Last Updated: 2/24/2016
Project Sunshine, Inc. ("Project Sunshine", "we", "us" or "our")
www.projectsunshine.org and all corresponding domains, subdomains, web pages and websites associated therewith that link to this
and services offered by us though the Site (the foregoing subsections (a) and (b) are collectively
referred to herein as the "Services"), and it applies to all Users of the Services, whether you are
accessing and/or using the Services as a registered User or otherwise. Please review our
which will remain in full force and effect, even if your use of the Services or any particular feature or other activity offered
please do not access and/or use the Services or any features, activities, products or services offered through or in connection therewith.
Operators about you, in each instance, on or in connection with your use of the Services, and does not cover any other information collected
in any other manner or collected by any other entity, unless specifically stated. Where you have provided your information to third parties
such as affiliated companies, marketing companies, platform operators, technology providers, including our advertisers, sponsors and/or other
promotional partners, including Third Party Services, and have agreed to share that information with us, we may obtain such information and
combine it with the information we collect, and, if we do so, our use of the resulting combined information will be subject to this Privacy
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may generally collect two types of information from and about you:
- Personal Information: Personally identifiable information that we may collect on or in connection with the
Services that would allow someone to identify you or contact you, such as your full name, address, e–mail address
or telephone number.
- Non–Personal Information: All other information that we may collect on or in connection with the Services other than
Personal Information, which does not personally identify you (Personal Information and Non–Personal Information is collectively
referred to herein as "Information").
And we may collect such Information in multiple ways, as follows:
- When you provide it to us or when you give us permission to obtain it, which may include, without limitation, the
following types of Information:
- Registration Information: In order to access and use certain features, content or functions, of the Services, you may
be asked to provide and/or make available (e.g., via Third Party Platform permissions and consents, etc.) certain Information,
including, but not limited to, in connection with registration features, in order to personalize and/or allow you to use these
features and functions. To sign up for or participate in these features or functions, you may be required to provide us with
certain Information about you in order for us to personalize and/or allow you to use such features and functions. For example,
to sign up to receive email newsletters, you may be required to provide your email address, date of birth and zip code separate
from any user registration.
- Payment Services Information: If you engage in any Payment Services or other transaction offered on or in connection
with the Services, we may require certain Information, for example, your full name, physical address, telephone number(s), applicable
payment data (e.g., credit card number, expiration date, etc.), your date of birth and address.
- Information Collected Through Features and Functions of the Services: The Services may provide you with
access to certain features and functionality, such as interactive and community features, message and comment
functionality, posting and other functionality, which may, in certain instances, be subject to Additional Terms and
requirements which will determine who can see such Information. To participate in these features and functionalities,
you may be asked to provide certain Information about yourself and provide additional consent in order to personalize
and/or permit your use these features and functions, such as when you share information about your use of the Services
to other Users.
- Communications Information: The Services may present you with the opportunity to sign up to receive newsletters,
email correspondence and/or other communications from us in order for us to provide up–to–date information about the Services,
and to publicize and promote certain content, products and services offered by us, our business partners and/or other third
parties. When there is a separate sign–up for communications, we may ask for your contact information such as name and email
address, and, sometimes, demographic and profile information. We may ask you to confirm your consent to any such uses at the
time you sign up for these services or communications.
- Technical, Operational and Customer Support Information and Feedback: When you use our customer support system, contact
us for technical, operational or other support or otherwise provide any comments or feedback to us, you may be required to
provide certain Information relevant to your applicable issue or to contact you with respect to resolving the issue.
