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Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Women In Distress by sending an email to Rachel Carneglia.
Information Collected and How It Is Used
Our website forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, home or business address, and similar information. When you make an online donation, we request your credit card information, but do not share that information. We do not request or store other sensitive information from our visitors, such as social security numbers.
If you do not make an online donation, we do not collect any personal financial information from you. You must clear your internet history if you are concerned about other people knowing that you have visited our website. For more information on how to clear your history click here.
If you do fill out a website form to “Contact Us” or “Sign Up for the E-Newsletter,” we do not share your personal information with any third parties. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise exchange information about any of our supporters.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We at Women In Distress realize that the content uploaded to this Site is not appropriate for everyone; particularly young children. The website is designed with an audience of 13 years and above in mind. For this reason, every user is asked to confirm that they are at least 13 years of age, and we use our best efforts to ensure the enforcement of this minimum age policy.
The Children’s Online Privacy Act (“COPPA”) requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age. Although our website is not directed at children this young, we understand that children may visit and utilize the site. COPPA requires that we obtain the consent of parents and/or guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features on the website.
If your child attempts to register and/or provide personal information to us (including the initial participation on the Women In Distress website), we will deny registration unless a parent or legal guardian:
Once parental notice and consent have been verified, the information we collect will be treated in the same manner as information collected from any other users of the Women In Distress website. Without verified parental notice and consent, we will not knowingly collect personal information of children under 13 years of age, which may mean that such children are unable to use the full services of the Women In Distress website. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected such information, it will be promptly deleted.
Use of “Cookies”
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. All information provided to us is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Women In Distress. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Women In Distress Web pages are displayed by Women In Distress. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Women In Distress Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Women In Distress does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks. Women In Distress is not responsible for any information you provide to such third party ad networks.
Controlling “Spam” or Unsolicited Emails
Women In Distress is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or “spam.” Women In Distress will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting us. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Contacting the Website
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
You can also send an e-mail to Rachel Carnegila
Internet Safety – What You Should Know
Computer usage can be monitored and cannot be completely cleared. The following suggestions are meant as safety precautions, but do not guarantee complete removal of tracking information from your computer.
If you feel you are in danger, access a safer computer or call our crisis line for help and information.
Women In Distress’ 24-Hour Crisis Line:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
If you are using a home, business, or public computer, others have the ability to retrace your internet usage and view websites visited and emails sent by you. Nothing viewed or written on the internet is 100% safe or private, and programs exist to recover deleted emails, temporary internet files, cookies, and files on your computer.
To increase your computer usage privacy from the average web user, there are some cleaning processes you can practice to increase your safety. Additionally, software programs exist to further reduce your risk by making deleted computer files unrecoverable.
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer containing tracking information on which websites you visit, including passwords and preferences. You can disable cookies on your computer, but some websites you visit may not work properly without them enabled.
Clear Your History
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 7
Firefox 3.5 for Windows
Firefox 3 for Windows
Firefox 3.5 for Mac OS X
Firefox 3 for Mac OS X
Disable or Turn Off “Cookies”
For Windows 98:
For Windows XP:
Delete Email From Outlook Express
To empty deleted items folder: Scroll within left-margin menu to Deleted Items folder. Right-click this folder and select Empty.
This listing or information is not meant to be all inclusive, and newer versions of applications or programs may have been issued. Check with your browser wizard or help function for the most appropriate means to delete information.