- disclose what information we may collect;
- how we may collect it;
- with whom we may share it; and
- discuss the choices you to control, correct, or remove the information we might collect.
We collect anonymous, aggregated analytics for research purposes.
We monitor website traffic using analytics tools, such as those offered by Google, and have enabled features that allow us to collect anonymous, aggregated demographic data, such as data made available via the DoubleClick cookie. We make no attempt to merge personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information under any circumstances, and that applies to data collected from any source, such as the demographic data available by the DoubleClick cookie.
The data we collect is strictly for research purposes. It’s anonymous visitor data and not connected to any specific visitor. For Google Analytics tracking for all visitors, we:
- anonymize the visitor IP address;
- disable User-ID tracking (if otherwise implemented);
- disable dimensions for UserID and author tracking (if otherwise implemented);
- filter IP addresses on measurement protocol hits; and
- remove User-ID from eCommerce hits (if otherwise implemented).
Although we normally collect anonymous visitor data, you’re free to block that data collection by installing a browser addon. Google currently provides an addon to block collection of Google Analytics data for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Opera, and Safari. If you’re using one of those browsers and you install the addon, any visit to our Website won’t be tracked by Google Analytics. You can begin the process of installing the addon by visiting Google’s currently available opt outs for the web.
Similar to virtually all internet-based sites, our Website collects information about visitors, such as IP address, user agent string, and referrer. This information is stored in server access logs and is aggregated and analyzed to enable us to operate and maintain the Website. None of this information is personally identifiable, and we make no effort to merge this data with other information to identify a specific individu1al. Our server logs are stored in an easily accessible format for a period of 7 days, after which they are archived. Each day, we automatically and permanently delete log archives older than 6 months.
We do NOT run advertisements on this Website.
We do not run advertisements on this Website, but we may make use of third-party sites, such as YouTube, to host some limited content that is shown on this Website. Depending on how you reach this content, third-party sites may display advertisements. For example, if we include a YouTube video on this website, you may be able to click from this Website and watch it directly on YouTube, a third-party site over which we have no control, which may display ads. To better understand and influence the ads you see across the web, visit Google Ads Settings.
We DO collect personal information IF you submit a form.
In order to provide services and to respond to inquiries, our Website makes use of forms that collect some personal information, such as a name, email address, or telephone number. We only collect this information IF you opt to submit a form. Each form clearly spells out its purpose and the information it collects. If you voluntarily submit a form on our Website, you are giving consent to us to make use of that information for the purpose identified on the form.
For some activities, such as compiling a roster of events, we allow you to submit a form with personal identifying information (e. g., phone number or email) and provide you an option to display this information on a public-facing web page. You may voluntarily elect to provide this information to promote your entry on the roster as effectively as possible. In all cases where we provide you the ability to display personal information, you have the option to NOT display this information publicly, and the order of any entry on a roster is not influenced based on whether such personal information is excluded from display.
To make sure we have accurately processed each request we receive, we do not automatically delete data from form submissions. However, if you’d like us to remove form data that you’ve submitted, just let us know via our contact page, and we’ll happily delete it on request.
In some cases, we may provide a form that includes an option for you to subscribe to receive future emails from us. If you subscribe to future emails, we will always provide an option to unsubscribe from future emails in every email we send to you. Once you unsubscribe, we will act on your request as quickly as possible so that you don’t receive further emails, but in rare cases there is a chance that you might receive additional emails until your request is completely processed.
Personally-identifiable information collected on this Website may be stored in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which we or our subcontractors have facilities.
We may allow you to submit comments, reviews, or testimonials.
Some content on our Website may include comments, reviews, or testimonials. We have gathered this user-submitted material from a wide range of interactions, from face-to-face communications, emails, or form submissions. For user-submitted material used in this manner, we make it clear that the material may be used in whole or in part on a public-facing website. However, the only personal information we might display in this manner is name, professional title, organization, and general location (such as city or state). If you voluntarily submit personal information on this Website as part of a comment, review, or testimonial, you thereby consent to our display of some or all of your submission on one or more public-facing pages of this Website.
We moderate submitted content, which means that we reserve the right to edit or delete such content that:
- is a duplicate;
- contains minor typographical errors;
- contains offensive content (for example, obscenities); or
- is not relevant to the original post (for example, spam).
