Effective Date: 03/01/2020
As part of the services offered on the PLEXUSS FOUNDATION platform, we need to collect detailed from you. In doing so, PLEXUSS FOUNDATION is committed to respecting the privacy of all its users.
We may collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you use the PLEXUSS FOUNDATION website, set-up or change your account information on, subscribe to notifications, make requests, or communicate with us while using our website.
Our website and mobile application provide convenient ways for you to access the Service and learn about important PLEXUSS FOUNDATION opportunities and events. We collect information about our online visitors both directly and indirectly from other companies that provide data to us. We use this information to communicate with our supporters and clients and process their transactions. We do not sell it to other organizations.
When you use our website or mobile application to make a donation we may ask you for your name, address, phone number(s), and other information relevant to the transaction. We will ask for standard credit card information when you make a financial donation or purchase.
The methods that may be used on the Service to collect Usage Information include:
We are giving you notice of the Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them explained in the “Analytics Services, Advertising, and Online Tracking” and “Your Choices” sections below, so that your consent to encountering them is meaningfully informed and to track user activity across apps.
You may access, review, correct, and update certain account information you have submitted to us by contacting us here. We will make a good faith effort to make the changes in PLEXUSS FOUNDATION then-active databases as soon as practicable, but it may not be possible to completely change your information. We reserve the right to retain data as required by applicable law; and for so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data is retained as permitted by applicable law (e.g., business records).
Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, go to Adobe’s website here. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of the Service may not work and that when you revisit the Service, your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
App-related Tracking Technologies in connection with non-browser usage (e.g., most functionality of a mobile app) can only be disabled by uninstalling the app. To uninstall an app, follow the instructions from your operating system or handset manufacturer.
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit here, but we are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this third party information. Some third parties, however, may offer you choices regarding their Tracking Technologies. One way to potentially identify cookies on our Site is to add the free Ghostery plug-in to your browser, which according to Ghostery will display for you traditional, browser-based cookies associated with the websites (but not mobile apps) you visit and privacy and opt-out policies and options of the parties operating those cookies. PLEXUSS FOUNDATION is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this tool or third-party choice notices or mechanisms. For specific information on some of the choice options offered by third party analytics and advertising providers, see the next section.
We will keep hold of your data for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain it will depend on any legal obligations we have (such as tax recording purposes), the nature of any contracts we have in place with you, the existence of your consent or our legitimate interests as a business.
You can opt out of receiving certain promotional email communications from us at any time by following the instructions provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link, or if available by changing your communication preferences by logging into your account. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the email address and will not affect subsequent requests or accounts you set-up. If you opt-out of only certain communications, other communications may continue. Even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications, we may, subject to applicable law, continue to send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or our ongoing business relations.
With respect to our mobile apps (“App(s)”), you can stop all collection of data generated by use of the App by uninstalling the App. Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain location-based or other services, by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device or in App settings. However, other means of establishing or estimating location in connection with Service use (e.g., IP address, connecting to or proximity to wi-fi, Bluetooth, beacons, or networks, etc.) may persist. See also the prior section regarding the DAA’s mobile Interest-based Advertising choices.
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) sets forth certain rights for residents of the European Union countries. These rights are:
At PLEXUSS FOUNDATION, we are committed to upholding your rights as an EU resident. If you think we have not done so, please contact email@example.com.
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.
PLEXUSS FOUNDATION provides California residents with the option to opt-out of sharing “personal information” as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties for such third parties own direct marketing purposes. California residents may exercise that opt-out, and/or request information about PLEXUSS FOUNDATION compliance with the “Shine the Light” law, by contacting PLEXUSS FOUNDATION here, or by sending a written request to:
Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the subject line of your request and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that PLEXUSS FOUNDATION is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided email address or mailing address.
Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Service, and who have posted content or information on the Service, can request removal by contacting us here, or by sending a written request to:
Your written request should detail where the content or information is posted and attesting that you posted it. We will then make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law. Please note that the removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third-parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that we do not control.
The Service discloses its tracking practices (including across time and third-party services) here and its practices regarding “Do not track” signals here.
PLEXUSS FOUNDATION. obtains personal information from categories of sources as set forth in the TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW IT IS COLLECTED above. PLEXUSS FOUNDATION. will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you with additional notice.
PLEXUSS FOUNDATION. may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we require that the recipient both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract. We share your personal information with categories of third parties set forth in HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION above.
You have rights regarding the personal information PLEXUSS FOUNDATION collects and shares about you. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) gives California residents the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information – as CCPA defines “sale” – and you can do that by clicking here and completing the opt-out form.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This subsection describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
You have the right to request that PLEXUSS FOUNDATION. disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
You have the right to request that PLEXUSS FOUNDATION. delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights describe above, please submit a verifiable request to use by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-318-5000, and provide the following information:
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.
We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.
Our Service is not intended for nor targeted toward children under the age of thirteen (13). We do not knowingly collect personal information as defined by the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) from children under the age of thirteen (13), and if we learn that we have collected such information, we will delete the information in accordance with COPPA. If you are a child under the age of thirteen (13), you are not permitted to use the Service and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Service. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us here.
Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Service, and who posted content or information on the Service, can request removal by contacting PLEXUSS FOUNDATION here or by sending a written request to:
When you contact us detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting that you posted it. PLEXUSS FOUNDATION will then make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third-parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that PLEXUSS FOUNDATION does not control.