The Village Network’s Online Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting thevillagenetwork.org. We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information and whether we disclose that information to anyone.

The Information We Collect And How We Use It

The Village Network is proud to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal information. It is our policy not to sell or pass on any personal information that you provide to us. In an effort to demonstrate our commitment, we would like to inform you how we gather, use and maintain this data.

While the type of personal information that The Village Network collects from you will depend on how you use our website, we do gather broad demographic information about you from your visit to www.thevillagenetwork.org and all other domain names related to The Village Network web site. This information includes the domain name from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, terms entered into our search engine and the Internet address of the web site from which you direct-linked to our site. This type of information is used to track and measure the number of visitors to various sections within our site in an effort to make our site more beneficial.

Email Inquiries

When inquiries are emailed to The Village Network website, we store the question and email address information so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our web site. We do not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify who visits our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Multiple people responsible for answering inquiries, reviewing applications, processing donations and distributing organization news, may view emails sent to The Village Network. If an individual cannot accurately answer your question, your query may be forwarded to another representative more experienced in that area. We do not forward your email outside of The Village Network nor do we collect your name and email address for any purpose other than to respond to your query. We will not disclose, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise reveal nonprofit supporters’ email addresses with a third party.

Forms

In processing forms, The Village Network may receive information from creditors, affiliates and others. Our forms may also require you to submit contact information (e.g., name, email address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code, age, income level). This data is used for contact purposes when necessary. Financial information may also be used to bill you for your donation. While we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our applicants or supporters to anyone, except as permitted by law, you should be aware that email is not completely secure against interception. If your communication contains sensitive or personal information, you may want to send it by postal mail or another more secure means.

Cookies

When visiting The Village Network web site, you may encounter a page that employs “cookies.” A cookie is a small file that a web site transfers to your computer’s hard disk. It allows our server to “remember” specific information about your session while you are connected.  Requests to send cookies from The Village Network web pages are designed to collect information about your browser “session” and make it easier for you to use the dynamic features. They do not collect information about you personally.

To protect your privacy, however, be sure to close your browser after conducting business with a web site that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject them.

Links To Other Websites

Links to third-party Web sites may be provided solely for your information and convenience, or to provide additional information for various other goods and services. If you use these links, you will leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Web sites linked to our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Changes To This Statement

Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information at our Site, to see if this Privacy Statement has changed.

Contact us

If you have any concerns about our use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail to ________. We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.

By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on ______.

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