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We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all of our website visitors.

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") sets forth how we, Akron Community Foundation, collects, uses and protects the information you give or provide to us when you visit www.akroncf.org (the "Site"). Akron Community Foundation may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should check this page occasionally to see whether any changes to this Privacy Policy have been made. If changes have been made, and if you do not agree with them, you must cease use of the Site and/or not access it. Your continued access to and/or use of the Site after changes have been made to this Privacy Policy indicate your agreement to and acceptance of the changes. This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 26, 2020 ("Effective Date").

The Site is not intended for, directed at, or targeted to children under the age of 13. By proceeding to access and use the Site, you represent and warrant to Akron Community Foundation that you are age 13 or older. If you are below the age of 13, you are not authorized to access or use the Site; in that case, please do not proceed.

We use cookies on our website. If these cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

With respect to security: We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you on our site.

Akron Community Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit www.akroncf.org. When you visit the Site, we may collect personal information from you by which you can be identified, including without limitation your name, phone number, email address and credit card information ("Personal Information"). You may visit the Site without providing Personal Information; however, if you do so, some functionality of the Site may remain unavailable to you.

Our third-party hosting company, third-party donation collection companies (such as MobileCause and GiveSmart), and our credit card processing company will also collect additional, non-personally-identifiable information from you ("Non-Personally-Identifiable Information," together with Personal Information collectively referred to as "Information"), including without limitation the URL you came from, your IP address, your domain name, your browser type, the country and state where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to the Site. All Information is kept on a secure server to protect it from disclosure to outside parties.

Personal Information Collected

Akron Community Foundation may, without limitation, collect the following Personal Information from you when you visit the Site:

  1. information about your device, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system
  2. information about your visits to our website and the use of this website, including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths
  3. your name and email address that you enter in order to create subscriptions to our emails and/or e-newsletters
  4. your phone number that you use to participate in mobile giving campaigns (messaging rates from your mobile provider may apply)
  5. information you enter while using the services on our website
  6. information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it
  7. information relating to anything you purchase, services you use, or transactions you make through our website, including your name, address, telephone number and email address
  8. information contained in any communications you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata
  9. any other Personal Information you send to us

Should you choose to engage in online giving or event registration, we may also collect your credit card and other payment information. Any such credit card and other payment information may also be subject to any privacy policy provided by our credit card processing company.

Uses of Personal Information Collected

Akron Community Foundation collects the Personal Information set forth above to improve the website and our services offered, and to provide you with better service. In particular, we may use your Personal Information (and other Information) for the following purposes, without limitation:

  1. administering our website and business
  2. to customize/personalize this website based on user interests
  3. enabling your use of the services available on our website
  4. sending you goods and/or programs purchased through our website
  5. supplying and/or fulfilling services purchased through our website
  6. sending statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you
  7. sending you non-marketing commercial communications
  8. sending you email notifications you have specifically requested
  9. sending you our email newsletter (you can opt out at any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter)
  10. sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully selected third parties that we think may be of interest to you by mail or, when you have used our online donation or registration forms, by email or similar technology (you can opt out at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications)
  11. sending you text messages related to your participation in a mobile giving campaign (messaging rates from your mobile provider may apply)
  12. providing third parties with statistical information about our users (third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information)
  13. dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website
  14. keeping the website secure and to prevent fraud
  15. verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website
  16. sending you useful information about our programs, products and/or services
  17. for enhancing the Site’s operations
  18. for statistical purposes
  19. for internal record keeping
  20. to improve our products, programs and/or services
  21. to maintain the integrity of the information and services provided on the Site
  22. to facilitate online giving
  23. other uses

If you submit Personal Information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your Information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.

Akron Community Foundation does not sell or rent your Information to others. Except as set forth herein, and unless required by law, we will not distribute your Personal Information to third parties without your permission.

Disclosing Personal Information

We may disclose your Personal Information to any of our employees, officers, board members, insurers, professional advisors, agents, suppliers or subcontractors as may be reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this policy.

We may disclose your Personal Information:

  1. if we are required to do so by law
  2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
  3. to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including, but not limited to, providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk
  4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling
  5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that Personal Information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that Personal Information

Except as set forth herein, and unless required by law, we will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your permission.

Retaining Personal Information

Our data retention policies and procedures are designed to help ensure we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of Personal Information. Personal Information that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.

We will retain documents, including electronic documents, containing personal data:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law
  2. if we believe the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
  3. to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including, but not limited to, providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk

Security for Personal Information

Akron Community Foundation is committed to ensuring your Personal Information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of your Personal Information, we use suitable, industry-standard physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect via the Site.

Please note:

  1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any of your Personal Information you have provided.
  2. We will store all Personal Information you provide on our secure, password- and firewall-protected servers.
  3. Any and all electronic financial transactions entered into our website will be protected by encryption technology.
  4. You acknowledge that the transmission of any information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
  5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential. We will never ask you for your password, except when you securely log in to our website.

Third-party Websites

This website may contain links to other websites. Akron Community Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and third parties. Upon leaving this website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Correcting Your Personal Information

You may request details about your Personal Information that Akron Community Foundation holds by emailing us at dherman@akroncf.org. If you believe any of your Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at the foregoing email address to request correction. Upon receipt of your email, we will correct any of your Personal Information found to be incorrect within a reasonable amount of time.

