Privacy at BrightFocus
The Information We Collect
BrightFocus collects aggregate data (total numbers of those visiting the Site) from web server traffic reports. These reports also provide data such as length of stay on the Site and which pages are visited most frequently, without identifying individual users. By collecting this information, we are able to develop a website that will be most helpful to users. Information on general traffic, Site usage and length of stay is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated, not on an individual basis.
The only personal information we collect from the Site is that which is voluntarily provided to us. This information may be requested if a visitor volunteers, fills out a form, registers for an event, completes a survey, requests information, creates a tribute page, participates in a public forum, registers with our Site or makes a donation. We may collect the following information: name, address, telephone number, email address and subject of inquiry. If a question is submitted to our Questions and Answers sections of the website, the question and answer may be posted on the website and distributed in our Question and Answer RSS feed for those who subscribe to it. Occasionally, a question and answer may also be included in our email news alerts. The identity of the person who submits the question is always kept anonymous.
The Site links to websites created and maintained by other organizations not under our control. These links are provided as a service to our visitors, but we do not endorse any other organization's programs, products or services. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for the accuracy or quality of other website content. You acknowledge that we have no control or responsibility for other organization's privacy policies. We recommend that you read other organizations privacy policies to which the Site links prior to providing any personal information on their websites. For more information about linking, please read our Linking Policy.
BrightFocus is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We strive to protect personal information and to enable secure online transactions by preventing unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy and ensuring correct use of information. Although no website can guarantee complete invulnerability to all security breaches, BrightFocus and its third party vendors have implemented electronic, physical and administrative safeguards that ensure the highest possible level of security. For more information about data security, please read our Data Security Policy.
How We use Information
BrightFocus does not rent, sell or trade any personal identification information to third parties except as outlined in the Donations and Publication Requests section below. Personal information knowingly provided to BrightFocus may be used in the following ways:
Donations and Publication Requests
When a visitor makes a donation, sets up a tribute page or orders a publication, BrightFocus may share the visitor's name and address with other reputable non-profit organizations. If you do not wish your name and address to be shared, you may email your request to BrightFocus and we will attempt to promptly honor your request.
Email Requests and Questions
In responding to your email questions or requests, BrightFocus may save your email address.
If you sign up to receive email communications from our organization and then decide that you no longer want to receive them, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions in any of the email communications that you receive
You may also follow any of the following steps to modify your email preferences:
- If you are already registered with our organization, you can log on and then edit your preferences.
- If you are not registered, you may register and set up your preferences orvisit our
page and simply uncheck the boxes for the email communication that you do not want to receive.
- Call our Donor Services Department at 1-800-437-2423.
If you would like to review your personal information collected by BrightFocus and request corrections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-437-2423 and ask for our Donor Services Department.
You may restrict sharing of your personal information and limit our communication with you by requesting one or more of the following:
- Do not contact me by email.
- Do not contact me by postal mail.
- Do not contact me by telephone.
- Limit BrightFocus fundraising appeals.
- Do not contact me with fundraising requests to support BrightFocus.
- Do not share my contact information with other non-profit organizations.
- Do not contact me or share my information with anyone.
For more information on any desired restrictions, please click on the following email link: email@example.com. Requests to limit contact and sharing of information may be made at any time, and we make all reasonable efforts to ensure these requests are honored. If you decide to re-initiate certain communications (e.g., newsletter subscriptions or email messages) or use the "Contact Us" link, you may do so without affecting your other requests to limit contact or sharing of information.
With Your Permission
When you visit the Site, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Although we will post any changes to this policy before their implementation, we need not inform you of any changes.
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Last Review: 02/11/13