If you browse our website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases where we collect personal data – you will know this data is being collected because you will have to directly provide it or fill out a form. We collect personally identifiable information when you: (1) request to receive additional information regarding GMO Science or its activities, (2) sign up for our newsletter, (3) donate or participate in fundraising activities, (4) participate in online promotions, or (5) send us a question. If you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of our website, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services.
In case you change your mind or wish to update or delete your personal information, we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this by contacting us at the contact points specified below.
When you donate to GMO Science or participate in its fundraising activities (collectively “Fundraising”) we need to know your contact information (including e-mail address) and payment information. This information is required so that we can authorize payment, process your donation and send confirmations. All Internet transactions with GMO Science are performed on a server that uses industry standard encryption technology to protect your payment account information from being intercepted by unauthorized third parties.
When you request information from us, participate in Fundraising activities or otherwise provide us with personal information, we automatically place you on our list to receive correspondence and e-mails regarding GMO Science updates, special offers and news on important issues. If you do not wish to receive these messages, you can simply utilize the opt-out method detailed in the message, respond to any email by telling us that you do not want to receive any future communications, or contact us at the contact points specified below.
USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL DATA
We may share your personal information as follows:
- Among our affiliates and related companies;
- With our fiscal sponsors (who may use such information for their own direct marketing purposes);
- With third party agents we have hired to help us provide a service you have requested (for example, in connection with Fundraising, we would provide your payment account information to a payment authorization service); and
- In the Special Cases set forth below.
We do not otherwise rent or sell to third parties your personally identifiable information entered on this website.
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize our website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
GMO Science does not provide personally identifiable information collected by this website to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes as set forth in Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code.
GMO Science does not track its users over time and across third party websites to target advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.
We use security measures consistent with industry practice to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, we cannot guarantee that data will always remain secure due to transmission errors, outside events, third party hacking or other causes. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to law enforcement.
COOKIES, WEB ANALYTICS AND IP TRACKING
Our web servers collect general data pertaining to each website user, including their IP address, domain name, referring web page and the length of time spent and the pages accessed while visiting this website. This web usage information is collected to help us manage and administer our website, improve the content of our website, and customize and improve the website user experience. Web analytic information is gathered using the following methods: (1) cookies, (2) web beacons (a.k.a. clear gifs), (3) web performance measurement services such as Google® Analytics, and (4) general detection and use of your internet protocol (IP) address or domain name.
Web pages on this site or e-mail messages you receive from us may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon (sometimes called a web bug or clear gif). Web beacons are typically very small and invisible to the user, however any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail message, including an advertisement or HTML content, can act as a web beacon. Web beacons are designed to allow us or a third party to collect certain information and monitor user activity on our site. Collected information can include the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to, the URL of the page the web user comes from, and the time the web beacon is activated (such as when you view the web page, advertisement, or e-mail that contains the web beacon). We may permit third parties to place web beacons on our sites or in e-mails sent on our behalf for purposes of collecting these same types of information. No personal information is obtained from this tracking, rather just the patterns of usage of our various users may be tracked to provide you with improved service and content based on aggregate or statistical reviews of user site traffic patterns.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
This website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to GMO Science will be transferred to the United States. By using this website or providing us with your information you consent to this transfer.
GMO Science reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other GMO Science website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law permits it or to respond to an emergency situation.
In the event GMO Science or its affiliates or their assets are sold, merged or otherwise involved in a corporate transaction, your personal information will likely be transferred as part of that transaction. We reserve to right to transfer your information without your consent in such a situation; provided that we will make reasonable efforts to see that your privacy preferences are honored by the transferee.
POLICIES FOR MINORS
GMO Science does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 18 years of age. No information should be submitted to this site by guests under 18 years of age, and guests under 18 years old are not allowed to register with this website.
Please be advised that our web site contains links to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
GMO Science reserves the right to change or update this policy, or any other policy or practice, at any time, with reasonable notice to users of its website. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our website.
Trust for Conservation Innovation/GMO Science
405 14th Street, Suite 164
Oakland CA 94612
Attn: Laura Deaton
Voice Number: 1-415-423-3418
Fax Number: 1-415-423-3418
Laura [at] t4ci.org
Policy Effective as of September 22, 2015