- How personal information is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your personal information.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Sierra Forward is the sole owner of the information collected. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, our website, or other direct contact with you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We request information from you on our web pages, emails, and other media. To interact with us, you may be asked to provide contact information (like name and mailing address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for processing donations, to keep you informed of activities and to share information of interest to you. If we have trouble processing a donation, we’ll use this information to contact you.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to process a credit card transaction.
Your Access to and Control of Your Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address given on our website and below:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change or correct any information we have about you.
- Have us delete any information we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We use “cookies” on our website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s computer to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in 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. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal information on our website.
Sierra Forward partners with third parties to provide specific services. When individuals sign 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 your personal information except for the purpose of providing these services to Sierra Forward and to individuals with whom Sierra Forward is interacting.
The Sierra Forward website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of any other website that collects personal information.
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as age level, interests,). The survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the website or other media and also to better understand the individuals with whom we are interacting.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Often, we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data). That information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a highly secure manner. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Sierra Forward webpage.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only members of Sierra Forward who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personal information. The computers and servers in which we store are kept in a highly secure environment.