Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy at DanMessina.com. This overview will help you understand how we protect your privacy.

Use of Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to support@danmessina.com with the subject “Link request.”

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to support@danmessina.com. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available by contacting support@danmessina.com.

Accessibility

This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at support@danmessina.com.

Web Site Privacy Policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site. Please see Cookies section below.

Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University’s domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Profile Updates

If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Children and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When an email is identified as a child, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

Questions about our policies If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at dan@danmessina.com.

Cookies

DanMessina.com respects the privacy of our site visitors and handles any information you provide us with care. The only personal data we gather from you is that which you voluntarily provide. However, we do track visitors through the use of cookies* and only use general statistics gathered from our site traffic for our own purposes.

DanMessina.com will only request specific information from you in order to complete a transaction. We do not require that site visitors provide us with personal information in order to contact us, or to be added to our email alert list.

If you do choose to provide us personal information voluntarily through any form that is currently available on the site, we do not distribute this information to any third party. Your information will be added to our donor database, but this information will not be sold to or traded with other organizations or companies. We may use your personal information to contact you in the future.

Credit card information is processed in a secure, PCI compliant, system. We do not store credit card information in our system. Credit card data is encrypted and transmitted to our payment processor, Paypal.com.

If there are any changes to this policy, we will post the changes immediately. Any information given to us prior to a change in policy will still be protected by the policy that was in place when you provided us with the information. By using our web site and providing this information to us, you consent to our collection, use and storage of your information in the manner described above.

If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of your privacy while visiting our site, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading this privacy policy and visiting our web site.

*Cookies: A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you visit pages in certain sites. The information that is sent to the browser is then saved to your hard drive and is used the next time you visit the same site to identify your computer. Many sites use cookies as a way to personalize pages or remember information such as personal profiles for shopping online. DanMessina.com does utilize cookies; however, the information contained is not sensitive, only identifies your username to help you login quicker. Other websites to which we are linked may utilize cookies. Users should check the privacy policies of those sites for further information.

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