Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. Nonprofit Organizations Directory has a few fundamental principles:

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • On our website, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Nonprofit Organizations Directory (“Nonprofit Organizations Directory”) operates several websites including NPOD.org. It is Nonprofit Organizations Directory's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Nonprofit Organizations Directory collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Nonprofit Organizations Directory's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Nonprofit Organizations Directory's visitors use its website. From time to time, Nonprofit Organizations Directory may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Nonprofit Organizations Directory also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Nonprofit Organizations Directory only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Nonprofit Organizations Directory's websites choose to interact with Nonprofit Organizations Directory in ways that require Nonprofit Organizations Directory to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Nonprofit Organizations Directory gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on articles to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Nonprofit Organizations Directory – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Nonprofit Organizations Directory collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Nonprofit Organizations Directory. Nonprofit Organizations Directory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Nonprofit Organizations Directory may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Nonprofit Organizations Directory may monitor the most popular articles or use spam screened by the third party services to help identify spam. Nonprofit Organizations Directory may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Nonprofit Organizations Directory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Nonprofit Organizations Directory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Nonprofit Organizations Directory's behalf or to provide services available at Nonprofit Organizations Directory's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Nonprofit Organizations Directory's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Nonprofit Organizations Directory will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Nonprofit Organizations Directory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Nonprofit Organizations Directory believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Nonprofit Organizations Directory, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Nonprofit Organizations Directory website and have supplied your email address, Nonprofit Organizations Directory may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Nonprofit Organizations Directory and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Nonprofit Organizations Directory takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Nonprofit Organizations Directory uses cookies to help Nonprofit Organizations Directory identify and track visitors, their usage of Nonprofit Organizations Directory website, and their website access preferences. Nonprofit Organizations Directory visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Nonprofit Organizations Directory's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Nonprofit Organizations Directory's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Nonprofit Organizations Directory and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Nonprofit Organizations Directory may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Nonprofit Organizations Directory's sole discretion. Nonprofit Organizations Directory encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Creative Commons License

This Privacy Policy is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5.

This Privacy Policy has been repurposed from Automattic Inc.'s Privacy Policy.