PRIVACY POLICY

Barco’s NightingalesSM  Foundation respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

Collection of Information
Personal information (“Personal Information”) means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, the following: a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish Barco’s Nightingales Foundation to remember your login and password. We don’t collect Personal Information, including your email address. We may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how much time you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any Personal Information unless you have logged in to our website. Like many other commercial websites, the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site.

Access to certain Barco’s Nightingales Foundation web pages may require a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those web pages, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and Barco’s Nightingales Foundation.

When Personal Information is collected, we will inform you at the point of collection the purpose for the collection. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation does not intend to transfer your Personal Information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below.

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information, we may transfer that information within Barco’s Nightingales Foundation or to Barco’s Nightingales Foundation’s third-party service providers, including across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

We will always give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving direct marketing or market research information. This means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Policy unless you take affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection. In some cases, when applicable, we will provide you with the opportunity to “opt in.” This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted.

Cookies and Tracking Technology
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation website if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain of Barco’s Nightingales Foundation web pages requires a login and password.

Use Of Information Collected
Barco’s Nightingales Foundation uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.

Information Sharing & Disclosure
Because Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is a national foundation, your Personal Information may be shared with other Barco’s Nightingales Foundation offices or subsidiaries. All such entities are governed by this Privacy Policy and/or are bound by the appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements.

Your Personal Information is never shared outside Barco’s Nightingales Foundation without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation may send your Personal Information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances: when we have your consent to share the information; we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Barco’s Nightingales Foundation to provide a product or service to you (we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose); or we want to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, or other information we think you’d like to hear about either from us or from our business partners. We will also disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law, to enforce our Terms of Use, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our websites.

Your Ability to Delete Your Account and Information
You may request deletion of your Barco’s Nightingales Foundation account or any of your personal information held by us by sending an email to info@barcosnightingales.org.

Data Security
Your Barco’s Nightingales Foundation account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

Children and Privacy
Our websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation does not knowingly solicit Personal Information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for Personal Information.

Third-Party Sites
Barco’s Nightingales Foundation’s website contains links to other sites. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation does not share your Personal Information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Barco’s Nightingales Foundation will amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Information we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site.

Questions or Suggestions
If you have questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please email us at info@barcosnightingales.org