Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Grassroots International Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
The following Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions ("Terms of Use") govern all pages hosted at www.grassrootsonline.org. These Terms of Use do not apply to pages hosted by other organizations to which we may link and whose privacy and other policies may differ. These Terms of Use may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Grassroots International respects the privacy of its supporters. We have developed a rigorous privacy policy that reflects that respect. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. We will do our best to honor any limitations you may wish to place on the usage of your personal information.

Website Usage
Most areas of our site are accessible without having to provide personal information of any kind. Some of our services do, however, require some form of identification, which the user is free to provide (or withhold) voluntarily. Submission of a registration form that includes the user's phone number or email address implies the user's consent to being contacted by Grassroots International, but we will not share this information with third parties.

Grassroots International's Commitment to Online Security
Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Grassroots International encrypts payment information wherever Grassroots International requests it. All Grassroots International contractors with access to personal information obtained on the Grassroots International web site are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract.

Collection of Information
When you are on Grassroots International website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Grassroots International alone, unless stated otherwise. Grassroots International may collect information regarding website visitors, including IP address, browser and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as email address. We may also track visitor usage patterns of our website including website hits using standard site tracking software.

Personally Identifiable Information
Grassroots International collects personal information from visitors and other supporters when they make a donation online or offline or subscribe to our e-newsletter. Our web server does not automatically recognize or collect personal information based on your email address; the personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you.

Use of Information
Grassroots International uses the information we collect about you to be able to send you communications such as our e-newsletter and various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our web sites. Please note that we use this information for internal purposes only. If you have subscribed to Grassroots International's e-newsletter, we will generally send you approximately one email communication per month.

Sharing of Information
We are aware of and sensitive to the issue of unsolicited email ("spam"); therefore Grassroots International will never rent, trade or sell your email address. From time to time, however, we may agree with other reputable, charitable organizations to write via postal mail to some of each other's supporters, for the mutual benefit of both. If you would prefer not to have your name used in this manner, simply send us a request via email to development@grassrootsonline.org with your exact name and address.

Update, Correct or Delete Personal Information
The accuracy of your individual information is important to Grassroots International. If you have a question about or change to your personal information related to a donation, please send an email to development@grassrootsonline.org.

Links to Third-Party Sites
The Grassroots International website provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies on those websites prior to any use.

Linking to the Grassroots International Website
Generally, Internet websites may link to Grassroots International websites without seeking the permission of Grassroots International. However, such links must clearly identify Grassroots International as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the Grassroots International web pages without alteration.

Privacy Policy Changes
Grassroots International continually examines the best options for maintaining a high level of privacy on our site. From time to time, therefore, this privacy policy may be changed. Your use of the Grassroots International website after the date specified below constitutes your agreement to our terms. Grassroots International is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust.

Last updated January 2, 2007