Living/Dying Project Privacy Statement

Living/Dying Project Privacy Statement

(effective December 1, 2011)

The Living/Dying Project provides this Privacy Statement to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL http://www.livingdying.org

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our registration and donation forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, mailing address, interests, credit card numbers and similar information. However, we do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers, expiration date, and security code.

All sensitive information related to credit card contributions and other online payments to The Living/Dying Project is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption directly to our payment-processing vender (Authorize.net). SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.

Other less sensitive, but still private, data is captured by our website, specifically, name, address, telephone number, email address and other contact information. This information is used to automatically update our database when you contribute online. We protect this private account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of The Living/Dying Project.

No data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Use of “Cookies”
Our system may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your computer to enable you to take full advantage of the website’s features. For example, cookies make it easier for you to use our website by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the site.

Most people consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function optimally when you view them.

Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Third Party Sharing
The Living/Dying Project does not share, trade or sell our list of supporters to other organizations. We occasionally share small sections of our supporter list with people for specific purposes, such as sending a mailing list to our mail house or providing a contractor with invitation lists to an event. In such cases, these lists are used for the sole purpose of the contracted task and then discarded.

Communications from The Living/Dying Project
If you have opted to receive email from The Living/Dying Project you may unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to info@livingdying.org.

If you have provided The Living/Dying Project with your mailing address or phone number, we may contact you by phone or mail. You can choose not to receive such communications by contacting us at info@livingdying.org or at the address below.

Other Web Sites
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which The Living/Dying Project has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Changes to Policy
The Living/Dying Project reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

The Living/Dying Project
PO Box 357
Fairfax CA 94978