(Last Updated March 2019)
Our commitment to Donors
What information we collect
We may collect information from you when you register, make a donation, respond to our communications, or otherwise interact with the site.
- When donating or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit the site without providing such information.
- We use IP addresses and session identifiers to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track user activities, to infer user interests, and to otherwise induce, deduce, and gather information about individual users and market segments.
- Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our Site. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer and are read when you come back to the website. We may use both session cookies (that expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (that stay on your computer until you delete them) to enhance your experience using The INN’s website and to let us know which parts of our website are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.
How we use your information
We may use the information we collect from you to send direct mailings from The INN. You have the option to opt out of mailings or unsubscribe from emails.
Do we share your information with third parties?
Service Providers and Contractors: We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as technical assistance and customer service. These other companies will have access to your information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information when requested by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, in response to a subpoena or legal process or in connection with our efforts to protect the rights and interests of The INN or other third parties.
Merger: If we merge with or are acquired by a third party, your information may be part of the assets that are shared with the applicable third party and its legal counsel.
How we protect your information
We take the security of your information very seriously and take appropriate measures to ensure it remains safe. However, no commercial method of information transfer over the Internet or electronic data storage is known to be 100% secure. In particular, email sent to or from the Website may not be secure and therefore caution should be exercised when deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. As a result, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage in our systems.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of thirteen has provided personal information to us through the site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Non-United States Residents
It is important to note that the site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any visitor information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the site and/or providing us with your visitor information, you consent to this transfer.