Griffin Cares Foundation
Last updated: May 3, 2023
Collection and Use of Information
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to enable your access and use of the Website Services, to facilitate our mission to support for families who are coping with the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or during the first months of life, and to enable fundraising by our non-profit foundation. This includes processing activities intended to provide and improve the Website Services, to administer your use of the Website Services, and to respond to any inquiries you have submitted to us. To achieve these goals, we may collect data information that can reasonably be used to directly or indirectly identify a person (hereinafter “Personal Information”).
This information may include:
Contact Information: Depending on how you choose to use the Website Services, you may provide us with contact information such as your: name, physical address (including zip code or postal code), email address, and telephone number.
Device Information: Depending on how you access the Website, we may collect information regarding the type of device on which the Website is accessed, the operating system, browser information, name and version of the device used to access the Website, device manufacturer, application version accessed on your device, device ID, IP address, and geolocation data.
Support Needs: We may collect certain information about your support needs. This information may include your age, gender, race or ethnicity, family, loss experiences, interests and needs, and other such information you may provide.
Payment and Billing Information: While we do not directly collect or store payment information and we use third-party payment processors for donations, certain related billing information may be collected.
Information about You Provided by Third Parties: In certain instances, we may also acquire Personal Information (including personal, demographic, or behavioral information) about you from third parties, including our service providers.
Usage Data: Usage data is collected when you use the Website Services, including pages of our Website that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages, and other information relating to your participation in Website Services.
How Information Is Used
Once you provide us with your Personal Information, we may use it in the following ways:
Information that We Share with Third Parties
Information Shared in Order to Provide our Services
We may share your Personal Information to the extent necessary to provide you with Website Services. This includes, but is not limited to, updating, securing, and troubleshooting, as well as providing support.
Information Shared with Our Service Providers
We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and support the Website Services. These third-party services providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and processing credit card payments. These companies and individuals may be located in a country whose data protection legislation is different from the United States and they will have access to your Personal Information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that Personal Information with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others
We may disclose your Personal Information if legally required to do so, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to:
Information Disclosed to Others in Accordance with Your Preferences
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties, such as support services, including peers, if you consent to such disclosure.
Your Personal Information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide your Personal Information to us, we may transfer your Personal Information to the United States and process it here.
Your Choices About Your Information
Information Collected by Us
We respect the choices that you make with respect to your privacy and do our best to honor verified requests to:
Information Collected by Others
When you use the Website Services, certain information is collected using web technologies as described above. That technology can sometimes be used to track your online activities and provide you with personalized advertising. If you do not wish to submit your Cookies or receive advertising, you can set your browser to refuse all or some browser Cookies, or to alert you when Cookies are being sent.
Please note that we do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can also access these websites to learn more about online behavioral advertising and how to stop websites from placing cookies on your device. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures intended to safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting and storing information over the internet is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Our Policy Toward Children
The Website Services are intended for individuals who at least 18 years old. We do not direct our marketing activities to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
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