While using the Internet, your web browser transmits some information to any website you are visiting, including the time and date, you IP address, geographic location, type of Web browser and referrer. Our servers are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information (e.g. names and addresses) about our visitors. Unless specifically stated, no additional information will be collected about you. We compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site, the daily requests for particular files on the site, the countries that requests are coming from, and browser and operating systems used. This information is used internally to help us improve the content and scope of the site. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
Newsletter and Information Registration
In order to receive additional information or receive our electronic newsletter, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to communicate directly with the individual in the capacity requested and add the contact information to our database.
Inquiries and Comments
When inquiries are emailed to us, we store the question and the email address so we can respond electronically. We do not identify publicly individuals who send questions or comments to our website. Information or opinions, whether the information is learned directly or incidentally, are kept confidential. Access to inquiries and comments are limited to Friends’ staff.
Database and Mailing List
Friends maintains control of any names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses submitted by users of its website. This information is stored in our database and is accessible only by Friends’ staff members. Any data containing personal identifiers (names, etc.) shall be kept in a secure area when not being used. Reasonable caution shall be exercised in limiting access to information to only those persons who are working with Friends, on a project or as a part of other organizational activities, and who have been instructed in the applicable confidentiality requirements for the organization.
Friends does not rent, sell, or otherwise share its mailing list or database. Users who no longer wish to receive our electronic newsletter or other communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Websites
We have no third party advertisers on our website, and we DO NOT share personal information with third parties.