Privacy Policy2018-05-26T09:50:27+00:00

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.southwindsinc.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through this website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

Personal data collected by Southwinds may include a user’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and transactional data such as credit card information. Personal data is collected on employment and volunteer applications, and registration forms for special events. Personal data may also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, cookies, analytics and third party embeds.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (i.e., to register for an event).

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via Southwinds’ website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of Southwinds’ web page. We use an outside credit card processing company to process donations and event registration fees. Neither Southwinds nor this outside company retains, shares, stores or uses personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose beyond processing your donation or fee. Southwinds is also PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, to process a donation) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. Additionally, our employees receive annual training in privacy, security and data protection.

From time to time, this website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 412-446-1080 or via email.

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Southwinds will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.