Member Privacy and Security
GrantStation respects your privacy and wants to ensure you understand how information is collected and used, and what options you have concerning that information. GrantStation promises:
- To clearly state why we are collecting personal information and how it will be used.
- To keep this policy, as well as our privacy practices and systems, up to date.
- To allow you to inspect and edit your complete personal information by contacting us as provided below.
We have installed a number of security measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
- We have a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems.
- Your Membership information lives on a separate database server that sits behind this firewall. We safeguard your information with an encryption technology called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL encryption protects any personal information you send over the Internet by making it impossible for that information to be deciphered by any systems other than the ones we use at GrantStation.
- GrantStation has developed a registration/login process so that your personal profile is password protected. You are the only one outside GrantStation who has access to your password and personal information. You should always log out when you are done with your session to ensure that others cannot access your account.
GrantStation uses VeriSign®, an Internet security services provider, to protect your financial transactions with GrantStation.
Information Collected by GrantStation
You are not required to submit any personal information to use non-Member portions of the GrantStation website. In order to gain access to basic services including bulletin boards, fundraising news and trends, and useful how-to guides, however, you do need to register by providing your name and email address. In order to search the GrantStation databases or receive the GrantStation e-newsletter, we require you to provide additional information. Common items include, but are not limited to, your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, or other payment information.
GrantStation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, or necessary payment processors may use any information collected at the website (including personally identifiable information) to operate the site, to complete the transactions conducted at the site, to create and maintain records in connection with those transactions, for marketing and promotional purposes in connection with GrantStation services offered via the website, or for services offered by our partners.
Emails, E-Newsletters and Promotional
We send all new registrants and Members a welcoming email to verify your password and username, and all Members regularly receive a e-newsletter. Additionally, from time to time we may notify you of special promotions, new products or services, or other information that may interest you. If you choose to receive promotional material from GrantStation, it may be sent either via email or the mailing addresses you provided on the registration or billing information screens. Out of respect for your privacy we give you the option to not receive these types of communications. If you no longer wish to receive our e-newsletter or promotional material you may opt-out of receiving it by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling us at 877.784.7268.
Editing Your Personal Information
You can always contact us in order to (i) deactivate your account, (ii) update the personal information that you have provided to us, and (iii) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 877.784.7268.
GrantStation may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. An IP address is the unique number that identifies the computer you are using to browse the Internet. GrantStation DOES NOT link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
GrantStation may use an outside advertising company to serve and display advertisements on our site. These advertisements may contain cookies that provide information to the advertising company. Cookies received with banner advertisements are collected by the advertising company and we do not have access to this information. You should read the privacy policies of such advertisers before supplying personal information to those sites.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time we may request information as a part of a survey or contest. Participation in surveys and contests is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information such as organizational focus and size. Contact information, including name, address, email address, and telephone number, will be used to notify winners and award prizes, and may be used to notify you of special promotions, new products or services, or other information that may interest you. If you no longer wish to receive our e-newsletter or promotional material you may opt-out of receiving it by emailing us at email@example.com or by contacting us at 877.784.7268. Aggregated demographic information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving this site and may be shared with our consultants, partners, or potential advertisers.
For your benefit, GrantStation may contain links to many other sites. GrantStation is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites and we recommend that you carefully read the privacy policies of such sites prior to providing your personal information to them.