Unify America Privacy Policy

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Protecting your personal information is very important to us, and we will only use it in connection with Unify America, the pursuit of our mission and the public interest.

In short, our policy is to:

  • Collect personal information from you so that we can understand what you’re interested in, connect you with other Unify America participants and communicate with you regarding opportunities with Unify America;
  • Never sell your personal information to third parties under any circumstances;
  • Only share your personal information with third parties when Unify is partnering with them to further Unify America’s mission or serve the public interest;
  • Treat your personal information as confidential; and insist that any vendors or partners in our mission with whom we share your information treat it as confidential as well.

 

Our policy is laid out in more detail below.

This Privacy Policy applies to Unify America. It also applies to unifyamerica.org as well as sites, apps  and/or other technology we use (collectively, “Unify Tech”) to do surveys; to communicate among staff, volunteers and other Unify America participants; and to perform other functions in pursuit of Unify America’s mission.  This policy explains our data collection and usage practices. By using any Unify Tech, you consent to the data collection and usage practices described in this policy.

Unify-Related Activities

Unify-Related Activities include:  

  1. registering to receive updates from Unify America
  2. registering for an account on Unify Tech
  3. sending us an email message or other communication
  4. applying for and completing the Unify Challenge (i.e. taking a survey with another American with a different background than you)
  5. responding to other surveys
  6. submitting your credit card or other payment information when donating to Unify America or paying for services or merchandise
  7. applying for a job or volunteer position at Unify America
  8. participating in Unify America events including community building, learning, volunteering, fundraising and other types of activities
  9. participating in activities and/or receiving information from third parties that are mission-aligned with Unify America
  10. connecting with other Unify America participants
  11. learning about Unify America’s work and philosophy
  12. participating in or being informed of other activities related to Unify America and/or our mission
Collection of your Personal Information

You may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to engage in Unify-Related Activities. This information may include your home address, email address, phone number, IP address, your interests, video and audio of you (biometric information) and/or demographic information.

Use of your Personal Information

Unify America and Unify Tech collect and use your personal information to: (i) operate its website(s) and apps;  (ii) communicate with you about Unify-Related Activities; and (iii) analyze, plan and perform functions related to Unify America’s mission.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Unify America will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties for commercial purposes or any purposes other than those defined in this Privacy Policy.

If you apply for a Unify Challenge, Unify America will share some of your personally identifiable information with individuals with whom you are matched for the purposes of scheduling or following up on Unify-Related Activities.

Unify America may, from time to time, use trusted third party service providers to contact you on our behalf about Unify-Related Activities. In those cases, your Unique Personally Identifiable Information (specifically: e-mail, name, address, telephone number) may be transferred to the third party. Unify America may share data with trusted partners or service providers to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide user, volunteer or participant support, or other functions that support Unify America’s efforts. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide services to Unify America, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. If we terminate our relationship with that third party, we will require them to delete all information you have provided to us, however, you acknowledge and accept that (a) they may be required by law or court order to maintain your information (b) we may not be able to definitively confirm that they have deleted your information and (c) you may have separated provided information to them directly, tied to your information provided by us, over which we will not have control.

Unify America may also provide data we’ve collected from you and other volunteers and participants with Unify America, stripped of Unique Personally Identifiable Information, to be used by scholars, journalists and researchers for purposes of publishing in the public interest, in a way that adheres to applicable ethics and privacy laws (“Public Interest Use”).

Unify America may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process(es) served on Unify; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Unify America; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Unify America employees, vendors, partners, volunteers and participants, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Unify America may keep track of and analyze:  (i) the websites and pages you visit and actions you take on Unify Tech and (ii) Unify-Related Activities in which you participate, in order to improve Unify America’s efforts to achieve our mission.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Unify Tech. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, referring website addresses and other data that can be automatically collected. This information is used to maintain and improve the quality and effectiveness of Unify Tech and Unify America’s operations in pursuit of our mission.

Use of Cookies

Unify Tech may use “cookies” to personalize your online experience with us. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your local drive when you visit a web page. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to allow a website to know what you’ve done on the website previously and, upon your return, to automatically personalize the site to make it easier for you to use, and hopefully, make it more helpful to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to benefit from the automatic personalization of the Unify Tech experience online.

Links

Unify Tech may contain links to other 3rd party sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.   

Security of your Personal Information

Unify Tech secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Unify Tech uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • We encrypt your data according to industry standards.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet that are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us cannot be guaranteed.

You can find more information on our data security policy here.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  1. Delete your personal information from our records; and
  2. Direct any service providers working for us to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Continue to communicate with you because you wish to maintain your relationship with Unify America, use Unify Tech and/or participate in Unify-Related Activities;
  • Complete a transaction for which the personal information is required, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Complete research for Public Interest Use, when our deletion of the information may complicate or impair the achievement of such research;
  • Please note that we would not be required  to fulfill your request under certain circumstances. These may include instances where we must retain or restrict access to your personal information in order to comply with litigation or legal obligations.

Please note, when you submit a request to exercise your right to deletion, we are required to verify that you are who you say you are. We may require additional information to verify your identity.

Children Under Thirteen

Unify America and Unify Tech do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to interact with Unify America.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

You may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Unify America and third-party partners of Unify America by contacting us here:  team@unifyamerica.org.  It may take up to 60 days to respond to your request.

Changes to this Statement

Unify America reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. 

We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address we have on file for you, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating this page on unifyamerica.org. Your continued use of Unify Tech after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Unify America welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Unify America has not adhered to this Policy or there is a problem with Unify Tech, please contact us at team@unifyamerica.org.

Effective as of June 1, 2020.

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