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Uniting for Action Privacy Policy

 

Who We Are

Uniting for Action LLC (https://UnitingForAction.com) is a charitable for-profit incorporated in the state of Florida with the mailing address:

Uniting for Action LLC
P.O. Box 260351
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

You can reach us at:
info@UnitingForAction.com

 

How We Protect Your Privacy

We highly value and respect your privacy, and we do everything we can to help you maintain it.

The first thing we do to maintain your privacy, is avoid asking you for sensitive data so that there is no risk of this data being compromised.

We never ask you for your birthday, social security number, bank account data, credit card information, or any similar highly-guarded information. By not storing or asking you to transmit any of this information to our website or web servers, we avoid any potential issues right from the start.

If you choose to make a donation on the Contribute page (https://UnitingForAction.com/contribute.asp), it is done so directly through Uniting for Action’s third-party payment processor – PayPal.

 

We Outsource Payment Security to PayPal

When you submit the donation form on the Contribute page you are directed away from the Uniting for Action web server to PayPal’s web server (https://PayPal.com). Your name, email address, and donation amount are transmitted directly to PayPal via a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection, which encrypts your information while being sent from your computer to PayPal’s server.

This removes Uniting for Action from the financial transaction completely, and never provides Uniting for Action with any access whatsoever to any of your credit card or bank information that you provide directly to PayPal.

In this way, Uniting for Action effectively outsources all security responsibility and risk of any kind for your payment information to PayPal – a world leader, and trusted processor, of online financial transactions.

Once PayPal completes the financial transaction, it sends a message back to the Uniting for Action web server via a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection, confirming whether the financial transaction was successful or not, along with the name, email address, and donation amount you submitted on the donation form. Your name, email address, and donation amount are encrypted when sent from PayPal’s server to the Uniting for Action server. None of your financial information, nor any other information in your PayPal account, is sent to the Uniting for Action server.

Uniting for Action assumes that most prospective donors will already have an established trusted relationship and account with PayPal. Processing donations through PayPal is currently the only way to send an electronic donation to Uniting for Action.

If you do not yet have a PayPal account, and wish to make a donation to Uniting for Action, we encourage you to do your due diligence research to become comfortable with establishing an account with PayPal, or if you’d prefer to send a check, you can make the check out to Uniting for Action and mail it to P.O. Box 260351 Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

 

How We Process Your Information Following Your Donation

When you submit your donation on the Contribute page, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation/thank you email. The email will include an encouragement to sign up for Uniting for Action’s Email List if you have not already done so.

When you make a donation, you are not automatically added to Uniting for Action’s Email List of supporters who want to receive updates and information, and may receive emails up to once every week or two. You must opt in separately for this Email List. Instead, you will automatically be added to our Donor List.

We will contact our donors on the Donor List less frequently – typically no more than once every three months – primarily to encourage donors to sign up for the Email List or to make another donation. There will always be an unsubscribe link in these emails which, if clicked, would remove you from the Donor List, and prevent any future emails from being sent to you.

The entire UnitingForAction.com website, including our Donor List, is backed up and archived every day in case some issue causes the website to become inoperable, and we need to restore a backup of the website. A copy of this backup is maintained “off-site,” on a different server, in case an issue causes the backup files on our web server to also become inaccessible. These archived copies are automatically uploaded during the automated backup process to our DropBox (https://www.DropBox.com/) account. These archives are not shared with anyone, and would only be used in the case of the need to restore the website from its backup. DropBox is a widely trusted, world leader in data storage and security.

 

Email List

Uniting for Action’s Email List is for supporters who want to receive updates and information. Supporters who have signed up on our Email List may receive emails up to once every week or two. Unless an emergency action becomes required that wasn’t anticipated in the regularly scheduled email, emails will not normally be sent more than once per week.

When you submit the “Subscribe to our mailing list” form on the Contact page (https://UnitingForAction.com/contact.asp) you are directed away from Uniting for Action’s web server to MailChimp’s web server (https://MailChimp.com/). Your name, email address, and list interests are transmitted directly to MailChimp via a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection, which encrypts your information when sent from your computer to MailChimp’s server.

This removes Uniting for Action from the transmission or storage of your information. In this way, Uniting for Action effectively outsources all security responsibility for your information to MailChimp – a world leader in secure contact storage and email management. The entire process of creating and sending emails occurs on MailChimp’s servers, so your information never leaves MailChimp’s servers during this process. While we currently don’t download your information from MailChimp’s servers, we may at some point in the future, export your information from MailChimp, and use it in a CRM (customer relationship management) or similar system, to effectively keep track of and manage our supporters’ interests and/or our relationships with our supporters. If/when we begin exporting information from MailChimp, we will update this Privacy Policy to reflect the changes at that time.

All emails sent to you from the MailChimp system will always have an Unsubscribe link in them if you no longer want to receive emails from Uniting for Action. Clicking the link will remove you from our Email List.

 

Private Information

Your name and email address that we collect from you, either through your submission of that information via a donation on the Contribute page or by signing up for the Email List on the Contact page, are treated by us as Private Information.

The Private Information we collect is used strictly for communications with you regarding your relationship with Uniting for Action, and will never be shared with any other organizations for any other purpose.

The only circumstances under which any of this Private Information will be provided to any individuals or businesses is when they are Uniting for Action staff, volunteers, or contractors, using that information strictly for Uniting for Action business.

Since our ability to maintain our trust with our Supporters is based on our ability to keep their information safe, secure, and private, any staff, volunteers, or contractors that we will consider providing access to any Supporter’s data will be vetted to secure our confidence and trust in them.

In addition, any time that we provide any staff, volunteers, or contractors with any access to any Supporter data, we will only do so under written contract with those individuals or businesses, providing that they will maintain the privacy of the information, not copy or reproduce it in any way, and only use it for the express purpose that we give them access to it. These non-disclosure contracts will contain severe monetary and/or legal consequences for any improper use of our data.

We will always provide the minimum amount of access to the minimum amount of data necessary for those working on our behalf to do theirs jobs, and we will always make every reasonable effort that we can to make sure that none of our Supporter data is ever compromised in any way.

 

Cookies

While we don’t currently use cookies on the website, we may use cookies at a future time to track your interests and preferences to make sure that the information provided to you on the website is as relevant and interesting to you as possible.

If/when we begin using cookies on the website, we will update this Privacy Policy to reflect the changes at that time.

We do embed functionality into our website from services such as Twitter (https://twitter.com), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com), Google (https://www.google.com), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com) that may use cookies as part of their services embedded in our website. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited their website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account with that service and you are currently logged in to that service. We do not provide any information we collect to any of these services. Please refer to each service’s Privacy Policy for information on how they collect and use information.

 

Privacy Policy Updates

Whenever we make changes to how we are collecting and/or using data, we will update our Privacy Policy at that time. The current Privacy Policy will always be available for viewing at https://UnitingForAction.com/Privacy-Policy.asp

The Privacy Policy will always have a date at the bottom of the Policy to let you know when it was last updated.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@UnitingForAction.com

Privacy Policy Version: 180601
Last updated on: June 1, 2018