Information Collection and Use
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?