Effective / Updated as of Aug 10th, 2018
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Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When we refer to “Personal Information” in this document, we are including Device Information and Contact Information.
a) Device Information
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
b) Contact Information
Additionally we ask you to voluntarily submit information to us when:
- If you subscribe to our Newsletter we collect your name and email address.
- If you fill out our Contact form we will collect your name, email address, and the content of the message you provide.
- If you join as Flock Member, the registration form asks for your Name, Email and a Username and Password.
We refer to this information as “Contact Information.”
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Contact Information that we collect to send you our Newsletter or other Our Hen House communications such as your donation or flock membership.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us improve and optimize our Site and Newsletter (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site and the Newsletter, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information, or direct to you provide information, with third parties to help us use your Personal Information.
- Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us, you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For access or deletion requests regarding Network for Good, you can contact them at:
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill requests you have made (for example sending you the Newsletter), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your Device Information and Contact information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States in order to fulfill delivery of our Newsletter and other Our Hen House communications. Furthermore, you Device Information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States to provide Google Analytics and in communication with our donor management and fundraising platform, Network for Good.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a GDPR data removal request, please contact us by e-mail at info@ourhenhouse or by mail using the details provided below:
Our Hen House
PO Box 310
Germantown, NY 12526