The Advise Us Foundation
READ SECTION 2 (YOUR CONSENT) TO LEARN WHAT CONSTITUTES “CONSENT”
1. Who We Are and What We Do
Our website (the “Website” or the “Site”) exists to educate donors about planned and donor-advised giving and bring these techniques to grassroots charities (“Charitable Services”). The website allows users who register at our Site (each a “Registered User”) to make contributions to their charities of choice by way of outright gifts (donor-advised funds or endowed gifts), or gifts in trust (charitable lead trusts or charitable remainder trusts).
2. Your Consent
3. A Site Visitor Does Not Provide Personally Identifiable Information
We have structured our Website so that, as a casual Site Visitor, you may come to our Site and review selected information about our Charitable Services without revealing your identity or providing any personally identifying information. It is only where you wish to become a Registered User, make a gift to AUF or sign up for AUF’s email newsletter that we require you to provide personally identifiable information.
4. A Registered User Will Provide Contact Information and Other Similar Personally Identifiable Information
To provide our Charitable Services to Registered Users, we obtain the following personally identifiable information:
4.2 Completing Your Registration as a Registered User; User Passwords. Upon completion of our registration process, you will receive a username and password, which will allow you to gain access to the password-protection section of the site where you can, among other things, make charitable gifts to AUF.
5. How We Use Your Personally Identifiable Information.
We use your personally identifiable information in the operation of our Website, and to comply with Applicable Law. You cannot participate in our Site if you seek to opt-out of these uses of your information.
5.1 We Do Not Sell information. AUF will not sell, trade, or share personal information about our users with anyone else.
5.3 Processing Gifts. When you give a gift to AUF, we collect your name, contact information, standard credit card data, and brokerage information.
5.4 Email Newsletter. When you sign-up for AUF’s email newsletter, we collect your name and contact information.
5.5 Providing You With Information. Periodically, we might like to send you materials for informational purposes, including email, newsletters, bulletins, marketing materials or other information to our Registered Users. We collect contact information to deliver this
information to our Registered Users, and we periodically solicit recipients of newsletters for an operating gift or donor-advised fund. If we choose to undertake such communications, you may choose to opt-out of receiving these communications.
6. There Are Strictly Limited Circumstances Where Certain Third Parties Have Access To Personally Identifiable Information
6.1 Service Providers; Required Disclosures. On occasion, AUF may share information about our users with vendors and service providers (“Service Providers”) to assist us with the operation of our Site. These Service Providers help us with functions such as managing data and processing donations. We will share with our Service Providers only that information necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to commit to refrain from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
6.2 Required Disclosures. We may reveal your personally identifiable information to attorneys, private investigator organizations or law enforcement agencies if we believe that you are violating (either intentionally or unintentionally) our Terms and Conditions of Use or are otherwise violating legal rights. Additionally, AUF will reveal your personally identifiable information to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law.
7. How We Safeguard Your Personally Identifiable Information.
We have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information, and we take all reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this Information, including our Site’s password-protected sections that require users to give us identifiers such as their user ID and password. We also provide access to our databases containing personally identifiable information on a need-to-know basis only. Please understand, though, that due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide and we also disclaim assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
8. Participation by Children and Teens; Advisory
Due to federal law (as reflected in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), WE DO NOT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS WHO WE KNOW ARE UNDER 13 TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SITE OR CHARITABLE SERVICES. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD TO USE OUR SITE AND CHARITABLE SERVICES. Please understand that we cannot necessarily tell if a user is providing us with his or her true age.
9. Notification of Changes
11. Third Party Links; Advertisers
We may allow certain corporations, advertisers, and other entities to place ads and information on our Site (collectively, “Corporate Participants”). Although we have permitted the Corporate Participants to exchange information on our Site, we are not responsible for your choice to contact or do business with them. Your correspondence and dealings with Corporate Participants, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the Corporate Participant, and you agree that AUF shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as the result of your dealings with Corporate Participants.
12. Termination; Duration of Rights
13. Transfer of Site
14. Contact Us
The Advise Us Foundation
715 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
15. Effective Date