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Privacy Policy

MIKID – Mentally Ill Kids In Distress has a firm commitment to protecting your privacy. We respect the privacy of our supporters. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. We will use reasonable efforts to honor any limitations you may wish to place on the usage of your personal information.

Your continued use of the Web Site or the Service indicates your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please do not provide us with any personal data that you do not want to be used by MIKID in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. MIKID reserves the right at any time to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy to comply with any applicable state or federal regulations, to utilize new technologies or to improve your experience. If we change the Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it.

Information We Collect

We only collect personal information that is provided to us voluntarily by you. We may collect information when you donate to our cause or when you register or contact us to receive information about our programs and in connection with other activities on our Site.

We do not collect credit card information as all donations are processed through third-party websites. You may choose to provide credit card (or bank) details to our payments processor in connection with a donation to MIKID. In addition, you may choose to provide some personal information to MIKID. The type of personal information that MIKID may collect includes first name, last name, email address, postal address, date of birth, and phone number. We may collect other information regarding Site visitors, including IP address, browser and domain information and may also monitor and track information, such as Site visitor usage patterns.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on The Website. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. A “cookie” primarily stores information concerning your visits and preferences as to your browsing on the MIKID website, so you do not have to re-enter your settings when you come back to the  MIKID website.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. Consult your browser’s user guide for more information on how to do this. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality. MIKID may use the IP address from your Internet connection to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

How We May Use/Share Your Information

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:

  • Communicate with you about your donations, sponsored events and other programs at MIKID.
  • Send you information about MIKID.
  • Respond to inquiries and fulfill your requests.
  • For our internal purposes, such as enhancing, improving or modifying the Sites, identifying usage trends and operating and expanding our activities

We may contact you via electronic means or postal mail to notify you regarding your donation, or any of our sponsored events, or services. Additionally, we may contact you as necessary to enforce our policies, applicable law, or any agreement we may have with you. We may share your data when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of law or comply with a legal process served on us. We may disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities investigating suspected illegal activity or to its legal advisors in connection with a suspected violation of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Links to Third Parties

The Web Site contains links to other web sites. By clicking on any of these links, you are leaving the Web Site. We have no control over the information collected from or about you by any third party after you have left the Web Site. This Privacy Policy does not cover the data collection and use practices of any third-party that is linked to the Web Site. We assume no liability and are not responsible for any practices of such third party web sites, including their privacy practices or content.

The Web Site may facilitate access to certain social networking websites and other websites or services with user-generated content features. This may include click-through access to such websites, or activation of such websites when you make a comment or click “like” on the Web Site using a Facebook (or similar) social plug-in. The other website’s privacy policy applies to any personal information you provide to that website.

The Web Site may also allow you to submit content for discussion forums, message boards and other public features (Public Forums). We do not restrict the distribution of personal information that you voluntarily disclose in these Public Forums, so please be aware that any information you disclose there may be collected and used by others. For this reason, we encourage you to refrain from providing or sharing personal information about yourself in the Public Forums. MIKID cannot prevent third parties from using such information in a way that may violate this Privacy Policy or applicable law.

Security of Personal Information

When you give us your personal information, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Please note that all online donations are processed through a third-party website.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems, and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected.

 

Retention of Personal Information

MIKID will retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may contact us at phoenix@mikid.org. In addition, we will retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Your Choices

You may review, update, correct or delete your personal information, or elect not to receive future communications from MIKID by contacting us at phoenix@mikid.org. This e-mail must include your full name, email address, and contact information in the request in order to allow us to verify your identity. Please note that if you request the deletion of your personal information, we may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.