#ICANHELP Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 2020

 

Your privacy is critically important to us. At #ICANHELP we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:Creative Commons License (Note, we’ve decided to make this privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want we’d appreciate a link somewhere on your site to www.icanhelp.net and TopNonprofits.com (whose similarly licensed privacy policy was used to build this one).

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

#ICANHELP operates www.icanhelp.net. It is #ICANHELPs’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, #ICANHELP collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. #ICANHELPs’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how #ICANHELPs’ visitors use its website. From time to time, #ICANHELP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

#ICANHELP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments. #ICANHELP only discloses logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to #ICANHELPs’ website choose to interact with #ICANHELP in ways that require #ICANHELP to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that #ICANHELP gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with #ICANHELP are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, #ICANHELP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with#ICANHELP. #ICANHELP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

 

Aggregated Statistics

#ICANHELP may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, #ICANHELP may monitor the most popular posts on www.icanhelp.net and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, #ICANHELP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

#ICANHELP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on #ICANHELPs’ behalf or to provide services available at #ICANHELPs’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. #ICANHELP will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, #ICANHELP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests, or when #ICANHELP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of #ICANHELP, third parties or the public at large. #ICANHELP takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. #ICANHELP uses cookies to help #ICANHELP identify and track visitors, their usage of #ICANHELP website, and their website access preferences. #ICANHELP visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using #ICANHELPs’ website, with the drawback that certain features of #ICANHELPs’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Business Transfers

If #ICANHELP or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that #ICANHELP goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of #ICANHELP may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, #ICANHELP may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in #ICANHELPs’ sole discretion. #ICANHELP encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

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