Limiting the Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Personal Information
The information we collect
We collect personal information by fair and lawful means and limit collection to that information which is necessary for the purposes identified in this Policy. The type of personal information that we may ask for includes:
- Signature (original and digital versions)
- Postal code
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Mobile telephone number
- Social media contact
- Age/Date of birth
- Donation information—e.g., date of gift, amount of gift, designation of gift, payment method
The choice to provide us with your personal information, either directly or through a third party, is always yours. However, your decision to withhold particular information may limit our ability to provide you access to an EcoKids program, campaign, initiative, event, competition, contest, award, fund/grant/scholarship, survey, or information alert.
How your information is collected
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways, including: in person, over the phone, by mail, by fax, over the Internet, through mobile devices, through social media, and from third parties who you have authorized to disclose personal information to us.
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that those third parties that disclose your personal information to us have first obtained your consent. If you believe that a third party has inappropriately disclosed your personal information to us, please contact that third party directly. If the third party does not sufficiently respond to your inquiries, please let us know immediately.
Your personal information will only be used or disclosed in accordance with the purposes for which it was collected, unless you have otherwise consented or except where required or permitted by law.
Disclosure to third parties
You understand and agree that we may use your personal information and disclose your personal information to third parties that EcoKids engages to process donations, provide technical support, host website and online properties, and fulfill orders. Otherwise, we will only disclose your personal information to third parties if you have so consented or if required or permitted by law.
The type of information we are legally required to disclose may relate to criminal investigations or government tax reporting requirements. In some instances, such as a legal proceeding or court order, we may also be required to disclose your personal information to authorities. Only the information specifically requested is disclosed and we take precautions to satisfy ourselves that the authorities that are making the disclosure request have legitimate grounds to do so.
Your personal information may be disclosed in situations where we are legally permitted to do so, such as in the course of employing reasonable and legal methods to enforce your rights, or to investigate suspicion of unlawful activities. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others.
Except as specifically provided for in this Policy, we do not disclose any personal information to third parties.
Keeping your information accurate
We make every reasonable effort to keep your personal information as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as necessary. If desired, you may verify the accuracy and completeness of your personal information in our records.
Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes do occur. Should you identify any incorrect or out-of-date information in your file, we will remedy any such errors on a timely basis. In the event that inaccurate information is mistakenly sent to a third party, we will communicate relevant changes to the third party where appropriate.
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