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Information Collection and Use
One Brick is the sole owner of the information collected on www.onebrick.org. One Brick collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to use sign up for an event, a user must give their first name, last name and email address. We use this information to contact the user about the event for which he/she has expressed interest. If a record for the user is not already in our database, they are forwarded to our mailing list data form, and added to the email newsletter subscription.
We request information from the user on our mailing list data form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, address and telephone contacts) and employment information. The email addresses are used for our weekly volunteer newsletter. The address and employment information is used for tracking our volunteer demographics in aggregate, and this aggregate information may be provided to potential donor organizations. In the future, address information may be used for One Brick fundraising mailings.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time.
By setting a cookie on our site, users do not have to identify which One Brick region they wish to view, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be repeatedly asked which region they wish to view event information for.
Third Party Advertising
There are NO advertisements on the One Brick site.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Communications from the Site
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and the volunteer events we organize. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's email address. One Brick will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. One Brick stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact One Brick at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from our database.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with potential funding organizations who request a demographic profile of our volunteer base. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties
In the event One Brick goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving it by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at email@example.com.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, One Brick, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. 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 Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
All of our users' information is restricted to the One Brick volunteer management system, Web Manager. Only One Brick representatives who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, our event managers) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our staff must use secure password-protected log-ins to access any information. Periodically, as well as any time new policies are added, our volunteer staff is notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, at a third-party host.
If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.