Protecting your information
Stephen Paine Technologies uses electronic security systems to protect any records containing personal identifying information and limits the number of people who have access to such information. Business partners with Stephen Paine Technologies may share personal information during the course of usual business must abide by confidentiality agreements, which forbid the disclosure of any personal identifying information to additional parties.
Stephen Paine Technologies online donation process occurs in a secure portion of the website. Submissions are encrypted and secure from outside users via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, the industry standard for secure online transactions. All personal information – including credit card number, name, and address – is encrypted so it cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.
Stephen Paine Technologies wants you to have positive experiences at its websites and to understand your privacy rights while on its websites. If you do not agree with the terms outlined below, do not access the websites of Stephen Paine Technologies.
Non-Personal Identifying Information
Stephen Paine Technologies collects and uses non-personal identifying information, including IP addresses and web server log files. It also uses “cookies,” small pieces of information used to identify individual computers accessing a website.
Stephen Paine Technologies uses this information only in the aggregate. It does not combine non-personal identifying information with personal identifying information, commonly known as “online profiling.” At no time is personal information stored in a cookie.
Stephen Paine Technologies collects non-personal identifying information from websites in the aggregate. It uses this information to assess aggregate visitor volume and interest, i.e. which site pages are being visited most frequently.
Stephen Paine Technologies shares aggregated, non-identifying, demographic information about the websites’ usage with its sponsors and partners. For example, Stephen Paine Technologies might disclose to its donors that 1,000,000 people visited stephenpaine.net in a given year.
Personal Identifying Information
If you voluntarily provide personal identifying information (such as a first and last name, physical address including a street name, e-mail address, etc.) through online forms, Stephen Paine Technologies will collect and retain this information.
The personal identifying information will be used to establish the identity of account holders in order to respond to inquiries or to deliver requested information or services. For example, if you subscribe to one of the Stephen Paine Technologies e-newsletters, Stephen Paine Technologies will store your name and e-mail address and send the requested e-newsletters to the e-mail address.
Stephen Paine Technologies does not make personal identifying information gathered on its websites available to other organizations, but may share information with business partners, in the usual course of business. For example, Stephen Paine Technologies may use a third-party vendor to electronically distribute its e-newsletters. In order to send the e-newsletters, Stephen Paine Technologies must share the e-mail address of subscribers with the vendor. Vendors that provide such services are obligated only to use this information for the purposes for which Stephen Paine Technologies directs them to use it; namely, providing services directly for the Stephen Paine Technologies.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
On web pages that are directed toward children under the age of 13, Stephen Paine Technologies limits its collection of information to non-personal identifying information, such as first name, grade, hometown and state, in an effort to comply voluntarily with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Stephen Paine Technologies does not knowingly collect and retain personal identifying information from persons under the age of 13 and has safeguards in place to attempt to ensure it does not inadvertently collect and retain such information.
Stephen Paine Technologies strongly urges children to check with their parents before entering information on its websites, and it urges parents to discuss with their children restrictions concerning the online release of personal identifying information to anyone they do not know.
This policy applies only to the stephenpaine.net domain. Stephen Paine Technologies does not control the privacy policies of other websites to which Stephen Paine Technologies might link.
Stephen Paine Technologies is committed to maintaining the confidence and trust of its financial supporters.
Stephen Paine Technologies collects the personal information that supporters provide. After someone donates to Stephen Paine Technologies, his or her information is added to Stephen Paine Technologies membership list. Stephen Paine Technologies uses this information to keep donors informed about the progress of its programs through print and online mailings and to encourage donors’ continued financial support of its work.
Stephen Paine Technologies shares donor information with business partners as required in the usual course of business. For example, Stephen Paine Technologies may use a vendor to assist in the generation and distribution of written communications to donors.
Stephen Paine Technologies makes its membership list available to reputable charities and businesses whose information we believe may be of interest to our members. Our ability to share your name with other entities will help build our supporter base. Sharing our list with others is the most cost-efficient way to find new supporters. We hope you agree. The option is yours. If you do not want your name used in this fashion, please let us know. You may contact us via this website by using our contact form. Please include your full name and address with your request.
Stephen Paine Technologies does not make the personal identifying information of people who order its products available to other organizations.
The personal identifying information is used to establish the identity of recipients, deliver requested products to recipients and make recipients aware of additional or new Stephen Paine Technologies products that might interest them. In order to evaluate the usefulness of its materials, Stephen Paine Technologies may also contact, by phone, e-mail or regular mail, persons who have ordered its products.
Stephen Paine Technologies may share information with business partners in the usual course of business. For example, Stephen Paine Technologies may use a vendor to help distribute products.
Stephen Paine Technologies does not disclose individual order histories, but may disclose aggregated order histories for its products. For example, Stephen Paine Technologies would not disclose that “John Doe ordered a copy of this magazine”, but could disclose that 300,000 copies of that magazine were ordered.
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