What personally identifiable information does FCCA collect?In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information for the purpose of allowing people to subscribe to FCCA publications or to allow us to follow up with an evaluation of specific reports or articles. We may also gather contact information from individuals who choose to donate to us via our website or to purchase publications. This information allows us to process donations and orders, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep donors informed about the impact of their donation.
Our website may set "cookies" for the purpose of collecting aggregate statistics about the total number of visitors to our website or to ensure that visitors have registered to view restricted publications. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies.
Like most website operators, our web servers create log files. These track data on Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to enable us to administer the site, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Server log files do not contain personally identifiable information.
How does FCCA use personally identifiable information?FCCA uses personal information to send e-newsletters and e-blasts to individuals who have specifically opted in to receive them.
Individuals who register to see specific publications on the FCCA site are not sent e-newsletters or e-blasts unless they specifically opt to receive them. These individuals may be sent invitations to evaluate the specific publication for which they registered.
We also use personally identifiable records of people's interactions with our online publications as a means for better understanding their interests in our work. At some point in time, this information may be used to personalize the publications.
FCCA partners with service providers to host our website, provide email service, and other functionalities. Third-party service providers are not permitted to use or share any personally identifiable information that we provide to them. FCCA does not share any of the personally identifiable information we collect with any other outside parties, unless we have received your specific permission to do so or are required to by law.
How does FCCA protect personally identifiable information?FCCA takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both on and off-line. When our website asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry -- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All of our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.