Mission Capital Privacy Policy

Last Updated December 3, 2012
 
Mission Capital for Nonprofit Success (“Mission Capital”) values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.  This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to the personal information we obtain about visitors to and members of  the www.501community.org website (collectively the “Site”), as well as the services available through our Site (collectively, the “Services”), which are owned and operated by Mission Capital. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to tell users  how we collect, use and disclose your personal information collected through our Site or Services.
 
By visiting the Site or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy.  Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use, available at http://501community.org/terms, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Mission Capital Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Policy.
 
The Information We Collect About You
We may collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site or Services.
 
Information We Collect Directly From You.  Certain areas and features of our Site and Services  may require registration.  To register as a Member you must provide your name, company name and email address.  You will also be asked to create a unique user name and a password.  In order to process your payments (e.g., your membership fee), we also collect your credit or debit card number, billing address and other information necessary to process your payment.  In addition, we may collect certain optional information from you, including your contact information, work history and background, nonprofit affiliations, and interests, among other information.
 
Information We Collect Automatically.  We may automatically collect information about your use of our Site or Services through cookies, web beacons, embedded web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. Through these data collection tools, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type, operating system and language, access times, your domain name, web pages you view, links you click, your IP address, the length of time you visit our Site or use our Services, and the referring URL or webpage that led you to our Site.
 
Information We Collect About Your Site Activities.  We may also collect information about your activities on our Site, such as the information or comments you post to the Site. 
 
How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we gather about you for the following purposes: 
  • To process your payments.
  • To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, to fulfill your orders, and for other customer service purposes. 
  • To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the Site or our Services.
  • To communicate with you and send you information we believe may be of interest to you.  For example, we may use your information, such as your email address, to send you news and newsletters, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you.  
  • To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes
How We Share Your Information
Unless we get your specific consent, Mission Capital will not disclose your personal information to others, except as described below:
  • Mission Capital Members. Your user name and any information that you post to our Site, including without limitation reviews, comments, text, and any other information you share on the Site will be available to and searchable by other Site members and visitors.
  • Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf. Mission Capital retains service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions and to assist Mission Capital with marketing and communication initiatives. 
  • Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. 
  • Where Required by Law. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a subpoena.    
  • To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Company is involved. 
In addition, we may freely share aggregate and de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes. 
 
Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site or Services.  We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service.  There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
 
§ Session Cookies.  Session cookies exist only during an online session.  They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer.  We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site.  This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site. 
§ Persistent cookies.  Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer.  We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.
 
Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future.  The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.
 
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies.  Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage.  We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
 
Third Party Analytics.  We or our service providers may use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site.  We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services.  We use these analytics tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences, and to analyze Site usage.  Out third-party analytics providers may use cookies and other tracking devices placed on our Site to gather this analytics data.  Such third parties may combine the information that we provide about you with other information that they have collected.  This Policy does not cover such third parties’ use of the data.    
 
User Content
We invite you to post content on our Site, including your comments, pictures, and any other information, subject to our Terms of Use.  If you post content to our Site, all of the information that you post will be available to other Site members and visitors.  If you post any content on our Site or Services, that content becomes public and Mission Capital cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy. 
 
Your Marketing Choices
We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt-out of receiving promotional communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail, or by emailing us at info@missioncapital.org – be sure to include your name, email and specific information about the type of Mission Capital communications that you no longer wish to receive.
 
Third-Party Links
Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites.  Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.  
 
How We Secure Your Personal Information  
Mission Capital has implemented commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. For example, where appropriate, Mission Capital uses password protection, firewalls, internal restrictions on who may access data, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
 
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private.  We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity. 
 
Children Under 13
Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.
 
Changes to the Privacy Policy
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above.  We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically.  We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site, at http://501community.org/privacy. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice by highlighting the change on our Site, or by emailing you at your email address of record with us. 
 
Contact Us
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us via email at info@501community.org, or via telephone at 1-512-477-5955.  You may also write to us at:  

Mission Capital 
8303 N. MoPac Expy.
Suite A201
Austin, Texas 78759