If you’ve submitted content and would like us to delete it for any reason, let us know via our contact page and we’ll delete it for you.
We may allow you to register for additional access to our Website.
From time to time, we may allow you to register for additional access to our Website. Registration may or may not carry a fee, but in every case all applicable fees (if any) will be fully disclosed prior to your submission of a registration form.
If we provide a registration opportunity and you voluntarily choose to accept it, we’ll either automatically generate secure credentials or allow you to choose your own. We provide tools for you to to access your account if you’ve lost your password or to change it to a value of your choosing if you think your password has been compromised. We do not store your password in a visible format, and we will never ask you to tell us a password that you have set for your account.
Our Website may allow you to make donations, buy products, or stream video content.
We are an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and as such we may allow you on this Website to make donations, buy products, or pay a fee to stream premium video content. To accomplish these tasks, we may collect personal information relating to your donation or purchase. We retain this information to make sure the transaction was completed accurately and to maintain business records. However, we do NOT store payment information, such as a credit card number, for any period of time. Any payment information you enter is transmitted in encrypted format to our payment processor, and our record of the transaction never includes the payment details themselves.
Because the transaction is part of our financial records, we cannot delete the transaction in its entirety on your request. However, where permitted by law, we have tools in place to anonymize transaction data so that in most cases, your personal information can be removed. If you have made a donation or purchase on our Website and you’d like us to anonymize the transaction data to remove your personal information, please make a request to us via our contact page, and we’ll respond as soon as we can. Please note that while we will use our best efforts to honor your request, our ability to do so may be limited by law. For example, we may be required to provide the personal identity of large donors to government agencies, and we may not receive your anonymization request until after we have provided such information.
We do NOT sell or share your personal information.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with others. For example, we provide aggregated, anonymous website data to Google Analytics so that we can compare the performance of our Website with similar sites.
We have specific protections applicable to those making a donation.
By donating to UPF, in person or through our Website, you consent to collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and use of your information by us for the purpose of processing your donation (including responding to questions raised by you or financial institutions) and reporting on it to applicable governmental authorities, such as for tax reporting. We do not use your private donation information for any purpose beyond those set forth here. When you provide donation information in electronic format, such as by completing a donation form on our Website, all information (including but not limited to physical addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers) is encrypted during transmission to safeguard your privacy. Access to private information related to donations is limited by password restrictions and other security measures to UPF team members whose responsibilities include processing donations.
Unless you give specific written instructions to do so, UPF will not sell your personal information and will not share it with any third party outside of our organization, excluding government agencies as required by law. We do not send donor mailings or solicitations on behalf of other unrelated organizations.
Our Website is NOT directed toward children.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. This Website is not directed toward individuals under the age of 13, and we request that all children do not provide personally identifiable information through this Website. We do not knowingly collect or maintain such information, and in the event we learn that a child has provided personally identifiable information through this Website, we shall delete the information as soon as possible when permitted by law. If you are the parent or guardian of a child you believe has provided personally identifiable information to our Website, please contact us.
Beyond cookies, from time to time we may employ other tracking technologies, such as beacons, tags, or scripts (e. g., Google Tag Manager). All of this tracking is anonymous and done for research purposes. None of these other tracking technologies collects personally identifiable information.
Our Website uses external links and social media tools.
Your security is important to us.
The security of your information is important to us. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control, both during the transmission and once we receive it. For example, for all visitors on commonly used device platforms (i. e., those that support SNI) every page of this site is secured by a valid certificate from a trusted third-party certificate authority. All transmissions between your browser and our Website use the secure HTTPS with the most current Internet Standard encryption protocol.
Although we make a good faith effort to maintain the security of personal information, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized or illegal access, use, disclosure, or alteration.
If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information and we have information that enables us to contact you, we will do so as soon as possible using reasonable means. By providing contact information to us via this Website, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security and privacy, in addition to the purpose for which you otherwise provided your contact information.
We will happily act on your request to change or remove your information.
Contact us with any privacy-related questions or concerns.
We are responsible for controlling any personal information collected by this Website. Our legal name is Unity Productions Foundation, Inc.
Feel free to connect with us via our contact form or by mail at:
Unity Productions Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 650458
Potomac Falls, VA 20165-0458
Thanks for taking the time to sharing our respect for privacy!