Collection of Information About You
“Contact Us”: If you are using the CONTACT US feature, any information that you share will be viewed by the trained volunteer assisting you, and may also be viewed by one or more Safe4Athletes supervisors. No “personally identifiable information” will be shared with anyone else. "Personally Identifiable Information" is information about you that would identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any other information that could be used to identify you.
Please note, however, that some states require us to record and report information regarding the abuse of someone less than 18 years of age, or vulnerable or disabled adults, including persons over 60 years of age, or persons who are in danger of committing suicide. If you convey such circumstances, and provide information that could lead us to identify your name and location, we may have to record such information and provide it to the appropriate authorities. Thus, if you do not want any information shared, we recommend you do not provide us with your name, phone, email or any other information and that you call our 800 number during California working hours and explain to the Safe4Athletes staff member that you would like to provide no personally identifiable information.
Aggregate Data & Cookies: We automatically gather, or aggregate, certain usage information, such as the number of users on Safe4Athletes.org, length of stay, and average length of sessions. This data cannot be used to identify you personally, and helps us to determine how often our web site is being used, at what times of the day, and other useful statistics. We may use this aggregate data for internal recordkeeping and service improvement purposes, and also may share it with sponsors, supporters, or media.
General: In general, visitors may browse Safe4Athletes.org without being requested to reveal any Personally Identifiable Information. However, there are pages such as donation pages, where we may request Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or credit card number. Safe4Athletes.org may also collect information such as your computer's IP address. Safe4Athletes may seek such information in order to register you as a supporter of Safe4Athletes or to enable your making a donation. In addition, we may use such information to analyze site usage for Safe4Athletes.org, to improve our content, to better understand our member and supporter base and to customize our site's content, layout, and services. Finally, we may use your e-mail address to send you updates or newsletters apprising you of recent events and developments relating to Safe4Athletes and its mission, or receipts for your charitable donations.
Other Uses: We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services, and, therefore, may provide some of your Personally Identifiable Information directly to them. In addition, we may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as website hosting, data analysis, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will only have access to Personally Identifiable Information needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for any other purpose.
How We Protect Your Security: Safe4Athletes stores all information on a secure server that is only accessible by Safe4Athletes employees or contractors, pursuant to the terms described above. While we employ different security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside of our organization, you should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist anywhere on the Internet and thus cannot assure you that any information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this policy and cannot make any representations or warranties regarding the sufficiency of our security measures. Always be careful and responsible regarding your personal information. We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide or divulge to others, purposefully or inadvertently.
How We May Share Information: We do not publish, sell, share, or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we, including trained volunteers, may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We may be required to (and you authorize us to) reveal any information about you that we possess to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate, in connection with the investigation of a crime, mandatory reporting laws, fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal, or may expose us, or you, to liability. Also, if we, or a trained volunteer, fear that you are in danger of committing suicide, or are under 13 years old, we, or the trained volunteer, may be required to disclose whatever information you have provided to the appropriate authorities.
Trained volunteers are located across the United States, and may not be licensed in your state or trained in your state's law. The laws of the trained volunteer's state may apply to your communications with that trained volunteer. The volunteer's state laws may not protect your communications to the same degree, or in the same way, as the laws of your state. It is possible that a court of law will not keep private, and may require us to reveal, information that you provide. If you are concerned about this possibility, please use the 800 telephone number and advise the trained volunteer who answers your phone call that you will not provide any personal information.