- If you log into the Services using account information from a Third Party Service (e.g., Facebook, etc.), connect a Third Party
Service to the Service or enable functionality from Third Party Services as part of your use of the Services, we may receive
information from the applicable provider of the Third Party Service that you have consented to be shared pursuant to its terms
and conditions, whether made available via an application programming interface ("API") or otherwise. Such information may include,
for example, your first and last name, gender, your physical location and that of your Devices, your date of birth, certain profile
information, your public ID on or associated with the Third Party Service, profile page URL and e–mail address. We will, as reasonably
practicable (e.g., by implementing a compatible disclosure feature offered by the Third Party Service, etc.), disclose what information
we collect from the Third Party Services when you connect the Services to the Third Party Service. In addition, if you connect a Third
Party Service to the Service or enable functionality from the Services as part of your use of a Third Party Service, we may receive
information from the provider of that Third Party Service about you or your use of the Services within that Third Party Service;
such functionality may also perform actions on your behalf on the Third Party Service that are known to the Third Party Service or
others. Even if you delete your account on a Third Party Service, we may retain any Information provided by that Third Party Service.
Similarly, if you delete or deactivate your account on the Services, any Information that we have shared with Third Party Services
- By using certain automatic data collection technologies when you visit, access and/or interact with the Services, we may automatically
collect certain Information about your equipment, browsing actions and other patterns, including:
- Log Files: When you use the Services, our servers automatically collect certain Information including Information that your
browser and/or Device sends whenever you visit a website and/or use the applicable Device. Such Information may include your IP
address, browser type and settings, and other usage data.
- Information about Your Device: We may also collect Information about the Device through which you access and/or use the
Services, including, but not limited to, what type of Device it is, unique Device identifiers, and other data provided by your
applicable third party service provider and/or Device manufacturer. You should read the policies of such third parties in
order to learn more about what Information your Device makes available.
- Other Non-Personal Information: Other Non–Personal Information related to your use of the Services, including usage, traffic
data and other communication data and resources that you access when you interact with the Services.
The Information we collect automatically is Non–Personal Information. It helps us to improve our Services and to deliver a
better and more personalized user experience by enabling us, among other things, to store information about your preferences, to
customize our Services according to your individual interests, speed up your searches, and recognize you when you return to the Services.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Cookies (or browser cookies): A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept
browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to
will issue cookies when you direct your browser to the Services.
- Flash Cookies: Certain features of the Services may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store Information
about your preferences and navigation to, from and on the Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings
as are used for browser cookies.
- Web Beacons: Pages of the Services may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs.
pixel tags and single–pixel gifs) that permit Project Sunshine, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and/or
for other related statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity, etc.).
- Local Storage: Local storage is an industry standard method we may use to store and retrieve Information on a User´s computer
and/or Device (e.g., caching, HTML5, etc.) in a web browser. Your web browser may offer settings for you to control local storage
options. Please see Section 6 below for more details.
We do not collect Personal Information automatically; however, we may associate the Information obtained through these technologies
with your Personal Information so we can, among other things, better customize your experience using the Services and/or the advertisements
and promotions you see. By visiting the Services, whether as a registered user, or otherwise, via a Third Party Service, or otherwise,
you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to store your activities and your use of the Services
Information collected via certain automatic collection technologies.
Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the Information we collect with information from other
sources, such as publicly available information from commercially available sources and information from our affiliates or
- THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING/ANALYTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS
The Services may also use a variety of third party advertising networks, data exchanges, traffic measurement service
providers, marketing analytics service providers and other third parties (collectively, "Third Party Advertising/Analytics
Service Provider"s) to, for example, serve advertisements on the Services, facilitate targeting of advertisements and/or
measure and analyze advertising effectiveness and/or traffic on the Services. These Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service
Providers do not have access to any tracking technologies set by the Services except to the extent necessary to provide
services to us in connection with the Services; however, these Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service Providers may use
their own tracking technologies (as described above) to collect similar Information. Project Sunshine does not control these
Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service Providers, and/or their use of tracking technologies, which is instead governed by
the privacy policies of any such Third Party Advertising Service Provider. Please see
below for more information on how to opt–out of the collection and use of Information collected via certain automatic collection technologies.
- HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the Information we collect to provide the Services (and all features of the Services) to you, including, without
limitation, to (a) measure and improve the Services, (b) improve your experience with both online and off–line Services by
delivering content that you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages, (c) allow you
to comment on content; and (d) provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. Additionally, we may also
use the Information we collect from and about you as follows:
- To allow service providers, contractors and other third parties to assist us in providing and managing the Services:
Project Sunshine may make your Information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents
or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Services.
- To further our charitable mission. Project Sunshine may use, share or otherwise disclose to third parties
any of your Information for any lawful purposes, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of furthering our
charitable mission, and your access to and/or use of the Services shall be deemed your express, affirmative "opt-in"
consent to the foregoing. You can choose to opt-out of certain such uses as described in
Section 6 below.
- To provide co-branded services and features: We may offer co–branded services or features, such fundraising, together
with a third party ("Co–Branded Services"). These Co–Branded Services may be hosted on the Services or on the third party´s
service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the Information you submit in connection with the Co–Branded Service
- To deliver relevant advertisements: Project Sunshine and our service providers may use the Information we collect from
and about you to deliver relevant advertisements to you when you use the Services or another service.
- To contact you: Project Sunshine may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the Services.
- To share with our affiliates: Project Sunshine may share your Information with affiliates of Project Sunshine for the
- To share with business partners: Project Sunshine may share your Information with business partners to permit them to send
you marketing communications consistent with your choices and preferences.
- To disclose certain Information in User Content intended for disclosure: The Services may provide you and other Users with an
opportunity to participate in viewing communities and other message, comment and communication features on the Services, including
in connection with Third Party Services, and may provide you with the opportunity to submit, post, publish and otherwise make available
User Content to other Users of the Services or to the public. Certain Personal Information associated with the User Content, for
example, your name or photograph, may be intended for disclosure. We may disclose any such Personal Information in connection with the
display of, and other services relating to, such User Content and by submitting User Content on the Services, you affirmatively consent
to the distribution of your Personal Information in the context of that User Content and have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality
in connection therewith. You acknowledge that once submitted, posted, published and/or otherwise made available, User Content may be
distributed outside the Services by users with access to such User Content and information, and that the Services do not completely control
who views or distributes same. You may not be able to "undo" or "delete" any User Content. Accordingly, you should not submit, post, publish
or otherwise make available any User Content you wish to remain private or confidential or which may contain any sensitive information.
regarding User Content and the terms and conditions associated therewith.
- To protect the rights of Project Sunshine and others: Project Sunshine may disclose your Information where Project Sunshine has a
good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or
property of Project Sunshine and our affiliates and their respective employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our
the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; and/or (v) respond
to requests from public and government authorities.
- To complete a merger or sale of assets: If Project Sunshine sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer
of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Project Sunshine may transfer your
Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the Information and/or receive your consent
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may use any and all Non–Personal Information collected from or about you for any reasonable purpose
that is necessary to provide the Services or other related product and/or service requested. You can choose to opt–out of certain such
uses as described in Section 6 and Section 7 below.
- USER CHOICE AND ACCESS
We strive to provide you with as many choices as possible to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of the Information
you have previously provided directly to us, including:
- Email: You may also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request,
please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update,
- Contact Us Page: You may also contact us via our online contact and support page
Additionally, you may opt–out of:
- Receiving electronic communications from us: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going–forward basis,
you may opt–out of receiving these marketing–related emails by (a) contacting us via email in accordance with the procedure set forth above,
and/or (b) using the opt-out mechanism that is contained in each such email. Please note that there are certain service notification emails
that you may not opt–out of, such as notifications of changes to the Services or policies.
- Our sharing of your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes: You may request that we do not share your
Personal Information on a going–forward basis with third parties for their direct marketing purposes by contacting us via email in
accordance with the procedure set forth above.
We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
OPTING–OUT OF USE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED BY TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
- Tracking Technologies Set by Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service Providers and Similar Third Parties: For more
information about Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service Providers and similar entities that use tracking technologies,
see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt–out of such Third Party Advertising/Analytics Service Providers advertising
practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
- Tracking Technologies That We Use and Set on the Services: Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies (other than Flash cookies)
and allow local storage, but you should be able to change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, local storage
is being used, and/or to block cookies and/or the use of local storage altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser
for more information.
