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Privacy & Acceptable Use Policy

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you, as the website user, and us, as the website host, under which you may access our website www.generationalalliance.org. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use www.generationalalliance.org.

www.generationalalliance.org is a site operated by the Generational Alliance, a project of The Tides Center.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

(a) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; (b) in any way that is contrary to the Internal Revenue Service policies and procedures governing nonprofit public charity organizations, including, but not limited to, electioneering. In addition to the IRS restrictions referenced, you may not use our site for lobbying activity of any kind.
(c) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
(d) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below; 
(e) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or


INTERACTIVE SERVICES

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:


(a) chat rooms; and
(b) bulletin boards
(c) any other interactive features
(interactive services).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However,we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

(a) be accurate (where they state facts);
(b) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
(c) comply with applicable law in the United States and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

(a) contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
(b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
(c) promote sexually explicit material;
(d) promote violence;
(e) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(f) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
(g) be likely to deceive any person;
(h) be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
(i) promote any illegal activity;
(j) be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(k) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(l) be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
(m) give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; 
(n) advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse; or. (o) attempt to influence legislation of any specific public election; carry on directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive; or, otherwise conduct electioneering or lobbying activities as defined by the IRS.

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

(a) immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
(b) immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
(c) issue of a warning to you;
(d) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
(e) further legal action against you; and
(f) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Generational Alliance, a project of the Tides Center, is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding the personal and/or sensitive information you provide to us via any of our websites.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. The date of the latest revision will be listed at the bottom of the Policy. We encourage you to check this page each time you visit one of our websites so that you will know if the Policy has changed since you last visited the site. Your use of our website indicates you acceptance to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect as of the date of your use. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy, do not use our website.

Our Collection of Personal Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information about individual users unless a user voluntarily provides such information to us. We store any information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address or email address, using servers secure under standards of reasonable business practice. We may share your information with third party vendors who use your information for the sole purpose of fulfilling your request (e.g., charging your donation). Each of our vendors has agreed to keep your information confidential from disclosure to others. In addition we will cooperate with law enforcement, which may include disclosing some of your personal information if necessary. We will never sell any of your personal information to any third party. And we will never post any of your personal information online without your consent.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files that facilitate a user’s access to and use of a website and allow a website operator to track usage and behavior with respect to its sites. We use cookies that automatically collect certain non-personal information about visitors to our websites, such as the browser and type of computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you view and the date and time that you view those pages. We collect this information on an aggregate basis, which allows us to improve our websites to make them more useful to our users. We do not use any of this information on an individual basis.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Therefore, we do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It remains possible, however, that we may receive information given to us by or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will promptly either obtain parental consent or delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify use of our receipt of information by or about any child under 13, please email us at getachew@generationalalliance.org.

Security

You may be able to purchase items or donate money via our websites. We use Network for Good encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us via our secure forms. All online financial transactions are processed through a secure window hosted by Network for Good, a leading provider of digital trust services and transactions. We have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information within our control. Only employees with a need to know certain information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information of our users. In addition, the servers that store sensitive information are kept in a secure environment.

Emails

You may sign up to receive email communications from us. These emails provide information that we think will be of interest to you, for example, information about new features or content on our sites, or calls for action on certain social justice issues. You can always “opt out” of receiving our online communications by following the unsubscribe directions on any of the emails, or by sending us an email at Getachew@GenerationalAlliance.org asking that we delete you from our subscriber list. Please recognize that emails are not secure against interception. Therefore, please do not send us sensitive or personal information via email.

Links to Other Sites

We provide links to other sites form our websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content on such sites. You should read the privacy policy of each website that you visit. This Privacy Policy applies only to information that we collect through our websites.

Public Information

There are forums on our website that—due to the nature of the forum and capacity of our website—include the warning that information entered is “public information.” Such information is treated differently for the purposes of this Privacy Policy as other information described herein. When we use the phrase public information, we mean that the information may be publicly viewable on or off of our website.

By entering your information in sections of our website that warn that the information entered will be public information, you are acknowledging that we are not and do not guarantee that such information will remain private; furthermore, you are acknowledging that we are not responsible for any disclosure of personal information and any legal ramifications pertaining thereto. Indeed, because we are not guaranteeing that such information will remain private, you should expect that anyone, including people off of our website, will be able to see it.

Questions:

For Questions, please contact: Getachew Kassa at Getachew@generationalalliance.org.