This is the Privacy Policy of United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Inc. d/b/a United Way of Massachusetts Bay (“UWMB” or “we” or “us”). This Privacy Policy applies to your access and use of the website located at https://unitedwaymassbay.org/ (the “Site”) and all applications, programs, and services provided through or in connection with the Site (together with the Site, the “Services”). 

This Privacy Policy the information that we gather from you in connection with the Services, how we use and disclose your information, and the steps we take to protect your information. By using the Site and/or participating in the Services, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy. 

Note: that we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. 

The information that we collect: 

  • Personal Information 
    Generally, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information (when we use the term “Personal Information,” we mean information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person, such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, mobile phone number, age, gender, date of birth, as well as additional sensitive information such as your social security number, financial information, financial account information, and other similar types of information). But we will collect Personal Information when you provide it to us. For example, you may provide us with Personal Information through optional, voluntary submissions when you engage in the following: 
      • fill out forms or fields on the Site;  
        • create an account on the Site;  
          • participate in our message boards or forums;  
            • use our “email this to a friend” feature;  
              • participate in polls or surveys;  
                • sign up to receive our electronic newsletters;  
                  • contact us or request information from us; and/or 
                    • interact in other ways with the Services. 
                  • Cookies Information 
                    When you use the Site, we may send one or more Cookies (which are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer or mobile device, to help analyze our web page flow, customize our content, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your ability to use the Site or certain features of the Site. We may also use Google Analytics or a similar service that uses Cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site.  
                    • Automatically Collected Information 
                      When you visit the Site, we may automatically receive and record certain information from your computer, web browser and/or mobile device, including your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, hardware and software settings and configurations, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after visiting the Site, the pages you view on the Site, your actions on the Site, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Site. When you use the Site on a mobile device, we may also collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or wireless local area network signals. 

                      Do Not Track Disclosures: 

                      Third parties such as advertising networks, analytics providers, and widget providers may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you access or use our Services. Currently, various browsers offer a “Do Not Track” option, but there is no standard for how DNT should work on commercial websites. Due to lack of such standards, the Site does not respond to Do Not Track consumer browser settings. 

                      How we use the information we collect: 

                      • We use non-identifying information about your use of the Site to understand and analyze the usages trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Site, and to improve fraud detection and information security. 
                        • We may use your e-mail address or other Personal Information to contact you for administrative purposes, and/or to send you informational or promotional materials.  Generally, you can opt-out of receiving promotional communications, through links provided in the messages, or by contacting us directly at Privacy@supportunitedway.org. Although your changes are reflected promptly in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics. 
                          • We may use Cookies Information and Automatically Collected Information to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) provide customized content and information; (c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the Site; and (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. 

                            When we disclose information:  

                            • We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect UWMB from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; to protect the security or integrity of the Site; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; or to comply with state and federal laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant. 
                              • We make certain information available to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations, and for business or marketing purposes. To the extent possible, we provide this information in a de-identified way. 
                                • From time to time we may create reports on user demographics and Site traffic patterns that we share with our partners. To the extent possible, all shared information is aggregated and cannot be used to identify an individual person.  
                                  • We work with third party service providers to provide website development, hosting, data storage, maintenance, and other services for us. To the extent it is necessary for these third-party service providers to complete their contractual obligations to us, these third parties may have access to or process your information. 
                                    • In the event UWMB were to be engaged in or contemplating a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, we may transfer or assign the data, including Personal Information, that we have collected from you. 

                                      UWMB does not sell Personal Information. 

                                      Your Choices: 

                                      • You may, of course, decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Site.  
                                        • If you would like for us to delete your information, please send us a request at Privacy@supportunitedway.org. If you do not wish to receive email offers or newsletters from us, you can opt-out of receiving email information from us (except for emails related to the completion of your registration, correction of user data, change of password, and other similar communications essential to your transactions through the Site) by using the unsubscribe process at the bottom of the email. Although your changes are reflected promptly in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics. 

                                          Third Party Services: 

                                          In connection with the Services, you may participate in the use of products or services offered by third parties, including but not limited to certain video communications platforms (collectively, “Third Party Services”). Your use of any Third-Party Services constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the specific requirements, terms of use, and/or privacy policies or notices of such Third-Party Services. By accessing this Site and/or participating in any aspect of the Services, you acknowledge and agree that this Privacy Policy does not cover the practices or policies of any providers of Third-Party Services. For information about how a particular company may use data, please contact that company directly. 

                                          Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy: 

                                          If we learn that information has been collected through the Services from children without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and you wish to review the personal information we have collected about your child, delete it, or restrict the further collection or use of it, or if you discover that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at Privacy@supportunitedway.org.  

                                          Our Commitment to Data Security: 

                                          Our donation form is protected by a SSL certificate, and all donor information will be encrypted before being submitted. Generally, we use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the integrity and security of your information; however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, so we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through the Site or in connection with the Services, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We cannot control the actions of other users or other third parties with whom you may choose to share your information and therefore we cannot and do not guarantee that information you provide through the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. Even after removal, copies of information that you have provided may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information. 

                                          We retain information as long as it is reasonably necessary and relevant for our operations, and/or to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, or enforce this Privacy Policy or other agreements. 

                                          Visitors from Outside the United States: 

                                          The Site is controlled and operated by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in the United States. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you acknowledge that you will be transferring your information, including Personal Information, outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing, as necessary to provide to you the products and services available through the Site. Where required, we comply with applicable legal frameworks relating to the collection, storage, use, and transfer of personal information. 

                                          Depending on the jurisdiction in which you reside, you may have the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict use of certain Personal Information covered by this Privacy Policy. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may also have the right to request that we refrain from processing your Personal Information. Please bear in mind that if you exercise such rights this may affect our ability to provide our products and services. For inquiries about your Personal Information, please contact us by e-mail at Privacy@supportunitedway.org, or through any of the contact information provided below. While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws. Please note that it may take some time to process your request, consistent with applicable law. 

                                          Limitation of Liability: 

                                          By accessing this Site or the Services and/or providing us with Personal Information and other data, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold us harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of such information. In addition, while we take efforts to ensure the proper and appropriate use of data by our service providers that may receive your information from us, we are not responsible for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your information caused by those service providers. 

                                          Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy: 

                                          We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your information, including by placing a prominent notice on the Site or by sending you an email, so that you can choose whether to continue using the Site and Services. Material modifications are effective 30 calendar days after our initial notification or upon your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy. Immaterial modifications are effective upon posting of the updated Privacy Policy on the Site. Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, disputes arising hereunder will be resolved in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the dispute arose. 

                                          Contacting Us: 

                                          Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices: