Sharing Wisdom is committed to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of individuals, as enumerated by state and federal laws.
Our company's policy (the “Company”) to limit the collection and safeguard the privacy of personal information collected or maintained by the Company. The Company’s information management practices conform to the requirements of the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.) and other applicable laws pertaining to information privacy.
The Company adheres to the following principles in connection with the collection and management of personal information:
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Company collects personal information on individuals only as allowed by law. The Company limits the collection of personal information to what is relevant and necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose of the Company, as defined at Government Code Section 11549.5. For example, the Company may need to know an individual’s home address, e-mail address, or telephone number, in order to answer the individual’s questions or in order to provide requested assistance. Personal information, as defined in the Information Practices Act, includes information that identifies or describes an individual including, name, Social Security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history.
The Company does not collect home, business or e-mail addresses, or account information from persons who simply browse the Company’s Internet Web sites. The Company collects personal information about individuals through the Company’s Web site only if an individual provides such information to the Company voluntarily through e-mail, registration forms, or surveys.
COLLECTION OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
The information that the Company automatically collects includes items such as:
- Your Internet domain and Internet Protocol address.
- The type of browser and operating system you used to access our site.
- The date and time of your visit to our site.
- The Web pages or services you accessed at this site.
- The IP address of the website from which you came to this site.
- The website to which you go when you leave this site.
- If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
The Company makes every attempt to avoid the use of “cookies,” the simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. Cookies may be used on our site when needed to maintain the functionality of an interactive application and is used only during the session in which you access the interactive application. The cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying temporary tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. However, if you turn off your cookie option, you may not be able to access some of the features in our interactive applications. Cookies created on your computer by using this Web site do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security.
GENERAL USES OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED
The Company endeavors in each instance to tell people who provide personal information to the Company the purpose for which the information is collected. The Company strives to tell persons, who are asked to provide personal information, about the general uses that Company will make of that information. The Company does this at the time of collection. With each request for personal information, the Company provides information on the authority under which the request is made, the principal uses the Company intends to make of the information, and the possible disclosures the Company is obligated to make.
The Company allows individuals, who provide personal information, to review the information and contest its accuracy or completeness.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Company uses personal information only for the specified purposes, or purposes consistent with those purposes, unless the Company obtains the consent of the subject of the information, or unless required or allowed by law or regulation. Some pages provide you with an opportunity to order products, make requests, and register to receive materials and/or services. This information is used only by the Company and is not passed on to third-party providers, but a copy of this material is maintained by the Company's marketing administrator, solely for use by the Company. The types of personal information collected on these pages may include:
- Business Name
- Contact Name
- Address, City, State and Zip
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Fax Number
- Business Type
- Credit/Debit Card Information
The Company uses information security safeguards. Regarding the personal information of individuals collected or maintained by the Company, the Company takes reasonable precautions to protect such information against loss, unauthorized access, and illegal use or disclosure. Such personal information is stored by the Company in secure locations. The Company’s staff is trained on procedures for the management of personal information, including limitations on the release of information. Access to personal information is limited to those members of the Company’s staff whose work requires such access. Confidential information is destroyed according to the Company’s records retention schedule. The Company conducts periodic reviews to ensure that proper information management policies and procedures are understood and followed.
Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition
The Company shares all information with its parent company Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition.
Government or Law Enforcement
The Company may be required to disclose information to law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when
- we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure
- we need to do so to comply with law or credit card rules
PERSONAL COMPUTER SECURITY
In general, the Company encourages all individuals to use appropriate safeguards to secure their computers and the information on those computers including, installing a firewall, use of anti-virus software, use of anti-spyware software, manage your system and browser to protect your privacy and secure your wireless network. Set your social networking account privacy levels.
If you send us an e-mail that includes personal information, normally we will use the information provided only to respond to your message and for no other purposes. Sometimes we may forward your e-mail to a different company that may be better able to help you. We do not use the information to create personal profiles, or give it to others for commercial use or other purposes without your consent. Please note, communications you send to the Company are not confidential or protected by any professional privilege or relationship. And, if you send us a threat or message that describes or promotes unlawful activity, the Company reserves the right to share such threat or message with law enforcement authorities.