Updated January 2017
Our Commitment to Privacy
Our www.progressva.org website is maintained by Progress Virginia.
When you visit our website or make a donation online or offline, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering merchandise, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. Progress Virginia does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse other sections of the site owned and administered by Progress Virginia. This means you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
The way we use information
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to make a donation, to purchase merchandise, or to apply for a job. Similarly, we use the information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a merchandise order only to ship the merchandise and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by Progress Virginia personnel on a “need to know” basis. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, Progress Virginia has contracted with third parties that have met industry standards for security to take in necessary data, such as credit card information, to store, transmit and process financial transactions securely. If you are authorizing periodic payments, these third parties will retain the information you have provided when necessary to process such payments.
If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists. You have the following options to do this:
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. We do not make any association between this information and a donor or visitor’s identity.
When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.
Online or offline registration information
You will provide us with information about yourself and your organization when you register for fundraising, donations, and listservs or to buy products. This information is not used for any other purpose than to fulfill your request and is not shared with outside parties. However, donors and visitors should be aware that information collected online or offline may be subject to examination and inspection if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.
We use email links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via email. We use the information provided in your email to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.
We publish email updates periodically to persons on a listserv. Updates are distributed by email, although back issues may also be available on our website. You may subscribe to or unsubscribe from the email listserv at any time.
Changes to this privacy statement
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Progress Virginia.