Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to https://eastbaysanctuary.org/ and East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and governs data collection and usage.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with services offered, EBSC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- First and Last Names
- Mailing Address
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Desired Services
If you donate to EBSC, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the donation transaction and will not be shared. EBSC may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain services. These may include: (a) sending us an email message, (b) texting us, or (c) submitting your credit card or other payment information when donating to EBSC. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services you have requested from us or donations you wish to make to us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of Your Personal Information
EBSC collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested. EBSC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other services available from EBSC and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
EBSC does not sell, rent, or lease its client or donor lists to third parties.
EBSC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis; send you email, postal mail, or text; or provide client or donor support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to EBSC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
EBSC may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EBSC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EBSC; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of EBSC, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
EBSC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within EBSC, in order to determine what EBSC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within EBSC to clients and donors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software used to communicate with us may be automatically collected by EBSC. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, mobile device type, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EBSC website.
The EBSC website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EBSC pages, or register with the EBSC site or services, a cookie helps EBSC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing address. When you return to the same EBSC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EBSC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EBSC services or websites you visit.
“Do Not Track” Browser-Settings
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because no industry or legal standard currently exists for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we do not respond to DNT signals at this time. We await a determination from the consumer-privacy community and technology industry about the form and the timing of a response to the DNT browser-setting.
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.
Security of Your Personal Information
EBSC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. EBSC uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, provide a service requested by you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
- Detect security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
EBSC collects personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. EBSC collects this information for the following reason(s): service requests.
If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Statement of Privacy.
Email and Text Communications
From time to time, EBSC may contact you via email or text for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys, or other general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email or text from EBSC or click a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving email or texts from EBSC, you may opt out of such communications by replying with a STOP message in text, or by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE button in email.
Changes to This Statement
EBSC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that EBSC has not adhered to this statement, please contact EBSC at:
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
PO Box 4670
Berkeley, California 94704
Effective as of April 4, 2023