Last Revised: August 25, 2014
What information about me is collected?
Is information submitted to the public areas of the Service private?
Is a username or avatar private?
Does HGF collect information from children under 13 years of age?
What does HGF do with the information it collects?
When does HGF disclose information to third parties?
Is the information collected through the Service secure?
Could my information be transferred to other countries?
What choices do I have regarding the collection, disclosure and distribution of personally identifiable information?
Can I update or correct my personally identifiable information?
Whom do I contact if I have any privacy questions?
Depending on your use of the Service, we may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such information may include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and billing and credit card information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that any single of item of which, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (like age, profession, gender, current location, zip code, birth date, or year of birth), IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Service. Certain non-personally identifiable information may be considered a part of your personally identifiable information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered non-personally identifiable information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-personally identifiable information (for example, your viewing preferences).
No. A user’s username and avatar are available to the public, including to all users, when a user shares or posts information in the Public Areas (as defined below) of the Service. When prompted to create a username and avatar, we advise users to use non-personally identifiable information – i.e., select a screen name that is not similar to a user’s actual name and select an avatar that does not display the user’s image – because such information can be publicly available to all users.
for our guidelines concerning the collection of information from children under the age of 13.
In general, we use the information collected to provide the Service to you and process your transactions, to help us understand who uses the Service, for internal operations such as operating and improving the Service, to contact you for customer service purposes, to facilitate the delivery of advertising, and so that we and third parties can contact you about products and services that may be of interest to you. We may use your information to send you a welcoming e-mail that may confirm your user name and password. Unless you “opt out”, we and third parties may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about the Service, products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences. In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your information (including personally identifiable information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference. We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding the Service. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of the Service. We may also use the information gathered to perform statistical analysis of user behavior or to evaluate and improve the Service. We may link some of this information to personally identifiable information for internal purposes or to improve your experience with the Service.
We want your information (including personally identifiable information) to remain secure. We strive to provide transmission of your information from your computer or mobile device to our servers through techniques that are consistent with industry standards and to employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Notwithstanding the above, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Personally identifiable information collected on the Service may be transferred from time to time to our offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Service may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. By using the Service and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to the trans-border transfer and hosting of such information. If you are a user accessing the Service from a jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from those of the United States, please be advised that all aspects of the Service are governed by the internal laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, regardless of your location.
By postal mail or courier:
Attn: Privacy Agent
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
67 Hunt Street, Suite 100
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001