Our Commitment to Privacy
Information Collection and Use
The Brushfires Foundation, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways differently than we have disclosed in this statement. The Brushfires Foundation, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
Examples of the types of nonpublic personal information collected at these pages are:
- Web address
- Email address
- Phone Number
- Order Information
Additionally, we collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources (in addition to our website):
- Information we receive from you on applications or other forms
- Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates and others
Categories of Non-affiliated Third Parties to Whom we May Disclose Nonpublic Personal Information
Non-affiliated third parties are those companies not under direct or indirect ownership or control with The Brushfires Foundation, Inc.
We only disclose personal information about you to the following types of non-affiliated third parties: Financial services providers, such as companies engaged in banking, credit cards, and consumer finance.
We may also share the information we collect, as described above, with other non-affiliated third parties such as third parties who may assist us in preparing monthly statements, and credit reporting agencies to whom we report information about your transactions with us.
Please be advised that any opt-out rights described below will not apply with the sharing of information necessary for us to process applications, such as with consumer reporting agencies, or to perform services that you request.
By way of further example:
We do not collect any financial information on our website. All donations and sales data is entered securely on a page administered by our payment processor, PayPal. We have access to your donation information, PayPal username or ID, and mailing address if you provide it. We also have access to your email address. We never have access to any of your credit card or banking account information.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use nonpublic personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. We do not otherwise disclose nonpublic information to anyone, except as permitted by law.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, The Brushfires Foundation, Inc. are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. Operators may be subject to the FTC’s privacy regulations and if so, (i) the FTC’s regulations contain sample disclosures that operators may consider; and (ii) operators may be required to send annual notices in addition to initial disclosures to their customers.
This website takes precautions to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our donation form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number, social security number, and/or Federal Tax ID), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to [email protected]
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. We may close your account and/or refuse additional services if Members unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email, fax, or phone.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user’s nonpublic personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by calling our headquarters at 920-389-1871 or by emailing our Customer Support Department at [email protected] for more instructions.
As provided in this policy, we only provide your nonpublic personal information to a non-affiliated third party in conjunction with the services that you have requested that we provide to you. All non-affiliated third parties to whom we disclose your nonpublic personal information are contractually prohibited by us to disclose or use the information other than to carry out the transactions that you have requested. Accordingly, there is nothing for a user to opt out of with respect to how we currently use their non-public personal information.
Notification of Changes