At times we may use your contact information to notify you about events or activities in which we think you may be interested. You may unsubscribe from such notifications at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (212)689-3220.
If you prefer that your contact information not be shared if/when we exchange with other organizations, you may email email@example.com, call (212)689-3220, or mark your preference on any piece of physical mail you send to us.
Your privacy is a serious matter to us. In order to make your use of our Web Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us. “Personal Information” includes, for example, name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; credit card and other payment information and/or other information that may identify you or another person as an individual or allow online or offline contact with an individual. This privacy statement explains, in general, what Personal Information and other information is collected on our Web Site, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information.
Right to Opt In and Opt Out:
At the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Web Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to receive correspondence from us. You may opt out of FIDV’s promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
What information do we collect?
We collect Personal Information from users of our Web Site, for example, through user activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our Web Site. Such information is collected, for example, when you make an online donation or purchase, register for an event, submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via our Web Site.
Web Site Usage Information
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Web Site and what you look at and purchase. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Web Site.
Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web Site or certain areas or features of the Web Site.
Our server automatically collects data about your Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. Our server may also record the Web page from which you linked to this Web Site (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Web Site; the Web site you visit after this Web Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Web Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web Site. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with your Personal Information.
Any or all of these activities with regard to Web Site Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our service providers.
How is the Personal Information used?
We will use the Personal Information you provide to our Web Site, for example, to respond to your requests and process your transactions. We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties.
In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the “Right to Opt In and Opt Out” section above.
We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage information with others?
We may use third-party partners to help operate our Web Site and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from FIDV (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Your Access Rights:
You may review the Personal Information that is stored in your user account on this Web Site by e-mailing email@example.com. We will send you a copy of the Personal Information we have on file (if any). You may send us new or updated information at any time. We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as possible.
While FIDV will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to this Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.
We will have no liability for disclosure of your personal information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
Consent to Processing:
By providing Personal Information to this Web Site, you consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States, which may provide lesser privacy protections than the laws of other countries.
If a donor wishes to receive a refund of their donation for any reason they can do so by contacting the FIDV national office by telephone. Our phone number is (212) 689-3220. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9 AM to 5PM EST and Friday 9AM to 3PM EST.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at