Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 31, 2021

This Privacy Policy has been compiled to provide users information about how Impact(Ed) International (“Impact(Ed),” “we,” “us” and “our”) handles their personally identifiable information when they visit our website and other services, and anywhere else this Privacy Policy is posted (“Site”). “Personally identifiable information” is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully for information about how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personally identifiable information. If you have a question about how your personally identifiable information is being used, you can contact us through our contact details at the end of the Privacy Policy. To print a PDF version of this Privacy Policy, please click here

By visiting this Site, or providing your personally identifiable information to us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please exit this Site immediately if you do not accept this Privacy Policy, or are accessing the Site in a country or other territory where use of the Site is not permitted.

WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The types of information we collect when you use the Site depend on the features you use on the Site. We will handle your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and describe the information collected below:

  • Identifiers, which may include name, address, Internet Protocol address, or email address. These are sourced directly from you or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on the Site). They are used to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information, to contact you in relation to our Site, to respond to an inquiry, to provide our services, or to screen for potential risk or fraud. We disclose this information to internet service providers and administrative service providers. 
  • Internet, technical or other similar network activity, which may include usage and browsing history; device information, including device properties; search history; information on your interaction with our Site; and error logs. We source this information directly or indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on our Site). We use this information to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information, to screen for potential risk or fraud, or to improve our Site. We disclose this information to administrative service providers, data analytics providers, and internet service providers. Please see our “DO WE USE ‘COOKIES’?” section for more information on our collection, use, and opt-out options.

Your decision to provide any personally identifiable information is voluntary. However, please note that, if you do not provide certain personally identifiable information, we may not be able to accomplish some purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and you may not be able to use or access certain parts of our Site.

HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?

We collect information in the following ways:

  • Directly from you when you enter information on our Site. For example, when you sign up for our newsletter, you enter your e-mail address. If we host a promotion or survey,  we may request information from  you.
  • Indirectly from you when you visit our Site. For example, our Site collects information through cookies when you visit our Site. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.
  • From third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive your personally identifiable information from third parties, which include: Internet, technical or other similar network activity from analytics providers such as Google, advertising networks and social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. We may also receive identifiers and commercial information from providers of technical, payment and delivery services

 

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register or use certain Site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content, services, and offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To provide our services. 
  • To improve our Site.
  • To allow us to better respond to requests or inquiries. 
  • To send periodic emails or marketing materials.
  • For advertising and marketing purposes. 
  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. 
  • To notify you about changes to our Site. 

LAWFUL BASES UPON WHICH WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We collect and use personally identifiable information when we have a lawful basis to do so.  The lawful bases upon which we rely include:

  • To protect your vital interests. We may, for example, process personally identifiable information for health and safety reasons and/or to protect the public interest.
  • At your direction and with your consent.
  • For scientific research purposes.
  • For other legitimate business purposes. This includes but is not limited to legal compliance and the purposes described above. 

 

HOW DO WE PROTECT VISITOR INFORMATION?

The security of your information is very important to us and we will only collect personally identifiable information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary. Please understand, however, that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Site or providing information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. We may post a notice via our Site if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

DO WE USE ‘COOKIES’?

Yes. We do use cookies.  Please see our Cookie Policy here for further information.

SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES 

Other than as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include our own service providers such as website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our Site and operations, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.  For a list of our service providers, you may contact us at the “Contact Us” information provided below.

We may share or transfer your personally identifiable information in the course of any direct or indirect reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies, and sales of all or a part of our assets. Your personally identifiable information may be shared following completion of such transaction and/or during the assessment process pending transfer. If transferred in such a case, your information would remain subject to this Privacy Policy or a policy that, at a minimum, protects your privacy to an equal degree as this Privacy Policy. 

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party services on our Site or provide links to other third party websites. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. For example, when you make an online donation, you will be redirected to a third party website with whom we have contracted. These sites have their own privacy policies.  To better protect your privacy, we recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third party website you visit. 

