Our Commitment to Privacy
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When using the Service, we may create "cookies" on your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect Personal Data using those cookies in order to enable iVolunteer to identify you in connection with the Service and to track use of the Service for purposes consistent with this policy.
Any Authorized User providing Personal Data is certifying that he/she is over the age of 13. As such, we do not collect or maintain Personal Data from individuals we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site or Service is designed to attract people under the age of 13. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we ever obtain knowledge that a user is under the age of 13, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Data from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Service.
HOW DO WE USE AND DISCLOSE COLLECTED INFORMATION?
HandsOn Connect uses the Personal Data of Authorized Users as needed to provide the Service, to recruit volunteers for community events or opportunities, conduct searches for potential volunteers and to communicate with partners. We also use both Personal Data and Non-Personal Data when evaluating ways to improve the Site and the Service. As further described below, we may disclose collected information, including Personal Data, to certain third parties in connection with providing the Service or as required by law. We will not use or disclose collected information in ways substantially different from what is described in this policy, unless otherwise required by law.
iVolunteer also uses information collected through the Site and the Service to communicate promotional information. Promotional Information may include materials about volunteering.
YOUR CHOICES: OPTING-IN OR OPTING-OUT OF OPTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES
Because iVolunteer respects your privacy, we provide certain opportunities for you to indicate your preferences regarding how we use and/or disclose information collected about you from the Site and the Service. Each Authorized User will have an Account Profile, which among other things, allows Authorized Users to indicate their preference to "opt out" of receiving volunteer information from iVolunteer or partner organisation, or "opt in" to receiving communications from partners. Each Authorized User may indicate such preferences during the initial registration process, or may visit the "My Profile" section of the Service to update their preferences.
The Site may contain links to other web sites, including those that may have their own posted policies regarding the collection and use of your personal information. iVolunteer is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites and we encourage our users to read the privacy statements of every web site before providing any personal information.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Each Authorized User selects a unique username and password that enables his, her or its access to the Service. We monitor the use of the usernames and passwords in order to collect and maintain records of all individual transactions conducted through the Service by Authorized Users, and those records are associated with each Authorized User's individual "Account Profile" within the Service.
Authorized Users may access their Account Profiles at any time to update Personal Data contained within that Account Profile. Subsequent uses or disclosures of information will reflect those changes. Certain information is necessary in order for iVolunteer to provide the Service; therefore, if you delete such necessary information, you will not be able to use the Service.
Our Commitment to Data Security
The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration of Personal Data. We use our best efforts to ensure that all sensitive information provided by Authorized Users will be encrypted with industry standard encryption techniques. When you are viewing a secure page within the Site, such as our user registration form, an icon of a padlock will appear as "locked" at the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but the same icon will appear as "un-locked" when the user is merely "surfing" non secure pages on the site. We currently use an encryption program known as "SSL," or "Secure Sockets Layer." To learn more about SSL, go to http://www.ssl.com/.
Furthermore, access to Personal Data is physically restricted within iVolunteer’s own offices and facilities. Therefore, iVolunteer’s employees are granted access to your Personal Data as necessary to perform specific jobs and tasks (e.g., performing customer service).
Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information in our possession and control, no security system can protect against all potential security breaches. Furthermore, Authorized Users are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of passwords to the Service. If you have any questions about our security measures, please contact us using the "Contact Support" link at the bottom of each page of the Site.
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