LifeWire makes it best effort to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. On our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. LifeWire only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor.
For example, we may collect personally identifiable information in order to process online donations, register for events, or signup for our email list. LifeWire staff members only use this information for internal purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction; or (iii) as required to by law.
Collecting personal information through our online donation service
eTapestry collects a variety of personal information about you in order to properly process your donation. This personal information may include: name, address, phone, email address, credit card information, “acknowledgement” or “in memory of” information, and donation amount. eTapestry maintains this information for LifeWire in their databases. It is unlikely that LifeWire will need to contact you, but we reserve the right in the event that we need to verify your personal information.
Visitors should be aware that LifeWire’s website may automatically collect non-personal information and data through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files websites use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data for content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files.
Links to other websites and services
This site links to other sites and services that are not maintained by LifeWire. These websites have their own privacy policies which we encourage you to review. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
Protecting personal information
LifeWire takes every precaution to protect donor information. When donors submit sensitive information via our website, we protect their information both online and off-line. When a form asks donors to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers or addresses), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect donor information off-line. All donor information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (our Resource Development Team) have access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
LifeWire works hard to ensure that your giving experience is a positive one. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of LifeWire or your dealings with our website, please contact us at 425-562-8840 ext. 249.