Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

The last update to our Privacy Policy was posted on March 19, 2015. This document governs the privacy policy of our Websites, drawingoutgenius.org and DrawingOutGenius.org, a service of NEW HOPE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, a Federal 501(c)(3) charitable purpose non-profit California corporation, which does business as DRAWING OUT GENIUS®, (and as ENERGIZE STUDENTS®) the owner of this Website (NHCF/DG). Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the same meaning as where they are defined elsewhere on our Website.

Parents:
Please find “Protecting Your Child’s Privacy” below, just after ” ‘Do Not Track’ Settings”.

Definitions
Non-Personal Information” (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically when you access our Website with a web browser.

“Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a service or product. PII may include information such as your name, address, phone number, credit card information, and other related information that you provide to us.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Our Privacy Policy tells you what PII we may collect from you, how we may share your PII, and how you can limit our sharing of your PII.

NHCF/DG is committed to the security and privacy of all our visitors and users. We take your privacy seriously, and we will work with you to ensure that you have an enjoyable online experience.

NHCF/DG and our affiliates respect your privacy and recognize that need for appropriate protection and management of your PII you share with us.

Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other websites. You understand that these websites are not under our control and are not subject to our Privacy Policy. These websites will likely have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility for these websites and provide links to these websites solely for your convenience.

You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your personal information.

Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. As a visitor to our Website, you can browse our Website to find out more about us. You are not required to provide us with any PII as a Visitor.

However, if you registered as a Registered User to use our Website, you must provide PII in order for us to provide you with various features and/or functionality from our Website. As a Registered User, we collect your PII in the following ways:

Registered User Registration
When you register for Registered Usership, we collect your name and email address, as well as your status as parent or teacher or student, your city, your state, you zip code, your birthday month and year [the latter to confirm compliance with age requirements].

Online Forms
There may be online forms used in our Website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.

Computer Information Collected
When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered NPI. We may also collect any of the following:

Cookies
Our Website uses “Cookies” to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access full functionality on our Website correctly. We never place PII in Cookies.

Automatic Information
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy servicer that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

How Information is Used
We use PII that you provide for our internal purposes, such as offering our services to you, confirming and tracking your registration, subscription, submission, and/or donation; analyzing statistics and demographics; and informing you of new services, products, and offers as provided by us and/or our affiliates.

Our affiliates may have products, services, or offers about which you may be interested in receiving information and they may use the PII we have for you to contact you. If you don’t want to receive information from our affiliates, you can let us know so that you’re no long contacted by our affiliates about their products, services, or offers.

To give you the best possible service, we may use our affiliates to provide contracted services for our charitable purpose corporation, including, but not limited to processing credit cards for donations, hosting our videos, hosting our voting, or hosting our website. In many cases, we will need to provide some if not all the PII you provide to us so our affiliates can perform these services. Our affiliates are only authorized to use your PII as provided within this Privacy Policy.

There are time that we may have to disclose your PII to comply with state and federal laws; to assist law enforcement and governmental agencies in preventing or investigating fraud or other crimes, or in response to a court order. In such instances, we will only provide the PII requested and your PII will only be used for legal purposes as opposed to marketing.

Finally, if we were to transfer our charity to another charity, we would transfer your PII to that recipient charity as appropriate and might also retain a copy of your PII for up to seven years for compliance purposes.

Changing Your Information
You may change your PII at any time using facilities found on our Website. If you need assistance with updated your PII or removing yourself from our mailing lists, just send us an email with your request or contact us using the Contact information found on our Website. [info@DrawingOutGenius.org]

Opting Out of Sharing Information
You can always opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such opt-out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers or affiliates who provide certain services for our charity, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional service, (iii) disclosure to third parties or affiliates as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties or affiliates.

“Do Not Track” Settings
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our Website does not track your movement within our Website. Our Website does obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our Website. Due to circumstances that are outside our control (i.e. internet transmission issues, web browser/web server incompatibilities, etc.) we may not always be able to detect and honor this setting. However, this does not change our compliance in any other way with our Privacy Policy.

Change and Turn Off tracking features in your browser.
It is possible, if you choose, to turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by visiting the following links:
For Internet Explorer may visit: http://goo.gl/0taI7I
For Mozilla Firefox may visit: http://goo.gl/IKxt9l
For Google Chrome may visit: http://goo.gl/NQIkqE
For Safari visit: http://goo.gl/7XCOzL

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Google provides a free add-on to most major browsers that you can install to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. If you wish to use this service, you may visit: http://goo.gl/Ls82zv

Our website uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use. http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy
We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COOPA). Even though our Website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 13, we realize that a child may attempt to access our Website. We do not knowingly collect PII from a child. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child is using our Website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover on our own that a child is accessing our Website, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so. If you are a child, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing our Website. If you are a minor teenager, submissions of essays, videos, graphic artworks, etc. to the website along with PII to identify your submissions require signed permission of a parent or guardian.

Reminders
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Our Email Policy
Our affiliates and we fully comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or our affiliates. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission.

Our Security Policy
We have taken steps to build our Website using sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. When we collect your PII through our Website, we will encrypt your PII before it travels over the Internet using industry standards established for conducting secure online transactions. The User Registration Portal is maintained by GeoTrust.

We also use industry standard technologies such as secure routers and fire walls to make sure that your PII is safe. Unfortunately, we cannot fully guarantee secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature.

Once we receive your PII, we have industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your PII, though again, we cannot fully guarantee against such loss or misuse. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Website and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our Website when you are done using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.

Use of Credit Cards
You may choose to provide a credit card to donate to the 501(c)(3) charity from our Website. We use third-party billing/merchant services and HAVE NO CONTROL over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use and services that maintain industry-standard PCI DSS compliance. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
As necessary to address changes in laws or our charitable corporation practices, we may modify our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to address these changes. We will typically notify users by some message on our Website home page that our Privacy Policy has changed. We will also change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically to make sure you still agree with it.

Questions about Our Privacy Policy & Contact Information
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the Contact us information found on our Website. [info@DrawingOutGenius.org]

***Copyright © Orion Systems. All Rights Reserved. This document, or any portion of, may not be copied or duplicated in any way without the written permission of Orion Systems. http://www.disclaimertemplate.com

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