This website is operated by the YWCA of Greater Portland (“YWCA”) and contains links to other websites. The YWCA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
general information collection and use
The YWCA is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points.
We use IP addresses to help analyze trends, administer the site and track user’s movement. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Our site uses “cookies.” A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.
In order to receive certain updates or use certain features of this website, a user may have to first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. This credit card information is destroyed after a final authorization is received by YWCA’s transaction processing company.
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This includes a firewall and 24 monitoring of site activities by our hosting service provider as well as 128-bit SSL encryption (where allowable by law) on all transaction oriented operations between you and YWCA via our transaction service provider.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
We recognize that at certain times there may be a need to refund an on-line purchase or donation. If you would like a refund for any reason, please contact the YWCA finance Department via firstname.lastname@example.org.
notification of changes
Please contact us if you have any questions and concerns or would like to be removed from the YWCA’s mail or email list.