If you choose to access or use our Site, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, do not access or use the Site.
Information Collection and Use
Information You Provide to Us
For a better experience while using our website, we may request that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and email address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.
We collect donors' names and postal addresses to comply with the legal requirements for 501(c)3 organizations. We collect e-mail addresses in order to send donation information for you. If you donate to MASS by credit card, we (or a third party payment processor acting on our behalf) will collect the name, expiration date and credit card number for the relevant card.
When people download certain resources from the Site, we store that information and their email address in order to follow up when relevant new content is published. We also collect personal information, including name and e-mail address, from individuals interested in applying for open roles at MASS, through a third-party partner.
We collect your name and e-mail address if provided by you to send us a message, or to sign up to receive our newsletter and other marketing e-mails from us. If you have signed up to receive our newsletter and other marketing e-mails but you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email, or by emailing us at [email protected]
Information Collected Automatically
When you visit our Site, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, internet service provider, browser type and version, pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, the websites you visited before and after you visited the Site, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer's hard drive.
How We Use Your Information
We use and store your Personal Information for the internal operational and administrative purposes of the Service.
Automatically Collected Information
We use the information we have collected automatically to administer the Site and to understand how well the Site is working, to store your user preferences, and to develop statistical information on usage of the Site. This allows us to determine which features visitors like best to help us improve our Site, to personalize your user experience, and to measure overall effectiveness.
If Required by Law
If you provide us with your email address, we will send you administrative and promotional emails. If you wish to opt out of promotional emails, you may do so by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the email, or by editing your account settings as described below. All users receive administrative emails, and so you cannot opt out of them while you remain registered.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties (i) unless we have your consent to share the information, or (ii) except to our service providers as is necessary for them to perform services for us.
We may employ or engage third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:
To perform services for us; or
To assist us in analyzing how our website is used.
These third party service providers may have access to your Personal Information, as is necessary for them to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf, such as marketing, analyzing data and usage of our services, hosting and operating the Site or providing support and maintenance services for the Site. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
This site uses a third-party analytics provider to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with that provider for that purpose. Anonymized visitor information may be viewed in aggregate by the operators of this Site in order to detect page errors, analyze traffic, and determine how the performance of the Site could be optimized, among other uses. Information collected includes browser type and version, device (mobile or desktop) and operating system, location (at city, state, or province level), pages viewed, time spent on the site, and other data.
This site uses a third-party back end payment processor for receiving donations. When you make a donation by credit card, the third-party processor will collect information required to process your payment, including your name, credit card number, email address, billing address, and CVC code, and information about your device accessing the Services, including type of device, which operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, and unique device identifiers.
Deletion of Data Collected
You have the right to have us delete your personal information, with certain exceptions. We cannot delete information (i) stored in our data backups and archives, and (ii) related to donations, because US IRC Section 501(c)3 requires us to identify the sources of receipts by maintaining a list of donors and grantors and the amount of cash contributions or grants (or a description of the non-cash contributions) received from each.
If you would like us to remove your personal information (except as provided directly above) from our databases, please contact us at [email protected]
We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
Our services are not directed at users under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary steps to delete this information.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice
On September 27, 2013, California enacted A.B. 370, amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act to require website operators like us to disclose how we respond to "Do Not Track Signals"; and whether third parties collect personally identifiable information about users when they visit us.
(1) We do not track users who do not interact with our sharing functionality across the web, and therefore do not use "do not track" signals.
(2) We do not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from our users for third party use through advertising technologies without separate member consent.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 also permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privac[email protected] Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
MASS Design Group
334 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Last Updated: August 13, 2018