Welcome to https://www.giaging.org (the “Site”), a website provided by Grantmakers In Aging (“GIA”), a New York not-for-profit corporation. GIA—a membership organization that serves as a network and resource for funders and a champion on aging issues—respects your privacy, and this policy covers GIA’s handling, use, and disclosure of information collected from you through the Site or other sources in the ordinary course of GIA’s business.
GIA works primarily with organizations that are committed to improving the experience of aging and provides grants on a discretionary basis to multiple entities. As a result, we treat all personal information (as defined herein) covered by this policy, including information about visitors to our website, as pertaining to individuals acting in their capacity as business representatives rather than in their personal capacity. However, if during the course of providing services we receive consumer Personal Information, this policy describes how we process such information.
You should review this policy carefully and be sure you understand it prior to using the Site or otherwise providing any information to GIA. Your use of the Site, providing any information GIA, or any other indication of your assent is deemed to be acceptance by you of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, you should not use, and should immediately terminate your use of, the Site and not otherwise provide any information to GIA. For purposes of this Section, accessing the Site only to review this policy is not deemed to be use of the Site.
In this policy:
(a) “Analytical Information” means all Non-Personal Information collected by GIA, either directly or through the use of third parties acting on GIA’s behalf, using cookies (or other tracking technologies) and server log files (including, but not limited to, (i) your search terms, (ii) your computer’s access date and time, browser, connection speed, Internet service provider, language, location, manufacturer, operating system, and other visit details, and (iii) whether or not you opened e-mail messages and other electronic communications from GIA, and if you did, the times they were opened);
(b) “Collected Information” means all (i) Personal Information and (ii) Non-Personal Information;
(c) “Non-Personal Information” means all information collected by GIA, whether electronically or manually, through (i) the Site, (ii) e-mail messages and other electronic communications that you may send to GIA, and (iii) other sources in the ordinary course of GIA’s business that is not Personal Information (including, but not limited to, any Analytical Information);
(f) “Personal Information” means all information collected by GIA, whether electronically or manually, through (i) the Site, (ii) e-mail messages and other electronic communications that you may send to GIA, and (iii) other sources in the ordinary course of GIA’s business, that relates to an individual and that identifies, or can be used in conjunction with other readily-accessible information to identify, such individual (including, but not limited to, name, e-mail address, physical address, and phone number); and
3. Collected Information
Except for any Collected Information obtained automatically through the Site as set forth in this policy, no Collected Information is obtained from you, unless it is voluntarily provided. For example, GIA collects the full name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other identification and contact data from website visitors and other individuals who sign-up to receive the GIA newsletter or other information about our services. Regardless of the method used to obtain Collected Information, GIA will only collect and retain Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with the purposes for which it is provided and GIA’s other legitimate business purposes (including, but not limited to, marketing). You are responsible for obtaining any approvals, authorizations, consents, permissions, and permits that are required in connection with your providing GIA with any information (including, but not limited to, any information relating to a third party).
You may refuse to provide any information to GIA at any time by terminating your use of the Site, or in all other cases not involving use of the Site, by notifying GIA as set forth in Section 18. If you refuse to provide any information when requested to do so by GIA or the Site, you may not be able to access, or otherwise receive the benefits of certain services from GIA or features of the Site.
5. Electronic Communications
Whether or not you have previously sent GIA an e-mail message, you consent to GIA’s sending you e-mail messages and other electronic communications (a) in connection with your use of the Site, (b) in the ordinary course of business, or (c) for any other legitimate business purpose (including, but not limited to, marketing). Since GIA endeavors to send e-mail messages and other electronic communications only to individuals desiring to receive them, you can unsubscribe to such e-mail messages or other electronic communications at any time by contacting GIA as set forth in Section 18 or by following the directions contained in such e-mail messages or other electronic communications. Any request to unsubscribe from e-mail or other electronic communications will likely be effective within 48 hours after your request is received by GIA.
6. Analytical Information
This Site utilizes essential cookies to save your site preferences and nonessential cookies for analytical purposes, as described in the second paragraph of this Section. When you access the Site, you will be asked to accept GIA’s use of nonessential cookies for such purposes. If you do not accept the GIA’s use of nonessential cookies, you should click “Cookie Settings” and adjust the settings, or click “Deny All.” By clicking “Deny All” you will disable our use of nonessential cookies; this will not disable our use of essential cookies. In addition, your browser may provide you with the ability to block cookies as well as the ability to delete already-existing essential and nonessential cookies. If you block or delete cookies, you may not be able to receive the benefits of certain features of the Site. You can customize your cookie selection at any time in Cookie Settings.
Analytical information will only be used by GIA (a) to record your use of the Site, (b) to diagnose problems with the Site, (c) to improve the Site and make the Site more useful to you and other users, (d) to assist in GIA’s marketing efforts, and (e) for other legitimate business purposes of GIA. GIA will collect Analytical Information either directly or through third parties acting on its behalf. For example, Google Analytics is one of the third parties used by GIA to collect Analytical Information. These third parties may combine and use data collected through your use of the Site with data they collect over time and across different websites for their own purposes. You can learn about how Google collects and processes data at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You can also learn about the controls Google offers to manage the collection and use of your information at https://policies.google.com/privacy. GIA recommends that you review these other entities’ privacy policies or notices at the links provided above.
GIA does not manage or maintain on-premises servers to store data related to its business, including Personal Information. Accordingly, Personal Information collected by GIA may be transferred to third parties designated by GIA (including, but not limited to, any affiliates, distributors, sub-contractors, or vendors engaged by GIA to perform administrative and technological functions) for any purposes for which GIA could use such Personal Information. However, GIA requires third parties to (a) limit the use of Personal Information to the purposes for which it was collected, and (b) take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is processed in a manner consistent the standards set forth in this policy and the relevant privacy and security laws.
