Who we are
Collection of your information
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways including:
- Personal Information including your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and credit card information. We do not collect personal information from a visitor unless it is submitted voluntarily and knowingly for specified purposes such as a newsletter signup, event registration, volunteer form, or donation form.
- Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such your browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
- Cookies from third party partners such as Google Analytics* or Facebook which may collect the information above along with IP address, location, and User interaction with the Site. We use this information to assist the organization in analyzing User engagement and success to improve our website and services. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
- We may collect financial information, such as your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) when you donate or purchase something on the Site. This information is not stored locally or on CLS servers. We use a secure third-party vendor for processing payments.
How we use collected information
The information thus provided may be entered into our constituent database and you may be contacted in order to provide you with additional information about CLS, its programs, events, fund-raising drives or volunteer opportunities. We do not disclose any of your personal information to anyone, other than to our affiliates, except as permitted by law, such as to our attorneys, and to certain service providers, such as third-party web site hosts. We will only release information about you if you direct us to do so, if compelled to do so by law, or in connection with any government or self-regulatory organization request or investigation.
We are concerned with the safety and security of your sessions on our Site, the information you provide us online, and any transactions you conduct with us online. We have implemented and maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards consistent with industry standard protocol to help guard your nonpublic personal information, including to protect against the loss, misuse, interception, access, and alteration of information you send us. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those of our employees and our agents who need to know the information to enable us to provide our services to you, and we emphasize to them the importance of maintaining the security, confidentiality and integrity of your personal information.
You should be aware that any information provided or content posted by you to the Site may be read, collected, or used by other visitors of the Site. CLS is not responsible for the third-party use of any information provided in such manner. By participating in the use of the blog, you consent to CLS’s use or disclosure of any content that you submit.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use their personally identifiable information.
Columbia Legal Services
Central Support Office
101 Yesler Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
This document was last updated on March 18, 2019.