Privacy Policy

AbilityFirst is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes how AbilityFirst protects the privacy and security of the personally identifiable information of users of this website (the “Website”).

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website.  Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how AbilityFirst treats personal information that it collects and receives through this Website, including information related to your charitable donation of money or an automobile. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, like your name, address, email address or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Information Collection and Use

AbilityFirst collects personal information when you register on the Website to make a donation of money or an automobile, sign up for e-mail alerts, or submit an e-mail to AbilityFirst through the “Contact Us” page.  When you register to make a donation, we ask for information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, fax number, phone number, company affiliation, credit card information and vehicle information.

AbilityFirst uses your personal information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your request to make a donation, and to contact you regarding your donation.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

AbilityFirst does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies, except to facilitate your donation, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with AbilityFirst under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to assist AbilityFirst in its operations. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

Aggregate Information

AbilityFirst may provide information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted (“Aggregate Information”) to third parties.  For example, we might inform third parties of the number of automobile donations that have been received through the Website.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances

We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.  We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of AbilityFirst's Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Changes In Ownership

In the event that AbilityFirst, or any component of AbilityFirst’s operations, is merged with, or is acquired by, another entity, then that successor or acquiring entity may become the successor to our obligations with respect to personal information that you have provided to AbilityFirst, which would be necessary for the entity to effectively continue AbilityFirst’s business.  By using this Website, you consent to any such use of your personal information by an entity assuming control of AbilityFirst’s operations as a result of a merger, purchase of AbilityFirst’s assets, or liquidation of AbilityFirst in bankruptcy or insolvency.

Security

We understand that storing our data in a secure manner is essential.  AbilityFirst stores general and personally identifiable data using industry standard physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification.

Cookies

AbilityFirst may place a “cookie” on the browser of your computer.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer for record-keeping purposes.  The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry to provide useful features to website users.  The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has accessed the AbilityFirst website.

Children

AbilityFirst is committed to protecting the privacy of children.  This Website is not intended for minors.  No information should be submitted to our Website by users under the age of 13, and we do not collect information from any user we have reason to believe is a child under the age of 13.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information

You can edit or delete your personal information that is maintained by AbilityFirst at any time by submitting a written request by mail or e-mail to the contact person listed below.

Confidentiality

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Notification of Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve.  We display a version number and a date on the policy in the upper right corner of this Privacy Policy so that it will be easier for you to know when there has been a change.  If we make any change to his Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of personally identifiable information, we will provide advance notice on this Website.  Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.

Your Role In Protecting Your Privacy

If you access this Website through an email or Internet account maintained by your employer, please note that it is possible that your employer may monitor your email or Internet access.  Also, if you share a computer with others, it is your responsibility that any sensitive information accessed through the Website is not shared with others.  If you leave your computer, remember to logout of this Website.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at sschultz@abilityfirst.org or contact us at:

AbilityFirst
Attn: Privacy Officer
1300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, California 91106