Your privacy is important to us and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We respect your right to keep your personal information confidential and understand your desire to avoid unwanted solicitations. We hope that by taking a few minutes to read this document, you will have a better understanding of what we do with the information you provide us and how we keep it private and secure.
Types of Information We Collect
We collect certain personal information about you including your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address but only when that information is provided by you or is obtained by us with your authorization. We use that information to prepare the acknowledgment of your donations and/or to send communications materials to you.
Examples of sources from which we collect information include:
- phone calls with you,
- letters or e-mails from you, and
- donations online
If you make a donation, we also may collect your credit card and account information. This information is kept secure in our financial database and is never disclosed to anyone. Only those employees that have a legitimate business purpose for accessing and handling this information are given authorization to do so. The unauthorized access or use of such information by a PRASAD employee or volunteer is prohibited and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
Your Access to and Control over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information
As a general rule, we do not disclose personal information about our donors or former donors to anyone. However, to the extent permitted by law, certain nonpublic information about you may be disclosed in the following situations:
- To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
- In the course of a review of our organization’s practices under the authorization of state or internal auditors.
- As part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us, provided we disclose only the information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit and take reasonable precautions to ensure that the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.
- To provide information to affiliates of the organization that perform services or functions for us in conjunction with our services to you, but only if we have a contractual agreement with the other party which prohibits that party from disclosing or using the information other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed
- To comply with IRS reporting requirements as specified on IRS Form 990.
Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information
Except as otherwise described in this notice, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to employees of our organization and other parties who must use that information to provide us with mailing services. Their right to further disclose and use the information is limited by the policies of our organization, applicable law, and nondisclosure agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to guard your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or premature destruction.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
We use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, and only employees who need this information to perform a specific job (for example, processing a donation) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
To change or modify information previously provided to our site, or to “opt-out” of receiving our mailings, is available to you at any time that you request it. Please email [email protected], contact us by mail at The PRASAD Project, PO Box 576, Ferndale, NY 12734, or call us at 845-434-0376.
Third-party Service Providers
PRASAD may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if this access is necessary for them to perform services for us. By submitting any information to The PRASAD Project, you agree to submit your personal information to The PRASAD Project and the thirdparty service providers who provide services to our organization. The PRASAD Project engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the privacy of our Sites’ users in a manner consistent with our policies.
If The PRASAD Project goes through a business transition, such as a reorganization, acquisition by another entity, or transfer of all or a substantial portion of our assets, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to any successor entity in connection with such business transition.
Links to Other Web Sites
The PRASAD Project is not responsible for the content, services, privacy policies, or practices of any web sites to which we may hyperlink from our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Note to Parents
Our site does not target children (under age 13) for collection of information online. It is intended for use only by persons 18 or older, emancipated minors, or those who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into and be legally bound by these Terms. No information should be submitted to or posted at this website by visitors under 13 years of age. If a child under 13 years of age wishes to submit any information, this should be done only by the child’s parents or with their consent.
How we use your information
We use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:
- For editorial purposes;
- Responding to your inquiries;
- Communicating with you about your account or transactions with us and sending you information about our organization;
- Communicating with you about changes to our policies;
- Sending you newsletters, mailings, and information about programs, initiatives, activities, and events by e-mail or another medium;
- Event or program registration;
- Verifying your account and account activities;
How We Share Your Information
We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website.
Except as disclosed below, we don’t sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside The PRASAD Project to use or access your personal information and in all cases we only share your personal information where it is in the legitimate interest of furthering the work of The PRASAD Project.
We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, etc., on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the website. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to The PRASAD Project.
We may also occasionally share your personal information with our licensees. We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the website.
We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:
- Access to your personal information;
- Correction of the personal information that we hold;
- Deletion of your personal information;
- A restriction of processing of your personal information;
- Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
If you have any questions or requests regarding this policy, if you would like to change your preferences, if you no longer wish to receive e-mails from The PRASAD Project please contact us immediately via telephone at 845-434-0376 or via email at [email protected].