Last updated February 27, 2020
Information Collection and Use
Use of Information and Data
The Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address. The Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
In general, we use information and data that we collect to pursue our mission and operations and to engage in the activity (and related activities) for which we collect it. Specifically, we may use your personal information:
- to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience;
- to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested;
- to improve our website in order to better serve you;
- to send periodic emails regarding Foundation updates and recent news;
- to fulfill our obligations to you and to respond to any questions or requests;
- to contact you about material changes in our website terms or policies;
- to comply with the law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us;
- if you sign up for a blog, feed or newsletter, to put you on our mailing list or even the list of a third party who we think has a similar mission; and
- to carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
The Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
In general, we automatically gather certain usage, technical and navigation information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to this website, what features of the website are most popular to our visitors, device type, browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and the average time spent on our website. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, and what features you click on and read (in whole or in part). We use this information for a variety of purposes, such as maintaining the security of our website and your personal information, facilitating website navigation, and improving website design and functionality. This data helps us to determine how much our visitors use parts of the website, and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior, so as to better understand and serve you. It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
We keep personal information for as long as we think is necessary or advisable and we reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. We may discard personal information at our discretion, so you should retain your own records, and not rely upon our storage of any personal information or other data.
Sharing Information and Data
In general, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with governments and private parties to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud, data privacy and security. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to government officials and private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity connected to this website that is illegal or may expose us or you to liability. From time to time, the Foundation may also share information and data about you to third-party partners, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate to pursue our mission and operations and as permitted by applicable law.
Information and Data Security
We use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information received from our users from unauthorized use or disclosure.
Social Networking Sites
We operate and maintain social networking pages and profiles on websites that include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Vimeo. We will, from time to time, import comments and posts from these third-party websites to this website. If you post to any of our social networking pages or profiles on third-party websites, you are subject to the terms and privacy policies of such third-party websites. Please remember you are providing information to the public and should do so at your own risk. Further, we may use these postings on our website without further notice or compensation to you. Please visit the privacy policies of any third-party websites before posting to our pages or profiles there.
Protecting Children’s Privacy Online
Our website is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals who are under 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us at the mailing address below.
The Foundation is interested in letting you know about, and receiving your particular consent to, a few activities relating to personal information that will help us to deal with personal information that is disclosed in furtherance of our mission, operations and programs. These are described immediately below.
Consent to Electronic Notice If There is a Security Breach: If we or a recipient is required to provide notice of unauthorized access or other invasion of certain security systems, you agree that we (or they) may do so when required (or voluntarily) by posting notice on our website or sending notice to any email address we have for you, in our (or their) good faith discretion. You agree that notice to you will count as notice to others for whom you are acting, and agree to pass the notice on to them.
You expressly agree that use of this site is at your sole risk and you assume all risk. This site is provided “as is” and “as available.” The Foundation disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to the site including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of intellectual property and other proprietary rights. Without limiting these general disclaimers, the Foundation does not warrant the availability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, functionality, reliability, sequencing or speed of delivery of the site or any part of the content.
Content on this site is for informational purposes only and not intended to serve as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. In particular, nothing on the site should be considered or used as a substitute for direct medical advice from a qualified physician or healthcare provider or for diagnosis or treatment.
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Inc.
46 Cummings Point Road
Stamford, CT 06902