MALDEF

Privacy Policy

maldef.org is the website for the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) . This privacy policy reflects the MALDEF commitment to protecting your online privacy and any information you chose to share with us when you visit the website. Our privacy policy explains:

1. How we use information you provide
2. How we protect information you provide
3. How we analyze web traffic on maldef.org
4. How to unsubscribe, opt out, or correct your information
5. How we notify you about privacy policy changes
6. How to contact us

1. How we use information you provide

It is possible to visit the maldef.org website without leaving any personally identifiable information behind. Information that you may choose to give us includes your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and other information about your interests and preferences. We may obtain information from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site and send you news and information about the MALDEF and programs and events that we work on. We will not sell this information to any third party, under any circumstances. We work closely with allied and like-minded organizations and may disclose selected user information to other organizations for their use in related activities and other purposes.

Online contributions

To make an online contribution, we ask for your credit card number and expiration date in addition to your name, address, and email address. We do not store your credit card number or any other information about your credit card.

The maldef.org website enables you to email articles and information to people you know who might be interested in the work of the MALDEF. We do not store the email addresses or any other information about the people you contact and will not contact them as a result of your email to them. The maldef.org website does let you identify friends who will then receive information from the MALDEF. We will clearly indicate when the MALDEF intends to send information to the names you provide.

Children's information

We believe every precaution must be taken to protect children online. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly ask children for any information, nor do we knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children.

2. How we protect information you provide

maldef.org uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. User information (although not credit card information) may remain in our database indefinitely. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and persons who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by maldef.org in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy covers the www.maldef.org website and any micro-sites managed and developed by the MALDEF, which may link to third-party websites. Should you choose to visit those websites, please remember that we are not responsible for their content or privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.

Other disclosure of your information

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.

3. How we analyze web traffic on maldef.org

Cookies

maldef.org uses cookies to provide a more user-friendly service to you. The cookie — a tiny text file — does not store passwords, credit card numbers or any type of personally identifiable information whatsoever. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address or any other personally identifiable information.

Server log files and other analysis tools

maldef.org logs standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual's use of maldef.org. We may also use third-party services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with the site.

4. How to unsubscribe, opt out, or correct your information

If you want to unsubscribe from mailing lists or opt out, review, update, or correct your information, you can do so at any time by contacting us through the following methods:

By email: Send a message with the type of email you want to unsubscribe from or the changes you want to make to your subscriptions or other information to info@maldef.org

By postal mail: Send a letter with your full name and email address to:
MALDEF
ATTN: Webmaster
MALDEF National Headquarters
634 S. Spring St., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

By telephone: Call (213) 629-2512 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

5. How we notify you about privacy policy changes

We may revise and update this privacy policy if we change our practices, add new site features, or change existing site features. If we make substantive changes, we will post an announcement on our website home page and post the changes on this page. Your use of the maldef.org website and any micro-sites managed and developed by the MALDEF following such changes constitutes your agreement with regard to information collected from you. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy and to contact the MALDEF staff if you have questions.

6. How to contact us

Questions regarding this privacy policy should be emailed to info(a)maldef.org or sent via postal mail to:

Webmaster

MALDEF National Headquarters
634 S. Spring St., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

For general questions or comments, please complete our online contact form or call (213) 629-2512 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

Copyright 2009 MALDEF — Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund