Thank you for visiting our website, www.helendevos.com (the “Site”).
What Information We Collect and How We Use It
Any information we collect on our Site generally falls into the following two categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Aggregate Information. Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know who you are or things specifically about you.
When you visit this Site, our servers and third party service providers may automatically record certain information about how you use the Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and DNS. We collect this information in server logs and by using cookies and similar tracking technologies.
If you choose to submit a Tribute through this Site, we ask for your name, city, state or country and email address. Your email address will not be published and will only be used to communicate with you to notify you that your Tribute has been received, when your Tribute has been published and possibly for additional contact regarding your Tribute. We will not retain your email address for more than 90 days. In addition, you may leave a private Tribute for the DeVos family that will not be published to the site by sending a personal email to email@example.com. In doing so you share your email address and any other personal information you provide such as your name, city and state/country with us.
C. Contact us
You may also contact us for help or support and provide us information and a way to contact you to address your inquiry.
D. Aggregate Information
Sharing Your Information
If we decide to publish your Tribute, it will be posted on this Site along with your name and the date of your submission. Otherwise, we will not sell, trade, rent, or retransmit any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online, except as noted below. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be stored in our databases in the United States.
We may use business partners to help us design and operate our website or provide other services to support the site. When we use business partners, it will generally be on terms that prohibit them from making any independent commercial use of Personally Identifiable Information, from sharing such data with third parties, or from making the data publicly available.
We use Google Analytics to help us gather and evaluate statistical information about the visitors to our site and how they use the site on an anonymous, aggregate basis, but will not associate this data with Personally Identifiable Information unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law. We use this information to gain a better understanding of the visitors to our site and to improve our website and product offerings. Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that Google Analytics use. To understand how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit Google Analytics for more information.
We reserve the right to license or sell aggregate information about the visitors to our website, but this information will not be individually identifiable.
We will generally not use or share the Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Site in ways unrelated to the purpose for which you provided the information, including those described above, without providing you a choice whether to permit any such unrelated uses. You are not required to provide all personal information identified in this Policy to use our Site or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide your Personally Identifiable Information.
Protecting Your Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We take a number of organizational, technical and physical measures that are designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
A “cookie” is a small data file transferred to your computer’s hard drive that allows a website to respond to you as an individual, gathering and remembering information about your preferences in order to tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. We may use several different kinds of cookies on this Site, including strictly necessary cookies, which are cookies that are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems; and performance cookies, which allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site.
Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com. Some Internet browsers also may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
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Children’s Privacy Protection
We take special care to protect the privacy needs of children and encourage parents to be an active participant in their child’s online activities. Our Site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 16, and we will not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from them. If you are a parent who believes that we have collected data about a child under age 16, please contact us as described at the end of this Policy and we will be happy to delete the information we have about your child from our records and provide information in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Notice to California Residents
The following section applies to California residents.
A. Shine the Light.
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, you have the right to ask us once a year if we have shared your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make a request please contact us as instructed in the “How to Contact Us” section and specify you are making a Shine the Light request.
B. California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
The CCPA creates consumer privacy rights and requires businesses to make disclosures about their privacy policies and practices. Pursuant to the CCPA, both our privacy practices and your privacy rights are discussed in detail in the following information.
1. Personal Information We Collect.
In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: identifiers (including real name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, and online identifiers and IP address), geolocation data, and internet or other electronic network activity information (including browsing history, search history, and information regarding an individual’s interaction with an internet site or application, or advertisement). We have used this information to respond to your requests, track original Site visits, optimize your Site experience, and ensure the Site and our systems are properly functioning.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible business purposes without providing you notice.
2. Sharing Your Information.
We do not sell your personal information, but may disclose it to third parties for a business purpose. Specifically, we may disclosure the personal information described above to our website and internet service providers, operating systems and platforms, and marketing intelligence service providers.
3. Source of Personal Information.
4. Your Rights.
The CCPA gives you certain rights regarding your personal information:
a. Right to Know. You may request no more than twice in a 12-month period that we provide you with copies of specific personal information we have collected, sold, or disclosed about you. However, under California law, we cannot provide you with certain sensitive information, despite your request (for example, we will not send you copies of your social security number even if it is something we collected).
b. Right to Delete. You may request that we delete certain personal information we have collected about you, with certain exceptions.
To exercise your rights above, please submit a request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (888) 723-2833 or by using this form. Please describe your request with sufficient detail so we can properly respond to your request. We may ask for additional information to verify your identity. The information you provide in your request and any follow up information we ask for from you will be used solely to verify your request. After receiving your request, we may need to contact you for further information and will notify you if your request has been granted or declined, or if an exception applies to your request. Only you or an individual designated as your authorized agent to act on your behalf may make a request related to your personal information. We may not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise your rights.
5. Responding to Your Rights Request.
We will try to respond to your request within 45 days. If we need more time, we will contact you with the reason we need more time and the extension period. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. In response to your request to know, we will only disclose the information we have collected in the 12 months prior to our receipt of your request. Our response will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with any request, if applicable. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless your request is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate prior to completing your request.
Changes to This Policy