Our Commitment to Privacy
Center for Community Solutions (CCS) is committed to respecting your online privacy and security. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at the bottom of every CCS web page.
What We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on CCS’ website. In general, you can visit us on the web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. On some of CCS’ web pages you can make donations and request more information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), it will only be used to support your relationship with CCS.
The types of personal information collected on these pages are name, contact and billing information, email address, home or work address, phone number, transaction and credit card information. In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, contact preferences and other information relevant to surveys. Individuals that sign up to receive CCS e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always opt out, now or at any time in the future if you do not wish to receive our messages.
How We Use Information Collected
CCS uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with enhanced, personalized communications. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on special events, email alerts and notices, and to personalize our website for you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. CCS may also contact you via survey to conduct research about your opinion or current services or potential new services or provide you with information we think would be of particular interest. You may choose to opt out at any time, and we will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable. CCS may also use information to track visitors of our website. This information is used by CCS for the operation of the service to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CCS website. It also allows us to provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying individuals) to outside parties, such as but not limited to, grantor agencies.
CCS does not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with CCS entities and/or community or business partners who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. Such CCS entities could include our auxiliaries for Project Safehouse and Hidden Valley House shelters.
CCS is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure appropriate us of information, we he have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When collecting or transferring sensitive data (such as credit card information), we use internet encryption software, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect your information.
CCS uses "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.
CCS’ website contains links to external websites. CCS is not responsible for the privacy practices or other content on external websites. Should you choose to use these links, you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the linked website.
Controlling Your Personal Information
CCS strives to keep your information accurate. If you believe that any information we have for you is incorrect or incomplete, or if you no longer wish to receive communications from CCS, please contact us using any of the methods listed in the below section “How to Contact Us.” We will promptly correct and update any information.
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, or to update, change or be removed from CCS communications, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 272-5777, ext. 120. You may also write to us at Center for Community Solutions, 4508 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109.
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