Privacy Policy

At shotsheard.org, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by shotsheard.org and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at alert@shotsheard.org.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collected in shotsheard.org. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you subscribe to email communications or contact us as a partner, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We do not sell, rent, or trade our user Information (whether general or partner users or administrators) to outside parties. We use the Information we collect about you to provide and improve the Services, facilitate the resource-sharing process, respond to your requests, and provide information to you about Beacon Initiative and related topics.

Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your Information with volunteer users, Agencies, our third-party service providers, or our Partners, as applicable. We may use our email lists for sending out Beacon Initiative outbound communications. We also reserve the right to use your Information to send you transactional emails. You may opt out of these emails at any time by visiting this link.

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails

Log Files

shotsheard.org follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, shotsheard.org uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
  • Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
  • Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at alert@shotsheard.org.

Children’s Information

Another priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Shotsheard.org does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online. If you have any questions about our data security or data retention practices, please email us at alert@shotsheard.org and we will work to provide you with the answers you require.

Changes to Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the "Last Updated" date above.

How To Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of the Services, or your dealings with Beacon Initiative. We also want to work carefully with you to resolve any disputes or issues you might have. Please send email to alert@shotsheard.org.