Privacy Policy

The Newtown Action Alliance, Inc. and The Newtown Foundation, Inc. (“we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your individual privacy. This Privacy Policy puts you in control of how your personal information is used in connection with our website at www.newtownation.org, alliance.newtownaction.org, foundation.newtownaction.org, donation.newtownaction.org, www.newtownfoundation.org, www.shameoncongress.org, www.shop.newtownaction.org, (collectively and individually, “Site”). The terms “you” and “your” herein refer to the user or viewer of the Site. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share personal and non-personal information we obtain from users of the Site. This Privacy Policy only applies to the Site. By using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is complemented by our Terms of Use

This is the Site of:

Newtown Action Alliance
PO Box 3325, Newtown, CT 06470

We can be reached via e-mail at info@newtownaction.org

WHAT WE COLLECT

We may collect the following information:

(i) “Personal Information” – that is, information such as your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and date of birth/age;

(ii) “Non-Personal Information” – that is, information about you or your activities through which you cannot be personally identified; and/or

(iii) Information related to customer surveys, promotions, and/or offers which may be Personal Information and/or Non-Personal Information (e.g., preferences, demographics, interests, etc.).

In situations where it is possible to do so, Non-Personal Information (as well as publicly available information) may be linked to Personal Information.

We may collect Personal and Non-Personal Information from users of the Site. We may also obtain such information from third parties.

What we do with the information we gather

We require the information that we gather for various reasons including the following: (i) to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and respond to your inquiries; (ii) for internal record keeping; (iii) for internal analysis; and (iv) to administer promotions, services (e.g., registration for webcasts, etc.) and offers for which you provided Personal Information and/or Non-Personal Information. Subject to the provisions below, we may also use this information for other marketing-related purposes (including those that are politically-related).

We may use the information to improve our products and services, and to measure the number of visitors to the Site and the areas of the Site that are of most interest to visitors.

We may use the information to customize the Site.

We may contact you by email, phone, fax, mail, or other means unless you direct us not to do so.

We may use your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information for our own marketing purposes (including those that are politically-related), including, but not limited to notifying you of new services, offers, events, or other information via mail, email, telephone, text message, and other means. If you do not want us to use your Personal Information for marketing purposes (including those that are politically-related), you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below under the heading, “Controlling your Personal Information.”

We may share your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information with our affiliates (i.e., affiliated businesses and operating companies or organizations) (collectively, “Affiliates”) for any purpose. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with Affiliates for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below under the heading, “Controlling your Personal Information.” Although you may request to opt-out of sharing your Personal Information for marketing purposes, we may share Personal Information with Affiliates for non-marketing purposes.

We may share your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information with our business (and other) partners for joint marketing efforts (including those that are politically-related), or for our business (and other) partners’ own marketing purposes (including those that are politically-related). If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with such third parties for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such uses by notifying us in accordance with the procedure set forth below under the heading, “Controlling your Personal Information.”

We may share your Personal Information with Affiliates or with unrelated third parties (including contractors who provide services to us) to assist with any of the uses of Personal and Non-Personal Information described herein. For example, we may share and/or provide your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information with/to third parties that assist with the operation, administration, or maintenance of our Site. The privacy policies of such third parties may also apply. We may also disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to third parties if disclosure is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations; or if disclosure is necessary to enforce our Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use, to protect your safety or security, or the safety and security of our Site or third parties.

SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, we undertake no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of non-confidential data such as feedback, questions, comments or ideas that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g., via the “Contact” tab or similar features on the Site). We reserve the right to use and disclose such non-confidential information as we deem appropriate. By voluntarily submitting feedback to us, you consent to these terms.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our Site may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your Personal Information in the following ways:

If you have previously not objected to us using your Personal Information for our direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of receiving future marketing emails from us at any time by emailing us at optout@newtownaction.org with your opt-out request.

If you want to opt-out of any new uses of information permitted by this Privacy Policy caused by changes in our information practices, you may do so by emailing us at optout@newtownaction.orgwith your opt-out request.

If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with Affiliates and/or our business (and other) partners for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such sharing by emailing us at optout@newtownaction.org with your opt-out request.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. Or, you may contact us if you wish to review or change your Personal Information by sending email to info@newtownaction.org .

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Site to notify you of these changes at which time, you will have the ability to opt-out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Site periodically.

If you do not want to be contacted by us in the future (unless you initiate the contact), please let us know by sending us an email to optout@newtownaction.org or writing us to the above address (located at the beginning of this Privacy Policy).

PERSONS UNDER 18

We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of Personal Information from persons under the age of 18. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 and believe that the person has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us at info@newtownaction.org.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

We may share or transfer your Personal and Non-Personal Information if we enter into, or are involved in, a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of some or all of its assets.

COOKIES

When you visit the Site, we may use “cookies” and similar technologies to help us recognize and serve you better. Cookies are small files that contain information sent by a website that is saved on your computer’s hard drive. You may delete cookies from your computer or set your browser to reject cookies. However, doing so may limit some functionalities of our Site.

VISITORS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

We make no representation that the practices described in this Privacy Policy are compliant with laws outside of the United States including those that apply to the collection, security, use, and disclosure of Personal Information.

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If you feel that this Site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above email address, mailing address, or phone number.

Effective: January 7, 2014