Privacy Policy

The Nicholson Foundation has created this Privacy Policy because we know you care about how information you provide us is used and shared.  This Privacy Policy describes how we gather information from you when you visit our web site located at http://www.thenicholsonfoundation.org/, and how we may use and share that information.  By visiting our site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

The Information We Collect

We do not collect your name, address or other personally identifiable information when you visit our site unless you provide us with the information voluntarily (for example, when you register to receive e-mails or newsletters from us).  We may automatically collect other types of non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site and use our services online such as your network location, the IP address of your computer, and what sections of our site you visit. 

Our site may use “cookie” technology to help us collect other non-personally identifiable information and to enhance your experience using our site.  Cookies are small packets of data that a web site stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit.  Also, our site may use web beacons, commonly known as bots, to access our cookies within and outside our network of web sites and in connection with our mission and operations. If you do not want our site to place cookies on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer.  Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this.  However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our site, our site may not function properly.

How We Use Your Information

If you provide us with personally identifiable information through our site, we may use that information for the purposes for which we collected it.  In addition, we may use such information to administer our business and our site in a manner consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations and other legal obligations. 

Sharing Your Information

We do not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties except in the ordinary course of administering our business and as required by law.  For example, we may use outside service providers to provide marketing assistance or provide customer service.  Any such service providers will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.  In addition, we may release your personally identifiable information when we are required to do so by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or whenever we believe that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or our safety or that of others.  In the event of a re-organization or any other change of our legal structure, your personally identifiable information then held by us would be transferred to our successor.

Removal from Mailing List

If at any time you decide that you would like to stop receiving electronic communications from us, please email your request to:  info@thenicholsonfoundation.org.  Once we receive your request, we will take reasonable efforts to promptly remove you from our mailing list.

Security

We have reasonable security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of personally identifiable information that we have collected from you at our site.  However, we are unable to guarantee that the security measures we take will not be penetrated or compromised or that your personally identifiable information will remain secure under all circumstances.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 30, 2015.  We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will post prior notice of any such changes on our web site.  Our use of information collected prior to a material change in this Privacy Policy shall continue to be governed by the Privacy Policy that is in effect at the time the information was collected, unless you opt in to allow the information to be governed by the new policy.  Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail to info@thenicholsonfoundation.org with “PRIVACY POLICY” in the subject line.

External Websites

Our site may contain links to third-party web sites.  We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business affiliates, sponsors, or other web sites to which we provide links from our site.  As such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of web sites to which our site may link.  You should check the applicable privacy policy of the web site sponsor when visiting any other web sites.