Privacy Policy

Population Media Center (PMC) respects the privacy of donors and visitors to this site. Below you will find our 1. Commitment to Donors and 2. the Policies in Effect for Webpages Operated by PMC.

1. Our Commitment to Our Donors

Population Media Center and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Population Media Center, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform” includes the website, social media, and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

  • To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation or event registration.
  • Donors have the right to be removed from further solicitations.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us.
  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
  • You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing.

Population Media Center appreciates the passion and generosity of our donors. We aim to uphold the aforementioned privacy policies and also adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights (http://www.afpnet.org/files/ContentDocuments/DonorBillofRights.pdf), dated 2017, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 

2. Policies in Effect for Webpages Operated by PMC

Keeping Your Information Secure. Population Media Center regards keeping your personal information secure as one of our most important responsibilities. We will safeguard, according to established standards of security and confidentiality, any information our donor/users share with us unless you are sharing for the express reason of sharing information (such as uploading your story of why PMC’s work is important). For your protection, we have an enterprise level firewall and use anti-virus protection on our server. When you make an online donation, it is handled utilizing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. We access information when needed to maintain accounts, ensure that PMC’s services are meeting donor/user needs, and when considering a request for additional services. PMC employees are knowledgeable of our policy and are trained to understand and comply with these information principles.

When Information is Collected and Not Collected. In some circumstances, PMC may request personal information from you, like your name, e-mail address, company name, telephone number, etc. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. This information is stored and used by PMC for internal administrative, communication, and research purposes–as outlined in whatever form you are filling out. When a visitor requests pages on the PMC site, our servers automatically recognize the browser’s domain name and IP address. Our servers also record e-mail addresses that you submit for registration. We may also collect statistical information about how visitors are generally searching or using our site and we may compile and prepare internal reports about our visitors to our site without the visitor’s name and addresses.

We may use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive) to track sessions and to personalize your experience on our site. Such uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users’ needs. We also use this information, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to troubleshoot problems and to make available to our users additional services that may be of interest to them. PMC will not share your information with anyone who is not an employee or affiliate of PMC, or who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement.

PMC’s website can be visited without divulging any personal information. However, there are areas of PMC’s site that require this information to complete their functions (i.e. specific information requests or to make an online donation).

How PMC Uses Your Information. PMC uses personally identifiable information to analyze site usage and to improve our content and product offerings. Specifically, PMC may use your personal information to alert you to information that can further assist you in your inquiry, to promote site registration, and to assist in processing donations. Except as required by law, we do not share information with other parties, including government agencies. If we receive a subpoena or similar legal process demanding release of any information about you, we will generally attempt to notify you (unless we believe we are prohibited from doing so). By posting e-mails or voice mails through PMC you understand that the information contained in the e-mail or voice mail is not secure.

PMC reserves the right to change, modify, or update this statement at any time without notice.


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