Nick Strong Foundation
Last Updated: September 14, 2023
The Nick Strong Foundation (“Foundation,” “we,” or “us”) is committed to the lawful, fair, and transparent collection and use of personal data. This notice is intended to help you understand how we collect and use your personal data, as well as how we share, store, and protect that data. If at any time you have questions about this notice, please let us know by contacting us at the information listed below in the section titled “How to contact us”.
We may update this notice and any supplemental privacy notices to reflect changes in our practices and applicable law. We will post a notice of any material updates on our sites.
When this notice applies
Our sitesThis notice applies to personal data we collect, including through this website, other Foundation registration or other website, mobile applications, online portals, electronic forms, surveys, and social media accounts (collectively, “our sites”). In these instances, the Foundation is the controller responsible for your personal data.
What data we collect about you
Data you provide about yourselfWe collect your personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, you may give us: your email address, country of residence, and areas of interest if you choose to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us; your contact information, and any other personal data you choose to include, if you email, text, or instant message us, or contact us through our sites; and any personal data contained in, or included with, any feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information you submit via online portals, forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our sites.
It is always your choice whether to provide this personal data. However, some personal data must be provided to participate in certain programs, activities, or events (such as to sign up for a newsletter, apply for a job, or register to participate in one of our events), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate such functions of our sites or your ability to participate in such programs, activities, or events. Please do not disclose more personal data than is requested.
Personal data you provide about othersDo not provide personal data about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by contract or applicable law. You may provide personal data on behalf of another person if you have provided them with a copy of this notice and any applicable supplemental privacy notice, and obtained their explicit consent. We may ask you to provide evidence of that notice and consent.
Payment Processors If you make a donation or any purchase via the sites, the transaction may be handled by our service providers or third parties responsible for processing your transaction (“Payment Processors”). Please be aware that Payment Processors have their own privacy policies and those terms will apply to you regarding how that Payment Processor handles your personal data. Depending on your donation or purchase, it may be made via the sites or you may be re-directed to a third-party site for payment. If your donation or purchase is made via the sites, in order for the Payment Processor to process your transaction, we may require payment, credit card, or other credit-related information. If you are re-directed to a third-party site for your donation or purchase, please be sure to review any linked policies provided during payment processing as they will apply to you.
Interest-based advertisingWe may use third-party service providers to serve our advertisements across the Internet. These companies may use tracking technologies to collect information about your visits to our sites and other websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. Some advertisements may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information collected about your visits to our sites and elsewhere over time. Other companies may also use such technology to advertise on our sites.
You have the choice to tell us not to collect and use this information, and in some jurisdictions, we will only engage in interest-based advertising if you opt-in. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices concerning interest-based advertisements, visit:http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/www.aboutads.info/choices
MinorsOur sites are not intended for minors (individuals under the age of 13, or equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction), and we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors. If you become aware of any personal data we have collected from a minor, please contact us at using the contact information below under “How to contact us”. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a minor, we will take steps to delete the data without notice as soon as possible.
How we use your data
Purposes We may use your personal data to: send you information that you have expressly chosen to receive with your consent; review and respond to proposal documents, feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information you submit via online portals, electronic forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our sites for our legitimate interests and/or to perform a contract with you; administer and inform our program strategies and charitable activities for our legitimate interests; administer, safeguard, and improve our sites, systems, facilities, events, and other business operations for our legitimate interests; protect our rights and the safety of others for our legitimate interests; contribute to our archive of information in the public interest for our legitimate interests; and/or comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us to comply with legal obligations.
When we share your data
Employees, agents, affiliates, service providers, and partnersWe may share your personal data with our employees, agents, and affiliates who have a business need to know, our services providers (including contingent workers, consultants, contractors, vendors, and out-sourced service providers) to process it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose, and with partners that are collaborating with us to fund projects or host events. We do not share your personal data with any third party (including our service providers) for marketing purposes unless you have provided consent for us to do so. If you believe personal data you provided to us is being misused by a third party, please contact us right away.
Other visitors to our sitesIf you submit feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information to interactive portions of our sites, such submission may be made publicly available to anyone who visits those areas of our sites. Other visitors may access, re-post, or use such submission. Even if you remove or delete your submission, copies may remain in cached or archived areas of our sites or retained by other visitors. Please use your discretion when submitting personal data in these contexts.
Law enforcementWe may share your personal data with law enforcement, other government agencies or authorities, or third parties as required by applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.
How we store and protect your data.
Storage periodWe will store your personal data on our or our hosting providers servers located in the United States until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. Please contact us if you would like more details regarding our retention periods for different categories of personal data.
ProtectionAs the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our sites and any such transmission is at your own risk. However, we maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures, including performing regular self-assessments, to prevent unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data. We limit access to personal data and require that employees authorized to access personal data maintain the confidentiality of that data. We hold our service providers to at least the same data privacy and security standards to which we hold ourselves.
How you can access and control your data; your rights
To the extent provided by applicable laws, you may have the right to obtain confirmation that we hold personal data about you; to access, correct, or delete your personal data; to withdraw any consent you previously provided to us; to object to or restrict our processing of your personal data in any other context; to deactivate, block, anonymize, or delete personal data as appropriate; or to request and receive a copy of the personal data you have provided us and to transmit this data to a third party. To exercise any of these rights that you are not able to do directly, please contact us.
Newsletters, auto-generated emails, and updates from us often include links to access, correct, or delete your personal data and to manage any subscriptions directly. If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from us, you can opt-out by following the instructions contained in the messages you receive. Even if you opt-out of receiving these promotional communications, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to our sites, including administrative messages. We do not offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving those communications.
How to contact us
If you have questions or need to contact us, please contact us at:
Nick Strong Foundation
10 Baron Rd, Franklin MA 02038
Cookies and similar technologies we use
We may also use web beacons on our sites, in our emails, and in our advertisements on other websites. Web beacons are tiny graphic images that are used to collect information about your visit to our sites, such as the pages you view and the features you use, as well as information about whether you open and/or act upon one of our emails or advertisements. We may also collect the URL of the website you visited immediately before coming to our sites. Web beacons help us analyze our site visitors’ behavior and measure the effectiveness of our sites and our advertising. We may work with service providers that help us track, collect and analyze this information.
Click-through URLsIf you “opt in” to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us, our emails may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our sites. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our sites. We use this click-through data to help us understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, our emails.
Third-party cookies and similar technologies
Social media and video sitesIf you choose to share our digital content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, or to watch a video posted to a third-party media site (such as YouTube), you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Managing cookies and similar technologies
Cookies You do not need to have cookies enabled to browse our sites unless you want us to remember you and your preferences when you return. If you prefer not to allow cookies, most cookies can be managed or blocked through your browser. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, you may have some trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features that are currently on our sites, or that we may put on our sites in the future. Note that browser-management tools for cookies are outside of our control and we cannot guarantee their effectiveness. More information about managing cookies is available at the following links:
- ~Adobe Flash~
- ~Android Browser~
- ~Google Chrome~
- ~Internet Explorer~
- ~Mozilla Firefox~
- ~Safari (Desktop)~
- ~Safari (Mobile)~
If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.
Third-party analytics services You can opt out of data collection or use by Google and other third-party analytics services we may use on some of our sites at the following links:
- Google Analytics: ~tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout~ (requires you to install a browser add-on)
⠀Do-not-track requestsThere is no standard for how online service should respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms that may allow you to opt out of the collection of information across networks of websites and online services. Therefore, we do not honor “Do Not Track” signals. As standards develop, we will revisit this issue and update this notice if our practices change. More information about Do Not Track is available at ~www.allaboutdnt.org~.