The The Wheelchair Foundation, a division of Global Health and Education Foundation,
a 501(c)3 charitable foundation, has a goal to provide a free wheelchair to every child,
teen and adult worldwide who needs one but has no means to acquire one.
Wheelchair Foundation Privacy Statement
We've structured our websites so that, in general, you can visit the Wheelchair Foundation website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. We make this notice readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every Wheelchair Foundation web page.
- 1. Sites covered by this privacy statement
- 2. Types of information we collect
- 3. How we use your information
- 4. Who we share your information with
- 5. Your choices
- 6. Your privacy preferences and opting out
- 7. Your information and third-party companies
- 8. Access to and accuracy of your information
- 9. Keeping your information secure
- 11. Changes to this Statement
- 12. Contacting us
1. Sites covered by this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to the following Wheelchair Foundation-owned websites and domains:
Links to non-Wheelchair Foundation websites
2. Types of information we collect
This Privacy Statement covers personal information and non-personal data collection.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Wheelchair Foundation uses personal information to understand better your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with the Wheelchair Foundation. We take seriously the trust you place in us. The Wheelchair Foundation will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.
On some Wheelchair Foundation websites, you can make donations, request information, subscribe to marketing or support materials, register yourself, or apply for a job at the Wheelchair Foundation. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, credit card information, and contact preferences.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. The Wheelchair Foundation collects and analyzes non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Wheelchair Foundation websites.
3. How we use your information
The Wheelchair Foundation uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a donation, to communicate with you, to provide service, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize some Wheelchair Foundation websites. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding Wheelchair Foundation products or services. We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding such communications
Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or the Wheelchair Foundation and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future donations.
Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide the Wheelchair Foundation through other sources such as donations, call centers or public events such as trade shows or seminars.
Personal data given to the Wheelchair Foundation may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.
Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about the Wheelchair Foundation website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.
4. Who we share your information with
The Wheelchair Foundation will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. The Wheelchair Foundation will not share your personal information with third parties.
The Wheelchair Foundation will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law.
5. Your choices
The Wheelchair Foundation gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive the Wheelchair Foundation E-Newsletter and other marketing information about the Wheelchair Foundation. We give you a choice regarding delivery of the Wheelchair Foundation Newsletter by postal mail or e-mail.
6. Your privacy preferences and opting out
The Wheelchair Foundation will not use your personal information for a different purpose than the one stated when you provided your data. Examples of unrelated uses include sending communications about special offers, product information, and marketing messages.
You can opt out of all non-subscription services by going to: https://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/news/newsletter_signup
To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters, donation solicitations, etc.), use any of the following methods:
- Select the e-mail "manage your subscriptions" or "unsubscribe" link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each subscription communication
- If you have signed up for the Wheelchair Foundation E-Newsletter, you can unsubscribe from these communications by going to: http://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/lists/?p=unsubscribe
- Return to the Web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and follow the opt-out instructions
- Contact our webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide your name, e-mail and postal address, and relevant information about your Wheelchair Foundation subscriptions and registrations
7. Your information and third-party companies
Certain Wheelchair Foundation services are linked with those from unrelated third-party companies, some which offer you the option to share with both the Wheelchair Foundation and the third party personal data you provide. We will not share your personal information with those third-party companies unless you make that choice.
8. Access to and accuracy of your information
The Wheelchair Foundation strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of the Wheelchair Foundation's websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.
The most effective way to view and change your personal information is to return to the Web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that Web page or use the Wheelchair Foundation login system.
9. Keeping your information secure
The Wheelchair Foundation is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, the Wheelchair Foundation has in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes.
A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a website to your computerŐs hard drive. The Wheelchair Foundation sends cookies when you surf our site, make donations, login, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personal information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer. Cookies are typically classified as either "session cookies" or "permanent" cookies.
"Session" cookies do not stay on your computer after you leave our website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our site by improving content or personalization and making our site easier to use.
"Permanent" cookies are those that remain on your computer. They are used to facilitate shopping, personalization and registration services. For example, cookies can keep track of what you have selected to purchase as you continue to shop and allow you to enter your password only once on Web pages where a login is required. "Permanent" cookies can be manually removed by the user.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/infocookies.htm
- Netscape Navigator: http://www.netscape.com/legal_notices/cookies.html
11. Changes to this Statement
If there are updates to the terms of the Wheelchair Foundation's Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. For material changes to this Statement, the Wheelchair Foundation will provide notification to affected customers.
12. Contacting us
Wheelchair Foundation Privacy Mailbox
3820 Blackhawk Road
Danville, California 94506
Rev. November 2008