What type of information does M4M COLLECT and how is the information USED?
While you are visiting the Sites, M4M may collect two types of information about users: "Personal Information" (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and "Aggregate Information" (such as information about how many users log on to the Sites on a daily basis).
Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Sites by requesting information, making a donation, submitting a personal story, receiving electronic notices, newsletters, or other similar communications and other similar activities.
Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the Sites, the number of visits to the Sites by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the Sites in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user.
Personal Information That You Provide to Us
We may obtain Personal Information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of Personal Information may include the following:
- Zip code
- Telephone number
- Geographic location
- E-mail address
- PayPal user account (for online donations)
- Name of organization (where applicable)
- Comments from you regarding reasons for donating.
We may request Personal Information and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide payment information and other personal information when making a donation online. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry about volunteering time to M4M, enabling you to make a donation, or providing information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.
M4M will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected. M4M will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise may be legally required.
Aggregate Information Collected Automatically
When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service that you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages that you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the Sites to enhance your experience while on our Sites.
The site also may use other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the site or to target specific content that might be of interest to you. These technologies help us to understand how visitors use the sites. However, you will have the option to opt out (or opt on if applicable law requires) of receiving such targeted content on those pages of our sites where this technology is used.
Does M4M SHARE the information that I have provided or that has been collected?
M4M may need to share Personal Information with third parties in limited circumstances. For example, we may release Personal Information to third parties to perform services such as advising you of our upcoming events, products, volunteer opportunities, fundraising and partner-related product opportunities benefiting M4M, or processing credit card payments or hosting the Sites (and/or features available on the Sites). However, such third parties are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information and are not authorized to use Personal Information for any purpose other than providing those services.
We also reserve the right to share, assign or transfer your Personal information to any of our affiliates or any successor in interest to our organization by merger, reorganization, or operation of law.
How does M4M SECURE my personal information?
M4M is committed to properly securing the Personal Information collected online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:
- We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
- We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures.
- We physically secure the areas where we hold hard copies of the information that we collect online.
- We regularly back up the information that we collect online to insure against loss.
- We use technical controls to secure the information that we collect online as appropriate, including but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, and password protections.
- We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
How does M4M protect the information that I may provide by telephone or regular mail or in person?
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