Last Updated: May 10, 2011
2. Personal Information
ItGetsBetter collects and stores information that you enter in connection with the Services. To use some services, ItGetsBetter may collect limited personal information that can identify you or that can be used with other sources of information to identify you (“Personal Information”). For example, the “Share Your Story” and “Take the Pledge” services require you to submit your email address, name, and zip code, and the “Contribute Online” service requires similar information as well as payment information such as your address and credit card number.
3. Anonymous Information
When you use the website, ItGetsBetter may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). For example, ItGetsBetter may collect your IP address, browser information and website domain name every time you use the Services. ItGetsBetter may also collect information regarding user-traffic patterns and website usage.
ItGetsBetter does not use or install spyware on your computer. ItGetsBetter does not use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many websites, ItGetsBetter uses “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help ItGetsBetter identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. ItGetsBetter recommends that you leave cookies enabled so it can offer you a better website experience.
5. Use of Your Information
5.1. Use of Anonymous Information
ItGetsBetter may use Anonymous Information to help it determine how its users interact with parts of the Services so it can improve the Services and make them more useful. ItGetsBetter may also use or share with others Anonymous Information in any other manner that ItGetsBetter deems appropriate or necessary.
5.2. Use of Personal Information
ItGetsBetter’s Use of Your Personal Information.
ItGetsBetter may use your Personal Information to contact you about programs and opportunities related to the mission of ItGetsBetter. For example, ItGetsBetter may use your Personal Information to contact you about new offers, newsletters, action alerts, press releases, information about ItGetsBetter programs, volunteer opportunities and donation appeals.
Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties
ItGetsBetter may share your Personal Information with non-affiliated third parties that are trusted, like-minded organizations. ItGetsBetter may also exchange its support contact list for other non-profit organizations’ lists for targeted uses. These practices are intended to allow ItGetsBetter and trusted, like-minded organizations to communicate with a broader audience about community events, policy concerns, fundraising endeavors, and other information that is likely to be of shared interest.
You may opt out from having ItGetsBetter share your Personal Information to non-affiliated third parties by sending ItGetsBetter an email with “Opt Out of Third Party Sharing” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Agents
ItGetsBetter occasionally has third party agents that perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, website development or hosting, web analytics, credit card processing, and fraud protection. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. They are contractually restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the website.
5.3. Public Forums
5.4. Legally Compelled Disclosures
ItGetsBetter may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so under law (and/or under a reasonable interpretation of the law), including, without limitation, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
5.5. Emergency Situations
ItGetsBetter may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to applicable law; (ii) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its users, and (iii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of ItGetsBetter, its users, and others.
6. Links and Other Websites
7. Transfer in the Event of Reorganization
In the event that ItGetsBetter, any affiliate of ItGetsBetter, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. For purposes of this policy, an “affiliate” of ItGetsBetter is an entity that is under the control of, or under common control with, ItGetsBetter.
If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information that seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at email@example.com.
This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. ItGetsBetter does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must immediately discontinue use of this website.
11. Your California Privacy Rights.
As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits end users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the phrase “1798.83 Privacy Request” in the email subject line.
12. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding ItGetsBetter’s privacy practices, you may contact us at email@example.com.