Privacy Policy

At VolunteerStarkville.org we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the website services offered by VolunteerStarkville.org. In addition, where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we post supplementary privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal information.

VolunteerStarkville.org adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as viewing organization listings and volunteer opportunities. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Information You Provide – When you register as a volunteer with VolunteerStarkville.org, we ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, phone number, and preferences related to volunteering. This information is only used to communicate with you regarding volunteer opportunities. The information you provide during registration will not be shared with any third party or affiliate. We may combine the information you submit during registration with information you provide from your volunteer experience, and update the number of your volunteer hours.
    You may choose to terminate your membership with VolunteerStarkville.org at any time.
  • Cookies – VolunteerStarkville.org does not use cookies to store your information.
  • Log Information – There is no need to login to view any information on the VolunteerStarkville.org website. All information is public.
  • User Communications – When you send email or any other types of correspondence  to VolunteerStarkville.org, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
    If you choose to subscribe to our mailing list, the information you provide will only be used to communicate with you according to the preferences you set in the subscription.
  • Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerStarkville.org – VolunteerStarkville.org will post information about volunteer opportunities and application forms for volunteers to participate in these opportunities. Information provided through these forms will be shared with the Organization requesting the volunteers for the purpose of communicating with those volunteers. The information you provide in the volunteer application forms will be governed by this privacy policy and by the requesting organization’s privacy policy. We will provide a link to the requesting organization’s privacy policy on the application page for your view. We encourage you to review these policies to protect your information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities on Other Website – We allow organizations to provide a link to their volunteer applications on their website. Personal information obtained by these organizations are not shared with VolunteerStarkville.org and do not follow this privacy policy. We encourage you to read that organization’s privacy policy. In case the organization chooses to share that information with VolunteerStarkville,org, that information will be processed under this Privacy Policy.
  • Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies only to VolunteerStarkville.org. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed on the VolunteerStarkville.org website, sites that include links to VolunteerStarkville.org, or links from within our various pages.

VolunteerStarkville.org only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices, if any, for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services;
  • Protecting the rights or property of VolunteerStarkville.org or our users; and
  • Improving our services, and developing new services.

Choices for Personal Information

When you register as a volunteer or provide your information as a part of registering an organization, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information, such as name, email, or phone number, for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Information Sharing

VolunteerStarkville.org only shares personal information with other organizations or affiliates registered with VolunteerStarkville.org or with individuals outside of VolunteerStarkville.org in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • You have chosen to participate in a specific volunteer opportunity through filling out a volunteer form on VolunteerStarkville.org. In this case, your information provided in that form will be shared by the organization requesting the volunteers. Affiliated organization and other trusted partners must agree to our privacy policy before we share with them any information about the volunteers to protect our volunteers’ privacy.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If VolunteerStarkville.org becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users/volunteers who registered on our website, for example, or how many volunteer hours have been accumulated through VolunteerStarkville.org. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us through this website for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures.

We restrict access to personal information to VolunteerStarkville.org Administrators, and Volunteer Coordinators, affiliated organizations who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data Integrity

VolunteerStarkville.org processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the minimal personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use VolunteerStarkville.org services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information.

Enforcement

VolunteerStarkville.org regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or VolunteerStarkville.org’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web.

When we receive complaints, it is VolunteerStarkville’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between VolunteerStarkville.org and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web.

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