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AFSCENTER.ORG PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders .

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in site notification

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Fundraising and Donor Privacy Policies & Procedures

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center (AFSC) is a nonprofit agency committed to providing services to dementia-specific population.  The facility is the state of the art where persons with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia receive compassionate care, and families can access much-needed support and education. All donations solicited on behalf of the agency shall be used to further this mission and follow the policies and procedures outlined below.

Fundraising Policy

Funds shall be solicited in a respectful manner and without pressure. All third parties not directly affiliated with AFSC who wish to solicit funds on behalf of the agency must acquire written permission from the AFSC development office prior to beginning any fundraising activities.

Donor-designated restrictions on contributions shall be honored.

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency and contributions made to the agency are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations. If the donor receives anything in exchange for their donation, such as a dinner or event admission, the tax receipt shall clearly state what portion of the donation is tax deductible. At the beginning of each calendar year AFSC shall provide its donors with written documentation of all tax deductible gifts received during the prior calendar year.

Fundraising Procedures

Upon receipt, all monetary donations shall be forwarded to the accounting department for coding and recording purposes. After funds have been accounted for by the appropriate accounting staff, a written transmittal, check copies, cash receipts, and any other correspondence accompanying the gift shall be circulated through the development department. Donations are acknowledged by the development department. All monetary donations are recorded and deposited according to accounting procedures. All donor-designated restrictions shall be communicated to the accounting department so that they may be recorded and governed appropriately. All requests for donors to remain anonymous shall be honored by flagging the gift in the SAGE donor database as appropriate. All in-kind gifts that are accepted by AFSC shall be recorded and acknowledged according to development and accounting procedures.

Donor Privacy Policy

Any information supplied to Alzheimer’s Family Services Center by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared, trade or sell for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. In addition AFSC will not send donor mailings on behalf of other organization.  All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. AFSC does not sell or share donor lists. Donors who supply AFSC with their postal address or email address may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or with information regarding upcoming events. All donors have the option of being placed on a “once-a-year” mailing list which grants AFSC permission to contact them only once per year. Donors may request to be permanently removed from AFSC’s mailing list by contacting us via email, phone or postal mail. All requests to be removed from AFSC’s mailing list shall be honored. Donors who supply AFSC with their telephone number shall only be contacted by telephone regarding donations they have made. AFSC does not participate in telephone fundraising activities.

Gift Acceptance Policy Statement

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center (AFSC), a not-for-profit agency organized under the laws of the State of California and exempt as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts for purposes that will assist AFSC to further and fulfill its mission. The following policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to AFSC or for the benefit of any of its programs.

