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PRIVACY POLICY AND NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

ThankYou.org, a division of the World Childhood Foundation, Inc., and its affiliates (“we”) are committed to protecting and preserving your privacy. This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using our website (“Site”) and mobile application (“Mobile App”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and Notice of Privacy Practices (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy applies to users of all ages, including users under age 13.  See Section below, “Users under 13,” for more information.

By using this Site and Mobile App, you consent to the use of information that you provide us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  We do update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review this Privacy Policy regularly.  If we materially alter our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Site and Mobile App, or in some instances, by contacting you via the e-mail address you have provided to us. If you are under 13 years of age, we will contact your parent or guardian who consented to your use of our Site and Mobile App. Your continued use of the Site and Mobile App will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Site and Mobile App and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes. See Section below, “Contacting Us.”

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 25, 2015.

WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

Please read this Policy carefully to fully understand how we collect, share and protect information about you.  This Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms and Conditions of Use of this website. To access the Terms and Conditions of Use click here.

By accessing and using the Site and Mobile App, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices and uses or disclosures of information about you that are described herein.

In order to deliver personalized and relevant information to you through our Site and Mobile App, we collect certain information from users. Please do not provide any sensitive information or health information. If you should do so inadvertently, we will use and disclose that information in the same manner as any other information you provide to us.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

In operating our Site and Mobile App, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our Site and Mobile App and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Site and Mobile App and which pages you viewed. Some parts of our Site and Mobile App use cookies and other technologies to collect this information about your general internet usage. See Section below, “How We Use Cookies,” to learn more.
  • Information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on our Site and Mobile App (for example, to contact us, you must provide your name and e-mail address, Facebook username, or Twitter username).
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
  • The content of the messages you send through our Site and Mobile App. Our Site and Mobile App enable you to make this information publicly available on the Site and Mobile App.
  • Photos you link from other third-party websites, such as Facebook, and photos you upload directly to the Site and Mobile App. Our Site and Mobile App enable you to make this information publicly available on the Site and Mobile App.

 

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A “cookie” is a small computer file that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  Keep in mind, however, that some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. 

A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. 

While we use cookies and pixel tags, we do not track our users across websites or over time.

The Spotify Play Button provided on our Site will also use cookies when you access our Site. However, we are not responsible for the information collected by these cookies and you should be sure to read Spotify’s policy regarding its use of cookies by visiting their website for additional information.  Please see the “Third Party Websites and Social Media Features” section below for additional information. 

Our Site currently does not respond to “do not track” or similar signals.

 

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you, including via email from your social media account(s), with information relating to our services;
  • To provide third parties with statistical information about the users of our website;
  • To monitor and conduct an analysis of our Site traffic and usage patterns, as well as to monitor and analyze our Mobile App; and
  • To analyze trends.

 

SECURITY

We use commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site and Mobile App. These procedures include, but are not limited to, firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and monitoring.  However, no data protection procedures are entirely infallible. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure.  Your transmission of your data to our Site and Mobile App thus is done entirely at your own risk. 

 

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information as follows:

Generally: We may share your personal information with trusted third parties (including advertising networks) or our affiliates to:

  • Assist us in providing our products and services to you, including by acting on our behalf to fulfil orders, send postal mail and email, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer assistance;
  • Compile statistics and reports regarding our audience and the users of our Sites, products, and services; and
  • Deliver interest-based advertising to you targeted to the interests identified through your online activities.

Such third parties have access to personal information as needed to perform their functions, but they are not allowed to use it for other purposes.  We do not sell or rent personal information collected through the Site or Mobile App to anyone. 

Responding to Your Requests: When you provide us with personal information in connection with a request, we may use and share your personal information in to contact you, including via email, to thank you for providing your request, to conduct satisfaction surveys, or for other administrative purposes related to your request.

 

Other Circumstances:  We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal process (such as a subpoena), or enforceable government request;
  • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations of such Terms, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; and
  • protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of ThankYou.org and/or the World Childhood Foundation, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law. 

Third Party Websites and Social Media Features

Our Site and Mobile App may contain links to other sites and social media features, including those of third parties or business partners.  While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we cannot be responsible for the privacy or security practices other websites use.  By accessing other third party websites or applications through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites.  It is possible that other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different web sites when you use our Site or Mobile App.  In particular, if you chose to use the Spotify Play Button, to send songs through Spotify, or register to use Spotify’s services, you must be sure to read their policies and procedures for collecting, disclosing and protecting your information by visiting their website for additional information.

 

International Visitors

Our Site and Mobile App is hosted and operated in the United States (“US”) and elsewhere in the world.  By using the Site or Mobile App, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to the US.  If you are accessing a US-hosted Site or Mobile App from outside the US, please be advised that US law may not offer the same privacy protections are the law of your jurisdiction. 

 

USER AGE

No one under age 13 is authorized to submit any information, including personally identifying information, on our Site or download our Mobile App until we have obtained verifiable parental or legal guardian consent. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.

Parents and/or guardians can review or have deleted the child’s personal information and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information. To do so, the parent or guardian may contact us by telephone, e-mail, or in writing at the address listed below in the “Contacting Us” Section.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

You may review and edit the information we have collected about you at any time by contacting us at the addresses below.  If your information has been shared with a third party, as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, then that third party has received its own copy of your data.  If you have been contacted by one of these third parties and wish to correct or delete your information, please contact them directly.

If you believe any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, or have any complaints about our Site or Mobile App, please inform us as soon as possible at the address below.

CONTACTING US

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy and Notice of Privacy Practices. Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

World Childhood Foundation, Inc.
c/o Anna De Geer, Secretary General
P.O. Box 19084
SE-104 32 Stockholm
anna.de.greer@childhood.org
+46 8 55 11 7502 (International Telephone Number)

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