Privacy Policy

 

United By DNA respects and values the patronage of our site visitors, patrons, and donors. This policy describes the ways we collect, store, use, and protect your personal information. You accept this policy when you sign up for or use our products, services, or any other features, technologies or functionalities offered by us on our website or through any other means, such as our funds collections services, newsletter subscription services, etc.

 

This Privacy Policy addresses the practices of United By DNA's  regarding information collected from users of United By DNA’s website located at www.unitedbydna.org (the "Site") and only addresses information collected directly through or from the Site. This Privacy Policy does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from the user (sometimes referred to as "you" or "your") other than directly through or from the Site, such as from telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. United By DNA can be contacted by email at

 

  1. Collection of Personal Information from Users. Except as specifically set forth herein, United By DNA may collect or track: (a) the email addresses of users that communicate with United By DNA via email; (c) information knowingly provided by the user in online forms, registration or membership forms, surveys, email, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data); (c) aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages a user accesses; (d) the home server domain names, date and time of your visit, type of computer, the originating IP address, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of users of the Site. United By DNA may place Internet “cookies” on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer’s hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, United By DNA may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. You may decline Internet cookies by using the appropriate feature of your Web browser software, if available. United By DNA may use Google Analytics or a similar service to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. When a user performs a search within the Site, United By DNA may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed and recording information related to the search request. The collection, use, and disclosure of information contemplated in this Privacy Policy may involve a transfer of the information to jurisdictions located outside your country of residence that may not have equivalent laws and rules regarding personally identifiable information.

 

  1. Use of Personal Information Collected. Personal information collected by United By DNA may be used by United By DNA for many reasons, for example, for recordkeeping, editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users’ behavior, product development, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the Sites. Aggregate data on users’ home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to United By DNA may be added to United By DNA’s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding updates to the Site, new products or services, and upcoming events. United By DNA also may use user data to contact users of the Site regarding registration and account status and changes to the Website Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy or any other policies or agreements relevant to users of the Site.

 

  1. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties. Except as provided herein, individually identifying personal information provided through the Site will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties not affiliated with United By DNA. Identifiable and non-identifiable user information and data may be disclosed or distributed to another party with which United By DNA enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by United By DNA in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of United By DNA or any other person or entity. Identifiable and non-identifiable user information and data that users provide to United By DNA may also be provided to third parties that contract with United By DNA to provide products, information or other services that United By DNA believes that users may be interested in obtaining. While United By DNA may undertake efforts to see that any third party to whom United By DNA discloses personal information is under an obligation to use the personal information solely for the purposes for which the information was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which United By DNA exercises no control. United By DNA is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.

 

 

  1. The Site may also contain links to third party websites. The Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. If you access a third party website from a link on this Site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. United By DNA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. United By DNA does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

 

  1. Internet Security. United By DNA uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site are generally available. However, there will be occasions when access to the Sites will be interrupted or unavailable. United By DNA will use reasonable efforts to minimize such disruption where it is within its reasonable control. You agree that United By DNA shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of any content via the Site may be transferred unencrypted and involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Please be advised that we do not guarantee that any information sent from our Site will be secure during transmission, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to United By DNA via the Site or the Internet in general, including, for example, personal information such as your name or address.

 

 

  1. Comments, Notices and User Content. All materials or comments posted to any aspect of the Site are public. Please refer to the Website Terms and Conditions, as applicable to your use, for further detail concerning User Content and other materials submitted to the Site. As such, United By DNA assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Any comment system on the Site may utilize an opt-in Geolocation service in accordance with a prevailing community standard such as HTML 5. Such Geolocation opt-in ability is managed by the user’s browser settings. If a user chooses to opt-in to the Geolocation service, the user’s comments may be associated with the user’s location, both internally within United By DNA and publicly on the Sites.

 

 

 

  1. Opt-Out Right. Except as necessary for United By DNA to provide the services, information, or products requested by a registered user, by updating the profile preferences on the Sites, a registered user may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to United By DNA through an account registration, or electronic news or information subscription, prospectively retained by United By DNA, used by United By DNA for secondary purposes, or disclosed by United By DNA to third parties. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the user to the Site, or to non-identifiable user information provided or collected.)

 

 

  1. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information. Upon your request via postal mail, email, or telephone, United By DNA will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by United By DNA that has been voluntarily provided by you to United By DNA through online forms, registration forms, surveys, email, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting United By DNA by email at

 

 

  1. Right to Change Privacy Policy. United By DNA reserves the right at any time to modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Site following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy as changed. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to any user who has visited the Site before the change was made. It is the obligation of users visiting the Site before the change to learn of changes to the Privacy Policy since their last visit.