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Privacy Policy

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Internet Privacy Policy

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (“CFMT”) respects the privacy of individuals who visit and use our website. We are committed to protecting your online personal and credit card information in accordance with the terms of this Internet Privacy Policy.

While you can use many features of our website without being required to provide personally identifiable information, from time to time, you may be requested to provide your personal information to gain access to some of our content or services, to contact us, to make a donation, or to receive additional information from us. By visiting our website you accept and agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

How We Collect and Use Personal Information

CFMT may collect personal information about you when you visit our website. This information is used to provide you with the information that you are requesting from us, information on our services and information regarding your charitable contributions. Personal information we collect may include: a login ID and password, your name, your mailing address, your e-mail address, your phone number, your fax number, information concerning your charitable contribution and additional information used to contact you.

Automatic Information

CFMT may also collect automatic information about your visit to our website, such as time of day, browser type and version, browser language, your operating system and platform, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. This information is used for analytical purposes and to help us provide services. We may also use this information to administer and troubleshoot our website.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We have taken precautions to protect your personal information under our control from misuse, loss or alteration. Our security measures include industry standard technology and equipment to help protect your data. Unfortunately, however, no system can ensure complete security and you should take all necessary steps to protect your information and its transmission to us. Since the Internet is a public medium, we cannot guarantee the absolute protection of your personal information or other data.

How We Protect Credit Card Information

CFMT is committed to protecting the security of your credit card information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we process financial transactions using the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard -- PCI DSS (the credit card industry's security standard). Examples of our security measures include: physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards and the use of strong encryption (e.g., SSL) for transmissions of credit card information to and from our credit card processor.  While we employ procedures to help ensure that your credit card information is only used for authorized purposes, we cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of third parties.

How We Use “Cookies”

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that some websites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other websites, we may use cookies to identify users for our business purposes.

What We Provide to Third-Parties

We only provide third-party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction. In addition, we also reserve the right to provide third-parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns, but does not contain personally identifiable information about any individual user.

Linked Website

CFMT may provide links to third-party sites or other charitable institutions or causes. Because we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such website or the information collected on such websites.

Software or Content Made Available Via our Website

CFMT may make third party software and content available to you via our website. Because we do not control what personal information this software may collect, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the provider of such software or content.

By using our website, you authorize us to collect information about the pages served to you. If you register as a user of our site, you authorize us to use this information to personalize the content that we deliver to you and to use your information when calculating aggregate client data. As a site user, you give us and our agents permission to send you emails, text messages, or postal mail, or to place phone calls to you related to the information that you request or our services.

Opt Out

We respect your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third-party. You may choose to “opt-out” of sharing personal information in several ways. When choosing to use certain features or services on the website, you can choose whether to share optional personal information in connection with the feature or service. If you receive communications from us that you prefer not to receive, you may opt out from receiving these communications by specifically indicating this preference in a communication to us sent to: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 3833 Cleghorn Ave, Nashville, TN 37215, or mail@cfmt.org.

Children’s Privacy

In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information online from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.

California Privacy

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individuals who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to mail@cfmt.org.

Compliance with Legal Process

We will release specific personal information about you if required to do so to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We may also use your information to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, but are not under any obligation to do so.

Policy Updates

We may change this privacy policy at any time in our sole discretion. So that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it, any updates to our privacy policy will be posted on this Web page. Continued use of the site following our posting of the change notice or an updated privacy policy will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.

All User inquiries related to the site or this policy should be directed to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 3833 Cleghorn Ave, Nashville, TN 37215, or mail@cfmt.org.

This site is © The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2010, all rights reserved. Website content may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Ver. May 2010