One of the main concerns Internet users have is the uncertainty of where their personal information will end up once they hit “send” on a screen. At designB studios, we care about your comfort on our site and we are committed to making you aware of what may happen to the information you share with us. To that end, we have developed this detailed policy so that you can make informed decisions about the information you disclose.
A Special Note about Children
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that children under the age of 18 not submit any personal information to us. If you are under that age, you can use this service only under the authority of your parents or guardians.
Information We Collect
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier.
In general, you can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, however, you are no longer anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout our site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
Under some circumstances, we may require additional financial information. We use your financial information, including credit card information, to verify your name, address, and other information, and to bill you for your use of our services.
Additionally, we automatically track certain information based on your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior, to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you previously viewed, which URL you view next, what browser you are using, and your IP address.
If you choose to donate using our Online Giving tool, we collect information about your donating behavior.
If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we collect some additional information, including a billing address, a credit card number, a credit card expiration date, and tracking information from checks or money orders. We use this information only as you authorize.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.
If you register for sohojobs.org on another web site, or use a web site providing a service for sohojobs.org, or use a web site that facilitates your activity on sohojobs.org, that web site may provide personal information about you and your transactions back to us. Please read third party privacy policies before equipping them with your personal information.
Use of “Cookies”
Our Use of Your Information
We use your information to facilitate the services you request. We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes. In particular, we may examine your information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases.
If you choose to provide us with your credit card information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.
We may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number, and bank account number, are not disclosed to marketing advertisers ever. If you “right click” with your mouse on an ad on our site and select properties, you can see the URL for the advertiser that serves that ad.
designB studios offers email list tool, donation tools, and shopping carts to various ministries. If you choose to get involved with any of these ministries, we will provide your personal information to them. However, before we disclose your personally identifiable information to an external service provider, you will see what data is about to be sent and have the ability to approve the disclosure. Users who register for a ministry list, purchase a product, or make a donation to a ministry grant sohojobs.org permission to pass your email address and other personal information back to that ministry.
sohojobs.org cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as intellectual property rights and fraud. You authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal.
Your Use of Our Information
sohojobs.org does not tolerate spam. Therefore, you are not licensed to add any of the sohojobs.org email addresses, our fax number, or our mailing address, to your mailing list without our expressed consent after adequate disclosure.
Control of Your Password
You are responsible for any actions taken with your User ID and password. Therefore, we do not recommend that you disclose your sohojobs.org password to any third parties. If you choose to share your User ID and password or your information with third parties, you should first review their privacy policies, because you will be ultimately responsible for actions they may take. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.
Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact information, and billing information from our active databases to prevent your information from being shared with other users. To make this request, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable laws.
However, we will sometimes retain in our files information you have requested to remove, if we think it is necessary for resolving disputes, troubleshooting problems, or enforcing our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored “back up” systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
sohojobs.org uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, including “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers. sohojobs.org treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
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