Last Modified: October 1, 2021
This website is owned and operated by Sound Start Foundation (the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Our www.soundstartfdn.org website is maintained by the Foundation, with headquarters at PO Box 155, Mountain Lakes, NJ, 07046, U.S., telephone (973) 210-4940.
What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected by the Foundation?
When you visit our website or make a donation online or offline, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, and/or telephone numbers) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering merchandise, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
The Foundation does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by the Foundation. This means that you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
The Way We Use Information
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to make a donation, or to purchase merchandise. Similarly, we use the information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a merchandise order only to ship the merchandise and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our Foundation, any new projects and services. The information you submit on our website or over the phone will not be used for this purpose unless a registration form is filled out.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
The Foundation does not sell, rent, give-away or share its email addresses or other personal contact information with outside sources. The Foundation also does not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information the Foundation will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or email consent from you. We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our website at least 30 days prior to a change.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by Foundation personnel on a “need to know” basis. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists. You have the following options to do this:
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org You can send mail to the following address:
Sound Start Foundation PO Box 155
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and mail addresses provided herein.
What Anonymous Information is Collected by the Foundation?
Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. We do not make any association between this information and a donor or visitor’s identity.
When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
The Foundation believes it is good policy not to knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act also covers other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA as we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and destination sites are all directed to people who are at least 13 year old or older. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping everyone have a positive experience on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.
Parents/guardians can revoke their consent and ask that information (if any) about their children to be deleted by contacting our offices at email@example.com. To do this, or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child (if any has been collected). To respect the privacy of parents/guardians, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
In addition, we may also use third-party service providers to serve ads (such as Google Ads) when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (that is, not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other destination sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this or other destination sites.
Links to other Websites and Services
We use email links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via email. We use the information provided in your email to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.
We may publish an e-newsletter that is sent periodically to persons on a listserv. The e-newsletter is distributed by email, although back issues may also be viewed on our website. You may subscribe to or unsubscribe from the email listserv at any time. Occasionally we may send announcements about Foundation events or merchandise to the mailing listserv.
Our Security Safeguard
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online (if any).
Credit Card Safety
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. Our agency uses vendors that use Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website servers. Credit card numbers are also encrypted when our third party vendors store your donation/other information and whenever we transfer that information to other participating merchants.
To make sure you are accessing a secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. Or you can also double-check for security by looking at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”
After a transaction/online donation, your private payment information will not be stored on our servers as mentioned above because our agency uses a third party service provider using SSL technology.
For your protection against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases/donations online.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Foundation.
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