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- -+What information is captured from visitors to Point Foundation website and its online application website?
The Point Foundation web server uses an extended log file format which captures: date and time of visit, referred address (location from which a visitor comes to (pointfoundation.org) type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP Address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor’s email address.
Additionally, when you make a contribution to Point online, your financial information is transmitted using Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is a proven coding system that lets your browser encrypt, or scramble, data before being sent to our payment processor.
- -+Is personal information requested and how is the information used?
There are currently two areas which ask for personal information. 1) Online application – This information is intended for the use of only the Point Foundation in the process of evaluating applications for potential scholarships to be awarded by Point Foundation. None of the information collected, either electronically or by mail, is shared with organizations external to Point Foundation. 2) Donor Records – Once a donation is made, in order to properly recognize donors and prepare the donor tax letters, the donor’s name, address, phone number and email address are added to Point’s donor record software. Point Foundation does not keep the donor’s credit card information on file.
- -+ I signed up for Point’s mailing list. How is that data managed?
We use a WordPress plugin called WP Email Capture to aid management of our email marketing list. Should you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we collect the following data.
Your Name (or what you chose to address yourself as). This is used for simple personalisation purposes.
Your Email Address. This is used to contact you and include you in our newsletter.
The date of signup. This is so we can reference when to delete your data at a later date. We hold this data for a maximum of 364 days, at which point it is deleted.
- -+How to unsubscribe from Point’s mailing list
To remove your name from our email or postal mailing list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-933-1234 indicating what type of communication you received from us and at what address.
- -+How do I contact Point Foundation with questions, comments or concerns regarding privacy issues.
You can also reach us via U.S. Mail by sending requests to:
5055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 501
Los Angeles, CA 90036