At Chi-ism.org, we are taking action for change in the lives of all oppressed people. As a contributor to Chi-ism.org, you don't have to worry about the security and confidentiality of your personal information. Just like you, we want all of your personal information kept that way—personal and private. To demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices, we have adopted leading industry privacy guidelines. This notice describes our privacy statement and practices followed by Chi-ism.org.
Federal legislation requires us to provide Chi-ism.org contributors who register for Chi-ism.org® services with a description of our information collection and sharing practices.
This document, effective December 17, 2007, specifically describes how we handle your personally identifiable information and applies to products and services for you or your organization provided by Chi-ism.org.
Information Collection and Use
Chi-ism.org is the owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information except as disclosed in this statement. Whenever we ask for additional or optional information, we identify those fields appropriately so that you know what information is required to provide the requested service. To maximize the value of our services, we may request or collect information from you when you visit our Web sites. This privacy statement tells you what is being collected, how it is collected, by whom it is being collected, why it is being collected and to whom it may be disclosed.
Chi-ism.org service registration. In order to provide you with the best support possible, we request Chi-ism.org contributors to register with Chi-ism.org. When you register, you'll be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We will also ask you for personal survey information about why you are contributing to Chi-ism.org. The information gathered from it will help us provide you with better services in the future. Occasionally, we may also use your e-mail address to offer you the opportunity to provide input to us via other surveys that will help us improve our services.
Chi-ism.org Service. When you enroll for service, you will be asked to select a username and password, and to provide us with your full name, address, zip code, phone number and e-mail address. We use your username and password to verify your identity, which is required to give you access to your Chi-ism.org service. For access to financial, investment, and credit card statement download services, we ask you to provide additional information such as an account number and a personal identification number (PIN). We will also need to identify you if you forget your password, by asking for your mother's maiden name or other unique identifier. We use this information to verify your accounts with your financial institutions and to provide you with access to the services you are requesting. We also ask for your credit card number to process your initial and all your subsequent payments. The contact information is required to establish your service with the financial institutions, brokerage houses and credit card companies of your choice. Your e-mail address will be used as our primary source of contact with you regarding your service We do not share your personal information with third parties except as required by law and as required to fulfill your request for service. The information shared may include your customer and subscription information to specific partners or affiliates through which you may have subscribed.
Technical and product support. In order to provide you with technical and product support, we ask for your name and e-mail address. We may use your contact information in order to contact you regarding service updates or specific support questions. We may also contact you for additional opportunities to provide feedback on our programs and services unless you request not to receive such communications.
Contests and surveys. From time to time, we may offer you the option to participate in contests or surveys. If you would like to participate, we may ask you for contact information, preferences or other information. This information may be used to conduct research, improve our offerings or award prizes. Our contests may have separate rules and we will identify how the information that you supply will be used in each case.
Information about your computer or browser. Chi-ism.org collects such information so that we may analyze trends, administer the site and gather broad demographic information in order to provide our users with the best possible Web experience, appropriate products or services and to format e-mail messages that best align with your computer's capabilities. This information is collected in a generic aggregate format and is not linked to personally identifiable information.
Links to other sites. Chi-ism.org Web sites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Chi-ism.org is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. Chi-ism.org is not responsible for the actions of any third parties.
Cookies do not compromise privacy or personally identify users. Their data is usually stored on your computer's hard drive as a file or folder called "cookies," and you can delete this file anytime you choose. The cookies used on our Web sites are only valid for the current session and shortly become invalid. Cookies created by one site will only work with that specific site. Site A, for example, cannot read cookies generated by Site B and then use that information for purposes for which it was not intended.
Referrals. If users elect to use our referral service for informing others about our site or programs, we ask them for a name, phone and e-mail address for themselves and for the person/people being referred. Chi-ism.org will automatically send the referred party/parties a one-time e-mail or call them one time inviting them to visit the site or make a donation or request a program. Chi-ism.org stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail or making this one-time phone call. The referred party may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from the referral database.
Former members. We treat information concerning our former members the same way we treat information about our current members.
Children. Because of the nature of our organization, our web site is suitable for children under the age of 18. Therefore, we may knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children in regard to participation in our youth programs.
Access to Your Information
Chi-ism.org does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties except as explained in this privacy statement. The information you provide us will only be shared under limited circumstances. These include:
With service providers. In some cases, we will employ or work with service providers such as marketing or security consultants, temporary workers, third-party software developers or outsourcers to complete a business process or provide a service on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to send e-mails on our behalf. While this may require that we share some information, we will only share information that the service provider must have to perform the requested services. For example, a service provider who delivers products on our behalf would need to have a delivery address. However, these service providers are strictly prohibited from using your information for any purpose other than to act on our behalf.
For legal reasons. In some cases we may be required to disclose certain information to comply with the law, an investigation or a legal process, such as a court order or subpoena.
We give you the opportunity to keep us from using or sharing the personally identifiable information that you provide to us for purposes other than those explained in this statement. We will provide you the opportunity to opt-out of secondary uses of personally identifiable information you provide us, whenever we gather it. Simply notify us during the information collection process or contact us email@example.com.
We may send site and service announcement updates. You are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service. We communicate with you to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to your account by phone or e-mail.
We employ industry-standard physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to help protect the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. Whenever we prompt you to transmit sensitive information, such as a credit card number, we support encryption of your data as it is transmitted.
Chi-ism.org uses the latest technology to protect your account information from exposure to unauthorized persons. Below are some of the components of this security system:
A username and password are required to access the Chi-ism.org online service.
After entering a username or password incorrectly three times, access to an account is blocked. 128-bit encryption scrambles your sensitive transmissions made via the Internet.
You are responsible for protecting the secrecy of your PIN in accordance with the terms contained in the Chi-ism.org Online Service Agreement. We recommend you not store secure pages in your cache or leave your computer unattended while you are logged in to Chi-ism.org online service or while on the Chi-ism.org Web site.
Although no security measures are foolproof, we work diligently to protect personally identifiable information stored on the sites' servers from unauthorized access using industry-standard available computer security products, such as firewalls, as well as carefully developed security procedures and practices.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
At our Web site, we provide you the opportunity to update or correct your account, financial and credit card download information. You may review and update your contact information by phoning Chi-ism.org Customer Support at 248-390-2106.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement
Before we make significant changes to our privacy statement or practices with respect to how we use personally identifiable information, we'll post those changes to this privacy statement at least 30 days before they take effect.
How to Contact Chi-ism.org
Questions regarding the Chi-ism.org Web sites' privacy statement, our information practices or other aspects of privacy on our Web sites should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.