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Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  April 2, 2012

The Children’s Health Fund (“CHF,” “we” or “us”) is concerned about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information.  This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through the website owned and controlled by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Site”).  By providing Personal Information to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. 

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site.  Your use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information We Collect 

Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual, such as:

  • Name
  • Postal address (including billing and shipping addresses)
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address

We collect Personal Information through the Site when you participate in various opportunities provided through the Site, for example:

  • When you register for e-mail alerts or other communications through the Site.
  • When you participate in a blog or forum.
  • When you make a charitable donation through the Site.
  • When you send a message to a friend through the Site.
  • When you send a message to your elected representatives through the Site.

How We Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you e-mail alerts.
  • To send you important information regarding the Site, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information. 
  • To complete and process your charitable donation.
  • To send you communications that we believe may be of interest to you, for example about our events, publications, programs or services.
  • To personalize your experience on the Site by presenting products and offers tailored to you.
  • To allow you to send messages to a friend through the Site.  By using this functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide us with your friend’s name and e-mail address. 
  • To allow you to send messages to your elected representatives through the Site.
  • To allow you to create a user account for the Site.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our communications. 
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information is Disclosed

Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • To our third party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, e-mail delivery services, credit card processing, auditing services and other similar services to enable them to provide services.
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Site.
  • By you, onmessage boards, profile pages, blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials.  Please note that any information and materials that you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to the Site and to the general public.  We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Site.
  • To recognize and thank donors publicly. The Children’s Health Fund lists in our Annual Report the names of supporters who annually donate one hundred dollars or more.  If you would prefer not to be recognized, or that your gift remain anonymous, please let us know by e-mailing us at the address in the “Contacting Us” section.  In addition, new supporters who donate one hundred dollars or more can inform us that you wish to remain anonymous by responding to our mailing asking about your preferences, which we distribute in advance of our Annual Report.  Your wishes will be respected.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

Non-Personal Information We Collect

 “Non-Personal Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as:

  • Browser information
  • Server log files
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you
  • Aggregated information

How We Collect Non-Personal Information

We and our third party service providers may collect Non-Personal Information in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Through your browser:  Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system version and Internet browser type and version.
     
  • Through server log files:  An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.  We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Site. 
     
  • Using cookies:  Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for recordkeeping and other purposes.  We use cookies and other technologies to, among other things, better serve you with more tailored information and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Site.  If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies.  To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.  If you choose to decline cookies, some or all of the features, functionality and promotions available through the Site may not be available to you. 
     
  • Using pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs orother similar technologies:  These may be used in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and e-mail recipients, measure the success of our e-mail campaigns and compile statistics about Site usage and response rates. 
     
  • From you:  We may collect demographic information such as your location, as well as other information, such as your preferred means of communication, when you voluntarily provide this information to us.  Unless combined with Personal Information, this information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site.
     
  • By aggregating information:  We may aggregate Personal Information so that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site, for example, by using Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code.  Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site.

How We Use and Disclose Non-Personal Information

Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose.  In some instances, we may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your zip code).  If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

THIRD PARTY SITES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site to which this Site contains a link.  The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply our endorsement of the linked site.

DONATIONS

If you make a tax-deductible donation to The Children’s Health Fund, your name or any information from that donation will not be sold, traded or shared with any other company or organization. Your name will be added to our general mailing list and you will begin receiving bi-annual newsletters and mailings regarding The Children’s Health Fund programs and services. If you do not wish to receive mail solicitations from us, please write:

The Children's Health Fund
215 West 125th Street
Suite 301
New York, NY 10027

DONATIONS MADE THROUGH THE SITE

We use a third-party payment service ("Payment Service") to collect donations made through the Site.  If you wish to make a donation through the Site, you will be directed to a webpage that is hosted by the Payment Service (or the Payment Service's service providers) and not by CHF (such page, the "Payment Service Page").  Any Personal Information that you provide through the Payment Service Page will be collected by the Payment Service and not by CHF, and will be subject to the Payment Service's privacy policy, rather than this Policy.  The Children’s Health Fund has no control over, and shall not be responsible for, the Payment Service's use of information collected through the Payment Service Page.

SECURITY

We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

COMMUNICATION CHOICES

You can choose whether we use your Personal Information for marketing purposes.  If you no longer want to receive marketing-related e-mails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related e-mails by sending an e-mail to unsubscribe@chfund.org with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send important administrative messages to you, and you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.

USE OF SITE BY MINORS

The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Site. 

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States, and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at webmaster@chfund.org, or please write to the following address:

CHILDREN’S HEALTH FUND
Attention: Webmaster
215 W. 125th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10027

Please note that e-mail communications are not always secure; so please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail messages to us.