General Privacy And Data Security
Do We Gather Information About You?
At TexasNonprofits®, we collect information to make it easier and more satisfying for you to use our services. Examples of the personal information that we may request include your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, occupation, your preferences as a consumer, and (if you purchase something from us) your credit card information. We may ask you for similar personal information to recommend products, services, or offers based on your previous purchases, to personalize and register you for e-mails and newsletters if you choose to subscribe, to maintain your account, and to optimize your overall shopping experience at TexasNonprofits®.
When Do We Ask For The Information?
At TexasNonprofits®, we do not collect personal information without informing you first. We may request information from you when you (1) register yourself at TexasNonprofits®, (2) place an order with us, (3) e-mail or call us, (4) provide feedback in an online survey, (5) participate in a promotional offer, (6) request e-mail notification of your order status, (7) want to track an order you have placed with us, (8) subscribe to a newsletter or mailing list, or (9) request online support or assistance for our Internet-based services.
Why Do We Ask For The Information?
We want you to have a fun, rewarding, and safe experience on our website. We need your information, in order to quickly and correctly process your order. For instance, we need your mailing address, so vendors can send ordered products to you, and we need your e-mail address to send you an order confirmation. We may also need your telephone number to confirm large orders made via your credit card or to ask you questions about your order.
When you visit TexasNonprofits®, we only ask you to provide us with information that will enable us to enhance your experience with our website, to assist you with purchases or technical support issues, or to follow up with you after your visit. It is always completely optional for you to provide this information; however, we may require it if you want to purchase products or services from us or use certain sections of our website.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We may release customer information, if we are advised that such release is necessary to comply with federal, state, or local laws, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TexasNonprofits®, The Social Responsibility Corporation, its customers, employees, vendors, or other people. This may include the release of information to other companies, law enforcement, and other organizations.
We may aggregate your information with data from third parties for purposes of marketing our vendors’ products or our Internet-based services. Examples of this would be disclosing that we had 100,000 visits to our website, or that customers order an average of $200 of merchandise each day, but would not include names, addresses, or other personally identifiable information. This aggregated information benefits our advertisers and our suppliers and allows us to bring new vendors and products to you through TexasNonprofits®.
Like you, we TexasNonprofits® are concerned about the privacy and safety of children. This is especially true when children use the Internet. The Internet can be a powerful educational tool for children, but it can also present hazards. We have established the following guidelines for theTexasNonprofits.org website, so that you may feel comfortable about allowing your children to visit us on the Internet.
Children Under 18
The TexasNonprofits® site is designed for use by adults eighteen (18) or older. In observance of the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), TexasNonprofits® does not knowingly solicit, collect, or distribute personal information from children ages twelve (12) and younger, except in certain circumstances discussed in this section. If we later discover that we have unknowingly collected information about a child age twelve (12) or under, we will immediately delete the information from our databases.
In our shopping area, we post a noticeable warning that purchases can be made only by those eighteen (18) and older. When a customer registers with TexasNonprofits® or orders a product, we ask the customer to provide personal information that includes their date of birth, because our policy is to sell only to those eighteen (18) and older. Should someone under eighteen (18) register with our site, but not make a purchase, note that no information collected or stored from a child under eighteen (18) is distributed, or used for any other purpose than those discussed in this section. All other information that may be submitted by the child is erased before it is written to our database and is never disclosed to third parties. It is our policy not to knowingly send advertisements or mailings of any kind to children under eighteen (18), even with parental consent.
How Can You Keep From Receiving Marketing Materials From Us
TexasNonprofits® may give customers the opportunity to submit or post reviews of merchandise that they have purchased on our website. In order to post a review, you must submit your full name, order history, e-mail address, and other necessary information. This information will not be used to add you to our mailing lists.
At TexasNonprofits®, we do our best to provide a safe and worry-free shopping experience for you. Through Payflow, we use the industry standard for Internet security – Secure Sockets Layer (SSL 128-bit) encryption – to scramble your personal and credit card information, as you transmit it to us over the Internet. This encryption technology currently makes it impossible for anyone to read your information while it is in transit. We protect all of your personal information, including your name, address, password, and credit card information.
You will know that you are in the “secure” area of our site when you click on the Checkout button. The “http” portion of our web address changes to “https,” signaling that a secure connection is being used. Also, look for special symbols at the bottom of your browser to indicate that you’re in a Web site’s secure area. Netscape uses a highlighted key or a closed padlock. Internet Explorer shows a closed padlock. Some browsers let you know that you’re moving in or out of a secure area by notifying you with a special pop-up window that requires you to click “ok” before continuing.
Creating an account at the time of registration makes shopping at TexasNonprofits® faster and easier, because our customers do not have to reenter certain information each time they visit our website or make a purchase.
Storing your credit card number as part of your account is another matter. We do not keep your credit-card information on file, so you will need to re-enter it every time you make a purchase.
You can help protect your personal information by keeping your password in a secure place and by making sure you log off completely after using your account.
We want to make sure that your Personally Identifiable information is accurate, and we want to give you the opportunity to review and confirm the accuracy of your information. You can review, modify, or delete your account information anytime
Advertisers and Other Websites
Due to the nature of our business, TexasNonprofits® may display ads from unaffiliated companies from time to time on this website. We do not provide personal information to these advertisers. The ad companies may receive aggregated, anonymous information about ad viewing by Internet users who visit our site. This information may be associated with your web browser, but it will not be associated with your name or e-mail address without your permission. In other words, companies may know when you visit places online, but they still won’t know who you are unless you tell them.