Personal Contact Information
When you are making a donation, purchasing a product, or subscribing to our online newsletter, we ask you for personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt or financial report; to contact you to clarify or obtain information about an order you placed, a donation you made, or to send you additional information about Visual Arts and Music for Society International (hereafter "VAMS International").
If you make a donation, we may contact you from time to time (in writing only, never by telephone) to offer you an opportunity to make another gift.
From time to time, VAMS International may rent or exchange its list of supporters with other trusted organizations to benefit the organization's programs and activities. Prior to doing so, we will notify you and give you the option to opt-out. We have found this to be the most cost-effective method of reaching additional potential constituents and hope you value the information they send you. Your name is only made available to these carefully screened organizations through third-party mailing agents for a limited use. Such organizations will not have continued access to your name and address unless you choose to respond to their initial mailing.
Personal contact information may also be shared with our agents, i.e., reputable companies we use for services such as shipping VAMS International products or sending VAMS International mail. We have confidentiality agreements in place with all such agents to protect your privacy. Finally, in some cases when you wish to make a donation to your local chapter or ask for local chapter information, your contact information may be passed on to your local chapter.
Personal Billing Information
In addition to personal contact information, we ask for billing information, such as your billing address and credit card number, when you make a donation or purchase a product. We use secure servers to gather and process your billing information. These secure servers are hosted by PayPal. Your billing information is not shared with any other organizations, and your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has been authorized and processed.
Other Contact Information
In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself including, for example, e-mail addresses of friends to whom you send e-cards or a copy of one of our Web pages, or the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a donation you have made. The information we collect is used to send the donation notification or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of VAMS International updates, wish stories and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not shared with any other organizations.
Viewing or Changing Your Information
If you do not wish to participate in our list rental or exchange activities, or if you wish to modify the frequency of future communications from VAMS International, please write to us at our headquarters address below.
With the exception of credit card numbers, which are not retained, you can view and request changes to all the information you have given us, including any mailing lists you may be on, by contacting us in one of two ways: You can either e-mail us at email@example.com, or you can send a letter addressed to:
Attention: Donor Care
19225 Index Street #3
Northridge, CA 91326
In addition, if you have subscribed to our online newsletter, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link featured at theend of the newsletter.
Your IP Address, Cookies and Plug-ins
For each visitor to our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor's IP address, although no personally identifiable information (such as e-mail addresses) is recognized by the server. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information. Occasionally, we may use session cookies to improve content, provide easier access and understand how visitors use our Web site. Session cookies are also used to support our e-commerce pages. Our Web site does not include stand-alone or plug-in applications that report individually identifiable information back to us or to any other organization.
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Changes to this Policy
June 6, 2006
Amended January 3, 2010