CONSENT TO TRANSFER

If you are visiting our Site from a location outside of the U.S., your connection may be through and to servers located in the U.S. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our server and other internal systems located within the U.S. The U.S. may not have the same data protection laws as the country you are visiting from and may not afford many of the rights conferred upon data subjects in your country. You acknowledge you understand that by providing your personally identifiable information to us, your personally identifiable information (i) will be used for the uses identified above in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and (ii) may be transferred to the U.S. as indicated above, in accordance with applicable law.  Where transferring information related to residents of the European Union, United Kingdom, or Switzerland, we rely upon the Standard Contractual Clauses published by the European Commission. 

DATA RETENTION

We will retain your information for as long as needed to comply with our accounting and legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. 

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits visitors to the Site who are California residents to request certain information, once a year, regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes at this time.

INDIVIDUAL DATA RIGHTS

Depending on your residence, the rights available to you may differ in some respects. We will respond to any rights request in accordance with local legal regulations.

If you wish to make a request related to any of these rights, please click here.

Right of access

You may have the right to get confirmation about whether or not your personally identifiable information is being processed. If so, you have the right to access the personally identifiable information and other information, such as the purposes, the categories of personally identifiable information, the recipients (or categories of recipients) to whom the personally identifiable information have been or will be disclosed, for particular recipients in third countries or international organizations, where possible, the predicted period that the personally identifiable information will be  stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period, your rights, etc.

Where feasible and permitted by law, we will provide a copy of the personally identifiable information we are processing. For any further copies, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you make the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested, the information shall be provided in electronic form.

Right to rectification.

You may have the right to rectify or complete your personally identifiable information if inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)

You may have the right to the erasure of your personally identifiable information in certain circumstances. For examples, see below:

  • Your personally identifiable information are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
  • You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based, and we have no other legal ground for the processing.
  • You object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
  • You personally identifiable information have been unlawfully processed
  • Your personally identifiable information have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

This right shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for the below purposes.

  • For exercising the right of freedom of expression and information.
  • For compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by a law to which we are subject.
  • For the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
  • For reasons of public interest in the area of public health.
  • For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
  • For the establishment, exercise or defense of our legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing

You may have the right to restrict the processing for the below reasons:

  • You contest the accuracy of your personally identifiable information, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personally identifiable information.
  • The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personally identifiable information and request the restriction of their use.
  • We no longer need the personally identifiable information for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • You exercised your right to object to processing pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.

Right to data portability

You may have the right to receive the personally identifiable information that you have given us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to send that personally identifiable information to another controller, if the processing is based on consent pursuant or on a contract and is carried out by automated means.

Right to object

You may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personally identifiable information which is based on our legitimate purposes. We will stop processing the personally identifiable information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. If personally identifiable information is processed for direct marketing purposes, including profiling, you may object at any time.

Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, except under certain exceptions under local law. We do not engage in automated decision-making or profiling.

Right to withdraw consent

Where the processing of personally identifiable information is based on your consent, you may have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.

Right to anonymity

You may also have a right to request anonymity. This means that your personally identifiable information would not be collected or processed. If you choose to exercise this right, we may not be able to provide you with your requested goods or services.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you wish to make a request regarding any of the above rights, please contact us at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

HOW DOES OUR SITE HANDLE DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS?

The “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) privacy preference is an option that may be made in some web browsers allowing you to opt-out of tracking by websites and online services. At this time, global standard DNT technology is not yet finalized and not all browsers support DNT. We therefore do not recognize DNT signals and do not respond to them.

CHILDREN

The Site is not intended for use by minors under 18. We do not knowingly collect information from visitors under the age of 18 and, in the event that we learn that a person under the age of 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such personally identifiable information.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Whenever we make a change, we will post the updated policy at this Site and we encourage you to check our policy periodically. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will either continue to honor our prior policy for information that we collected when it was in force, or we will we will notify you by prominently posting the changes on our Site or by using the contact information you have on file with us. By continuing to use our Site you are agreeing to be bound by any changes or revisions made to this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us using the information below:

Impact(Ed) International

Attn: Privacy Officer
8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 306
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (240) 847-5280

E-mail: info@impacted.org

 

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