Shelter Box USA, Inc. (also known as ShelterBox USA)
ShelterBox USA (referred to as “ShelterBox USA,” “ShelterBoxUSA.org,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Information we may collect from you
Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.
You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, making purchases at our online gift shop, requesting communications, applying for a job with ShelterBox USA and/or in connection with other ShelterBox USA business (whether it is via the web site, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications).
ShelterBox intends to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. Only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information and personal information is not shared outside the organization.
We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures, including industry-standard encryption for transmission of credit card information, to help keep your information secure, accurate, current and complete. All online transactions are done on a secure server. Information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission, which protects information as it is transferred through the Internet. On secure pages, a closed lock or key symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http." Donation pages are verified by VeriSign.
IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us:
• to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
• to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests; and to recognize you when you return to our site.
Where we store your personal data
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
• to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
• to notify you about changes.
We may also use your data to provide you with information by post when requested by you. We will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or text) with information requested by you. If you do not want us to use your data in this way please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• in the event that we dispose of, acquire or merge with another charity in which case we may disclose your personal data;
• if ShelterBox USA is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our site users and donors will be transferred; and
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by ticking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to other web sites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
You may opt-out of ShelterBox USA’s SMS correspondence or Premium SMS Services by texting "STOP" to the short code 20222. Text "HELP" to 20222 for help or visit www.hmgf.org/t. Message and data rates may apply.
ShelterBox USA may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.
Phone: (941) 907-6036
Mail: ShelterBox USA | 8374 Market Street #203 | Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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