Privacy Policy

Collection, Use and Security of Personal Information

The Spooner Girls Foundation values and respects an individual’s right to keep certain Personal Information private.  Likewise, the SGF values the need to collect and use Personal Information which will enable the SGF to effectively deliver products and services leading to a reduction in disability and death from heart diseases and stroke.  This Privacy Policy applies to activities of the SGF and additionally to persons visiting SGF Web sites, signing up for SGF publications and mailings, or entering into transactions with the SGF, and covers the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information and data as described in this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy does not apply to information that the SGF collects on contractors, vendors or other entities with which the SGF does business, although the SGF will contractually require them to comply with relevant provisions of the Privacy Policy.

A. SGF Collection of Personal Information

  1. The SGF will collect Personal Information on an individual only if the individual provides the information to the SGF. The SGF also may collect information about a person who has been referred to the website to send them emails regarding SGF’s efforts or a person to whom the SGF has been asked to send emails regarding SGF’s programs or efforts. If a person donates to the SGF, the SGF may collect sensitive Personal Information such as the donor’s credit card number, card type, and expiration date and keep a record of the financial transaction.

    The SGF may collect Demographic Information it obtains from individuals and third parties for fund raising purposes and to notify persons of SGF programs, events, educational opportunities and upcoming meetings.

    The SGF may collect Aggregate and Transactional Information and add to its database every time a person visits an SGF Web Site. Also, the SGF collects Aggregate Information for research purposes.

  2. Types of information: “Personal Information” is “Demographic Information” which identifies a specific individual with a minimal degree of effort. Demographic Information includes name, address, city and other similar information. Transactional Information is data collected on an individual based on the individuals’ interactions with the SGF, which may include sensitive information such as credit card information. Aggregate Information is information presented in summary or statistical form which does not contain data that would permit the identification of a specific individual without extraordinary effort.

B. SGF Use of Personal Information

  1. When an individual provides Personal Information to the SGF, the SGF may use the Personal Information for its programs, research and fundraising.
  2. The SGF uses Transactional Information for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services. The presumption is that, since Transactional Information is highly proprietary, it will not be disclosed to third parties.
  3. The SGF will disclose all information as required by law.
  4. The SGF will make every effort to discontinue the use of an individual’s Personal Information as soon as practicable if requested by that individual. The SGF may need to retain Information in its archives and records to comply with law, resolve disputes, analyze problems, assist with any investigations, enforce SGF’s User Agreement and other policies, and take other actions otherwise permitted or required by law.

C. Specific Requirements

  1. Administrative
    • The SGF will take reasonable and appropriate measures to keep Personal Information confidential and in a secure environment, including taking appropriate action in the event of unauthorized disclosure.
    • Access to Personal Information will be restricted to only those personnel with a legitimate business purpose.
    • The SGF owns all Personal Information provided to it by individuals and collected in accordance with this Policy.
  2. 2. Third Party Disclosure

    Permission is required before the SGF discloses Personal Information to a third party. No permission is necessary for Aggregate Information, since Aggregate Information does not identify a specific individual.