Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Prison Families we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law 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.
  • 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.

Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. (“Prison Families”) operates prisonfamilies.org. It is Prison Families’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Prison Families 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. Prison Families’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Prison Families’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Prison Families may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Prison Families also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Prison Families 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 Prison Families’ website choose to interact with Prison Families in ways that require Prison Families to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Prison Families gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Prison Families are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Prison Families collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Prison Families. Prison Families 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

Prison Families may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Prison Families may monitor the most popular posts on prisonfamilies.org and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Prison Families does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Prison Families 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 Prison Families’ behalf or to provide services available at Prison Families’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Prison Families’ 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, Prison Families discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Prison Families believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Prison Families, third parties or the public at large. Prison Families 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. Prison Families uses cookies to help Prison Families identify and track visitors, their usage of Prison Families website, and their website access preferences. Prison Families visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Prison Families’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Prison Families’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Prison Families, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Prison Families goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Prison Families may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our website 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 Prison Families and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Shopping and Donations

Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. will treat all information as “confidential information”. Confidential information includes any and all information relating to the purchase of product or donation to Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. will not disclose any information to any third party or use it for any purpose but to fulfill a order. In addition, Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. shall use due care and diligence to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of such information. Prison Families Aftercare, Inc. offers SSL/SQL site security for credit card transactions.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Prison Families may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Prison Families’ sole discretion. Prison Families 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.