Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 25, 2019

1. INTRODUCTION
Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation Inc. (collectively, “Keeping the Blues Alive” “we”, or “us”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit www.keepingthebluesalive.org (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect: on the Website; in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website; through mobile and desktop applications you download from the Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and the Website; when you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Privacy Policy. It does not apply to information collected by: us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Keeping the Blues Alive or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE AFTER WE MAKE CHANGES IS DEEMED TO BE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES, SO PLEASE CHECK THE PRIVACY POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.

2. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us via e-mail at: info@keepingthebluesalive.org

3. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

a. Personal information you disclose to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, submitting a Funding Application, making a donation, entering a sweepstakes, or otherwise contacting us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. When you make a donation or subscribe to or use other products or services offered by Keeping the Blues Alive, you consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Your consent may be express or implied depending on the sensitivity of the information to be collected and its purpose. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Name and Contact Data. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data. Specifically, when you make a donation or subscribe to or use other products or services offered by Keeping the Blues Alive, we have your implied consent to use your email address to send you promotional emails that we feel may be of interest to you. In other cases, you may expressly consent to receiving promotional emails by subscribing on our website. If you receive emails and want to unsubscribe it is simple to do, as all promotional emails include opt-out capability.

Credentials. We may collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.

Payment Data. We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make donations or purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

b. Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our , and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

Web Beacons. Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Keeping the Blues Alive, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Do-Not-Track Signals. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not use technology that recognizes DNT signals from your web browser.

c. Information collected from other sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: personal information you request from us as part of a fundraiser, sweepstakes, or paid service inquiry, social media profile information; marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).

4. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We will not use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected without your consent or as required by law. We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy for the following purposes:

Compliance with Laws. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

Vital Interests and Legal Rights. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary (and only to the extent necessary) to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved; and to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents we use locally and internationally to support our organization and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them and who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, fundraising efforts, and marketing efforts. In some cases, our third-party service providers are located outside the United States and Canada, meaning your personal information may be processed or stored in other countries, including the United States. In certain circumstances, our service providers may be required to disclose information to government authorities, regulators, courts, or law enforcement in those countries. We may also allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Website, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Website over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Privacy Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our organization to another company, subject to applicable law and regulations regarding such information.

Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

With your Consent. We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

Other Users. When you share personal information or otherwise interact with public areas of the Website, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our and register through a social network (such as Facebook), your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our , and view your profile.

5. ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
To the extent that you have provided personal information and/or have a user account profile page that contains such information, you can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your user account profile page. You may also send us an email at info@keepingthebluesalive.org to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms of Use. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in accordance with our agreements with our vendors, we will generally shred and/or destroy all hard copy personal information we obtain as part of a paid service inquiry when it is no longer needed and erase and overwrite or scramble electronic files containing consumer information when applicable regulations permit destruction. Except as otherwise legally required, personal information we receive as part of a paid service inquiry shall be kept for no more than sixty (60) days.

6. THIRD-PARTY USE OF COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

7. DATA SECURITY
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions or other personal information will be encrypted using SSL technology. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

8. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING WE HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE ACTIVE AND DELIVERABLE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOU, AND FOR PERIODICALLY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AND THIS PRIVACY POLICY TO CHECK FOR ANY CHANGES.

9. OPT-OUT AND YOUR RIGHTS
If you would like to review and update or correct the personally identifiable information that we have collected from you online or to opt-out of Keeping the Blues Alive’ marketing, simply notify us as follows:
By email: info@keepingthebluesalive.org
By visiting this page on our website: www.keepingthebluesalive.org/contact/
By phone number: 954-428-4440 ext. 260
By certified mail: Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation Inc., 1761 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suite 409
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before making corrections. Please note that even if you chose to opt-out of Keeping the Blues Alive’ marketing, we may continue to send you important service-related communications. However, these are not promotional in nature. To opt-out of service-related communications you need specify this in writing to the above noted address. Please note that all of the rights related to our maintenance, use, and disclosure of your personal information are subject to applicable law.

10. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below. If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

11. THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”)

The GDPR provides citizens of the European Union with eight fundamental rights with respect to how websites collect, store, and use their data. In the event that you are a citizen of the European Union, please note that you have the following additional rights with respect to your personal information (subject to our legitimate and/or legal obligations):

a. the right to be informed – the right to request information about what personal data is being processed about you and the rationale for such processing;
b. the right of access – right to request a copy of your processed personal data upon request;
c. the right of rectification – right to request rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you;
d. the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) – right to request erasure/permanent deletion of personal data when (i) the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it were collected or otherwise processed; (ii) you withdraw consent on which the processing of your personal data is based and where there is no other legal ground for the processing; or (iii) you object to the processing of your personal data and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing,
e. the right to restrict processing – right to block or suppress personal data being processed or used;
f. the right to data portability – right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format;
g. the right to object – the right to object to the processing of your personal data by public authorities or companies without your explicit consent; and
h. the right to object to a decision based on automated decision-making - the right to demand human intervention, rather than having important decisions made solely by algorithm.

If you are resident of such a jurisdiction for which you have the above-mentioned rights, you may make such requests in writing, Attention: “GDPR Data Controller”, at the address indicated above. You agree to inform us if you are a resident of the European Union upon first contact with us and/or during our customer intake procedures, whichever comes first. If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data- protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

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