COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
The Information that GuideStar Collections
GuideStar does not, as a general matter, collect personal information, such as the names or mailing addresses of visitors to the Site, unless that information is voluntarily provided. However, GuideStar may, without your permission, electronically collect information regarding your online habits and location, including, without limitation, navigational data (i.e., log files, server logs, click-stream) and information about how the Site is used by you (through cookies, Google Analytics, Internet tags, or web beacons). GuideStar may also collect information such as the URL of the website you previously visited and the time of day that you use the Site.
Although GuideStar generally does not collect personal information, GuideStar may decide to make certain features, products or services offered within the GuideStar site subject to registration requirements. To use those areas of the GuideStar site (e.g., areas through which you can submit content to the Site or Registration-Based Products), you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, username and password. GuideStar may also compile a subscription list to which you could voluntarily submit your name, mailing address and/or email address. The purpose of such a subscription list would be to send out periodic updates to subscribers on matters of interest, provided that you will have the ability to opt out of further communications in accordance with procedures that will be described in each such update.
GuideStar does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 13. If GuideStar finds out that GuideStar has such personal information, GuideStar will take prompt and reasonable steps to delete it.
USE OF INFORMATION
To the extent that you submit your personal information to the Site through a registration procedure or to a subscription list, GuideStar may use such personal information to provide you with the content and information that you indicate you wish to receive (on our Site, in newsletters, via e-mail, etc.) as well as periodic updates regarding GuideStar, GuideStar products and services and GuideStar partnerships.
GuideStar uses third-party vendors (such as Google Analytics) to analyze how Users use the GuideStar site. GuideStar may use anonymous and aggregated data collected by GuideStar itself or by such third parties on behalf of GuideStar to track and examine the use of the GuideStar Site, to create statistics and reports for various business purposes, and to aggregate such anonymous data and share it with GuideStar’s advertisers, service providers or business partners in order to offer you potentially desirable products and services; however, such data will not include information that enables such third parties to identify you individually without your information. The personal information compiled in our registration and subscription databases will not be shared with any marketing firms or other third parties (other than those providing services to GuideStar and that are restricted to using such information on behalf of GuideStar and solely as and to the extent necessary to provide such services to GuideStar) without the express consent of the registrant or subscriber.
Website Usage Information
The website usage information (e.g., log files, cookies, Google Analytics, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) GuideStar collects from you will be used to: (a) monitor the operation, technical functions and quality of the Site; (b) compile general statistics regarding use of the Site; and (c) analyze demographic information about the Site’s users. GuideStar may also use such information for research or improvements of the Site and the services GuideStar offers you. This data is also used by the GuideStar to deliver customized content and advertising to you when your online behavior indicates that you are interested in a particular subject area
Search Engines and Other Sites
Search engines and other sites not affiliated with the GuideStar, such as archive.org or google.com, may crawl the Site and make available to the public publicly-available content and postings from the Site. The Site may also contain links to other websites. The GuideStar is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. The Guidestar encourages its visitors and user to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statement of each website they visit.
Links to Other Websites
Interest Based Advertising
GuideStar incorporates remarketing by utilizing third party vendors (such as Google) to display content specific advertisements to visitors who have previously visited the GuideStar site and/or expressed interest in the GuideStar products when such visitors go to other websites that also incorporate similar remarketing tools. GuideStar and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third party cookies together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on a User’s past visits to the GuideStar site.
If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in your browser. You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser, by visiting: http://www.tolls.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Finally, you may opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser
GuideStar takes commercially reasonable security precautions in order to keep the information disclosed to this site secure. However, notwithstanding such precautions, GuideStar assumes no responsibility for the security of this site or any data transmitted to GuideStar, including, but not limited to, information related to potential employment or applications therefore, or any other matter.