Secure Giving

We understand and respect your right to privacy, especially as it relates to your online giving. When making a donation to a fund, your name, address and donation amount may be visible to the fund’s advisors. We offer the ability to give anonymously if you choose.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier, a string of numbers and letters, that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the web browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but Personal Information we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which they are used are set forth below:
    1. We may use cookies from services including, but not limited to, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Facebook, Twitter, CrazyEgg and Mouseflow on our website to:
      1. recognize a computer when a user visits the website
      2. track users as they navigate the website
      3. improve the website’s usability
      4. analyze the use of the website
      5. administer the website
      6. prevent fraud and improve the security of the website
      7. personalize the website for each user
      8. target advertisements that may be of particular interest to specific users
  2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
    1. In Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools," "Internet Options," "Privacy," and then "Advanced."
    2. In Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools," "Options," and "Privacy," then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites."
    3. In Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customize and control" menu, and clicking "Settings," "Show advanced settings," and "Content settings," and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
  3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
    1. In Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files. You can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835.
    2. In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools," "Options," and "Privacy," then selecting "Use custom settings for history," clicking "Show Cookies," and then clicking "Remove All Cookies."
    3. In Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customize and control" menu, and clicking "Settings," "Show advanced settings," and "Clear browsing data," and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data."
  4. Blocking all cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this privacy policy page frequently to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

Analytics Services

Akron Community Foundation collects information through cookies and other similar technologies. We may use third parties to provide advertisements for other websites that may be of interest to you, based on information collected about your use of our website and other websites. To do this, these Akron Community Foundation and/or these third parties may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser, which may include without limitation the use of pixel tags and/or web beacons. You can choose to accept or decline cookies; most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you modify settings to decline them. However, declining to accept cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Site. Further, Akron Community Foundation does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "do not track" instructions.

Akron Community Foundation also uses web analytics services, which currently include without limitation Google Analytics, and Crazy Egg and Mouseflow analytics. Although we currently use the foregoing analytics services providers, Akron Community Foundation reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to change analytics services providers, or to add additional analytics services providers, without notice to you.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to track and report website traffic. The information generated, including your shortened IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is used to evaluate users’ use of the domain, compile statistical reports on domain activity, and provide other services related to the site and internet use. Google may also collect information about users’ use of other websites.

The information generated from Google Analytics is used only to improve the Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other Personal Information. We do not combine the Information collected through the use of Google Analytics with your Personal Information. Google’s ability to use and share Information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google privacy policy, which are available at www.google.com/policies/. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. You may also opt out of Google Analytics.

The Site uses CrazyEgg tracking to obtain information on how users are interacting with specific Akron Community Foundation web pages. This allows Akron Community Foundation to evaluate and, if necessary or beneficial, to modify its website to improve value and usability. The data CrazyEgg collects includes information about how users navigate around a web page and a list of the most commonly clicked links on a specific web page. CrazyEgg does not collect Personal Information. Crazy Egg’s ability to use and share Information collected by Crazy Egg about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Crazy Egg Terms of Use and privacy policy, which are available at www.crazyegg.com/privacy. You may also opt out of CrazyEgg.

The Site also uses Mouseflow web analytics service. This service may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, and any text you type in the Site, except text in password fields. Mouseflow does not collect Personal Information that you do not voluntarily enter the Site. Mouseflow does not track your browsing habits across other websites or text input into password fields. For more information, see Mouseflow’s privacy policy at http://mouseflow.com/privacy/. You may also opt out of Mouseflow.

Remarketing Services

This Site uses services including, but not limited to, Google AdWords, AdRoll, Facebook, Twitter and Bing Remarketing Services to advertise on third-party websites (including, but not limited to, the networks of Google, Facebook, Bing and Yahoo!) to previous users of our Site. This could mean that we advertise to previous users who haven’t completed a task on our Site. For example, if a user fills out the contact form but does not submit it, we would then advertise to them on a search results page, or on a site within the third-party networks. Third-party vendors, including Google, AdRoll, Facebook, and Bing, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s past visits to the Akron Community Foundation Site. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any applicable third-party privacy policies.

Akron Community Foundation currently uses Google AdWords, Facebook, and Bing Remarketing Services as remarketing services providers. Akron Community Foundation reserves its right, within its sole discretion, to change remarketing services providers, or to add additional remarketing services providers, without notice to you.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ads Settings page. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

You can set preferences for how Facebook advertises to you or opt out in your browser or device settings.

You can set preferences for how Twitter advertises to you or opt out.

To opt out of Bing or another third party, you may use the NAI opt-out tool, which will allow you to opt out of targeted ads from NAI-approved member companies. The advertisers we use are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and adhere to the NAI Code of Conduct.

Our Contact Information

If you feel this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the below address or phone number or contact the Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202-382-4357), or electronically using the FTC Complaint Assistant.

Our postal address is:
Akron Community Foundation
345 W. Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307

We can be reached via telephone at 330-376-8522 or by fax at 330-376-0202. Akron Community Foundation’s hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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