We understand your concerns about safety and security, and want to assure you that we make every effort to safeguard your privacy when you make donations through our website. Our goal is to help you to give online in a convenient and secure manner.
Harvest Bridge uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. Harvest Bridge helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for online donations. All information is stored in a secure database. Please remember that the safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a login ID or password to access certain services or areas of the Websites, you are responsible for keeping this ID and/or password confidential. We ask that you not share such information with anyone or allow anyone to sign-in using your credentials.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal or sensitive information transmitted to us. Any transmission of personal or sensitive information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we put in place for your protection.
What information do we collect?
As discussed in greater detail below, we collect two types of information: personal information you submit to us voluntarily and information we collect automatically when you use our Websites or services. “Personal information” is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. Personal information we collect may include your name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address and payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date. When you submit payment information to us via the Website, you consent to providing your payment information to us and to our service provider processing the donation to the extent required to provide our services to you. When we collect payment information directly from you, we transmit this payment information directly to our service provider.
Links and Third Party Websites
Please see the Special Provisions below for more information on the cookies we use if you are a donor.
For all Website users, as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our Websites, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type; and other information obtained through third party analytics tools, such as Google Analytics.
• Cookies do not allow the Websites to access personal information that you haven’t already provided.
• Harvest Bridge may use third party analytics services, which provide us with a clearer picture of how you use the Website, such as where you click on the Website, non-sensitive text entered into the Website, and mouse movements.
Do Not Track Requests; Third Party Tracking
Harvest Bridge does not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your web browser because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created. Third parties, other than our vendors (such as our website analytics provider), do not have authorization from us to track which websites you visited prior to and after visiting the Website. That said, we cannot control third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking that occurs without our knowledge or consent.
How We Use Your Information
• To respond to your inquiries and to contact you about changes to the Website;
• To send you notices or our e-Newsletter (if you have signed up to receive it);
• To provide and maintain the Website, help diagnose problems with the Website, and to administer and audit usage of the Website;
• For statistical analysis and internal business purposes such as identifying fundraising trends;
• For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and
Complying With the Legal System
Though Harvest Bridge makes every effort to preserve donor and customer privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our organization.
Disclosure or Transfer of Data in Connection with Organization Change
Disclosure or Transfer of Data to Third Party Vendors
We may use third parties to help operate and improve our Website. We may share information we have about you with such third parties, solely for their use to provide services to us. Please be aware that such third parties have their own privacy policies, which govern their use of your information.
Transfer of Information
We are based in the United States of America. Any personal information you provide may be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States or transferred to a secure database outside the United States. By providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
Children Under the Age of 13
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 or knowingly allow such persons to log in to the Website. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on these Website or on or through any of its features or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as practicable. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-506-8266.
Accessing, Correcting and Deleting Your Information
If you would like to access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com or 724-506-8266. When you contact us, you may be required to provide us some details to verify your identity in this case. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, cause the information to be incorrect, or if we are unable to verify your identity.
Changes to the Policy
Special Privacy & Security Provisions for Donors
Harvest Bridge respects and protects your privacy and will never sell or rent your personal information to other individuals or companies. The information that you provide is used only to complete your donation.
Harvest Bridge uses “session cookies” while a visitor is making a donation using a Donate button. Session cookies are bits of information that are stored by your browser on your hard drive. We use session cookies so that we can properly verify a donor’s identity as they move from one donation page to the next. These session cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information.