Web Privacy Statement

The main purpose of DEAF, Inc.’s website is to provide information to individuals. Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it. We want to make you aware of our online practices regarding the privacy of your information.

Information collected

Our website does not automatically collect any individually identifiable information, such as email addresses, from visitors.

We collect personal information when you provide it in the course of interacting with the site. At deafinconline.org you can contact us with questions, comments, to make service referrals, register for a class, volunteer, or make a donation. When you do, we may ask for information that can identify you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, or information about your interests and activities.

If your personal information (such as your address) changes, you can notify us by contacting info@deafinconline.org.

We collect information that is not personally identifiable, such as the type of browser you are using (for example, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (for example, Windows 7, Apple OS X), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (such as, Comcast, Verizon, RCN). We collect an Internet Protocol (IP) address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track visitors’ movements, gather broad demographic information in order to improve the site, and to deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Our website may use cookies to improve your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to the computer that is browsing the website for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Websites use cookies to performing functions such as saving passwords, saving personal preferences regarding the use of a website, and/or for marketing. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you do not want to receive cookies, you can change the configuration of your browser to request confirmation from you before accepting a cookie or to refuse cookies altogether. If you want your browser to refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

How the information is used

We may use the information you give us to provide information to you at your request. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding services, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful. We may use it for confirmation of donations and for related service needs.

We do not sell, rent, swap, or otherwise share our mailing lists with external organizations. Any personal information you provide to deafinconline.org will not be shared with third parties. We may use the information that is not personally identifiable to analyze the design and functioning of our site in order to make site improvements. We may use such information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.

Opting Out

If you want to be removed from our email mailings, please send us an email and we will remove your email address from our list.

Security

We use appropriate procedures on deafinconline.org to ensure the security of your personal information and to protect it from unauthorized access. All information that you provide through deafinconline.org is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us.

When you use your credit card at deafinconline.org to make a donation to DEAF, Inc., register for a course, buy tickets for an event, or any purpose, we use a PayPal account to help protect your privacy. We abide by the privacy policy set forth by PayPal; we do not collect any credit card information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. We strive to protect your information; however, we cannot completely ensure the security of such information.

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