Privacy Policy

Updated July 13, 2018

This is the Privacy Policy of To.org (the “Privacy Policy”) and its subsidiary companies (the “Organization,” “we” or “us”), which applies to the website located at www.to.org/, affiliate sites, subdomains, mobile versions and any associated applications (collectively, the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Sites to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you use the Sites after we have published such changes, you will be agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy at any time, you should not use the Sites.

INTRODUCTION

This Privacy Policy explains the following:

  • Children
  • Collection of Information;
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies;
  • Use of Information;
  • Sharing of Information;
  • Holding of Information;
  • Advertising and Analytics Services provided by Others;
  • Security;
  • Your Choices; and
  • Contact us.
CHILDREN

You must be at least the age of Majority to register with us. Please do not provide any of your details to us if you are under the age of Majority.

PARENTS PLEASE READ: We do not permit those under the age of 18 (or older in some jurisdictions, if the age of Majority is older) to participate on or enter the Sites without your express consent.

No information should be submitted to or posted on the Sites by any Minor (a user under 18 years of age, or older in some jurisdictions, if the age of Majority is older) without the consent of a parent or guardian. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Sites by any person younger than 13 years of age. If we become aware that you are under 13 and are attempting to or have submitted personal information via the Sites, or that you are otherwise a Minor and are attempting to or have submitted personal information via the Sites without your parent’s/guardian’s permission, we will not accept such information and we will take steps to remove such information from our records. This may involve us having to access and verify your age and other relevant details.

Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not knowingly provide any personally identifying information about Minors, regardless of its source, to third parties, nor is this information knowingly used by us for any marketing or promotional purposes. Minors are not allowed to participate in petitions, contests or promotions on the Sites. If you do not satisfy this age requirement, you are not permitted to use or enter the Sites.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, make a donation, send us an email, sign up to receive email updates, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, create an account, schedule an event, participate in a contest or promotion, make a purchase or contribution, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request information, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.

If you make a donation, a third-party payment processor will collect a credit card number or other payment account number. This record will be stored and processed in Monaco and other possibly countries (see further below under “Use of Information”).

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Sites

When you access or use our Sites, we automatically collect information about you, including:

Log information:

We log information about your use of the Sites, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Sites.

Device Information:

We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Sites, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers and mobile network information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES:

We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Sites and your experience, see which areas and features of our Sites are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Sites or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Sites. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. We may also use such information for list matching purposes.

USE OF INFORMATION

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Sites;
  • Provide and deliver the information you request, process contributions and transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices,
  • Send you confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of our Sites;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
  • Help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers for issues and organizations that we support;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Sites;
  • Personalize and improve the Sites and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

The Organization is based in Monaco and the information we collect is governed by European law. By accessing or using our Sites or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the E.U and other countries.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of the Organization, its employees, volunteers, or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of new organization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the Organization; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Sites that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Online Petitions

If you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders or to the press.

Social Sharing Features

The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of information collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Offensive or inappropriate content

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to our Sites, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on our Sites, we may use the personal information we hold about you to stop such behavior. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (for example, but without limitation, content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use the personal information we hold to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/Internet provider, or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior.

HOLDING OF INFORMATION

We will hold personal information about you on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us, subject to any applicable laws and/or regulations. In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as a member of our Sites, please be advised that once an account is deleted, we cannot use the personal information about you other than for administrative purposes, but it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted.

Where you contribute to the Sites, we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS

We may allow third parties to use cookies or other technologies to provide analytics services and to serve ads on other websites based on your visits to the Sites and other sites across the Internet. These entities may collect information about your use of the Sites and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by the Organization and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests and better understand your online activity. For example, we may use remarketing with Google Analytics or other remarketing tools to advertise online. This enables third-party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on sites across the Internet. Such third-party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to Sites. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please visit Google’s Ads Settings. For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt-out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit here and here.

Where our Sites contain links to third party websites, please note that these have been included for convenience only. Neither To.Org nor any of its affiliated companies controls the content of any linked site and any personal information collected by such sites will be subject to the privacy policy of the third party operating that site. Please read any such third party’s policy carefully before providing any personal information on such websites.

We sometimes may offer content (e.g., competitions, sweepstakes, or promotions) sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit to participate in the Sites activity. We are not responsible for and have no control over these third parties’ use of this information. However, we will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

We may use third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see on our Sites. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third party ad server may have collected from you.

SECURITY

The Organization takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We are not responsible nor will be liable to you in any way for events beyond our direct control. Because of the complex and constantly changing nature of our technology and business, we cannot guarantee nor do we represent that our performance will be error free, and to the maximum extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or other loss suffered by you and relating to the use or release of your personal information.

YOUR CHOICES

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Sites.

Promotional Communication

You may opt-out of receiving updates and newsletters from the Organization by following the instructions in those emails or by emailing us at [email protected] If you opt-out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Sites or any donations or transactions.

Your California Privacy Rights

A California privacy law that went into effect on January 1, 2005, the “Shine the Light” law, allows California residents to obtain a list of third parties to whom a business has disclosed personal information if it shares such information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, if a business adopts and discloses in its privacy policy a policy of not disclosing customers’ personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and by providing a cost-free means to exercise that right.

As stated earlier in this Privacy Policy, personal information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes only with the user’s permission. Whenever a user agrees to allow us to collect personal information, we provide the user with an option to prevent such information from being shared for marketing and promotional purposes with third parties.

Because our Sites have a comprehensive Privacy Policy and provides you with details on how you may opt-in or opt-out of the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes, we are not required to provide you with the third party list.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please write us at [email protected]

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