any. The email address you provide may also be used to confirm your order of Freedom Readers materials and to send you information and updates about Freedom Readers.

How We Protect Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures and provide training to responsible individuals to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information and to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted via the Internet to our Website. Freedom Readers servers are physically located within the continental United States.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information regarding your visit to the Website such as: your IP address; the domain from which you accessed the Website; the date, time and duration of your visit; and the pages you visited.

We use this information to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

The information we collect automatically is statistical and does not include personal information. We do not perform any behavioral tracking.

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information except that we may disclose your personally identifiable information under the following limited circumstances:

  • To trusted third parties, described below, who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and use such information only for the purpose of providing the contracted-for services;
  • To comply with any law, court order or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request;
  • To enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety; and
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Freedom Readers’ assets.

For the avoidance of doubt, Freedom Readers will not provide to any third party any personally identifiable information to engage in targeted marketing.

Categories of Third Parties Who May Receive Your Information

  • Online Software Services
  • Accounting and Administrative Software
  • Printer and Publishing Companies
  • When this Privacy Policy Applies

    This policy applies to information we collect on this Website, in email, text and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

    This policy does not apply to information collected by Freedom Readers offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party or information collected by any third party.

    Data Retention

    Freedom Readers will securely maintain personally identifiable information for only as long as required to satisfy applicable federal and state record retention requirements. Upon the expiration of such period of time requiring retention, the data will be securely de-identified or destroyed.

    Accessing and Correcting Your Information

    At any time, you may review your personally identifiable information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using your information. Please submit an e-mail to the address below in the “Contacting Us” section. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make any corrections.

    Use of Website by Children Under the Age of 13

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (collectively, “COPPA”) require certain entities to inform parents and legal guardians (as used in this section, “Parent”) about practices for collecting, using and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13 (“Child” or “Children”). COPPA, and applicable laws in foreign jurisdictions regarding minors, also requires covered entities to obtain verifiable consent from a Child’s Parent for certain collection, use, and disclosure of the Child’s personal information. This section only applies to Children and supplements the other provisions of this Privacy Policy which apply to teens and adults.

    International Users

    Users that are not located in and do not reside in the United States are not eligible to use the Website. If you are accessing this Website from outside of the United States, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to, and be maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and chose to provide your personally identifiable information to Freedom Readers, you are aware and hereby agree that Freedom Readers may transfer your personally identifiable information to the United States and process it there.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date that follows. The use of personally identifiable information will be subject to the privacy policy in place at the time the information was collected.

    This policy was last modified on February 8, 2019.

    Contacting Us

    If there are any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or if you would like to correct, update, delete, or request use or disclosure be limited of any personally identifiable information, you may contact us at info@freedomreaders.org.

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