Last Updated and Effective July 10, 2023.
Our Commitment to Our Donors
Since its founding in 1985, MAZON has been committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information provided by current, prior, and potential donors.
We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by MAZON, both online and offline, on any Platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Like all website owners, MAZON receives and records information from your browser in our websites’ server logs, including your internet provider address and the pages you request. We also provide personal information that you knowingly provide through our online forms, which may include name, email address, address, telephone numbers, interests, and similar information.
MAZON uses the information you voluntarily share with us to be able to send you the electronic communications you request, various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our websites. If you wish to do so, you may “opt out” of receiving any of our communications at any time. Most areas of our websites are accessible without registration of any kind. Some of our services require some identification in order to be effective. This includes, but is not limited to, our online action center.
If you made a donation to MAZON, you are asked to provide personal information to process and fulfill your online transaction. This information includes contact information (such as name, email and physical addresses) and credit card information. If MAZON has trouble processing your donation, we may use your contact information to reach you.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an Internet Protocol (IP) address for all visitors to our websites. We use IP addresses, which are a series of numbers that are automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the websites, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”
MAZON uses cookie messages to automatically help provide better services, reminding us of your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The cookie is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our websites. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of mazon.org and hungermuseum.org, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can configure your browser to reject cookies if you so choose by following the instructions on your browser or at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you transmit highly sensitive information (such as a credit card number) through our website, we use Stripe to encrypt the transmission of that information using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Credit card information is not permanently stored on any MAZON web server. MAZON has processes in place to maintain conformance with PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and other relevant security standards.
While we have employed security technologies and procedures to assist safeguarding your personal information, no system, network, or data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure; we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our sites contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which MAZON has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Notice for Residents of the European Economic Area and United Kingdom
MAZON does not currently offer services to natural persons resident in the European Union, Switzerland or the United Kingdom (“EEA/UK”) and, accordingly, is not required to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation or similar laws in Switzerland or the United Kingdom (“GDPR“). Any personal data provided to us by you will be processed in the U.S. or other jurisdiction outside the EEA/UK, which may not afford the same protections of personal data as under the GDPIR.
This Platform is not intended for, or designed to attract, children under the age of thirteen (13). Consequently, we do not intentionally gather information from individuals who are under the age of thirteen (13). Upon notification that a child under thirteen (13) has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete the child’s personally identifiable information from our records.