The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following information explains our information gathering and dissemination practices.
Personal contact information we collect and what we do with it
When you are making a donation, expressing an interest in referring a wish child, submitting one of our online forms, we ask you for personal contact information, including your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We will use this contact information to provide you with information or resources you have requested, such as information about the Foundation, a receipt or a financial report, or we will use your information to contact you to clarify or verify other information, such as an order you placed or a wish child that you have referred.
When you make a donation or become an active volunteer for the Foundation, we will add your name and contact information to our mailing list. If you are included on our mailing list, then you may receive news about the Foundation and information on how you can support the organization's mission. We will never solicit you. You can choose at any time to opt-out of our mailing list by contacting email@example.com.
If you are on our postal mailing list, we may contact you from time to time to offer you services from third parties that will directly benefit the Foundation.
The Foundation feels strongly that your personal data should only be seen by you, unless you choose to share it with others. We will never sell, rent, license or exchange personally identifiable data with a third party without your permission. Personal contact information is not shared with any organization outside of the Foundation or our national organization, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, and our agents (reputable companies we use for services, such as shipping Foundation products or sending Foundation mail). We have contracts to protect your privacy with all of our agents.
The Foundation will only disclose personally identifiable data without your permission in the following limited circumstances: (a) if the Foundation is required to do so by law, or (b) if the Foundation has the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable laws or comply with legal process served on the Foundation, or to protect and defend the rights or property of the Foundation or to enforce these terms and policies.
Other contact information we collect and what we do with it
In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself – for example, the mailing address of someone you wish to have us notify. Such contact information is never shared with any other organization. In some instances, we may add contact information to our mailing list to share news about the Foundation and information about how to support the Foundation’s mission. You may specify that we do not add such information to our mailing list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to view or change your information
You can view and request changes to all the information you have given us, including any mailing lists you may be on, by contacting us one of two ways:
Your IP address, cookies and plug-ins
For each User of our Site, our server automatically recognizes the User’s IP address (no personally identifiable information, such as e-mail addresses, are automatically recognized by our server). We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information. Occasionally, we may use session cookies to improve content, provide easier access and understand how visitors use our Site. Session cookies are also used to support our e-commerce pages. These cookies persist on your system for the duration of your browser session only. Our Site does not offer stand-alone or plug-in applications that report individually identifiable information back to us or to any other organization.
Links to other Sites
With respect to children, the Foundation only collects personally identifiable contact information from children who are referring themselves as potential wish children. We use such information only for the purposes of contacting the child's family to make an assessment of wish eligibility, but we do not share it in any other way or with any other third parties. We do not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information on our Site.
Information collected by the Foundation is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. All of our employees are dedicated to maintaining and upholding your privacy and security and are aware of our privacy and security policies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Foundation cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Changes to this policy
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