Last Updated: March 1, 2019

 

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Writers in the Schools (“WITS”) website, www.witshouston.org and any related mobile apps (the “Site”). To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

This Policy may be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of personal information.  The revised policy will be effective immediately upon posting to our Site.

 

The Information We Collect

We collect personal information from you in various ways, including when you visit the Site, interact with our team, or apply for a position with us.  On some pages of the Site, you can register for events, make requests, and volunteer for specific program initiatives. The types of personal information collected on the Site may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Company Name
  • Phone number

We and third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, to collect information, provide measurement services, target advertisements, and help track whether our communications and advertisements are reaching you, and to collect certain information about your computer, device, or browser in order to allow us to better design future communications to you. You can opt-out of the collection and use of your information for ad targeting at the following website: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. We do not modify your online experience based on whether such a signal is broadcast.

 

The Way We Use Information

We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • We use the information you provide about yourself for specific events/programs to fulfill the needs of that event/program. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that process.
  • We use your email address to send periodic emails to notify you of news and events. We do not share your email address with third parties. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
  • We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Site.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.  Please note, however, that our Site contains social plugins and links to other websites. When you click on these plugins or links, you may be providing information to third parties. The information you provide to such third parties is not subject to our Privacy Policy but is subject to these third parties’ operations and their associated privacy policies.

 

As described above, we and third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information from our Site for

 

We may also disclose your personal information to investigate, establish, and protect our legal rights and interests. Under limited circumstances, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties as permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement.

We may transfer or share a copy of personal information about you in the event that WITS or our assets goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another organization, being reorganized or liquidated, or by selling a portion of our assets. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of WITS to transfer all or part of its operations and/or assets to an affiliate or independent third party.

 

Our Commitment To Data Security

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Of course, please exercise discretion in sending us your information, as data security protections cannot protect your information with certainty.

 

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 13.  In the event that we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided information on our Site, we will delete that information as soon as possible.

 

California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes.

 

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting our webmaster at the contact information below. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

 

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request at the contact information below that credibly shows error.

 

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 713-523-3877 or send us an email at mail@witshouston.org.