  1. Purpose of Policies and Guidelines AFSC’s Board of Directors, CEO, volunteers, and staff solicit current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of the Center’s mission. It is the purpose of these Policies and Guidelines to govern the acceptance of gifts (including grants) by AFSC and to provide guidance to prospective donors and their advisors when making gifts to the Center. The provisions of these Policies shall apply to all gifts received by AFSC for any of its programs or services.
  2. Restrictions on Gifts AFSC will accept unrestricted gifts and gifts for specific programs and purposes, provided that such gifts are not inconsistent with the agency’s stated mission, purposes, and priorities. The Center will not accept gifts that are too restrictive in purpose. Gifts that are too restrictive are those that violate the charitable trust of AFSC; gifts that are accompanied by an improper economic benefit to the donor, such as a gift that is conditioned on a commercial preference to the donor or affiliated company; or gifts that vest the donor with inappropriate control, such as a gift that requires AFSC to hire a specific person or take some other unacceptable action. All final decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Board of Directors.
  3. Gift Vehicles AFSC will accept gifts through the following gift vehicles:
    • Outright donations
    • Testamentary bequests
    • Charitable remainder trusts
    • Charitable gift annuities
    • Pooled income funds
    • Assets
  4. AssetsAFSC is authorized to accept the following assets, subject to these Policies and Guidelines.
Cash or Cash EquivalentsAcceptable.
Charitable Pledge AgreementsAcceptable if payable only in assets listed herein.
Publicly Traded SecuritiesAcceptable. AFSC shall promptly sell any contributed securities in accordance with AFSC’s investment policies.
Closely-Held Securities and Other IntangiblesAcceptable. AFSC shall not accept securities and other intangible assets which may not be sold, have no value, or may result in additional liability to the Center.
Tangible Personal PropertyAcceptable, subject to review by the Board of Directors. AFSC shall not offer to value the contributed property. The donor shall sign a statement of ownership and disclose any liens on the property. AFSC will not accept any property subject to a restriction on the Center’s ability to use, sell, or otherwise deal with the property as it deems necessary.
Life InsuranceAcceptable. AFSC may accept the gift of a life insurance policy, provided that AFSC is the owner and the irrevocable beneficiary of the policy. If the policy is not fully paid-up, the donor shall be encouraged to make annual gifts to the Center sufficient to cover additional premiums. AFSC shall have the right to retain the life insurance policy, cash it in, or otherwise make use of its value.
Real EstateAcceptable, subject to review by the Board of Directors. AFSC will not accept any real estate subject to a restriction on the Center’s ability to use, sell, or otherwise deal with the property as it deems necessary. The basic policy of AFSC is to sell all contributed property as soon as practicable. Costs related to acceptance of gifts of real property such as legal fees, surveying costs, hazardous waste surveys, etc., will be allocated as mutually agreed upon and will not affect the recorded value of the gift. Appraisal costs are the responsibility of the donor.
In-Kind GiftsAcceptable. In-kind contributions include gifts of supplies, equipment, services, and the like which are beneficial to AFSC. Costs incurred as a result of accepting the gift, such as transportation and storage, must be approved by the CEO.

 

AFSC shall accept all bequests of real estate unless the Board of Directors determines otherwise. AFSC shall review all proposed inter vivo gifts of real estate and shall consider such factors as sale and holding costs, current and expected future value, encumbrances, liabilities, title, restrictions, and any potential environmental issues prior to acceptance.
Prior to accepting an inter vivo gift of real estate, the following steps will generally be taken:
  1. Complete a profile of the property.
  2. Obtain a copy of the deed, any encumbrances, leases, and current tax bill.
  3. Consider obtaining a title report.
  4. Inspect the property.
  5. Consult with a real estate advisor as to marketability.
  6. Evaluate the potential for any environmental liabilities. Consult with an environmental engineer or comparable advisor if necessary.
  1. Miscellaneous Provisions
    1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Except as provided in Article II above, the CEO shall have discretion and authority to accept unrestricted gifts, allowable under these Policies and Guidelines, of a value of any amount. As to restricted gifts, the CEO shall have discretion and authority to accept unsolicited restricted gifts of a value up to $100,000, provided that such a gift is not inconsistent with the agency’s stated mission, purposes, and priorities. Gifts above those amounts may be accepted only by the Board of Directors.
    2. Legal counsel. The CEO may seek the advice of legal counsel where appropriate and shall seek the advice of legal counsel in all matters pertaining to the acceptance of a gift which may have adverse legal, ethical, or policy consequences to AFSC. All prospective donors shall be urged to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts and the resulting tax and estate planning implications.
    3. Securing appraisals and legal fees for gifts to Alzheimer’s Family Services Center. AFSC shall not appraise property. It shall be the responsibility of the donor to secure an appraisal where required. The Center shall not pay the legal fees of the donor. The donor shall pay any fees for appraisals and legal advice required.
    4. Valuation of gifts for development purposes. AFSC shall record a gift received by the Center at its valuation for gift purposes on the date of gift, following generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    5. Responsibility for IRS filings upon sale of gift items. AFSC is responsible for filing IRS Form 8282 upon the sale or disposition of any asset sold by AFSC within two years of receipt where the charitable deduction value of the item was $5,000 or greater. AFSC must file such form within 125 days of the date of sale or disposition of the asset.
    6. Written acknowledgment. Written acknowledgment of all gifts made to AFSC and compliance with the current IRS requirements in acknowledgement of such gifts shall be the responsibility of AFSC.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

afscenter.org

9451 Indianapolis Avenue

Huntington Beach, California 92646

United States

info@afscenter.org

 

Last Edited on 2015-08-30

 

 

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