Privacy Statement

Friendship Centers is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Friendship Centers Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Friendship Centers website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Friendship Centers collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Friendship Centers also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Friendship Centers. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Friendship Centers for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Friendship Centers Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Friendship Centers public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Friendship Centers does not read any of your private online communications.

Friendship Centers encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Friendship Centers so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Friendship Centers is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Friendship Centers and Friendship Centers family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Friendship Centers collects and uses your personal information to operate the Friendship Centers Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Friendship Centers also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Friendship Centers and its affiliates. Friendship Centers may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Friendship Centers does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Friendship Centers may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Friendship Centers may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Friendship Centers, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Friendship Centers does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Friendship Centers keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Friendship Centers, in order to determine what Friendship Centers services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Friendship Centers to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Friendship Centers Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Friendship Centers or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Friendship Centers; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Friendship Centers, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Friendship Centers Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Friendship Centers pages, or register with Friendship Centers site or services, a cookie helps Friendship Centers to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Friendship Centers Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Friendship Centers features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Friendship Centers services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Friendship Centers secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Friendship Centers secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Friendship Centers will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Friendship Centers encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Friendship Centers is protecting your information.

Google Analytics Disclosure

This Website uses the Google Analytics web analytics service. Google Analytics is used to support Display Advertising and collects certain data about this Website’s traffic via a DoubleClick cookie and the standard Google Analytics implementation. The specific Google Analytics features used by this Website are Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. With Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, Friendship Centers will use information such as user age, gender and interests from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data to improve services on this Website. Friendship Centers does not and will not merge any personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising unless you have been given notice of and have given prior affirmative (i.e. opt-in) consent to that merger. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Website is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Website by disabling the Google Analytics cookie on your browser. You can also view and change the currently available opt-outs for Google Ads.

Contact Information

Friendship Centers welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Friendship Centers has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Friendship Centers at ppalmer@friendshipcenters.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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