The Martinez Foundation operates TheMartinezFoundation.org. It is The Martinez Foundation’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?
Keeping your personal information that we collect secure is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by our Web site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. While we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
The Martinez Foundation strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Like most website operators, The Martinez Foundation collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Martinez Foundation’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Martinez Foundation’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Martinez Foundation may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Martinez Foundation also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. The Martinez Foundation only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Martinez Foundation’s websites choose to interact with The Martinez Foundation in ways that require The Martinez Foundation to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Martinez Foundation gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with The Martinez Foundation – by making a donation or purchasing tickets to one of our events, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Martinez Foundation collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Martinez Foundation. The Martinez Foundation does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Martinez Foundation may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Forinstance, The Martinez Foundation may monitor its blog on the WordPress.com site. The Martinez Foundation may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Martinez Foundation does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Martinez Foundation discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Martinez Foundation’s behalf or to provide services available at The Martinez Foundation’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. The Martinez Foundation will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Martinez Foundation discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Martinez Foundation believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Martinez Foundation, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Martinez Foundation takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.