Privacy Policy

Bridges for Digital Literacy, Inc. (the “Organization”) respects the privacy of our website visitors. In order to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected when you visit our website at www.bridges4.org (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy works in conjunction with the Terms of Use

 

Information We Collect and How We Use It

In the course of using the Website, we may collect your email addresses for our mailing lists and payment information for donations. We may also aggregate non-personal information about how the Website is used. We use IP addresses (which are not linked to personal information of any individual user) to analyze trends, administer our website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use; this information helps us measure the number of visitors to various sections of this website and to help make the website more useful.

 

We do not sell names or other personal information about our Website users and subscribers to mass marketers or any other entity, nor do we engage in exchanges of such information. We do not share donor information with other organizations. Online credit card donations are processed through a third party service provider and we do not retain, store, sell or share any of your credit card, payment-related, or other personal information.

 

We reserve the right to use personal information to protect the security or integrity of our Website; to protect against a threat to personal safety or destruction of property; to protect against legal liability; or to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation, or as otherwise required by law. We may also share personal information with our successors and assigns in accordance with law.

 

Cookies

When you use our websites, we may send one or more cookies to your device. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website. That information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Please review your web browser “Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from our websites, you may not be able to use the features of our websites to their fullest potential.

 

Third-Party Web Beacons and Buttons

We may use third-party content or advertising on our websites that use various forms of web beacons, which allow the third-party content provider to read and write cookies to your browser in connection with your viewing of that content.

 

We may use third-party buttons (such as Facebook “like” or “share” buttons) that allow third parties to collect information about you through their browser cookies, even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties. Client does not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may provide links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites (including security, collection of personal information, or use of cookies) or practices of other organizations and individuals.

 

Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights

We are committed to permission-based communication and preventing the spread of spam or other forms of unsolicited emails. If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by requesting to unsubscribe at info@bridges4.org.

 

Commitment to Data Security

We take precautions to host and maintain a secure website and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help restrict web access to or inappropriate use of sensitive data.

 

Your Consent and Questions

By submitting personal information through this Website, you give your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of such information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or requests about the status and correctness of data you have provided to the Organization, please email info@bridges4.org.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

 

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

 

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups, etc.).


CCPA Privacy Notice

The California Code of Regulations defines a "resident" as:

 

(1) every individual who is in the State of California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose and

(2) every individual who is domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose

 

All other individuals are defined as "non-residents." If this definition of "resident" applies to you, we must adhere to certain rights and obligations regarding your personal information.

 

What categories of personal information do we collect?

We have collected the following categories of personal information in the past twelve (12) months:

Identifiers

Contact details, such as real name, alias, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address and account name

 

Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute

Name, contact information, education, employment, employment history and financial information

Commercial information

Transaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information

 

We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories instances where you interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the context of:

  • Receiving help through our customer support channels;

  • Participation in customer surveys or contests; and

  • Facilitation in the delivery of our Services and to respond to your inquiries.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We review our privacy practices from time to time, and these practices are subject to change. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website and by changing the effective date below. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

 

Updated: July 7, 2021

Privacy Policy adapted from the sample resource provided by Stanford Law School at nonprofitdocuments.law.stanford.edu