A Firm Commitment to Privacy

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) has created this privacy policy to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.

This privacy policy governs the manner in which UWGC collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (“User”) of www.uwgc.org and any affiliated microsites (collectively, the “Site”). By using our Site, User consents to the collection, use, maintenance, and disclosure of this information by UWGC.

UWGC reserves the right to revise this policy at any time. When it does, posting of the revised Privacy Policy by noting "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy constitutes notice to User of its revision. User is responsible for regularly reviewing the current Privacy Policy. Continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed the User's acceptance of those changes. By using this Site, User signifies acceptance of this policy. If a User does not agree to this policy, they not use the Site.


Links

The Site contains links to other sites. UWGC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such UWGC sites and encourages Users to review the privacy policies of the web sites before providing them with any personally identifiable data.

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.


Information UWGC Collects

UWGC collects  “personally identifiable information” and “usage information.”


Personally identifiable information

UWGC will collect personally identifiable information  (information that may include User's name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and payment information)  from Users on the Site only if they voluntarily submit such information. Users can refuse to supply personally identifiable information, but it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities and limit their ability to use the Site.

UWGC may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users register on the Site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or make a donation.


How UWGC Uses Personally Identifiable Information

UWGC is the sole owner of the information collected and does not sell or rent this information to anyone. UWGC uses standard internet industry-wide efforts to avoid disclosure of information which is confidential, privileged or nonpublic other than in accordance with this privacy policy.

Because UWGC may use third party service providers to help  operate its  business and the Site and to administer activities on its behalf, it may share personally identifiable and usage information with (see description below) with these third parties for such purposes. For example, UWGC may share information with individuals who fundraise on its  behalf, third party service providers who send out emails, newsletters, surveys and other mailings, and who provide billing and payment processing services. UWGC will not share User information with any third party outside of our organization other than affiliates, contractors, advisors, service providers, or, in our reasonable discretion, to investigate or prevent fraud, illegal activity or misuse of our Site.

Information gathered to record a stated desire to donate online to UWGC via a direct gift or though a company-sponsored campaign is used solely by UWGC or other parties to the transaction for the purpose of executing the transaction, to improve a User's experience with UWGC and for its internal business purposes.

UWGC may use this data to contact Users about its programs and other areas on the Site in which they have expressed interest. Users have the option of providing additional preference information, but it is not required. Periodically UWGC will send electronic communications in newsletter format or another format to donors, volunteers and other business contacts. These communications include, and are not limited to, information regarding community investment reporting, funded program information and results, news and events, and  other pertinent information UWGC feels should be reported to its constituents. Recipients retain the option to opt-out of these communications at any point in time.

In the event that UWGC assets or any business unit is sold or transferred to another entity, personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets.


Usage Information

"Usage information” is information automatically collected by a web server (which may be hosted by a third party) that a User's  browser makes available when visiting the Site, such as a computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address or browser type.  When a web browser or email application requests  a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This “address” does not contain any personally identifiable information. UWGC also receive the name of  the User's internet service provider (ISP).

UWGC may also use other technologies (such as cookies, explained below) to enhance User experience and obtain information about a User’s online activities, such as  pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits and whether a User clicked on a link.  

Cookies that are used on the Site are “session” cookies, and are used to identify a particular visit to the Site, Session cookies expire after a short time or when a User closes a web browser. Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when Users visit the Site, it automatically receives the URL of the web site from which the User came and the web site to which the User visits  when leaving the Site.

Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to receive an alert when cookies are being sent. Doing so may result in some parts of the Site not functioning properly.


How UWGC Use Usage Information

UWGC may from time to time use third party tools that help it understand how visitors engage with the Site. UWGC may share the data collected by such services with third parties in order to obtain web analytics and benchmarking services.

UWGC is currently using Google Analytics. This information is included in this privacy policy in accordance with the requirement that all website owners using this service disclose this information. Users can review the full Google Analytics Privacy Policy here.

UWGC may use this information to administer its Site and analyze overall trends. The information which the Site automatically gathers, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors , helps  determine how much  visitors use parts of the Site, so that UWGC can make continuous improvements. UWGC also may provide aggregated statistical “ratings” information, never information about Users personally, to its partners about how  visitors, collectively, use the Site.


Reporting of Information for Investigation of Possible Illegal or Harmful Activities


UWGC may use and disclose personally identifiable information and usage information when it has reason to believe that using and/or disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or take action against someone who may have engaged in illegal activities or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) UWGC's rights or property, the rights of other users of ther Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. UWGC may also disclose personally identifiable information when it reasonably believe that the law requires it.


User Access to and Control Over Information

Users can review, update, correct ,or delete their information or  select to opt out of receiving any future UWGC communications, registration or pledge information by contacting UWGC at webmaster@uwgc.org.

 

Privacy of Children

The Site is a general audience website. UWGC does not intentionally collect  personally identifiable information from users of this Site who are under the age of thirteen. If UWGC become aware that a user of the Site is under the age of 13 and has placed an order using the Site, it  will remove that child’s personal information from its  files, in accordance with the federal. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.


Security

UWGC has put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information it collects online for reasonable foreseeable risk. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, UWGC cannot guarantee that communication between Users and UWGC will be free from unauthorized access by third parties and does not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of such information.  UWGC will not be responsible for disclosure of any information due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties. User's continued use of this Site  signifies agreement that UWGC will not be liable for any such access.

UWGC does not warrant that Site content is complete or accurate or that use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any content is free of disabling devices  (software, content, message, or any material containing a computer virus, worm, Trojan horse, or any other device which may erase, scramble, lock, or in any other way disable computer software or equipment or prevent Users from using a website or any other item of hardware or software.)


User's acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, a User signifies acceptance of this policy. Users who do not agree to this policy should not use the Site. A User's continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed acceptance of those changes. Questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or  dealings with this web site can be sent to UWGC at webmaster@uwgc.org .

This document was last updated on January 13, 2014.