Our commitment to privacy
What information is collected by The Cooper Institute?
We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us. For example, donors may provide us with personal information (e.g., name, address, email address, telephone numbers, date of birth and/or credit/debit card information).
If a donor, or a website visitor, contacts us by email, they may provide us with their email address and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your donations, requests, or respond to inquiries. Personal information shared with our team may also be logged in a secure database in an effort to further serve you as a supporter.
In addition to the personal information that you submit to us, we may collect personal information about you from reputable third parties, or automatically collect information using the following technologies:
- Web Server Logs: Our web servers may collect certain information such as IP address, pages visited, time of visits, and referring website.
How do we use and share information?
We collect information primarily to accept donations, process online orders for specific campaigns, complete our charitable programs, and provide you with information concerning our programs, projects and activities. We also use information for analytical purposes, to improve our website, our donor base, our outreach, or to respond to requests for information or merchandise. We may inform you of other purposes at the time that we collect some forms of information.
With whom do we share information?
We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organizations who intend to use it only to market their products or services to you. In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.
Our commitment to data security
To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Our website is not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The website does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for services. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your access to data, and your choices
If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.
If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our email distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy. Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.
Information from Other Sources
We may also collect information about you from additional online and offline sources including from social media activities, other nonprofits, and commercially available third-party sources. We may combine this information with the personal and other information we have collected about you.
Behavioral Advertising. We may participate in behavioral-based advertising. This means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest. That advertising may appear either on our website or on other websites.
Changes to this privacy statement
If we need, or are required to, contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, or mail at:
The Cooper Institute
12330 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230