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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Placer Community Foundation is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us by those who visit our website.

Collection of Personal Information

Like all organizations with an online presence, Placer Community Foundation receives standard tracking data: including information from your browser, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by Placer Community Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the Placer Community Foundation site.

Placer Community Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites. This data is analyzed to determine how to best provide information to visitors to our website.

Additionally, Placer Community Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information that you provide us by filling out online forms is located on a secure server. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Once you provide us with information, that data remains confidential. We will not share any information you provide with any individual or organization.

We do not collect or maintain information from those we know are younger than age 13, and no part of our website is designed to attract anyone under 13.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Placer Community Foundation public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Placer Community Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.

Use of Your Personal Information

Placer Community Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the Placer Community Foundation Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Placer Community Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Placer Community Foundation and its affiliates. Placer Community Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Placer Community Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Placer Community Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Placer Community Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Placer Community Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Placer Community Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Placer Community Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Placer Community Foundation, in order to determine what Placer Community Foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Placer Community Foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Placer Community Foundation Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Placer Community Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Placer Community Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Placer Community Foundation, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Placer Community Foundation Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Placer Community Foundation pages, or register with Placer Community Foundation site or services, a cookie helps Placer Community Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Placer Community Foundation Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Placer Community Foundation features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Placer Community Foundation services or Web sites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

Placer Community Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Placer Community Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Links From This Website

Placer Community Foundation may provide links to the websites of other organizations and resources. Unless we expressly state otherwise, we make no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. A link to a website from Placer Community Foundation is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or providers. When leaving our website, we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

Placer Community Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Placer Community Foundation and Placer Community Foundation family of Websites.

Use of Placer Community Foundation Identity and Content

Any use of “Placer Community Foundation,” its logo, or text or graphic materials contained in this website in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or association of the user with or by Placer Community Foundation, is strictly prohibited.

Without prior written consent of Placer Community Foundation, you may not create a link to this website that incorporates or relies upon, in whole or in part, any content from any page on this website, or that incorporates any copyrighted or otherwise intellectual property of the community foundation.

Disclaimers of Warranties & Liability

Because of the number of possible sources of information available through this website, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions and inaccuracies in such information. Placer Community Foundation cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, noninfringement or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through this website, nor do we guarantee that this website will be error-free and continuously available.

Online Giving

Placer Community Foundation works with Network for Good to process online donations. Network for Good uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible. Network for Good helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations.

At a minimum, the information you provide when giving online is used to complete your donation. With your permission, Network for Good can also provide your name and contact information to Placer Community Foundation. If you do not wish to share your name and contact information with us or you choose to make your donation anonymously, Network for Good will not share your name or contact information. In either case, you will receive a thank you confirmation from Network for Good that can be used as a record of your contribution.

If you choose to allow Network for Good to share your information with us, that data remains confidential. We will not share any information you provide with any individual or organization.

More information about the privacy and security of giving to the community foundation through Network for Good can be found on its website.

Changes to This Policy

The community foundation may amend this privacy policy from time to time. Such changes will be publicly posted on this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

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