Nonetheless, to the limited extent that Personal Information is stored locally by GIA, we have implemented organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization, including security controls to prevent unauthorized access to our systems. While we take reasonable steps to secure your Personal Information from loss, misuse, interference, unauthorized access, modification, and disclosure, you should be aware no security procedures or protocols are ever guaranteed to be 100 percent secure from intrusion or hacking. In providing information to GIA, you must assume the risk that Collected Information could be lost, accessed, altered, destroyed, disclosed, or used without authorization.
Certain Personal Information posted by you on the Site may be accessible to the general public, and GIA is not responsible for protecting such Personal Information from loss, unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, disclosure, or use. For example, if you participate in a public forum on the Site, any information disclosed by you when doing so may be available to the general public.
8. Use of Collected Information
All Collected Information may be used by GIA for any legitimate business purpose, including, but not limited to, conducting business operations, operating the Site, and responding to requests for information. If GIA expressly states in this policy or in another writing that any Collected Information will only be used for a specific purpose, GIA will only use it for such purpose, unless you subsequently consent to its being used for another purpose.
9. Transfer/Sharing of Collected Information
Any Collected Information obtained by GIA, whether or not for a specific purpose, may be transferred to third parties designated by GIA (including, but not limited to, any affiliates, distributors, sub-contractors, or vendors engaged by GIA to perform administrative and technological functions) for any purposes for which GIA could use such Collected Information. For example, GIA uses Authorize.net, a VISA solution, to process membership payments. Therefore, GIA does not itself collect, process, or store payment information. However, GIA ensures that obligations substantially no less protective than those set out in this policy are imposed on our third-party vendors by way of contract or other legally binding agreement, in particular providing sufficient guarantees that technical and organizational measures are implemented in such a manner to meet the requirements of this policy and the relevant data protection laws.
GIA may also at any time, in its sole discretion, transfer any Collected Information (including, but not limited to, a computer’s Internet protocol addresses), whether or not you furnished such Collected Information for a specific purpose, to (a) comply with, or as permitted by, any applicable law or lawful request of a government or public authority for purposes of satisfying, among others, national security and law enforcement requirements, (b) cooperate with law enforcement, and other third parties, in investigating a claim of fraud, illegal activity, or infringement of intellectual property rights, (c) protect the rights, property, or legitimate business interests of GIA or a third party, or (d) transfer such Collected Information to a third party acquiring all, or substantially all, of GIA’s assets. If Collected Information is transferred, GIA will have no responsibility for any action of the third party to whom or which such Collected Information is transferred.
10. Third-Party Sites
The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. However, if a parent or guardian of a child who is under 13 years of age discovers that Personal Information of such child has been submitted to GIA through the Site without the parent’s or guardian’s consent, GIA will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove such information from the Site and the servers of GIA vendors at the parent’s or guardian’s request. To request the removal of such Personal Information, the parent or guardian must contact GIA as set forth in Section 18, and provide all information requested by GIA to assist it in identifying the Personal Information to be removed.
12. Applicable Law
This policy shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, any applicable privacy law solely to the extent required by such law, and, in all other cases, the laws of the state of New York, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between any provision of this policy and any provision of any applicable law, the latter shall control.
Any complaint by you regarding any Collected Information, or otherwise relating to this policy, must first be submitted to GIA as set forth in Section 18, and GIA must be given a reasonable opportunity of not less than 45 days to investigate and respond to your complaint. Upon GIA’s completing such investigation and so responding, GIA and you must then attempt, in good faith, to promptly resolve any remaining aspects of your complaint. If any aspect of your complaint remains unresolved after an additional reasonable period of time of not less than 45 days, you may commence litigation against GIA in connection with the unresolved portion of your complaint only in a court located in White Plains, New York, and having subject matter jurisdiction over your complaint. You consent to any such court’s being a proper venue for your complaint, and waive any objection thereto based on inconvenience.
14. Entire Agreement
Except as set forth in this Section, this policy contains the entire agreement, and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements, proposals, and understandings, between you and GIA, with respect to Collected Information. If you use the Site or otherwise have business dealings with GIA, such use or dealings will be subject to this policy, plus any other agreement between the parties that is applicable thereto. To the extent there is any conflict or inconsistency between any provision of this policy and any provision of such other agreement, the former shall control.
Whenever possible, each provision of this policy shall be interpreted to be effective and valid under applicable law. If, however, any such provision shall be prohibited by or invalid under such law, it shall be deemed modified to conform to the minimum requirements of such law, or if for any reason it is not so modified, it shall be prohibited or invalid only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without the remainder of such provision, or any other provision of this policy, being prohibited or invalid.
GIA may revise any provision of this policy from time to time by posting the revised provision on the Site so long as such revision does not conflict with any applicable law. Any such revision will take effect immediately upon such posting and will apply to all Collected Information obtained by GIA after such posting. It is your responsibility to periodically check this policy on the Site for revisions to this policy. The latest version of this policy will always be the one posted on the Site.
Except as provided in this policy, or any applicable law, you are solely responsible for all fees and disbursements of any attorney or other advisor retained by you in connection with enforcing your rights under this policy.
18. Contact Information
If you have any questions or complaints, desire additional information, or need to notify GIA of anything regarding this policy, please promptly contact GIA using one of the methods set forth below:
Regular mail to: Grantmakers In Aging, 333 Mamaroneck Ave., #238, White Plains, NY 10605
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org