Last Updated: November 1, 2013
We at CASAColumbia respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the privacy of the information you provide to us while using this website and its services.
Technologies that Allow Us to Customize Your Experience
We use various technologies to collect information about your visit to our Site and to enhance and customize your experience on our Site.
Information Collected by Web Servers
CASAColumbia Web servers and, in certain instances, Web servers of third-party vendors (discussed below) automatically collect certain non-personally identified information, such as the pages a user visits and the domain name of a user’s Internet service provider. This information is used to measure traffic and usage patterns. The servers also may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes, as well as for aggregate site usage statistics. Also, in some instances, we may use IP address logs to anonymously track session and website usage and behaviors. We do not release this information to other organizations except for certain outside vendors (as discussed below), nor do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
We employ anonymous browser “cookies” to track Site usage from visitors. We do not employ third-party cookies from any outside organization, although our outside vendors may place cookies at our request. Users who do not accept cookies from our Site can access Site content, but may not be able to use certain website features, such as credit card transactions, the “remember me” function for future emails from CASAColumbia and a similar function in our report download form allowing us to send additional reports to the same device without your having to fill out another form.
Information Collected and How We Use It
The Site allows users to choose to provide us with personal information. If you post comments or engage in discussions on certain interactive sections of the Site, sign up for email updates, make a donation or download a report, you may be asked to provide personal information (such as your name, email address, mailing address, etc.). We do not seek to collect, process or store any sensitive personal information from you while using the Site, including personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership and the processing of information concerning health or sex life. We will only collect such personal information where required by applicable law or as necessary for a purpose which you expressly request and consent to. However, you can still visit the Site anonymously. If you prefer that we not collect any personal information from you, please do not provide us with such information. Also, if you prefer that we not contact you in the future through use of this contact information, please do not provide us with such information. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, please note that we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Future Contact from CASAColumbia
The information that you provide to CASAColumbia may be used to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, improve the Site, contact you if necessary or requested and comply with any requirements of law. The information may also be used to contact you in the future about CASAColumbia news as well as various events, reports, publications, functions, activities and opportunities.
Unless you give permission, your email address and other personal information will not be released to any organization outside of CASAColumbia and certain third-party vendors (as discussed below). You may inform us at any time if you would like to cancel a subscription and/or have your contact information deleted from our records.
Reports Download Form
Users are required to complete a download form to access CASAColumbia report PDFs. This data is used to track usage of our reports. It will only be used to send you news and updates and then only if you check the opt-in box to receive such information, and you may opt-out at any time as described below.
Credit Card Information
We recognize the importance of respecting the integrity of credit card and related contact information that you provide and limiting access only to personnel authorized to process your request and/or certain third-party vendors (as discussed below). Also, we utilize software to encrypt credit card transactions, which works to protect card numbers and other confidential information so that it cannot be improperly viewed, intercepted or altered.
Donations in Honor or Memory of Another
You may also choose to make a donation in honor/memory of someone. The person or family you designate will receive a notification with your name if you choose to send one. Any contact information that you provide about the person or family you designate will be used only to honor your request to send a notification. We do not release this contact information to other organizations except for certain third-party vendors (as discussed below).
The Site offers users the opportunity to take self-assessment tests. All responses provided to self-assessment tests are completely anonymous and we do not collect any personally identifiable information in connection with the self-assessment quiz. For the purposes of scientific research and usage analysis, responses will be associated with an anonymous numerical identifier that will not be linked to browser cookies or your IP address (see above for information on cookies and IP addresses). If we publicly release user response data, it will only be in aggregate (group) form.
Information We Share and With Whom We Share It
We will not provide your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing their products or services to you – or for any other reason – without your express consent.
In the event that the activities of CASAColumbia are merged, sold or otherwise transferred, user information, including personal information, generally is and may be one of the business assets transferred in those transactions. By submitting your information on the Site, you agree that your data may be transferred to outside parties in these circumstances.
Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
We may disclose any information we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process (including, but not limited to, in response to a subpoena) or governmental request. In addition, we may disclose any information when we believe, in our sole discretion, disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with suspected or actual illegal activity.
We may share your personal information, if needed, to protect the security or confidentiality of our records.
If you are under 13 years of age, you may browse our Site. However, you may not provide personal information to us. This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 on the Site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of 13 on the Site, we will delete the information from our records.
Third-Party Website Links and Social Media Sites
You can access information published to these sites without having an account with or subscribing to these third-party services. If you access one of these sites without an account, none of your personal information will be seen by CASAColumbia. If you do subscribe to one of these services and your account name, online profile or comments you make reveal person information, we will not use, maintain or share that information outside CASAColumbia. Since our social media content is available to the general public, if you make a comment on a social media site, any information in your comment, as well as your profile name and any other public profile information, will be available to the general public to see.
How We Protect Personal Information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place a donation or submit your personal information.
All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider's database, and we do not have access to or retain your credit card information, i.e., your credit card number, expiration date or card security code on our servers. This database is only accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems who are required to keep the information confidential.
Updating Your Information
If you would like to update your contact information, you may do so by contacting us at (212) 841-5200 or by email at contact@CASAColumbia.org.
You may choose not to receive mail or email communications from us by emailing us at contact@CASAColumbia.org.