Last updated March 2020.
How We Use Information. We use collected information to operate and improve the site and our services, to develop new programs, to understand and analyze aggregate metrics such as the number of visitors or page views, to provide information and services to you or otherwise communicate with you, to solicit charitable donations, and in any other manner described to you when the information is collected, or to which you give your consent.
How We Disclose Information. We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect. We may disclose aggregate and non-personal information (such as the number of visitors to our site) for any purpose. We may disclose your personal information (i) as we reasonably believe is required by law or judicial process, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies, (ii) to protect the safety, rights, or property of ourselves or others, (iii) to protect ourselves or others from legal liability or from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity, (iv) to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, and (v) to protect the security of the site and the services. We may also disclose personal information in any manner disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or to which you later consent. Finally, we may disclose personal information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction to any acquirer of THORN or THORN’s assets, such as occurs in a merger, sale of assets, or bankruptcy.
No Commercial Advertisements. THORN is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization supported by charitable donations. We solicit and collect such charitable donations through the site, but do not advertise commercial products or services, or share your personal information with third parties for commercial marketing purposes.
Your Choices. You may adjust your mailing preferences or unsubscribe from our email list by clicking the appropriate links in email you receive from us. You may also decline to share information with us, or may use features provided by your device or web browser to disable or delete cookies or block other data collection mechanisms. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, we may be unable to provide some features of the site or services to you. We do not specifically respond to browser “do not track” signals.
If you choose to provide additional information about yourself or about third parties during your use of the site or the Sign-in Services, you represent that you have the authority to provide such information to THORN. If you have registered for Sign-in Services, you may choose to delete your Sign-in Services account, after which you will no longer be able to use the Sign-in Services or access the data you have entered in connection with your Sign-in Services account. If you are using Sign-in Services on behalf of your employer or another organization, your employer or organization may also have the right to delete your Sign-in Services account and any associated data.
Linked Sites. Our site may contain links to other websites that are not operated or controlled by THORN such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information about what information they collect and how they use it.
Children’s Privacy. Our site is intended for general audiences, and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have unintentionally collected your child’s personal information, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take the appropriate steps to delete the information.
Data Security. We use reasonable safeguards designed to improve security and protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information you provide to us will be 100 percent secure.