Our Commitment to Privacy
Our website is maintained by READ Global, with headquarters at 1016 Lincoln Blvd, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Suite 322, San Francisco, CA 94117. Our telephone number is 415.563.3362.
What personal information do we collect?
When you visit our website, you may choose to provide us with personal information (such as sharing your name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) for a variety of reasons. Reasons include registering to receive e-mail newsletters or other materials, requesting information from us, donating to us, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. This information is kept and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. READ Global does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us.
What do we use your personal information for?
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose. Your information may be used in the following ways:
- To provide the service or information you have requested
- To process donation transactions: when you donate to READ Global via our website, your donation information is encrypted and transmitted by way of a secure connection (Note: we use secure, external donations processing platforms. To view their privacy policies, please visit http://www.stayclassy.org/privacy, and http://www.acceptiva.com/privacy.html).
- To send periodic email updates: You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our new projects and services.
- The email address you provide to process a donation may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional news and updates from READ.
How do we protect your personal information?
Personally identifiable information is only accessed by READ Global staff on a "need to know" basis. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures on our external donate platforms (see “What do we use your information for?”), to provide an additional level of security.
Choice / Opt-out
If you have signed up to receive e-mail communications from us and later change your mind, you can contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
You can send mail to the following address:
READ Global P.O. Box 29286 San Francisco, CA 94129
Correct / Update
If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the e-mail and mail addresses provided above.
What non-personal information do we collect?
We also collect non-personal information – data in a form that does not provide direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
Normal web browsing
The information we gather during normal browsing comes from two sources: standard server logs collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system; and information such as the site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visited, and the dates/times of those visits. We may use this information to improve our outreach and communications about our work.
Additionally, if you have come into the site from one of our newsletters or from a site that has requested a link to us, we will ask your browser to accept a cookie that carries a general marketing source code with you as you browse through the site, in order to help us match referring site to donations made. This cookie does not capture or hold any personally identifying information about you, and is deleted when you end your session by leaving our site or closing your browser.
Cookies and other Technologies
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.