The Digital Impact Toolkit (digitalimpact.io) is a project coordinated by the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). (“Lab,” “we,” “us,” “our). The Lab is committed to transparency about data use and to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This Data Usage Policy is designed to let you know how we collect, use, and disclose information through the websites, mobile applications, and other online services and products (collectively, the “Services”) that link to this Policy.
Please read the entire Policy before using our Services. By using the Services, you consent to the terms of this Policy.
European Union General Data Protection Regulation
On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce new rules and protections about how organizations use and process personal data about persons in the European Union. Read more about the GDPR here. Learn about how social sector organizations are navigating these new regulations on the new GDPR hub of the Digital Impact community site. You can also read about how Stanford University is addressing the rights of EU data subjects under the GDPR.
You may provide information directly to us in a number of ways. For example:
We may also automatically receive certain information about your device when you use our Services. For example, we may receive:
We may use information that we collect through our Services for a variety of purposes supporting our mission, including to:
We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.
Protection of our users’ information is important to us, so we maintain security safeguards to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide to us. However, please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information.
The privacy and protection of children is of great importance to us. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 18 without obtaining consent from a parent or legal guardian, except as otherwise permitted by law.
We have worked with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, to share information about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those social networking services. The third-party social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. The third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies.
If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
Our Services may contain links to other websites or online services that are operated and maintained by third parties and that are not under our control or maintained by us. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by us of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. This Policy does not apply to this third-party content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites or services.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We do not sell data about visitors under any circumstances. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact information and communications preferences submitted through contact forms or signup forms on this site may be shared with the third-party vendors we use to manage newsletters, event registrations, and other communications activities.
You may choose to receive promotional e-mails, newsletters, and similar communications from us. You may opt out of receiving these e-mails from us by clicking on the opt-out or “unsubscribe” link included in the e-mails you receive. Please note that opt-out requests may take up to 10 business days to be effective. Your opt-out request will not apply to messages that you request or that are not promotional in nature. For example, we may contact you concerning your account or any purchases or donations you have made with us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited promotional e-mail messages.
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Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. The Lab does not take any specific action in response to these signals. However, The Lab does not track its users over time or across third party websites to provide targeted advertising.
A “cookie” is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the internet domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
You may block cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality. To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the “Help” information supplied with your internet browser software or go to: www.allaboutcookies.org. By using The Lab’s Services, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google and The Lab in the manner and for the purposes set out below.
Last updated: May 24, 2018