Privacy Policy

The Sloane Stephens Foundation Inc. (“SSF,” the “Organization,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website, www.sloanestephensfoundation.org, (“Website”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we collect, use, and process personal information related to the use of our Website.

Scope:

This Privacy Policy applies only to personal information we collect through our Website. This Privacy Policy DOES NOT apply to information that:

  • We collect offline, through any other websites, or through any other means
  • You provide to signup or register for our summer camps, events, and programs, and
  • You provide to or is collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on our Website. These third parties may have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read before providing information on or through them.  

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not access or use our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by our Privacy Policy.  

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information: 

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number(s), address, or any other identifier that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate you (“personal information”).
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you, such as geographic location.
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and other usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically when you access or use our Website.
  • From third parties, including other service providers.

Information You Provide To Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Name and contact information: Name, email address, and physical address. 
  • Geolocation data: precise geographic location information about a particular individual or device.

We use a third party payment processor, currently Stripe (“Payment Processor”) to assist in securely processing your payment information. If you pay with a credit card the payment information that you provide through the Website is encrypted and transmitted directly to the Payment Processor. We do not store your Payment Information and do not control and are not responsible for the Payment Processor or its collection or use of your information. You may find out more about how the Payment Processor stores and uses your Payment Information by accessing the Payment Processor’s privacy policy.

You also may provide information to be posted on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties, including comments to tweets or posts, and other Website content (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on the Website and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we may monitor certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Automatic Information Collecting and Tracking

When you access and use our Website, we may use technology to automatically collect information to improve our Website, and to deliver a better and more personalized service.

  • Usage Details. When you access and use our Website, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the Website, including language, country, city, how visit reached the Website, new vs. returning, browser, and average session duration.
  • Device Information. We may collect information about your device and internet connection, including the device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, network information, JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen color processing ability.
  • Interacting with Social Media Sites. If you choose to join (or “like”) our page on a third party’s social media site, the social media site may provide us with certain information about you, including but not limited to your other “likes,” your email address, place of residence and other information from your public profile if you interact with our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., so we can tailor our interactions to you. Please see the privacy policy for the applicable social media site to learn more about how these sites share your personal information.

Information Collection and Tracking Technologies

The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include:

  • Third Party Analytics Tools. Our Website uses automated applications operated by third parties (e.g., Google Analytics) that use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about your use of the Website and report on trends and activities. The information collected by cookies about the use of the Website is transmitted to a Google server, which may be located within or outside of, the United States, and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website.  Google may transfer these rights to third parties insofar as it is required to do so by law or in order that data may be processed on Google’s behalf. By accepting this policy, you consent to the processing of your data by Google. You can learn about how Google Analytics collects and processes data here.
  • Cookies (or browser/mobile cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on your device to collect information about your usage of the Website. We may use the information to personalize your experience while using the Website, to recognize your device to facilitate your use of the Website, and to improve the Website. You can determine the way in which cookies are used by altering your browser settings.  There are multiple types of cookies, including first-party cookies, third-party cookies, session cookies, and persistent cookies.  First-party cookies are served directly by us.  Third-party cookies are served by other companies such as  data analytics companies.  Cookies remain on your device for different periods of time.  Session cookies expire when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies remain on your device for an extended period of time. You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings (click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions). If you do so, this may affect the functioning of the Website. 

How We Use Your Information

While the purposes for which we may process personal information will vary depending upon the circumstances, in general we use personal information for the purposes set forth below.  We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To send you our newsletter with updates, announcements and highlights about our work.
  • To process your donation.
  • To analyze and improve our Website, including to understand how users use our Website, to evaluate and improve our Website, and to detect, prevent, and address technical issues with the Website. 
  • To defend our legal rights, including to manage and respond to actual and potential legal disputes and claims, and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights or interests, including in the context of anticipated or actual litigation with third parties.
  • To secure and protect our business, including to protect and secure our business operations, Website, network, and information and technology resources, and to investigate, prevent, detect and take action regarding fraud, unauthorized access, situations involving potential threats to the rights or safety of any person or third party, or other unauthorized activities or misconduct.
  • For legal compliance purposes.

We may de-identify personal information and create anonymous or aggregated data sets and reports in order to assess, improve and develop our Website, and for other analytics, marketing, and research purposes.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information for the following reasons:

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. 
  • For the purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • To our service providers we use to support our operations such as companies providing marketing email delivery, hosting the Website, and processing donations.
  • To a buyer, acquiring entity, or other successor in connection with a merger, combination, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of SSF’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by SSF about our users is among the assets transferred.
  • For any other purpose, with your consent.
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply this Privacy Policy.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of SSF, our employees, or others.

We may use and disclose de-identified or aggregated information about visitors of our Website, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.

No Collection of Information from Children

Our Website is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age. We do not solicit or knowingly collect any information from visitors under 13 years of age, and please do not use the Website if you are not yet 13.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us immediately through the contact information found in Section 11 of this Privacy Policy.

“Do Not Track” Signals

Our Website does not recognize or respond to “Do Not Track” signals or browser settings. If your browser or similar mechanism gives the Website a “Do Not Track” signal, the Website will not honor it because of the tracking described in “Information We Collect and How We Collect It”. You should not use the Website if you desire a “Do Not Track” signal, because the Website will not honor it.

Cross-Border Transfer

Your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed outside your country of residence in the United States or another country that may not be regarded as ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal information under the data protection laws in your country of residence.  There are potential risks to you associated with transferring your information to other countries due to the absence of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards.  These risks include the risk that you will not be able to exercise your data protection rights under applicable law to protect yourself from unlawful use or disclosure of your information.  The data protection and privacy laws of certain countries may not afford you the same level of protection as those in your own country.  Where this is the case we will transfer the personal information where we are satisfied that there are comparable levels of protection equivalent to your country of residence by using a legitimate transfer mechanism to the extent required under applicable laws, such as pursuant to standard contractual clauses.  

Data Security

We have implemented reasonable measures designed to secure your information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. 

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law or defined in an agreement. We may retain personal information for longer where required by our regulatory obligations or professional indemnity obligations, or where we believe it is necessary to establish, defend or protect our legal rights and interests or those of others.  We do not retain financial information after processing it for the purpose for which we collected it. 

We use a service provider to process donations receive through our Website.  We do not retain your physical address or financial information.

Usage Data is generally retained for 26 months, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time.  The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.  You may check this effective date to determine whether there have been changes since the last time you reviewed the Privacy Policy.  We will notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our Website. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes to this Privacy Policy is deemed to be your acceptance of those changes.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@sloanestephensfoundation.org.