Last updated: March 2020
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization with the sole purpose of supporting the activities of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission (“the Commission”).
Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with an individual or household. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been aggregated or de-identified so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
2. Personal Information We Collect
The information we collect falls into two categories: (1) information you voluntarily supply us when you visit our Sites, or otherwise interact with us both online and offline, and submit your information, such as via a contact form or as part of transaction; and (2) tracking information gathered as you visit our Sites.
Personal Information You Provide
The America 250 Foundation online and offline resources are intended to supply our followers, registered accounts, and the Sites visitors with information about the mission of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission and the Foundation. In the course of providing these services, for some materials, services or future monetary, sales, donations, and transactions, you may be asked to provide your name, address, and additional information. The America 250 Foundation will only collect personal information, which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending queries via email, completing forms, or responding to surveys.
The types of information we collect include
- email address;
- zip code;
- billing address;
- shipping address;
- phone number;
- social media information
- payment information; or
- demographic information.
Interactions requiring personal information may include, but are not limited to:
- Registering with an account on the Sites;
- Donations to, sales from, the America 250 Foundation;
- Signing up for email updates and/or newsletters;
- Entering a contest exclusively sponsored by the Commission or the Foundation; or
- Registering for an event, hearing, or other gathering sponsored by the Commission or the Foundation.
In some cases, we may also collect information you provide about others, such as in giving a future donation or purchasing a future product. We will use this information to fulfill your request and will provide the recipient our standard opportunity to opt out of further marketing communication.
You may use the Sites as a guest and not register or create an account in order to use it to explore our content. However, not all functionality may be available to you as a user or account holder on the Sites.
Passive Information Collection
We may use analytics tools, including third party services such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic, usage, and sales trends by your use of our Sites. These tools use various technologies, including cookies or similar technologies, to collect certain information sent by your devices to the Site, including:
- Your browser name,
- The pages you visit on the Sites,
- Whether you have previously accessed the Sites,
- The IP (Internet Protocol) address for your computer
- The type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to our Sites, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized, and
- Navigational Data, also known as log files, server logs or clickstream data.
We conduct the passive collection of the above information in a variety of ways, including:
- Through your browser or device. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language and Internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that the Sites and its services function properly.
- Through your use of the Sites. When you visit the Sites, we may track and collect the usage data, including but not limited to the date and time your device accessed the Sites.
- Using cookies. Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Sites, pages visited, language preferences, and other traffic data of the Sites. We use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation and display information more effectively. We can recognize your computer to assist your use of the Sites.
Using tracking technologies. We may use tracking technologies to track you across third-party websites. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that might enable users to opt out of tracking on the Sites.
- Using pixel tags and other similar technologies. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with the Sites to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Sites to improve the Sites and its associated services.
- Using your IP Address. Your “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you access the Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We may use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of the Sites, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Sites and its associated services. We may block certain IP addresses if they attempt to access the administrative portions of the site without authorization.
3. How We Use Information
We use information about you for various purposes, including to:
- Provide the services you request, process future transactions and send you related information, including any confirmations and receipts;Respond to your comments, questions and requests;
- Communicate with you about the Foundation, including our events, news and information we think will be of interest to you.
- Personalize your online experience;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities; and
4. How We Share Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others.
We may share the categories of personal information described above with service providers and third parties that we partner with to assist us in various functions, including providing technological support and performing security and anti-fraud services, providing you with our services and products, and providing you with communications and marketing information on our behalf. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your Personal Information for any other purpose.
These service providers and third parties can be classified in the following categories:
- Financial partners involved in the processing of your banking or credit card data in retail locations;
- Marketing partners, which we use to send you promotional communications, for instance;
- IT service providers, such as our data hosting provider and companies we employ to manage our Sites and to provide Sites-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Sites are used; or
- Other service providers that we may engage to provide services to us or on our behalf
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to a third party if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding. Your Personal Information may be disclosed to a third party if the disclosure is reasonably related to the potential or actual sale or other disposition of all or part of our business or assets.
We may share aggregated or de-identified information with third-party partners, affiliates, or service providers for the purposes outlined above.
We may use third-party services such as Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze information as described above. Those third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information. To opt out of Google Analytics on the Site go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
5. Information Retention
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your Sites account is active, as needed to provide you with services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, defend our legal rights, and enforce our agreements.
6. Social Media
The Sites may use social plug-ins which are provided and operated by third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook’s Like Button or account creation using your social media account information. As a result of this, you may send to the third-party social networking site the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the Sites.
7. How We Protect Your Information
By using the Sites or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Sites. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. If you have any questions or concerns, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where you have chosen an account password for access to certain features of the Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone and encourage you not to use the same password on the Sites as you use on other websites. If you have created an account or have logged onto the Sites via your social networking site account (such as through your Facebook account), you are responsible for maintaining the security of your login credentials in accordance with the instructions and policies of the relevant social networking website.
8. Children and Privacy
We do not knowingly permit children under age 13 (in the United States) without adult supervision as described in our Terms of Service or age 16 (in the European Economic Area (EEA) to register and/or to create an account for any content, product, or service. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about people under age 13 (in the United States) or age 16 (in the EEA), except as permitted by law. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from anyone under age 13 (in the United States) or age 16 (in the EEA), we will promptly take steps to delete such information.
If you believe that we might have any information collected from an individual under age 13 (in the United States) or age 16 (in the EEA), please contact us at: email@example.com.
9. Links to Third-Party Sites
While the America 250 Foundation is highly selective about which websites we provide links to or from our Sites, we do not control those websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party sites, as these policies will govern treatment of your personal information on those websites.
10. Privacy Rights
Nevada Privacy Rights
We do not sell personal information for monetary consideration. Nevada residents have the right to submit a verified request directing us not to sell their personal information. If you are a Nevada resident, and would like to submit such a request, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 202-871-1776.
California Shine the Light Law
GTI does not share Personal Information (as defined by California Civil Code §1798.83) with other people or non-affiliated businesses for their direct marketing purposes.
California Consumer Privacy Act
11. Governing Law
12. Contact Us
U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 27839, Washington, D.C. 20038