Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, Friends Connect Foundation (NP)  has developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. The following outlines our privacy policy which discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for these websites: www.friendsconnectfoundation.org , www.app.friendsconnectfoundation.org

  1. Links

This site contains links to other sites. Friends Connect Foundation (NP) has not reviewed all of the sites linked to and from its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site.  Friends Connect Foundation (NP) is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

  1. General Information Collection and Use

Friends Connect Foundation (NP) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.  We collect information from our users at several different points on our website. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. While using Friends Connect Foundation’s website, you may submit personal information when registering for services, ordering products, and posting content. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected, and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that Friends Connect Foundation (NP)  and its authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

  1. Log Files

 

Your personal information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit Friends Connect Foundation’s website. We use IP addresses to help analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history (including, but not your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website) may also be collected.

  1. Cookies

Friends Connect Foundation’s website uses “cookies” to remember certain user information. “Cookies” are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to login a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

 

You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available

  1. Various Registrations

In order to receive certain updates or use certain features of this website, a user may have to first complete a registration form. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. During registration, a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. If asked for, it is optional for a user to provide additional demographic information but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site. We collect specific health related information in order to better serve our participants. We consider this information confidential, however we must also share this information on a need to know basis in preparing and hosting our events. If you prefer to share this information directly with a Best Day volunteer, please contact the appropriate office based upon your location.

  1. Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we may ask for contact information such as name, address and email address.

  1. Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. From time to time, we may use this information to better design our website and to share with select advertising partners, sponsors, and/or affiliates however IP addresses are not linked to personal information. For example,we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we will not disclose to these partners, sponsors and/or affiliates anything that could be used to personally identify those individuals. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

  1. Security and  Encryption

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. This includes a 24 monitoring of site activities by our hosting service provide as well as an SSL certificate that includes SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption (where allowable by law) via our website and database hosting provider. Our website has data encryption an on all transaction-oriented operations between you and Friends Connect Foundation via our transaction service provider.

All user account pages are protected with Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption. All user accounts must be accessed with usernames and passwords. You are advised not to share your username and password with any other person.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only persons who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

  1. Security

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly collect contact or personal information from children under 13. Our sites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age related information is requested.

It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at info@friendsconnectfoundation.org .

  1. Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at info@friendsconnectfoundation.org

  1. Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service:

  • You can send email to info@friendsconectfoundation.org
  • You can send mail to the following postal address:

P.O. Box 4255

Middletown, NJ 07748

  • You can call the following telephone number: 732-737-7354
  1. Correct/Update
  • You can send email to info@friendsconectfoundation.org
  • You can send mail to the following postal address:

P.O. Box 4255

Middletown, NJ 07748

  • You can call the following telephone number: 732-737-7354

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact info@friendsconnectfoundation.org .

Notification of Changes

We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Retainment of Information

We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

 

We are committed to conducting our nonprofit business entity in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.