Information We Collect from You
When you register with our Site, or contact us by email or by using a web form, we may collect personal information about you including but not limited to: contact information, such as your name, home or other physical address, email address, telephone number and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect information regarding how you interact with the Site, which may include pages you view, links you click or hover over, selections you make on the Sites, your web browser’s HTTP referrer header, features you use, preferences you set, your web browser type and version, the operating system type and version of the device you are using to access the Site, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using to access the Site (or any portion thereof), general physical location, and Internet service provider.
How We Use the Information We Collect
- Improve the content on our Site;
- Communicate with you and respond to your inquiries, requests or orders;
- Perform data analytics;
- Send you information you request from us and promotional materials regarding our projects and events;
- Engage in marketing activities;
- Create an aggregated data set; and
- Prevent fraudulent activity.
How We Share the Information Collected
We may share personal information about you:
- As is necessary to allow our trusted service providers or agents to provide services for us;
- As is required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process;
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, investigate fraud or respond to a government request;
- In connection with a sale of all or substantially all of our assets or the merger of Fossey Fund into another entity or any consolidation, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Fossey Fund is not the survivor;
- With other non-profit organizations;
- As you otherwise request or authorize; and
- As otherwise permitted by law.
We may also share aggregated data with third parties.
How We Protect Collected Information
Data and Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
However, we caution that, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. We strive to protect your information to the fullest extent, but cannot completely guarantee the security of such information.
If you any questions or would like your information changed or deleted, please contact us immediately via telephone at 800-851-0203or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Card Information
When you enter your credit card information into a form field on our website, your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted securely. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund does not store your credit card information; your credit card information is only used for the duration of the transaction.
Social Media Platforms and Sites
Sweepstakes, Promotions, Contests & Surveys
California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personally identifiable information, such as name, email, and mailing address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the name and address of all such third parties. To request the above information, please email us at: email@example.com with a reference to California Disclosure Information.
California and Delaware “Do Not Track” Disclosures
Visiting The Site From Outside The United States
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from us or would like to update or change your personal information or preferences, please follow the instructions below. However, we may send you service-related announcements, announcements about changes in policies, and transactional email such as confirmations and receipts, from time to time through the general operation of the Site or by email. If you do not want to receive any marketing emails from us in the future, click the “unsubscribe” reference in any email we send you.
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, provide a change of address, or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Site, our Services, or Fossey Fund, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org@gorillafund.org
If you correspond with us through the Site or via email, the information collected may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is committed to ethical, consensual, and transparent fundraising and marketing practices. As such, and in light of the requirements outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations regarding data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), we are currently undergoing an extensive audit to clearly articulate our current data management practices. Once the organizational audit is completed, the Fossey Fund will enter into a period of recommendation for making direct marketing data management practices GDPR compliant. Implementation will be in effect beginning October 1, 2018.
Updated June 28, 2018
State Nonprofit Disclosures
Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH2550
Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.
Maryland::For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
Nevada: Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. ¤170(c).
New Jersey:: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/
New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.