Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you ("Personally Identifiable Information"). We also may collect information that by itself typically cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (e.g., age, profession or gender), IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Site ("Non- Personally Identifiable Information").
When you make a contribution through our Site, any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. We do not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed. Chrys for Maryland has adopted security measures to protect your financial information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving financial data from our site.
Personally Identifiable Information we collect may include your name, email addresses, postal addresses, ZIP code, telephone number, credit card information, date of birth, gender, age, user name and password, and other information either desirable or necessary to provide quality services to our customers and visitors.
To the extent we are able to do so, we may link your Non-Personally Identifiable Information with your Personally Identifiable Information. We may also link information collected online with information we collect offline or that is collected online by third parties.
Chrys for Maryland may provide or sell your email address or other personal information to third parties for fundraising or other purposes. Additionally, we may share your personal information with select third parties who offer goods or services we think may be of interest to you. From time to time, we may partner with other organizations or companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, services or events and may share your personal information with our co-sponsor(s) and partners. Additionally, Chrys for Maryland may provide your personal information to service providers or contractors to perform functions on its behalf, such as, but not limited to, companies or individuals hired to communicate news, deliver our promotional materials via e-mail and direct mail, promote our social media presence and activities, to process credit card payments and to assist us with sending communications and performing other marketing and support functions. Also, we may use third-party social media platforms, including third-party social media websites, to communicate with you.
We also may share with third parties aggregated demographic and statistical information that is not personally identifiable.
By submitting your email address to our campaign on our Site, you agree to receive emails from our campaign; you may unsubscribe at any time. Should you wish to opt-out of receiving emails from Chrys for Maryland, an unsubscribe link is included in every e-mail. If the link is not working properly, or if you wish to communicate your desire to opt-out, please reply to the email with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.
Our site contains links to other websites and servers. The campaign does not bear responsibility for content on linked websites. Accordingly, you also agree that Chrys for Maryland will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, services on or through any such site or resource or goods. Chrys for Maryland provides links to original articles written and maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply a claim of ownership of that content.
We are committed to protecting the security of any personal information you provide to us. We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to maintain the security and privacy of personal information that you provide to us. After you have submitted your information online to us, we recommend that you end your browser session before leaving your computer. In spite of these protections, we cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted over the Internet. After your information reaches us, however, it is stored on servers (or in the case of information received from you in person, in writing or over the phone, in physical storage areas) protected by procedures and technology designed to block reasonably foreseeable intrusions by unauthorized third parties.
Your browser and other mechanisms may permit you to send do-not-track signals or other similar signals to express your preferences regarding online tracking. To the extent you employ such browser do-not-track signals or other similar mechanisms, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor such requests received by us to the extent we have the capacity and resources to identify and process your request. Due to the potential for rapid and diverse developments of technology in this area, we cannot guarantee that we can process every type of request that exists or may be developed in the future. As noted above, third parties, such as our advertising partners, may collect data that relates to you. We cannot control third parties' responses to do-not-track signals or other such mechanisms. Third parties' use of data relating to you and responsiveness to do-not-track signals is governed by their respective privacy policies.
Updated May 15, 2015.