PRIVACY POLICY

Lonely Whale values the privacy of individuals who visit the www.lonelywhale.org Site (the “Site”). This statement sets forth important information about how we collect and use personal information from visitors to the Site.  By accessing and/or using the Site, you are consenting to the collection, storage, and disclosure of data as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

 

What Information Do We Collect?

When you sign up to any of our mailing lists, Lonely Whale collects your email address and other contact information that you provide to us. We will also collect email addresses and other contact information provided by you as part of your use of the features and functions of the Site.  If you make a donation to Lonely Whale, we collect the contact and any other information provided by you that is necessary for us to receive and manage your donation. Lonely Whale uses third party providers for the purpose of collecting donations online. If you provide your donation using one of our third party providers, they will provide us with access to all of the information provided by you. As part of your use of the Site, we collect non-personally identifiable information about you through your IP address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL.  From time to time, we may also ask you to provide certain non-personally identifiable information about yourself.

 

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

 

We use personal information collected through our Site for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or elsewhere on the Site. For example, we may use personal information we collect:

– to provide the information you request and to process and complete your donations and any related transactions;

– to send you confirmations, support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site;

– to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Site;

– to comply with applicable campaign finance and other laws at the federal, state and local level and contact you if other information is necessary under such laws;

– to send you information about our organization or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, issues, events, resources, promotions, products and services;

– to solicit volunteers, donations and support for our organization and for issues and organizations that we support;

– to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, to personalize and improve the Site and our users’ experiences on the Site, and to providing content, features and advertising that match your user profiles or interests;

– to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service; and

– for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

 

What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our Site with third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the Site.  For example, we may share personal information as follows:

– with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;

– with other organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives;

– to report required information to federal, state and local government agencies;

– when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the Site, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;

– when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;

– when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Lonely Whale, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Site;

– to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy or our other policies or agreements; and

– in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of Lonely Whale.

 

Notice Regarding Online Petitions

When you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available.  In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that Sites commonly write to the site visitor’s hard drive when a site is visited. A cookie file contains information that can identify a return visitor each time he or she visits our site. The data is encrypted for added security. Our Site may use cookies as a way to measure activity and traffic patterns on the Site in order to continually improve the visitor’s experience. Cookies also provide visitors the convenience of not having to log in a password more than once when visiting our Site, thereby saving time for our repeat visitors.  A browser can be set to warn the users before accepting cookies. Users can choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in the browser. Users do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our Site, but will need them to use certain customizable features on the site that we may launch in the future.

 

Children and Privacy

Our Site is a general audience site and is not directed to children under the age of 13.  We do not intentionally or knowingly collect any information from anyone under the age of 13.

 

External Links

Our site contains links to other Internet Sites that may have their own privacy policies. Lonely Whale is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites.

 

Changes to Policy

If Lonely Whale decides to change its privacy policies and practices, we will post those changes to our Privacy Policy on our Site in advance of the changes taking effect, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we can use their information in this different manner. We will continue to be able to use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was originally collected.

 

Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe from any Lonely Whale list, please send an email request to team@ticktock.world and type the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.  Although we will promptly remove your email address from our mailing list, you may still receive any emails that are initiated before your email address is removed from the list.

 

Questions

Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to team@ticktock.world.

 

Last Updated on December 18, 2017