Terms of Use

Introduction

The privacy of your personal information is important to SEED. This notice is provided to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way that your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is collected and used at this site. The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy are for the seedinit.org site (the “Site”) only. Please note that by using the Site, you signify your agreement to the privacy policy stated here. This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 31, 2009.

Passive Information Collection; Cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. We use cookies to evaluate the general use of the Site. We also use cookies to identify who you are after you log in or register so that we can tailor your personal preferences for a more personalized experience. Cookies also insure that the appearance of our site conforms to your internet browser. You usually can configure your Internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you might not be able to access certain pages or use important functions on the Site. We reserve the right to introduce new passive tracking technologies and techniques related to the use of the Site. In general, we do not link your identity with information that we collect passively. However, in any situation where you log in with your username and password, any or all of the information that is passively collected about your activities on the Site may be linked with your identity, and therefore may become Personal Information about you. To learn more about cookies and other passive tracking technologies and how they may be used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your internet browser software.

Active Information Collection

In general, when you visit our Site you remain anonymous, but on some pages, you need to provide Personal Information to register, make donations, contact us and conduct other transactions via the Site. The types of Personal Information collected at the Site may include any or all of the following, depending on your activities on the Site: Name, company, occupation, address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. The following types of personally identifiable information may be collected about people at these pages include: name and contact information (including email address).

Use of Personal Information

WE WILL NOT SELL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE THROUGH THE SITE WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR CONSENT. We may use Personal Information that you provide to update you on our activities or to let you know about new projects that we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive this information in the future, please contact us at  privacy@seedinit.org.

We may disclose Personal Information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency’s request. We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to protect the security of the Site, to protect ourselves and our affiliated non-profits against liability, and/or in connection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of some or all of our operations. The Site is not directed to persons under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, please do not disclose Personal Information on the Site.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

If you are a registered user of the Site, you can access and correct certain Personal Information that we collect online and maintain by clicking on “Login” and entering your username and password. If any errors in your Personal Information cannot be corrected by accessing “Login” or if you have other questions related to updating or changing your account information, please contact us using the contact information below. You may also contact us using the information below to ask us to remove your Personal Information from our records, electronic or otherwise.

Use of Anonymous Information

The Site’s web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the website. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example, when our website is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to our site, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages are viewed. These statistics help us understand how the Site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving the Site in the future. The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Site. You can access most of our pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.

Security

SEED strives to protect the information visitors submit, but no transmission of data is completely secure. SEED will not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from you or any other visitors to the Site.

Usernames and Passwords

It is your responsibility to safeguard any username or password that you have received in connection with the Site, and to notify us if you ever suspect that the security and confidentiality of such username or password has been compromised in any way. You are solely responsible for any use of this Site via your username and password.

Links

Please note that third parties may also collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through our site. We do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their websites. If you are concerned by how third parties collect and use information, please review their privacy practices via their website.

Changes to SEED Privacy Policy

Our privacy practices, like the online medium itself, are subject to change. SEED may, in its sole discretion, change this privacy policy at any time to reflect changes in the way we collect and use Personal Information in the future. Please check this policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional Personal Information via the Site. All revisions to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the site via a link from the home page of the site. Your continued use of our site after changes in this privacy policy will mean that you accept such changes.

How to Contact Us

Your privacy is very important to us. Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please send us an email at  privacy@seedinit.org

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