Thank you for your interest in our website. This website is owned and operated by Blue Planet Network (BPN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world.
Through your use of our website, we collect information from you. This policy explains what information we collect and how we use or disclose that information.
Please note that by visiting or otherwise using this website, you are agreeing to the practices described below. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or how we use or disclose your information, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
The following types of information are collected through this website:
Information You Provide (General). Certain portions of our website allow you to provide information to us, such as by joining our mailing list, emailing us, registering for our programs or events or commenting on our blog postings. The information you provide might include identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, or other information.
Information You Provide as a Donor. When you donate to BPN (including by purchasing items through our e-store), you may provide your name, street address, phone number, e-mail, payment information and other relevant information through a donation or other form. This information is collected and processed by third-party payment processing services. Please see “Donation Processing” below for an explanation of how this information is handled.
Information You Automatically Generate as a Visitor. When you use our website, certain information may be automatically recorded by different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.” The information collected may include your Internet Protocol address, other device or browser information, the websites you visited just before or just after you visited our website, the pages you view on our website, and the dates and times that you visit our website.
Additionally, when you access our website, we may send one or more “cookies” – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. Cookies are stored by your browser and can be used to provide custom, personalized content and information. BPN may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our website. You should be able to disable and delete cookies through your web browser. Please note though that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings of our website.
BPN makes limited use of your information with your permission or in the following ways:
General Operations and Analytics. BPN uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain and improve our website. This may include compiling aggregate statistics that allow us to understand how our visitors interact with our website and to make improvements in design and content. Additionally, we may use the information we collect from our website to analyze or develop BPN’s marketing strategy and to monitor and improve the effectiveness of our fundraising efforts.
E-mail Alerts or Other Communications. BPN may use the information you provide in order to communicate with you, including through standard mail, e-mail alerts, newsletters or other forms of communication. Reasons BPN may contact you include: for administrative purposes, to provide you with customer service, to provide you with information that might be of interest to you, to respond to various inquiries or comments, for fundraising purposes and to otherwise better serve you.
BPN is not in the business of selling or renting your information, and we take your privacy very seriously. In the course of operating BPN and our website, we make limited disclosures of your information with your permission or in the following ways:
Donation Processing. Donations are processed through third-party payment processing services, and thus information that you submit through donation or other forms accessible through our website (such as name, street address, phone number, e-mail, and payment information) will be transmitted to these third party processors. In addition, donor information may be shared with third party organizations that provide donor management services to BPN. BPN will be provided with and retain a copy of any such information provided through a donation or other form on the BPN website.
Other Service Providers. BPN may also disclose both personally identifiable and automatically collected information to third party businesses, organizations or persons to store or process such information on our behalf, to provide website maintenance and security, to offer features on the website and to assist us in improving the way the website works and looks.
Legal and Other Obligations. BPN may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant.
BPN also reserves the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to:
Acquisition of BPN. In the event that all or a portion of BPN or its assets is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from you to such third party entity.
Our website contains links to other websites and services provided by third parties. Any information you provide on third party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third party sites or services to which links are displayed on the BPN website. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with personally identifiable information.
BPN uses physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BPN, and you should not expect that your personal information or other data and communications will always remain secure. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
If BPN learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. BPN may post a notice through the BPN website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach, you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BPN does not knowingly collect or maintain information from users under 13 years of age without parental consent. If you are under the age of 13, you should not use the website nor submit personally identifiable information to BPN. If BPN learns that personally identifiable information of persons under the age of 13 years has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then BPN will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
The BPN website is hosted in the United States and is intended for visitors located within the United States. If you nonetheless choose to access the BPN website from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States and, by providing your personally identifiable information to BPN, you consent to that transfer.
You may remove your information from our database or modify your information in our database by sending an email to email@example.com.
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