Effective Date: January 24, 2005
What Types of Information Does ThankYouBlue.org Collect From Me?
Personal Information. We collect Personal Information from you. As explained above, Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, or other financial information.
Non-Personal Information. We also collect "non-personal" information from you. This information ("Non-Personal Information") cannot be easily used to personally identify you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your IP Address.
How and When Does ThankYouBlue.org Collect This Information?
Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a product sold through our website, PayPal or CafePress.com Shop, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and email address. If you create a Fund Raiser Account, we may collect your name, tax identification number, mailing address, email address, and other information that we request in the registration process, and any information that you provide in the "about me" sections of our registration process. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we will collect your email address.
Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Web Site or the ThankYouBlue.org Services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.
Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most web sites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the Web Site and the ThankYouBlue.org Services are accessed.
How Does ThankYouBlue.org Use My Information?
Personal Information. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the ThankYouBlue.org Services and the Web Site, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. For example, if you create a Fund Raiser Account, we will use the information that you provide to communicate with you and pay you any Proceeds that you earn. Similarly, if you sign up to receive a ThankYouBlue.org newsletter, we will use the email address you provide to send you the newsletters.
Non-Personal Information. We use non-personal information to track your use of the Web Site and ThankYouBlue.org Services and for other internal purposes, particularly providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the ThankYouBlue.org Services and the Web Site.
When Will ThankYouBlue.org Disclose My Information to Third Parties?
Generally speaking, we do not intentionally disclose your information to third parties without your consent. In some instances, however, we reserve the right to do so because it is necessary to the operation and continued growth of our business or to protect the rights of others. These instances are discussed below:
Disclosure to Successors. We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us.
Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to protect or enforce our rights, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order). In particular, if you are a Fund Raiser, we may disclose your information to a third party requesting more information about your fund raising activities as it relates to the sale of our merchandise.
Disclosure to Third-Party Service Providers. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide and maintain the Web Site or the ThankYouBlue.org Services. For example, we use a third-party to process payments made to us, and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, or other operations. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. However, we cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information.
Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, usually in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, supporters, customers, and others. You may not "opt out" of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.
What About Cookies?
Does ThankYouBlue.org Protect My Personal Information?
Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.
How Can I Review and Make Changes to My Personal Information?
You can obtain a copy of and request that we correct errors in your Personal Information by emailing us at privacy@ThankYouBlue.org. For your protection, you will be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your Personal Information. If you wish, we will delete all of your Personal Information (except for your transaction history) from our records upon your request. However, if you choose to delete your Personal Information, you may not be able to access some areas of the Web Site or use some of the ThankYouBlue.org Services.
What About Children's Privacy?
Under Thirteen. The ThankYouBlue.org Services are intended for users ages thirteen and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that we know to be under the age of thirteen. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of thirteen.
Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of thirteen and seventeen can only use the ThankYouBlue.org Services under their parents' legal guardian's supervision. If you are between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we delete any of your Personal Information in our database and/or "opt out" from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at the email address provided below.
Can I "Opt Out" From Receiving Communications From ThankYouBlue.org?
You may "opt-out" from receiving communications from us at any time. You may also "opt-out" on behalf of your spouse or children (if any). To "opt out," please contact us at privacy@ThankYouBlue.org.