This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the online site of Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by and included on this web site www.midtown-metro.org.
What information do we collect?
MEF collects information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, complete a donation submission or apply for programs. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or education information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
MEF is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. MEF only has access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. MEF will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
MEF will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. MEF will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
MEF takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While MEF uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only MEF employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
MEF does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. MEF may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. MEF therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites from you.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
MEF is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. MEF does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Our information collection practices are described below. While we encourage children to visit our site and learn more about our programs, we recommend, however, that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other online sites. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.