Date of last update: 30 November 2004
This policy covers how EFE uses personal information that EFE collects and receives, including information related to past use of EFE programs and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and information that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy applies only to information collected or used by EquipforEquality.org and does not impact information collected by Equip for Equality through other means.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or other organizations that EFE does not own or control, or to people that EFE does not employ or manage.
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for e-mail updates, participate in a survey or discussion group, or when you make a purchase or donation.
Like most web sites, equipforequality.org also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we receive the name of your internet browser, operation system, etc.
If you wish to subscribe to our Equalizer (TM) publication, we ask for contact information, such as name, address, and e-mail address.
Our site's "Donation" form requires you to give us contact information (name and address, email address, etc.). Unless you choose to "opt-out" of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our site, we may use this information to keep you informed on what is happening at Equip for Equality, and we may also share your name and address information with other disability-related organizations.
Financial and banking information as disclosed on checks and faxes containing charge card type, number, expiration date, and signature is deemed confidential and is not disclosed to others except as noted below. Faxes containing charge card information are destroyed as soon as payment has been verified.
Please note that in order to process checks and charge card donations, your check or charge card information is submitted to the appropriate banks and credit card companies for processing of your donation.
Credit card transactions through this EFE site are processed and verified by VeriSign. Your credit card number and billing information is provided to VeriSign and your banking or credit institution. We do not share your credit card information with anyone else. (To read more about VeriSign, visit the Verisign web site.
EquipforEquality.org does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe equipforequality.org has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
How we use the information we collect
Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees whom we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Your choice to opt-out
You can choose to opt-out of our using your personal information by not providing it.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Type "opt-out" on the subject line.
- Fax us at (312) 341-0295
- Mail us:
Equip for Equality Website
20 N. Michigan, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
ALL OPT-OUT REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATION MUST BE IN WRITING.
Linked sites may also send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online --- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While EFE strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.
This website takes every reasonable precaution to protect your information. None of your information provided to us is maintained on the website nor will it be disclosed to other organizations except as defined herein.
Notification of Changes
EFE reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
All claims or issues regarding this website, shall be governed according to the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action concerning these Terms or this website must be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.