This policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy both offline and within our web sites. The following also discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web sites located at:
These are collectively referred to below as “the Site.”
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site
- Who collects such information
- How such information is used
- With whom your information may be shared
- What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
- What are cookies and how they are used on the Site
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information or “Opt-Out.”
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily. This means we do not require you to provide information to us in order to view our web sites. SoGo only collects personal information that is voluntarily and knowingly provided to us by a site visitor wanting to make a donation, sign up for our mailing list, apply for employment or volunteer to work with SoGo, or any party making a donation via mail, phone, in-person, or event attendance — information that we need to respond appropriately to them. Our registration and contribution forms generally require users to give us their contact information that may include name, address, zip/postal codes, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), interests, and similar information. This information is available to SoGo and third-party service providers involved in the operation of this site or any other SoGo business. Whether you provide us with your information via the site or in an offline manner, we make a serious effort to require all third-party service providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these companies are upstanding, reputable members of the community of providers offering services to non-profit organizations and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet; it tells us the domain name of each user to the Site, but not the actual email address. We use IP addresses to help us diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information and are not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes at any time.
“Cookies” make your Web-surfing experience easier by performing certain usage and record-keeping functions such as saving your passwords or your personal preferences regarding your use of a Web site and to make sure that, for example, you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Cookies are generally considered to be an industry standard.
Setting Cookie Preferences
You may limit the cookies set in your browser or remove them entirely. Note that declining cookies may impact your ability to use our Site. At any point, you may elect to change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to reject new cookies. To learn more, visit the help pages of your browser:
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer
Alternatively, you may also consider visiting our Site in your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode, in which case cookies will be set but are completely removed when you close the browser.
If you use more than one browser, be sure to repeat your configuration change for each browser, including your mobile devices.
All online transactions and all information provided to SoGo are transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven, industry–standard coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. On all pages of our Site, including secure donation pages, the user will notice the website address at the top of the browser screen starts with an “https” instead of an “HTTP”, and a closed lock symbol appears at the end of the address window – indicating that the pages are secure. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors or donors, such as credit cards or social security numbers. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of the Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of SoGo.
Protecting your information is of great importance to SoGo and something we take very seriously. While our methods are the accepted industry standard for security protocol and make it extremely difficult for your credit card data to be intercepted by anyone else, no data transmission over the Internet is ever 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. If you prefer to donate by mail, please send your check to SoGo 1730 Park St Ste 118, Naperville, IL 60563, or to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call us at (800) 486-4357 or (203) 658-9500 (setup Google Voice).
Opting In or Out
If you register on the SoGo Web Site or make an online or offline donation and supply us with your email and/or postal address, you may receive periodic mailings or online communications from us with information about our current programs and activities around the world. If you do not wish to receive or would like to adjust the volume and types of communications you receive from SoGo by postal mail or email, please contact us and let us know your preferences by emailing us at donorrelations@SoGo.org or call us at (800) 486-4357. Once you have notified us of your preferences, it will take approximately 2-4 weeks to remove you from all emails and up to 6-8 weeks for removal from the mailing list. Please be patient with the process. Our goal is to provide you with only the information you wish to receive and, in the manner, you wish to receive it.
SoGo does not rent or sell your email or postal address; however, we may, from time to time, share your name and postal address with other similar charitable non-profit organizations unless you are opt-out. If you would prefer that your name not be shared with other organizations, please send us a request by email at donorrelations@SoGo.org or call us at (800) 486-4357.
The only exceptions to Opting Out where SoGo could disclose personal information would involve instances required by a law or a regulatory authority. Additionally, information could be disclosed in rare cases if we have reason to believe that disclosure of this information is necessary to contact and/or bring legal action against a person(s) who may be inflicting injury or interfering with SoGo rights, personnel, and property, SoGo web site users or anyone who could be potentially harmed by such activities, whether intended or not.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about the Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. SoGo will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. SoGo stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Children Under 13 Visiting Our Site
SoGo does not knowingly ask for information from children age 13 and under. Visitors who are 13 years of age or under should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance in using the Site and should not submit any personally identifiable information to SoGo.
Other Non-SoGo Website
Attention: Website Administrator
1730 Park St
Naperville, IL 60563
You can also send an email to our Website Administrator.
If you have requests or questions about your personal data or data collection in general, please contact us at 630-300-0228.