Our Website allows visitors and members to learn about and interact with iCivics. iCivics collects personal information about you such as your name and email address only if you voluntarily submit it to us. We automatically collect other information relating to your visit to our Website, such as your IP address, the server into which your computer is logged on, your browser type, operating system, browser language, and service provider. We may store and use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, keep you updated about our work, analyze usage of the Website, and improve our Website's content, layout, and services. If you receive communications from us, it is because we believe you may be interested in the events and activities of the iCivics. If you prefer not to receive promotional e-mail messages or other communications from us, please reply to the e-mail message with "remove" in the subject line or write to us asking to have your name removed from our mailing list and we will do so.
iCivics obtains information from you either by you typing in your personal details or by the automatic collection of information through Google Analytics as you use the Website. We collect and store this information and use it for the purposes for which you submitted it. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, keep you updated about our work, analyze Website usage, and improve our Website's content, layout, and services.
iCivics reserves the right to employ companies to assist us with such functions as hosting our donor information database, sending postal mail and e-mail, modeling our data, organizing fundraiser events, processing online and mail donations and credit card payments and to perform various administrative tasks. These companies may have access to personally identifying information about you, but only to the extent needed to perform their functions. iCivics requires that these companies keep such information confidential and used only for the purpose authorized by you.
If you become a member of iCivics, you will have a secure public name that will be displayed to other users. If you join an iCivics "class" by entering a leader code, you will be asked to enter your first name and last initial, which will be displayed to the owner of that leader code. Please only enter a leader code that has been given to you by an educator whom you know. We ask that users not post information pertaining to their identity or other personal items on our site. However, please be advised that we may disclose personally identifying information about you to the government or to third parties pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, court orders, subpoenas and similar requests, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law or may expose us to liability.
The personally identifying information that you provide is stored in a secure location, including on password controlled servers which are accessible only by designated employees who are trained in the proper handling of such personally identifying information. You should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications and iCivics makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that our Website is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities or that your information will always be secure. You hereby acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner. If we become aware of any security breach which we know has resulted in unauthorized access of your personally identifying information, then we will endeavor to inform you of that breach as soon as it is practicable for us to do so.
iCivics welcomes children to learn more about our organization and about the educational issues presented on our Website, and we are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We encourage parents to monitor their children's use of the Internet and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this Website or any other without permission. We will never attempt to extract unnecessary information from our users, regardless of age. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly request personally identifying information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If a child under the age of 13 wishes to sign up for a user account on our Website, he or she must first obtain parental approval and provide a parent's email address for confirmation. As soon as we receive email confirmation from the parent's email address approving the child's user account, we will activate the account. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with such information without consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided such information to us, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may deactivate the user account and remove all personally identifying information from our Website and servers.
If you have questions about our handling of personal information, you may write to us at email@example.com or at the address below.
iCivics, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit located at 2001 S St NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20009.