Last Updated: October 23, 2012
Grow Through It collects and stores information that you enter in connection with its services. To use some services, Grow Through It may collect limited personal information that can identify you or that can be used with other sources of information to identify you (“Personal Information”). For example, the uploading your story requires you to submit your email address, name, and zip code.
When you use the website, Grow Through It may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). For example, Grow Through It may collect your IP address, browser information and website domain name every time you use the Services. Grow Through It may also collect information regarding user-traffic patterns and website usage.
Grow Through It does not use or install spyware on your computer. Grow Through It does not use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many websites, Grow Through It uses “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help Grow Through It identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. Grow Through It recommends that you leave cookies enabled so it can offer you a better website experience.
Grow Through It may use Anonymous Information to help it determine how its users interact with parts of the Services so it can improve the Services and make them more useful. Grow Through It may also use or share with others Anonymous Information in any other manner that Grow Through It deems appropriate or necessary.
Grow Through It may use your Personal Information to contact you about programs and opportunities related to the mission of Grow Through It. For example, Grow Through It may use your Personal Information to contact you about news, information about Grow Through It programs, special opportunities and fundraising appeals.
Grow Through It may share your Personal Information with non-affiliated third parties that are trusted, like-minded organizations. Grow Through It may also exchange its support contact list for other non-profit organizations’ lists for targeted uses. These practices are intended to allow Grow Through It and trusted, like-minded organizations to communicate with a broader audience about community events, policy concerns, fundraising endeavors, and other information that is likely to be of shared interest.
You may opt out from having Grow Through It share your Personal Information to non-affiliated third parties by sending Grow Through It an email with “Opt Out of Third Party Sharing” in the subject line to info@GrowThrough It.org.
Grow Through It occasionally has third party agents that perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, website development or hosting, web analytics, credit card processing, and fraud protection. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. They are contractually restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the website.
Grow Through It may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so under law (and/or under a reasonable interpretation of the law), including, without limitation, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Grow Through It may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to applicable law; (ii) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its users, and (iii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of Grow Through It, its users, and others.
In the event that Grow Through It, any affiliate of Grow Through It, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. For purposes of this policy, an “affiliate” of Grow Through It is an entity that is under the control of, or under common control with, Grow Through It.
If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information that seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at info@GrowThrough It.org.
This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. Grow Through It does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must immediately discontinue use of this website.
If you have any questions or comments regarding Grow Through It’s privacy practices, you may contact us at info@GrowThroughIt.org.