STOKE Certified values you and respects your privacy. We collect information to support our relationship with you, improve our services, and communicate about promotions or special services. STOKE Certified recognizes that we must maintain and use information responsibly.
STOKE Certified adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, and Access and Enforcement.
We collect information when you visit our website, create an account, edit your account information, donate to a project. Some of this information is technical information that is automatically logged by our servers.
Like most websites, our servers automatically collect certain technical information when you visit our site, including your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, the referring URL, and, if you have visited our Site before, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We also collect information about your activities on the site, such as the pages you access.
In order to collect this information, the site places a cookie on your hard drive. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
USE OF INFORMATION
STOKE Certified uses the personal information that you provide, and the technical information logged by our servers to process your donations, to:
• deliver the notifications described above;
• contact you regarding your inquiry(ies);
• operate the site and our business; and
• compile aggregate statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our site, and to make improvements in design and content to better serve you.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will share your personal information with our agents, representatives, service providers and contractors in order to process your inquiries, offer you services in connection with our website, communicate news and information about STOKE Certified, provide customer service, enhance and improve customers’ donor experiences, and complete financial transactions. These service providers are authorized to use your information only to the extent necessary to serve these purposes, or as otherwise authorized by this policy.
Unless you ask us not to, we also share your personal information when you make an inquiry:
• When you inquire about an opportunity or for more information about one of our programs, we share your name and contact information with the project leader.
• Each time you make an inquiry, however, we will give you the opportunity to tell us not to share your personal information in the ways described above.
Aside from the purposes described above, we will not disclose your personal information without your consent, unless: (1) we need to respond to a subpoena, court order or legal process; (2) an emergency situation requires disclosure before your permission can be obtained (e.g., situations involving potential threats to personal safety), or; (3) we determine that disclosure is needed to protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of another person.
We may share aggregated demographic and statistical information with our other partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN UNDER 13
Stokecertified.com is a general audience website, and does not collect information about a visitor’s age. We do, from time to time, partner with other organizations to educate children about philanthropy in general and our work in particular. In those cases, we do not collect personal information from a visitor on pages specifically designed for children.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM STOKE CERTIFIED COMMUNICATIONS
You can also unsubscribe from STOKE Certified communications at any time by sending an unsubscribe email as described at the bottom of every STOKE Certified communications.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
You should take additional steps to safeguard your personal information online. To learn more about how to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
STOKE Certified understands the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We have implemented policies and procedures designed to help safeguard your information.