Minors: Knotus does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. While we encourage children to visit our site and learn more about our programs, children under the age of 13 are not authorized to make a donation or purchase, sign up for an event or program, or otherwise provide any personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or legal guardian. We recommend that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other online sites and discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.
Knotus collects information in several ways from different parts of this site. Knotus may collect personal information from you when you register with this site or sign up for a program (Alumni & Friends, etc.), initiative, or event. Knotus also may ask you for personal information at other times, such as when you ask a question, submit a comment, or report a problem with this site. If you contact Knotus, Knotus may keep a record of that session or correspondence, including a record of your e-mail address. Knotus may also occasionally ask users to complete surveys for research purposes. There also may be services on this site that require you to fill out an online form or send Knotus an e-mail message in order to utilize these services. Knotus collects any information that you provide in such circumstances, including any personal information.
We may also ask you for identifying and personal information to:
Knotus understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to users of this site. Knotus may provide the information it collects through this site to third parties who provide services on Knotus's behalf and, with your permission, to Knotus’s business partners. For example, we use one or more third-party financial institutions to process our credit card transactions. They receive the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment. We also occasionally hire other companies to perform limited services on our behalf. We only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose. Aggregated, depersonalized traffic data is shared with certain advertisers to optimize campaigns.
From time to time, Knotus may also share donor names and mailing addresses with other reputable nonprofit organizations on a limited basis in exchange for limited access to the names and addresses of their constituents. We have found this is a cost-effective method of reaching additional potential constituents. These organizations will not have continued access to your name and address if you choose to respond to their initial mailing and opt out. We do not share email address data in connection with this list exchange.
We respect our donors’ choices and control over their information. You, as a donor, may, at any time, have your name excluded from any donor list exchange activity. To ask that your name be excluded from list exchange activity or to otherwise change how Knotus contacts you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use of SSL and Encryption. In order to enhance privacy and security, Knotus maintains a current Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption Certificate on official Knotus Sites that permit a donor or supporter to provide their personal data.
Knotus employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Knotus strives to protect your personal information, Knotus cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.
You always have a right to:
To make any of the requests above or if you have any other questions or complaints regarding Knotus’s privacy practices, please contact us at email@example.com. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in your opt-out request, and indicate how you would like your information restricted.
We assume no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and Knotus is not responsible for these other sites' privacy practices, which may be different from Knotus's privacy practices.
If you are a resident of California, you may request or opt out of your personal information being shared with third parties. You are also entitled to request the following information which we will provide to you free of charge:
Please direct your opt out request or request for these types of information to firstname.lastname@example.org.