The Leadership Conference Education Fund (“The Education Fund”) builds public will for laws and policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of every person in the United States. In so doing, we also seek to promote an appreciation for the rich diversity of the country and attitudes that are accepting of our differences and similarities. Privacy is a cherished American value. In that spirit, The Education Fund is committed to respecting the privacy of the users of its website www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org (the “Site”). As an educational organization, The Education Fund’s mission includes providing timely information and using online technologies to communicate with information seekers.
The Education Fund includes as part of its mission the effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting fair information practices. To fulfill this mission, The Education Fund agrees to exercise reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information (as defined below) provided by you in connection with accessing and using the Site.
2. Collection and Use of Personal Information
Unless otherwise provided in a separate registration page, we do not request contact information for a mobile phone, text messaging, or any wireless device that includes a domain name address (such as “wireless.bellsouth.com”) as part of the contact information. Federal law prohibits the sending of commercial e-mail messages directly to a wireless device that uses a domain name, unless you have first given your affirmative consent. We may inadvertently collect a wireless device number that includes a domain name or other information from an e-mail signature block when you send us an inquiry or register for the mailing list. However, we will not knowingly use that contact information for sending commercial e-mail.
We use your Personal Information to provide you with the services you request and to respond to questions related to The Education Fund or the Site. We may also use your Personal Information to notify you about updates, new features, and activities on behalf of The Education Fund or the Site that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such communications from The Education Fund, you may opt out of communications, as described below.
From time to time, we may post information about job opportunities on the Site. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, you can submit a resume and a cover letter. Applications will be handled by our human resources director and we will make reasonable efforts to review the applications in a timely fashion. We will share your application with members of The Education Fund staff to assess your qualifications. We will not distribute or share Personal Information submitted in relation to employment with any third party without your consent.
We may also use your Personal Information for operational and business purposes or to find out how we can improve our organization and Site via surveys or online tracking mechanisms. We aggregate Personal Information collected directly during the registration process and via “cookies” to help us evaluate and modify existing services and features. (For more information on cookies and our related policy see section 8 below). We also use your Personal Information to develop new services and features that may be of interest to you.
3. Disclosure of Information
We will not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third party without your consent. However, The Education Fund may disclose Personal Information in special cases: (1) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights of The Education Fund or to anyone that could be harmed by such activities, including threats to the physical safety of any person; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (3) to any affiliate of The Education Fund including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Inc.; and (4) to any third party who may acquire The Education Fund.
4. Your Rights to Review and Correct Your Personal Information
You may contact The Education Fund by sending an e-mail including the subject line of “Personal Information Request” to [email protected] to ask if we are keeping Personal Information about you. If we do have Personal Information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge. Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending a request to [email protected] that credibly shows our error.
We use third-party vendors for various purposes. For example, we use a third-party vendor, Blue State Digital (“Blue State Digital”), to store email addresses. When you sign up to receive information from The Education Fund, the information is received and stored on Blue State Digital’s servers. The Education Fund does not permanently store on its servers e-mail addresses or other Personal Information collected from our Site.
6. Opt-Out Procedures
You may always opt-out of receiving communications from us by clicking on the removal link provided at the bottom of every e-mail sent by The Education Fund to change your e-mail preferences.
7. Security of Information
The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with our visitors is of utmost concern to The Education Fund. The Personal Information collected through the Site is maintained in a responsible manner consistent with current industry standards.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information. Financial transactions related to your donations to The Education Fund including without limitation in connection with awards dinners and advertising are handled by Blue State Digital. Information relating to your financial transactions will not be maintained on Education Fund servers. Please visit Blue State Digital to familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions and with its privacy policies.
Certain purchases made through Amazon.com will support The Education Fund. Please visit Amazon.com to familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions and with its privacy policies.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) when you transfer any information to us, you do so at your own risk.
9. Links to Third-Party Websites
The Site may contain links to the websites of third parties not affiliated with The Education Fund. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Site or The Education Fund of the content, advertising, or business practices of the third parties. The Education Fund is NOT responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any other websites, including any websites that may indicate a special relationship or “partnership” with The Education Fund. The Education Fund does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect Personal Information from you when you link to their websites. This collecting of information is not subject to the control of The Education Fund. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit by linking from the Site.
10. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at the Site from persons we know to be under age 13, and no part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. By your participation in our Site activities, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age and meet any other eligibility requirements of the Site.
Last Updated: August 2, 2018