Like most website operators, Preservation Worcester may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Preservation Worcester’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Preservation Worcester’s visitors use its website. From time to time, may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Preservation Worcester’s website choose to interact with Preservation Worcester in ways that require Preservation Worcester to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Preservation Worcester gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Preservation Worcester are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Preservation Worcester collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Preservation Worcester. Preservation Worcester does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Preservation Worcester may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Preservation Worcester may monitor the most popular posts on TopNonprofits.com and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Preservation Worcester does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Preservation Worcester discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Preservation Worcester’s behalf or to provide services available at Preservation Worcester’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Preservation Worcester’s will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Preservation Worcester discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Preservation Worcester believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Preservation Worcester, third parties or the public at large. Preservation Worcester takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Effective November 1, 2020