Effective as of May 6, 2016 (Version 2)
Nest Egg Foundation, Inc. (“NEF,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) takes seriously the privacy of those that visit our website (each, a “user” or “you”).
and how that information may be used and safeguarded.
to time at our sole discretion, and 2) the transfer, processing, maintenance and use of your personal and sensitive information by NEF and
its officers, directors, evaluation panel, volunteers, service providers, agents, partners, affiliates, lawyers, financial auditors, and similarly
situated individuals and entities throughout the world (the “NEF Parties”) as set forth in more detail below.
As NEF continue to provide additional products and services, and as the privacy laws and regulations evolve, it may be necessary for us to revise
at any time. Your continued use of our website following reasonable notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
When a user visits our website, we may collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally (“Non-Personally Identifiable
Information” or “Non-PII”). For example, we may collect information such as referral data (e.g., the address of the last URL a user
visited prior to clicking through to our website), the user’s IP address, the user's browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome,
Safari, etc.) and the user’s operating system (e.g., Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, Linux, etc.). We also may collect specific information
regarding the user's session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed by the user.
Sometimes we also may ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, the user’s name, e-mail
address, postal address, telephone number, and date of birth (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). NEF also may ask a user to voluntarily
provide personally identifiable financial and/or health-related information, including, but not limited to, wage/salary information, household
income, medical testing results and laboratory findings. Your PII and personally identifiable financial and/or health-related information is
We generally request Personal Information when a user requests one of the following:
- To apply for a financial grant for fertility treatment from NEF;
- To make a donation to NEF either directly or via a third party processing vendor;
- To sign up for our mailing list;
- To correspond with us; and/or
- in other situations and in connection with other activities that we deem appropriate or necessary.
HOW IS THE INFORMATION USED?
Non- PII is collected to allow us to analyze how our website is used, improve the content and products and services our website provides, and improve
the overall quality of a user’s experience on our website. To these ends, NEF may merge information about you into aggregated group data and
other databases. In some cases, we may remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate form that may later
be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information.
Personal Information is collected for the purposes described above.
NEF owns the Non-PII and Personal Information collected on our website. It will not sell, trade, or rent this information to others for their own
user. This may include, but is not limited to, contacts such as telephone calls, e-mail correspondence, or mail correspondence with a user
to 1) follow-up on a prior contact by such user; 2) provide information about NEF, its programs and products and services; 3) provide notice
user or a grant that we may have awarded to such user.
NEF also may share your Personal Information with the NEF Parties in connection with credit card transactions, electronic fund transfers, payments
by check or money order and online financial transactions. NEF hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing
services. If you choose to make a donation to NEF online, by phone, through the mail or by other means we will share your applicable Personal
Information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold such Personal Information
in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies will treat your Personal Information responsibly, we do not own or control them
and cannot guarantee your privacy.
NEF also reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information, without notice and in our sole discretion, in connection with any audit that
we may conduct, our response to any legal and/or regulatory requirements or inquiry, our enforcement of our policies (including this Privacy
Policy), and/or in connection with our response to any complaints or safety or security concerns that may come to our attention. NEF may also
share your Personal Information with: 1) members of NEF’s corporate family and any successors or assigns; 2) other companies or organizations
that work with, or on behalf of NEF to provide products and services; 3) law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a
verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity; and/or 4) other business entities, in connection with the
sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of NEF and/or our business to such business entity.
NEF will only disclose Personal Information in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
ARE "COOKIES" USED ON THE WEBSITE?
"Cookies" are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make a website more
useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer.
so. Also, remember that disabling cookies is browser-specific, so you must disable cookies in each browser that you may use to access our website
to ensure that the cookies used on our website are refused each time you visit our website. By using our website and not disabling cookies,
DO-NOT-TRACK SIGNALS AND SIMILAR MECHANISMS
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to our website, although web browsers incorporate and activate this functionality in different
ways, and it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted. There currently is disagreement, including among
participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such
signals. NEF currently does not take action in response to these signals, but, if and when a standard is established and accepted, we may reassess
how to respond to these signals.
HOW IS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION SAFEGUARDED?
NEF utilizes commercially reasonable methods and mechanisms such as layered security in our systems, locking devices and passwords to protect collected
Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Access to such Personal Information is
limited to the NEF Parties on a need-to-know basis as determined by NEF. Also, all online transactions conducted on our website are done on
a secure server. This means that information entered on certain transactional pages of our website is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
before transmission. On such secure pages of our website, the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with
an "https" instead of an "http." Notwithstanding the above, although NEF has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website for users,
the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from our website cannot be guaranteed.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
Our website contains references and links to third-party websites (including social media sites) that may offer information of interest. This Privacy
Policy does not apply to these third-party sites. Anytime you leave NEF’s website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected
about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with such information. Each third-party website should have its own privacy statement
outlining the information and security practices of such website. It is important that you review the privacy policies posted on such third-party
sites carefully BEFORE you use these sites. Also, we note that NEF does not control and is not responsible for the content of these third-party
sites. You use these third-party sites at your own risk.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION
Under Age 13
NEF understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. Our website is not intended for use by children
under the age of 13, and NEF does not intend to communicate online with children, nor does NEF design its website to attract an audience of
children under the age of 13. NEF does not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from any child under the age of 13.
Under Age 18
Minors under the age of 18 may have the Personal Information that they have provided to NEF while using our website deleted by sending an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting deletion. Please note that, while we
make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your Personal Information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal
of that data from all systems.
HOW TO OPT OUT, UPDATE DATA, AND REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
If you would like to 1) opt out of receiving correspondence from NEF and “unsubscribe” or be removed from our e-mail directory; 2) review and request
changes to your Personal Information that we have collected, including the removal of your Personal Information from our databases; or 3) if
you have any general questions regarding our privacy practices, please email us at email@example.com or send your request by regular mail to: Nest Egg Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 5178, Westport, Connecticut, 06881Attn: Secretary.
Although we make reasonable efforts to comply with all such requests, we note that the deletion of your Personal Information does not ensure complete
and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.
Your California Privacy Rights - California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain
information regarding our 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.]