What information do we collect?
SNAME collects information volunteered by visitors, such as when they sign up for the newsletter, become a member, subscribe to a publication, or make a donation. Information SNAME collects in these interactions includes personally identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number (“personal information”). No personal information is collected about individuals without their knowledge.
SNAME also collects non-personal, general information about your interaction with our website. General information may include broad demographic information such as the geographic regions most interested in our site and what type of browser most of our visitors prefer. This information helps us to better maintain and update our site to be the most user-friendly and relevant.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.
How does SNAME use my information?
SNAME has a strict policy against selling or sharing membership lists and donor information. Under this policy, personal information provided to SNAME is never shared or sold to any other organization - public, private, or nonprofit. SNAME may permit certain trusted partners to access your information in connection with their performance of services to maintain and operate the website and certain features on the website. We do not otherwise disclose any personal information or any information about your individual visits to our site except when we believe in good faith (i) that the law requires such disclosure or (ii) that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and property of SNAME or others.
SNAME collects and uses personal information for the following purposes:
• To run, operate, or improve our site
• To personalize the user experience
• To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other site feature
• To communicate with those who have provided contact information by any reasonable means
SNAME provides forms on its websites where users can sign-up to receive e-mail newsletters and periodic notices about relevant topics. SNAME limits communications by e-mail to users who have opted in to receive e-mail communications or in the course of business for online transactions including confirmation of memberships, subscriptions, or contributions. Each e-mail sent contains a link for you to cease receiving e-mail from us, or to change your expressed interests.
Security of Your Information
All data is stored on secure, firewall-protected servers and is only accessible to authorized SNAME and partner staff. Sensitive data, such as credit card and other financial information, is collected on secure forms and transmitted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) technology. At no time is credit card information stored on the SNAME website.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, SNAME cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
SNAME takes industry-standard precautions to protect credit card information. But users who prefer not to use credit cards for online transactions can process payments by mail or by phone:
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Links to Third Party Sites
SNAME’s websites provides links to third party sites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy or security policies of websites to which we link. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy and security policies posted on these third party websites prior to any use.
By using our site, you affirm your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.