Effective date: July 8, 2013.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect the following personal information from you
- Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number
We use this information to
- Send you requested product or service information
- Respond to customer service requests
- Send you a newsletter
- Respond to your questions and concerns
As a result of grant requests and other correspondence with Knight Foundation, we keep non-financial contact information such as your e-mail address and postal address in a database used by employees, and some contractors and non-profit partners. We collect this information to administer your account and to send you marketing emails that might interest you.
We collect e-mail and postal addresses from a variety of sources including partner organizations and public records lists. We sometimes share information with our grant partners when it's related to the content of a program or project and we think you'll be interested in the material.
We will not share any part of your information with any for-profit or commercial organizations. Your e-mail and postal address may be shared with other non-profit organizations. We will ask for your permission before any personal information is shared with third parties. If you change your mind, you will also be given the choice to opt out from sharing your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as [shipping your order or offering customer service]. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
- when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
- if John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
- to any other third party with your prior consent to do so
We will honor your request to stop sending you publications or e-mail newsletters, and this will not affect your grant-related communications. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with such requests or you can unsubscribe by following the instructions included in each email.
User Access and Choice
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove, or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page [or by emailing our Customer Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our web server places a small data file on your computer called a 'cookie.' This cookie helps us improve the web site's performance by knowing what kind of browser and computer you are using during your visit. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use them to improve our content and improve our search performance. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. This helps our server recognize you when you come back and that you're a "returning visitor." Cookies store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may still use our site and it will function mostly the same. The cookie contains no personal information and is not readable during your visits to other web sites. No personally information about you other than your computer type and the fact that you visited is being saved in the cookie.
Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personally identifiable information, and we do not share any personally identifiable information with Google or Rackspace.
Links to 3rd Party Sites
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Social Media Widgets
In the case of Newschallenge.org, you can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect. This service will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Emails to Friends
In the case of Newschallenge.org, you can choose to use our page sharing referral service to tell a friend about our site. When you do, we ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Knight Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database. (Please include mention of Newschallenge.org and the IDEO community database).
In the cases of Newschallenge.org and Infotoolkit.org, we post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. In every case Knight Foundation staff has obtained the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from Testimonials or comments please contact us via email to email@example.com. Please include the URL of the page with the comment or testimonial in reference.
Changes to this Policy
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The use of the web site is free for non-commercial use.
If you are aware of incorrect information on this web site, please send all related information, including a link to the page, to the webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Knight Foundation, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3300, Miami, Fla. 33131-2349
Phone: (305) 908-2600 (main); also (305) 908-2622 (webmaster)
The foundation is a private, non-profit company registered in the state of Florida. Request an IRS Form 990-PF by calling our accounting department at (305) 908-2613.
Trustees and officers are identified on the web site.