The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BCF website and governs data collection and usage. By using the BCF website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
BCF collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BCF also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BCF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by BCF for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BCF website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BCF public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BCF does not read any of your private online communications.
BCF encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from BCF so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. BCF is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the BCF and BCF family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
BCF collects and uses your personal information to operate the BCF website and deliver the services you have requested. BCF also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BCF and its affiliates. BCF may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BCF does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BCF may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BCF may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BCF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BCF does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BCF keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within BCF, in order to determine what BCF services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BCF to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BCF websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BCF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BCF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BCF, or the public.
The BCF website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BCF pages, or register with BCF site or services, a cookie helps BCF to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BCF website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BCF features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BCF services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
BCF secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BCF secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
BCF will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BCF encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BCF is protecting your information.
BCF welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BCF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BCF at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.We are committed to protecting your privacy online. When you visit our site, we may collect personal information from you such as your name and e-mail address. Our third party hosting company will collect additional information such as the URL you came from, your IP address, your domain name, your browser type, the country and state where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to our site. All this information is kept on a secure server to protect it from outside parties.
We do not sell or rent personal information to others. We use your information only for the limited purposes of sending you updates and useful information about our programs, promotional information, enhancing the site operation, for statistical purposes, and for overall systems administration.
We understand and respect the right to privacy.