Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

The Entertainment Industry Foundation ("EIF") owns and operates this Web site: eifoundation.org. This statement discloses the privacy practices of eifoundation.org. EIFoundation.org provides information, resources, and data intended to raise awareness and funds for important charitable causes. EIF reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.

Information Collection and Use

On certain pages of this web site, in particular when donating online or registering for a special event, visitors may be asked to list their name, email address, residence address, other personal contact information and credit card information ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Visitors are not required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in order to browse this Web site and obtain valuable information. The Entertainment Industry Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We take every precaution to protect our users' Personally Identifiable Information and EIF will not sell, share or exchange Personally Identifiable Information with any other organization or individual in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

Security

When our donation form asks users to enter Personally Identifiable Information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best available encryption software - - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using SSL software, which encrypts information you input. EIF does not store or use credit card numbers for any purpose other than to obtain donations as authorized by visitors to our Web site.

While we use SSL encryption to protect Personally Identifiable Information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job function (for example, our shipping assistant in the case of forwarding requested materials or other authorized staff members) are granted access to Personally Identifiable Information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, you can send an email to Security@eifoundation.org.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Entertainment Industry Foundation is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any other Web site including but not limited to those for which we provide links. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which a Web site places on a site visitor's computer hard drive. Its purpose is to let the site know when a user visits and to perform certain functions such as saving passwords and personal preferences. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any Personally Identifiable Information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For example, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, the Entertainment Industry Foundation has no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our beneficiaries and sponsors. This is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information. We use credit card processing companies to bill users for donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use Personally Identifiable Information for any secondary purposes. Should we partner with another party to provide specific services, when the user signs up for these services we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third parties are not permitted to use Personally Identifiable Information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Information From Children

EIF does not seek to collect Personally Identifiable Information about children under the age of 18 through the EIF Web site. If a child submits information to us through any part of the Web site and EIF becomes aware that the user submitting the information is a child, the information is deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose, nor is it disclosed to third parties. EIF will comply with all regulations set forth by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Transmission of Health-Related Data

EIF understands the sensitivity of collecting and using health-related data. Personally identifiable health related data collected on EIF's Web site will not be shared. EIF will comply with all regulations set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Personally Identifiable Information of yours, or third parties, is collected from you through the Web site?

A. Only that information necessary to accept your donation is collected on this Web site. This includes some personal data such as your name and address. It also includes credit card information belonging to you that will be required to assure payment of your donation.

Q. What organizations collect the information?

A. The data you provide on this Web site is collected only by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Q. How is the information used?

A. The information collected is used to identify you as a donor to the Entertainment Industry Foundation and its programs. If you believe that this company is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, please contact Merrily Newton, Chief Financial Officer of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, by EMAIL at mnewton@eifoundation.org, PHONE at 213.240.3900, POSTAL MAIL at 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, California, 90017.