- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site
- Who collects such information
- How such information is used
- With whom your information may be shared
- What choices you have regarding the collection, use, and distribution of your information
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information
What information we collect and how we use that information
Our registration forms request contact information from users that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, as well as interests and other similar information. We use your information to help engage with you via communications such as our e-newsletter, action alerts, phone drives, and various printed publications and mail appeals. Through these communications, we share updates about our programs and raise funds to support our work in furtherance of our educational, advocacy, and fundraising objectives.
We do not request or store sensitive information, like social security numbers, from our visitors, and we do not store credit card information provided for donations and other online transactions.
Occasionally UUSC will participate in a list exchange of donor contact information with other like-minded nonprofit organizations. You have the option to opt out of this exchange, and we honor those requests. If you would prefer your information not be shared, please contact us at development @ uusc.org.
Internet protocol address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of "cookies" and similar technologies
If you wish to opt out of Facebook ads that are specifically targeted to uusc.org visitors, you may do so here.
All information provided to UUSC is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that enables your browser to automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of UUSC. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot absolutely ensure or warrant the security of such information.
"E-mail this page"
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. UUSC will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. UUSC stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
Our website contains links to other sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which UUSC has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from ours.
Contacting the website administrator
UUSC Website Administrator
689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
online @ uusc.org