What Information Do We Collect?
“Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, home or other physical address, an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home. We may collect personally identifiable information in various ways on the Site, such as when you make a donation, become a member, or submit a project idea. If you would like to be informed of upcoming conference calls, receive our newsletter, or volunteer to assist us, you will also be asked to fill out an online form requesting certain personally identifiable information in order to join as a member.
“Automatically Stored” Information
When you visit our Site, we automatically receive and record certain information from your browser, including the IP address from which you access our website, the date and time you access our website, the pages, files, documents and links that you visit, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our website, the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the type of browser and operating system used to access our website, and type of Plug-in and Plug-in version on the system.
Chemists Without Borders uses technology known as “cookies” to track usage patterns, traffic trends and user behavior, as well as to record other information from the Site. Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your Web browser. Many browsers provide an option to block or remove cookies. You can visit the Site successfully while blocking cookies, but leaving cookies enabled in your browser will help us to improve the Site’s usability and effectiveness.
Third Party Content
In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, the Site contains links to other websites. You should be aware that your use of these third-party websites may be subject to separate terms and conditions, information collection practices, and other provisions. Chemists Without Borders does not endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products, services, or content offered in any third-party sites, and Chemists Without Borders is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.
Information from Other Sources
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
Chemists Without Borders may use the information that we collect in a variety of ways in providing the Site, including for the following purposes:
To respond to inquiries and process requests
If you send us personal information – such as by sending us an e-mail, requesting information, sending us feedback, submitting a project, making a donation, or signing up for membership – we may use this information to respond to your inquiry or to process your request.
To allocate volunteer efforts
When you sign up for membership or request to participate in volunteer activities, you may be asked to voluntarily supply us with, along with your name and contact information, information regarding your job title, primary duties, and professional interests. We will use this information to direct your volunteer efforts into various operations, activities, or projects that we deem appropriate for your skillset and interests.
To send periodic emails and newsletters
To operate, maintain and improve our Site
We may use the information that you provide or that we collect, to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all of the features of the Site. We may use all or part of the information that you provide and that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends, choices, and preferences of our users, to improve the Site, and to create new features and functionality.
To personalize user experience
We may use “cookies” information and “automatically collected” information to personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our Site, monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Site, and track aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Many content adjustments and website improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The information we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form.
Is The Information Shared or Disclosed?
Chemists Without Borders may disclose your information to third parties in the following circumstances:
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chemists Without Borders or this Site; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Chemists Without Borders; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Chemists Without Borders, its web sites or the public.
If we should ever file for bankruptcy, be acquired by or merge with another entity, we may share the information you provide to us on this Site to a third party or share your Personally Identifiable Information with any company by which we are acquired or with which we merge.
We work with third party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, payment processing, maintenance, and other services. To the extent it is necessary for these third party service providers to complete their contractual obligations to us, these third parties may have access to or process your Personally Identifiable Information. Generally, these disclosures are made under terms comparable to this policy, and the recipients are limited to using the information the purpose for which it was provided.
We make certain automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties: (i) to comply with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Site.
The Security of Your Information
Chemists Without Borders has implemented measures designed to create a secure and reliable website. However, please be advised that the confidentiality of any information, communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Chemists Without Borders is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Site. You assume the sole and complete risk for using this website and must make your own determination as to these matters.
This Site is hosted in the United States. If you choose to use the Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing, and by providing your personally identifiable information on the Site you consent to that transfer, storage, and processing. We may choose to limit the availability of the Site or any feature of the Site by geographic area or country.
Information collected on this web site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Chemists Without Borders or its affiliates maintain facilities, and by using this Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Chemists Without Borders,
745 S. Bernardo Ave.,
#A121, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1003,