- Flash Cookies: Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe´s website,
- Do–Not–Track Signals: Certain browsers transmit "do–not–track" signals to the websites in which such
browsers communicate with; however, this feature, and how it is used and activated, varies from browser to browser. Therefore, it is not clear whether the
signals are intentionally transmitted by a User, or whether a User is even aware of this. Despite current efforts, there is still
disagreement amongst leading Internet standards organizations, industry groups, technology companies and regulators, concerning what,
if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals and no standard has been adopted to date. Project Sunshine takes privacy
and security very seriously. With respect to "do not track signals", we currently do not take action in response to these signals,
but, if a standard is established and accepted, we may reassess how to respond to these signals.
Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content and/or
other personalization available through the Services.
DATA COLLECTION FROM CHILDREN
Our Services, as defined in section 1, are not directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you become aware that
your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at
email@example.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13, and if we become aware that a child under 13 has provided
us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the
child´s account. Please visit
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm for information from the Federal Trade Commission about
protecting children´s privacy online.
While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we maintain commercially reasonable physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Information. However, regardless of our efforts and the Device you use
to access the Services, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private
communications over an unsecured transmission. We also limit access to the Services by our own employees, contractors, service
providers and those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information. We request that our third party
contractors and service providers follow similar standards of security and confidentiality. However, regardless of our efforts,
no one can guarantee the complete safety of your Information.
a longer retention period is required or allowed by law. We may also have features that allow you to submit information,
questions or feedback to us. In those instances, we may retain your emails and other information you submit to us for our
internal purposes, and to help us, our service providers and affiliates serve you better. If you ask us to stop using your
Information, we will honor that request while retaining a record of any Information as necessary to comply with applicable
foreign, federal, state or local law, and/or to conduct legitimate business activities. Further, you acknowledge that it
is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your Information due to technical constraints, contractual,
financial or legal requirements. You always have the right to access and correct the Information you have provided by
accessing us as described in Section 6 above.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a resident of the State of California, we provide you with information above on how to exercise your
choice options such as your right to opt–out or opt–in for use of your Personal Information by third parties
for marketing purposes. Therefore, pursuant to the California Civil Code, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list
of the third parties that received your Personal Information for marketing purposes during the preceding year. If you are
a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices or other
rights afforded under the law of the State of California, please send a request by email to our Privacy Administrator
at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us via our
online contact and support page or reach out to us by postal mail to address set forth in
Section 15 below. All requests must be labeled "Your California
Privacy Rights" on the email subject line or envelope or post card. For all requests,
please clearly state that the request is related to "Your California Privacy Rights", include your name,
street address, city, state, zip code and e–mail address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a
response to your request via email) and indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent
(email or postal mail). We will not accept requests via the telephone or by fax. We are not
responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
The Services may be linked to other sites and platforms operated by other companies, including, without limitation,
Third Party Services. The Services may also feature advertisements from other third parties. Project Sunshine is not
responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and platforms or other services operated by third
parties that are linked to or integrated with the Services or for the privacy practices of Third Party Online Advertising
Services. Once you leave the Services via such a link, access a third party application or click on an advertisement, you
how they will handle any personally identifiable or other information that they may collect from you.
to reflect industry initiatives, changes in the law or technology, or changes in our practices regarding information collection
from you, we will notify you and provide you with a choice about our future use of such Personal Information.
The Services are hosted in and managed from the United States of America ("U.S."). If you visit the
Services from a location outside the U.S., please be advised that any Information you provide may be processed in
and/or transferred to or from the U.S. or other jurisdictions, where privacy protections may not be as comprehensive as
Services, you affirmatively consent to this transfer and to the use of your Information as described herein.
Mail: 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 401 New York, NY 10017
Contact Us Page: http://www.projectsunshine.org/aboutus/about-contact.php
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