Privacy Policy

SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace respect the privacy of our clients, donors and visitors to our site.  This Privacy Policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL safeaustin.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace reserve the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site;
  2. Who collects such information;
  3. How such information is used;
  4. With whom your information may be shared;
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the SAFE Communications Department. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Donor Privacy

SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace ensure the privacy of all donors both online and offline. We do not sell or share any personal donor information with any outside organizations; this includes credit card numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, physical addresses and all other forms of contact and payment information.

SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace maintain personal information in a database for internal reasons such as thanking donors, record-keeping and to inform donors of organizational news, fundraising and events. The database used to store personal information is secure and access is restricted to only those employees who need the information for processing donations.

Email Address

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, interests and similar information. We do not sell, trade, or share your email address or other information with any other organization or person. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. (View our SSL certificate by clicking the GeoTrust icon at the bottom of this page.) We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Email Addresses You Enter

Email addresses that a user enters on Tributes pages are protected. SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace do not collect these email addresses.

Other Web Sites

Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Updating Information and Unsubscribing from Email/Mailing Lists

You may update your name and contact information at any time. To be removed from Email/Mailing lists, please contact Margeaux Jensen – 512.356.1574.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact the SAFE Communications Department.

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