Renton Schools Foundation Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting https://www.rentonschoolsfoundation.org, a website developed and maintained by the Renton Schools Foundation.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.  This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

To reflect the changing nature of our operations, this policy may be changed at any time. If we make any material changes, we will post notification of change to this policy prominently on our website.  The latest privacy policy will appear here.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site and for services provided for Renton Schools Foundation on the https://compass-360.org website. Hereafter “the website” refers to both.

What Information About Me Does the Renton Schools Foundation Collect and Store?

Renton Schools Foundation adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. One of the basic principles we have followed in designing this website is that we ask for only the information we need to provide the service you’ve requested. As a result, what information we collect, and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of our website and our services.

Personal Information

We collect and store information that you enter on this website. For example, when you donate or register for an event, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, credit card number and credit card expiration date. This information is used to provide the products and services that you have ordered or requested, to process orders, to send order and donation confirmations, and to deliver goods you have purchased. Note: Renton Schools Foundation does not sell, rent, or share your personal information.  Renton Schools Foundation may acknowledge donors in newsletters or other public materials.  When you make a donation, you can request that it be treated as anonymous if you do not want your name published

Anonymous Information: Traffic Data

Through your use of the website, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data” and may involve the use of “Cookies,” “IP addresses” or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this website. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit this website. We also collect information regarding user traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve this website and to provide its users with a fulfilling experience.

Use of Cookies and Spyware  

This website may use cookies and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors, and understanding how visitors use websites. All this information may be used to improve the site functionality or navigability for future users. Cookies can also help customize this website for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer.

Email Communications

Periodically, we send out emails through Compass-360 to keep you up to date on Renton Schools Foundation programs, events, and contribution drives. Every email provides the option to unsubscribe to any type of email you no longer wish to receive.  We do not sell, rent or share your email information with anyone without expressly providing notification to you at the time you provide the information.

Third-party Agents

We rely on Compass-360, a third-party agent, to perform functions on our behalf, such as email sign-up and distribution, event management, contribution portal, analytics, credit card processing, etc. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the website.

Compliance with Laws

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore use or disclose personal information, usage data, and any other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) satisfy  any applicable law, regulation, legal process or comply with any enforceable government requests  (b) enforce the Terms of Use including investigation of any potential violations (c) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of  the website, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law; and (d) act under circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, the users of the website or the public.

What Happens When I Link to or from Another Website?

This website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties for such things as: event registration, social media platforms, and payment platforms. Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy do not apply to information gathered through these other web sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this website and to read the privacy policies of every website that you visit.

Governing Law/Assignment

This website is published in the United States and is primarily intended for users from the United States. The laws of the State of Washington shall govern in all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or other concerns.

What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?

The security of all personal information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Personal information collected by our websites is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In many instances, such as in the case of credit card numbers and all online purchases, the personal information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Only those who need access to your personal information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. To protect the security of your information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input. Most browsers will give a visual indication of when your connection is secure. For example, Internet Explorer will show a lock icon in the lower right of the browser window.  While we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or information we transmit to you from our website, and you do so at your own risk.

Children

This website does not target nor is it intended to be used by children under the age of thirteen.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact us at pam.teal@rentonschoolsfoundation.org.  

 

 

Updated – Effective March 15, 2021