Whiting Foundation Privacy Statement

Last Updated November 19, 2014

Welcome to the Site of the Whiting Foundation.  We respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) describes the information we collect when you visit the Site, how we use it, and how you can modify or delete it. This Statement is part of the Terms that govern your use of the Site, so please read the entire Terms.

By using the Site, you agree we may collect and use information about you in accordance with this Statement.  We may change this Statement in our sole discretion by posting an updated version of it on the Site, and changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If we decide that it is appropriate, we may also provide additional notice of more significant changes.  By continuing to use the Site after we post an updated Statement, you agree to the updated Statement.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect personally-identifiable information about you only when you voluntarily provide it to us (“Personal Information”), such as when you subscribe to our mailing list.

How We Use Your Personal Information

If you provide Personal Information to us, we will use it for the purposes for which you provided it.  We may also use your Personal Information to send you information about services, activities, and products that we (or our affiliates) think may be of interest to you.  If you do not wish to receive one or more types of communications from us, you may notify us at info@whiting.org or, if applicable, follow the instructions included in the materials we send you, such as an “unsubscribe” link provided in an email message.

Non-Personal Information

We also may track and record certain non-personal information about Site users (“Non-Personal Information”), including your IP address, the type of web browser used, the time and date of visits, the pages of the Site that are viewed, time spent on a particular page, and referring and exit websites. We may use aggregate Non-Personal Information to analyze web traffic to help us understand how visitors use the Site and which pages are most popular and for similar purposes.  We do not use this Non-Personal Information to identify or track specific users, but we reserve the right to do so for safety or security reasons, for purposes of investigating a violation of the Terms or applicable law, or for other purposes we determine in good faith are appropriate.

Sharing of Your Information

We may share your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information with our affiliates or with third parties who provide services in connection with the Site and the content and services available on it. We also reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information in special circumstances, including: to enforce this Statement or other Terms; to protect the property, rights and safety of any one; to detect or prevent potential or actual fraudulent or unlawful activity; in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets; or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law.

Cookies

From time to time, some parts of the Site may use cookies or other technologies to facilitate your use of the Site.  Cookies are small data files placed on your computer to enhance your use of the Site.  You can disable cookie functionality, or delete existing cookies, through your web browser’s options, but doing so may affect the Site’s functionality.

Other Sites

For your convenience, the Site may contain links to web sites owned or controlled by third parties. Those sites’ privacy practices may differ from ours, and we are not responsible for them. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any web site you choose to visit.

Children under Age 13

We do not knowingly collect any information from children under age 13 through the Site. If you discover that we have collected information from a child under age 13, please notify us at info@whiting.org.  If a child under age 13 sends us an email with a question or comment, and we are aware of the child’s age, we may respond using that email address but we will not keep the email address or use it again.

Enforcement

If we become aware that the security of the Site has been or may be compromised or any nonpublic user information has been or may be disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity or otherwise not in accordance with this Statement, we will take measures that we deem appropriate (which may include undertaking an internal investigation, notifying the user, and notifying and cooperating with law enforcement authorities).

Security

We endeavor to use reasonable efforts to safeguard Personal Information that you provide through the Site. Nevertheless, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and third parties may intercept information without authorization. We make no representation or warranty that the Site is protected from viruses or security threats or that your Personal Information or Non-Personal Information is always secure. Accordingly, you provide us with your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information at your sole risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information

Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing, and use of your Personal Information in the United States. In addition, if you are located in the United States, our service providers may not be located in your geographic area in the United States. By providing your Personal Information on the Site, you also consent to the transfer of your data to these service providers.

Reviewing and Updating Your Personal Information

To update, delete, or correct your Personal Information, please contact us at info@whiting.org. You may also be able to review and to update, delete, or correct some Personal Information in your accounts directly through the Site.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Statement or the Site, please contact us at info@whiting.org or the Whiting Foundation, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241, attn.: Website.