Privacy Policy

Table of Contents

Your privacy is critically important to us.

www.seamenssociety.org is operated by Seamen’s Society for Children (“Seamen’s Society”, “we” or “us”). By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy and Terms of Use Policy and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Seamen’s Society for Children and Families (Seamen’s Society) respects the privacy of every individual who contacts us.  We are grateful for your support and the crucial role you play in helping us continue our essential work.  As part of our commitment to safeguarding your privacy, we have adopted this Privacy and Terms of Use Policy. This Privacy Statement may be changed or updated at any time.

As indicated above, we value and respect your privacy. If you use the Website or our social media sites, you agree that your activities are covered by this Policy.

This policy also covers our social media accounts including: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition to what is specified here, we follow each platform’s respective guidelines.

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Seamen’s Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, general location, and the date and time of each visitor request. Seamen’s Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, Seamen’s Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

 

Social media

The following are Seamen’s Society’s official social media pages:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/SeamensSociety

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/2164010

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SeamensSociety

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/seamenssociety

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRGmT0TTmDpHGnqhvQJtAYQ

 

Our goal is to foster a positive environment via Seamen’s Society’s social media pages, through which members of Seamen’s Society’s family and friends can communicate with the agency and with each other. 

Please remember that, as a voluntary member of these respective communities, you are responsible for any correspondence or communication you have with individuals on any page.

We ask that all “fans,” “subscribers,” or “followers” of Seamen’s Society’s social media pages please respect the interests and views of others on the page.  The administrators of Seamen’s Society’s page may delete, report, and/or block any comments/posts and or individuals whose postings or comments the agency deems inappropriate.  Any concerns regarding the use or administration of Seamen’s Society s’ social media pages should be directed to info@seamenssociety.org.

Given the nature of social media, we do have access to member names and any comments they post as well as reactions. We also use analytics from each of the social media platforms, which aggregates information regarding site usage. From time to time, Seamen’s Society may use this information to reach out to individual social media users.

 

Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Google Analytics can collect and analyze information on usage behavior anonymously. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of preparing reports on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, please refer to the link below:

https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information (PII)

Certain visitors to Seamen’s Society’s website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. 

In each case, Seamen’s Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Seamen’s Society. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. While we do need certain information for financial transactions/donations, donors can opt for their donations to remain anonymous.

Those who engage in transactions with Seamen’s Society are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions/donations. Those are securely handled through our Donor Management System, Bloomerang (bloomerang.com/privacy), and/or credit card processor, Stripe, (Stripe — https://stripe.com/privacy) or QGIV (https://www.qgiv.com/privacy-policy) . You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or by looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Individuals joining our email distribution list are asked for personal contact information, and distributed emails contain unsubscribe links. Individuals can also request to be unsubscribed by emailing SeamensSocietyNews@seamenssociety.org or by calling 718-447-7740 x4269.

For those submitting inquiries through the website regarding our services, we collect basic personal contact information which is transmitted via email to the appropriate program and staff for timely follow-up.

For Seamen’s Society’s HIPAA Compliance Policy, please visit our compliance and ethics page.

 

Donor information

Seamen’s Society is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. The types of donor information we collect and maintain includes but is not limited to:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number, email address, and biographical information
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, emails received, and special requests for program information
  • Information provided in the form of comments and suggestions

We use your information to understand your interests and update you on our plans and activities. Your information is shared with appropriate staff, board members, volunteers and consultants on a “need-to-know” basis only. You may contact us at any time to request that we cease contacting you, and your request will be honored.

Aggregated Statistics

Seamen’s Society may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Seamen’s Society may monitor the most popular posts and share that information internally or externally. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Seamen’s Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on Seamen’s Society’s behalf or to provide services available on our website, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Seamen’s Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Seamen’s Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when Seamen’s Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Seamen’s Society, third parties, or the public at large.

Seamen’s Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Seamen’s Society uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of Seamen’s Society’s website, and their website access preferences. Seamen’s Society website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of Seamen’s Society’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Business Transfers

If Seamen’s Society, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Seamen’s Society goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Seamen’s Society may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

 

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, development in the case of fundraising) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Seamen’s Society may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Seamen’s Society’s sole discretion. Seamen’s Society encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Use of Publications, Trademarks, and Logos

We provide information and resources on our Foster Care, Adoption, Family Support Services, FT/R, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness, Health Home Care Management, Health and Behavioral Health, tutoring, youth enrichment, and scholarship programs and activities, including articles, press releases, photographs, client stories and case studies, reports, newsletters, video broadcasts, e-newsletters, quarterly updates, annual reports, and interviews with personnel, corporate and community partners, clients, and volunteers (collectively, “Publications”). Unless otherwise expressly stated, all content provided on the Website/social media is intellectual property that belongs to us. You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal informational use. For any other use, you must obtain express written permission from us. You may not use or duplicate any of our logos or trademarks without express written permission from us. To request permission for use of copyrighted material, trademarks, or logos, send an email info@seamenssociety.org.

As Seamen’s Society asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by seamenssociety.org violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify the organization. Seamen’s Society will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

 

Links to Other Websites

Links on the Website that lead to outside services and resources are provided for convenience only. We do not control the accuracy or availability of the those outside services and resources. [We do not endorse those organizations or the information provided by other organizations.] Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link, should be directed to the particular service or resource.

 

Third Party Content

We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on our site, and those creators retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

Refund Policy

Seamen’s Society only accepts donations through our website. We do not sell any products and/or services and therefore we do not have a refund policy. All donations are final.

No Guarantees

Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website (and social media channels) current and accurate, errors can [and do] occur. We provide the information on the Website/social media with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. Seamen’s Society will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees and volunteers from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this Website.

By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of Seamen’s Society’s Privacy and Terms of Use Policy as posted at the time of your access or use.  Your complete satisfaction in dealing with Seamen’s Society is important to us.  If you have questions about Seamen’s Society’s this policy, please contact info@seamenssociety.org. You also may contact us via mail at: Seamen’s Society, Attn: Compliance Office, 50 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301.

If you have general questions about Seamen’s Society for Children and Families’ programs and services, please email us at:  info@seamenssociety.org.

 If you have privacy questions or concerns, you can email our Compliance Officer at complianceandethics@seamenssociety.org.

We acknowledge TopNonprofits.com, MediaCause, and Automattic.com for providing content via a Creative Content license to help build this policy.

 

Effective date: May 24th,2021

Revision history