Privacy Policy

The Sacramento Intergroup of the Augustine Fellowship (“we”, “us”, “our”) compiled this privacy policy to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (“PII”, “information”, or “personal information”) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website, and/or any other related services or events (referred collectively to as the “Sites”).

What personal information do we collect?

The PII we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, the choices you make, and the features you use. The PII we collect can include the following:

  • Name and Contact Data: We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
  • Payment Data: We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make a donation, such as your login ID and password if you have an account with the payment processor we use, a payment instrument information (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor. You should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

We use PayPal to process payments for donations. You may find PayPal’s Terms of service here.  By using PayPal to submit a donation to us, you agree to be bound by PayPal’s Terms of Service.

All PII you provide must be true, complete, and accurate, and you may be required to notify us of any changes to such PII.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Sites. The information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Sites, and other technical information. We use this information primarily to maintain the security and operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many other organizations, we also collect information through cookies and other similar technologies. You can find out more about this in our cookies policy at sacslaa.org/cookies-policy.

We may collect information about you from other third parties, including but not limited to links to our website at other websites, and search results.

When do we collect information?

We collect PII that you voluntarily provide to us when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us, when participating in activities on the Sites, when making a donation or when otherwise contacting us.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a donation, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or other communication, surf the website or use certain other site features, including but not limited to allowing us to follow up with you after correspondence via our contact form, calling our phone number or processing a donation.

We may send administrative information to you for business purposes. We may use your PII to send you service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. We may also use your PII to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies, and for legal reasons. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

Do we share your information with anyone?

We only share your information in the following situations:

  • Compliance with laws. We may disclose information when we are legally required to comply with applicable law, government requests, a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital interests and legal rights. We may disclose information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or legal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Vendors, consultants, or other third-party service providers. We may share data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include, but are not limited to: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, and customer service. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Sites over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. Unless specified in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Business transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of organizational assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our organization to another entity.
  • With your consent. We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We use an external PCI compliant payment gateway to handle all payment transactions. Our hosting provider uses regular malware scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

For your convenience we may store your credit card information longer than 30 days in order to expedite future orders, and to automate the billing process.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us to keep your personal information for longer than 1 year.When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it. If this is not possible (for example, because your PII has been stored in backup archives), we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How do we keep your information safe?

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the Internet itself is 100% secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, transmissions of personal information to and from the Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the Sites in a secure environment.

Do we use ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies and other trackers to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies and trackers. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies and trackers. If you turn cookies and trackers off, It won’t affect the your user experience .

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

We use Google Maps APIs. You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

By using our Google Maps API, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we may allow third-party behavioral tracking. We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform services for us on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include, but are not limited to: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, marketing efforts, and customer service. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Site, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Site over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent, or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

By using the Sites, you represent that you are at least 18. If we learn that personal information from users under 18 years old has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to delete the information from our records. If you become aware of any data that we have collected from children under 18, please contact us at sacslaa@gmail.com.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via in-site notification within 72 hours of us discovering the breach.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way, if applicable.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at sacslaa@gmail.com. We will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

General Data Protection Regulation – European Union

If you are a resident of the European Union and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you have the right to complain to your local data protection supervising authority. You can find their contact details here.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Sacramento Intergroup of the Augustine Fellowship
PO Box 188824
Sacramento, CA 95818
sacslaa@gmail.com
916-552-1442

Updated: June 9, 2018