Asking for Your Information
We will sometimes ask for personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, occupation and other details. By providing your information to us, we can deliver the most relevant educational information to you that we believe you would like to hear about. When you choose to give personal information to us over the Internet that we request, we will always endeavor to inform you how we will use the information.
Personal Privacy Information
The Waitt Institute will take appropriate steps to keep your personal information confidential. Those steps include limiting access to visitor information databases, communicating this policy statement to all employees and establishing and enforcing penalties for violating this statement.
The Waitt Institute will not sell, rent or give away our visitors’ personal information to others for use in selling products or services. When we do identify an organization that can use visitor information to further an appropriate charitable or educational purpose, we will insist on binding agreements from those organizations protecting our information. We will vigorously enforce all privacy agreements we have with other organizations.
We may share with third parties certain aggregated, non-personal information such as the number of people searching for a particular term; however, such information will not identify you individually.
We gather personal information from visitors to our site so we can better develop our relationship with those visitors and pursue our charitable mission more effectively. Occasionally, we seek comments on our public programs. These comments allow us to determine which programs members of the public should be made aware of based on their specific needs.
We may communicate with visitors via e-mail or other online delivery devices only if the visitor agrees to receive those communications. Members of the public, who believe they are receiving our communications in error or who no longer desire to receive them, should inform us and we will remove those clients’ names from our mailing lists. The Waitt Institute will be judicious in the use of e-mail and paper mail to communicate with members of the public. We will, at all times, put ourselves in the place of the recipients of our mail and treat recipients as we ourselves would like to be treated.
In addition, we may provide links to sites that operate under different privacy practices. We encourage our visitors to review the privacy policies of such sites before providing any personal information. Although we cannot control the use of information provided to such third parties, we will try to link only to those sites with suitable privacy policies.
Personal Privacy Information Changes
Should the Waitt Institute propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this policy or specific policy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt-out of the use of personal information for those other purposes.
The Waitt Institute takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to your personal information, storing all such information in a secure area. Access to such information is strictly monitored to include only employees, contractors and agents who need to know such information to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations.
The Waitt Institute currently uses “cookies” on our sites that tag each visitor’s browser with a random, unique number and do not disclose any personal information about the person using the browser. By noting where these uniquely numbered browsers go on our site, we can study traffic patterns and improve our site.
While most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, should you elect to do so, some features of this and other Waitt Institute sites may not function properly.
When you access any of the Waitt Institute sites, our servers automatically record the information your browser sends whenever you visit any site. These logs may include information such as your Web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, date and time of your request and more.
We may retain e-mail or other communication you send to the Waitt Institute or affiliated Web sites and organizations to enable us to respond to your inquiries and improve our services.