Privacy Policy

Protecting Your Personal Information

FFE has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy when you visit our website, make an online or offline donation, or register for an event.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices at FFE.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. FFE reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website www.ffe.org. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site, and when donations are collected online and offline.
  2. Who collects such information.
  3. How such information is used.
  4. With whom will your information may be shared.
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information.
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE THAT INFORMATION

Our online and offline registration and donation forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, phone number, interests and similar information. We will not sell, trade, rent or otherwise reveal this information to a third party or send you mailings on behalf of other organizations. Personally identifiable information is stored in our password-protected database and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by staff on a “need to know” basis. FFE does not request or store sensitive information, such as credit card or social security numbers.

INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. 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 Site, 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.

USE OF “COOKIES”

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many 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 Site will not function properly when you view them.

SECURITY

All information provided to FFE is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of FFE. However, 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.

ONLINE/OFFLINE DONATIONS

When you provide FFE with information about yourself and/or your organization while registering for an event, making a donation (online and offline), or applying for employment, this information is not used for any other purpose than to fulfill your request, and it is not shared with outside parties. However, donors and visitors should be aware that information collected online or offline may be subject to examination and inspection if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.

TELL-A-FRIEND

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our organization, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. FFE will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the website. FFE stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

OTHER WEBSITES

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

OPT-OUT

If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists. You can send an email or mail us at the contact address listed below.

CONTACTING US

Foundation for Excellence (FFE)
1270 Oakmead Parkway, Suite # 111
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4031
p: (408) 985-2001

 If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at
support@ffe.org