Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation collects the following types of personal information in order to personalize and improve your experience. Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation collects information both automatically and from you when you access, make a donation or purchase a product from the Charity Site. This policy extends to your access, donation or purchase of any Charity related landing page, donation, product or service provided by a Charity Approved Partner or their site.
“Cookies” are small files placed on a user’s computer by a website in order to facilitate use of that website. For example, a cookie may contain information about a user’s preferences, so that the website automatically complies with those preferences whenever the user visits that website. When using the Charity Site, we may create “cookies” on your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect Personal Information using those cookies in order to enable the Charity to identify you in connection with the Site and to track use of the services for purposes consistent with this policy. You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits, unless our Cookies are required to help prevent fraud or help ensure the security of websites we control. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of the Site.
Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We do not currently respond to DNT signals. We do, however, provide you notice of the tracking by advertisers and other third parties in our privacy policies.
We may collect and store any information you provide to us, including but not limited to when processing donation payments, ticket or product purchases, or as otherwise required to access, use, donate or purchase on the Charity Site. In addition, Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation collects certain Non-Personal Data.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation collects and maintains a record of all data provided through any of the above-mentioned channels. In the course of making a donation or purchasing a product, ticket or service, donors and/or customers may be required to provide certain contact information and financial information, such as name, address, email address, credit card information or other payment method information (including but not limited to PayPal).
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation may also receive information about you from other sources, including Charity Approved Partners. This information may include, but is not limited to donor or customer name, address, and email address. This data is used to collect and maintain records of all individual transactions conducted in relation to the Charity. Please note that donor and customer credit card information, donation amounts and individual identifiable demographic data will not be shared.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation products, services and requests for donation are not directed to children. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain personal information from people we actually know are under 18, and no part of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation's products, services and requests for donation are designed to attract people under 18. If we later learn that a donor or customer is under 18, we will take steps to remove that individual's personal information from our databases.
Use and disclosure of collected information
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation uses information collected from you in order to provide donation services as required by law (“Necessary Disclosures”).
For example, we use such information to do the following:
- To communicate with each donor or customer to confirm payment and/or registration and to inform about the status of particular transactions, or as otherwise necessary to provide Charity products or services;
- To process donations, including but not limited to, billing donors and obtaining authorizations for payments (e.g., credit card payments, certified bank checks, wire transfers or other electronic payments);
- To send donors and customers receipts and appropriate tax documentation for transactions made through the Site.
When you use the Charity Site to make a donation, you are designating the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation as the intended beneficiary of a donation. Under certain limited circumstances, the Charity may be subject to legal requirements to disclose information collected, and our policy is to comply fully with all such legal requirements. The disclosures contemplated by this policy are required. If you do not want us to make such Necessary Disclosures, or to use Non-Personal Data without restriction, you must not use the Charity Site.
If we collect information that you provide to us voluntarily by participating in online surveys, through email communications, or by other means, we will treat that information as described above, as applied to both personal information and Non-Personal Data.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any third party for promotional or unknown uses.
Choice, opting-in to Optional Communications and Optional Disclosures:
Because Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation respects your privacy, we provide certain opportunities for you to indicate your preferences regarding how we use and/or disclose information collected about you from the PayPal Giving Fund Services. If you are a a donor or customer, you will be able to inform us whether you wish to receive certain Optional Communications from us and our select partners by indicating your preferences during any transaction process. Each donor or customer may also contact our administrative office to adjust their donor/customer preferences by calling (703) 256-6139. Please also note that, although we will respect preferences that you indicate regarding Optional Communications and Optional Disclosures, information is nevertheless collected from your use of the Charity Site as described above. We will treat Personal Information collected from you in accordance with your preferences, unless otherwise required by applicable law.
How we Protect and Store Personal Information:
Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information in our possession and control, no security system can prevent against all potential security breaches, and Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation bears no liability for uses or disclosures of Personal Information or Non-Personal Data arising in connection with the theft thereof.
Information we collect and how we may use it
If you are a customer of Kindful, we collect certain information about you in order to provide you with our donor management system and/or online payment service (the “Service”). When you register for the Service we will request some personal information such as your name and email address, and information about your organization such as the name of your organization, Tax ID, mailing address, and tax designation. Furthermore, if you are opening a merchant account, Kindful may also obtain information about you from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Site for which you have expressed an interest. As part of the Service, we may also collect donor information on behalf of your organization. Except as may be expressly set forth herein, we will not use any donor information collected on your behalf for any purpose other than to provide the Service. Any tax or financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the Service. If you purchase the Service by credit card, this information will be transmitted to our credit card merchant account provider, and may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We do not store credit card information.
If you are a donor for a Kindful customer, we collect certain information from you in order to process your donation (“Donor Information”). Kindful will use Donor Information during the course of providing the Service to such Kindful customer. Kindful may also use Donor Information at an aggregate level for internal business analyses and fraud prevention. During the course of providing the Service to Kindful customers, Kindful may disclose Donor Information to banks, processors, card associations, and other financial institutions that are involved in the course of processing or screening the transaction applicable to the Donor Information.
We may use personal information for internal purposes to provide you with other products and services, or to contact you regarding administrative notices or communications relevant to you on this Site. In addition, we may use personal information to provide or improve products or services that you have requested.
We will only use access to read Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to display emails to authorized users of Kindful and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
We will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.
We will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.
When we disclose your information
Kindful takes your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is used to provide the Service, and, in general, is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. However, there are times when it may be advantageous for Kindful to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Kindful has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Kindful to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, deliver products or services to you, provide customer service, manage and enhance user data, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys. We may also disclose your personal information, if you have authorized us to act on your behalf to initiate the creation of a merchant account for the purpose of accepting donations by credit card.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
In addition, Kindful may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.
How we protect your personal information
Kindful takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Do not share your registration information with anyone, and make sure you use a secure web browser.
Accessing your information
This Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the personal information you have provided to us. Kindful will make a good faith effort to make requested changes and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes.
Cookies and other technologies
To make this Site more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services purchased, etc. In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personal information. We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs. We may use third party vendors to gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors as well as to perform certain services on behalf of this Site, such as hosting this Site, designing or operating this Site’s features, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to your personal information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Kindful.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.