Last updated: September 22, 2017

Making Waves Foundation operates http://www.making-waves.org (the “Site”).This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information (as defined below) we receive from users of the Site. We refer to these policies as our “Privacy Policy.”

We use your Personal Information for operating, maintaining and improving the Site and to share our latest updates (only with your authorization once you provide us with your Information). Please review this Privacy Policy carefully before accessing and using the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

If you have not done so already, please also review our Terms of Use, as they contain important information regulating your access to and use of the Site.

Information Collection

We collect information you give to us and information we get from your use of our Site, as more fully described below. We refer to this information as “Personal Information.”

Personally Identifiable Information

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, company name, role in the company, phone number, billing address, residential address and business address.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Use of Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain and improve the Site and to promote the mission of Making Waves Foundation. This use includes:

  • To present the Site to you and to customize, improve and develop content and functionality that helps us better serve your needs;
  • To troubleshoot problems with the Site;
  • To facilitate communication between Making Waves Foundation and you;
  • To connect you to events and organizers;
  • To send emails and other communications that display content that we think will interest you, such as news about our mission, programs and services;
  • To solicit for donations;
  • To generate statistical information about how users interact with the Site and conduct analyses to support, improve and enhance the Site;
  • To carry out our obligations and protect our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including our Terms of Use;
  • To protect the safety, security and legal rights of other users of the Site;
  • To send you important administrative information regarding the Site, such as changes to this Privacy Policy or our other policies;
  • To prevent, detect and investigate prohibited or illegal activities, such as claims of copyright infringement and security breaches;
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide information to us or to which you consent.

Information We Share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Making Waves Foundation unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • We provide Personal Information to third party service providers that we retain to perform functions on our behalf, such as web hosting, data analyses and promotion services providers, communication services; providers, e-commerce vendors, and technology and data service providers, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures;
  • For legal reasons.

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Making Waves Foundation if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations;
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Making Waves Foundation, our supporters or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of the Site or support for Making Waves Foundation.

Credit Card Information  

Making Waves Foundation does not process your credit card information. Instead, Making Waves Foundation has entered into an agreement with Authorize.net, a third party payment processing service, to collect, store, process and transmit your credit card data when you make a donation to us. Authorize.net certifies as adhering to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.  Making Waves Foundation may transfer Personal Information to Authorize.net for the purpose of facilitating the transaction.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 22, 2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time, and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Opting Out

If you do not wish to receive email communications from Making Waves Foundation, you can use the links provided in each email communication to opt out of any future communications. Or if you no longer wish you receive mailings or telephone calls from us, please contact us at info@making-waves.org.

California Consumer Rights Information

California Civil Code section 1798.83 law permits residents of California to opt-out of disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to our contact address below or by e-mailing us at info@making-waves.org. We honor all such opt-out requests and it is our policy not to share personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes where you have submitted such a request.  Please note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosure made for non-marketing purposes.

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, we are required to provide California residents with the following specific consumer rights information:

  1. The Services are owned and/or operated by Making Waves Foundation, 3220 Blume Dr. Suite 250, Richmond, CA 94806
  2. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the Site is provided without charge.
  3. To file a complaint regarding the Site or to receive further information regarding use of the Site, please send a letter to Making Waves Foundation (3220 Blume Dr. Suite 250, Richmond, CA 94806) or contact us via email at info@making-waves.org. You also may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814 or by telephone at 916.445.1254 or 800.952.5210.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or to request corrections, amendments or deletions to any Personal Information that you have provided through the Site, please contact us at info@making-waves.org or call us at 510-237-6027. Making Waves Foundation will use reasonable efforts to supply you with requested Personal Information and correct any factual inaccuracy or delete your Personal Information from our databases. To honor your request, we will need the exact information you wish to correct, amend or delete.

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