Our general policy
Uncharted recognizes the importance of protecting information we collect from visitors to our site. This document contains our Policy as to how we use and protect the information we acquire from visitors to our site. Users can visit the site without revealing any personal information. If one chooses to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of correspondence, processing an order, special site features and applications, or providing a subscription to a publication, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information as set forth in this Policy.
The information we collect
There are several places on this website where the visitor’s personally identifiable information may be provided to Uncharted through account registration, order forms, application forms, or survey forms. In filling out these forms you may be asked for contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address), financial information (credit card related) and demographic information (age, gender, education level, income level, etc.). As with most other Internet sites, our Web servers record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of each visitor. This IP address tells us from which domain (such as aol.com) you are visiting, but not your e-mail address. We use the information to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Web site more effectively and to gather broad demographic information. When providing this personally identifiable information, you are indicating to us your consent that we use it in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Policy. This site utilizes cookies to keep track of the visitor’s shopping cart and for other purposes.
What we do with the information
We use contact information to send visitors new information about Uncharted and its programs through an opt-in request process. The visitor’s contact information may also be used at other times when necessary—for example: contact may be related to an online purchase if warranted. Stored email addresses may be used for internal correspondence with our user base. If users tell us that they do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes. We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends, insights and statistics, and then we discard it. Uncharted may on occasion share segments of its mailing list with other non-profit organizations for mutually beneficial programs. We do not sell our entire mailing list to for-profit entities. The visitor’s financial information is used to execute purchase and donation transactions. We share this information with credit card and check processing organizations as necessary to complete the transactions. Uncharted does not retain the identifying financial account information once a transaction is completed.
How we protect your personally identifiable information
Uncharted takes precautions in seeking to ensure that our systems are secure and that they meet industry standards, including the application of firewalls. When appropriate, we employ user authentication systems, encryption technologies and access control mechanisms. This site contains links to other Web sites. Uncharted is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.
Opt-in and Opt-out
Our site provides visitors with the opportunity to request future communications through e-mail and/or the United States postal service. To opt out of receiving emails from Uncharted, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of promotional or marketing emails that you are sent or call us to be placed on the ‘Do Not Email’ list.
Updating your information and/or contacting the website
We offer the following options for updating information in our database or contacting us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any information that would help us identify you in our database, such as complete contact information (name, postal address and email address).
Third party use of hyperlinks information and other services
The Uncharted website contains links to other Internet Web sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites accessed by a link from Uncharted’s website, including such sites use of any information and use of any marks. You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the site, or via links or clicks from the site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the third parties. Uncharted shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use of information or purchased products or services of Web site visitor’s interaction with any and all third parties.
We have attempted and will continue to attempt to establish procedures to ensure that your information is both accurate and safe from unauthorized access. Nevertheless, you understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. Information you send to this site, including e-mail messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you that it will be encrypted. Our Web site is protected by a firewall and monitored for security.
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