General Statement
We appreciate your visit to the web site for Founding Fathers (the "Site"), an initiative of Futures Without Violence. By using the Site, you agree and consent to the following privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") of Futures Without Violence. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page, so be sure to check back periodically. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Parts of the Site may make far less use of personal information than we have outlined in this Privacy Policy, but we wanted to provide you with an inclusive statement of our practices.


Collection and Use
We respect your preferences concerning the collection and use of your personal data.

Futures Without Violence collects information from users for the following purposes:

1) To select content.
Information may be collected to help create web site content and navigation that is most relevant and user friendly for visitors. This includes information collected as a result of site navigation and information provided in forms.

2) To respond to user inquiries and requests for information.
This information includes registrations for newsletters and specific requests for further information.

3) To engage in communications.
When you make a donation or order a product or service, we may need to know your name, e-mail address, shipping & billing address, and credit card information. This allows us to process and fulfill your donation or order. This information may be collected and stored as part of the transaction (donation or purchase) history. Futures Without Violence may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses and other similarly situated third parties that are required to accomplish the transaction.

When you subscribe to e-alerts, the information you enter is used to send the requested information.

We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functional changes to the Site and other domestic violence issues in which we think you may be interested. Each message we send you will include information on how to unsubscribe yourself from our mailing list.

4) To comply with legal requirements.
Futures Without Violence may be required to provide personally identifiable information in order to comply with legally mandated reporting, disclosure or other legal process requirements.


Security
Futures Without Violence is concerned with the security of the personally identifiable information we have collected and has in place reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. These measures include policies, procedures, and technical elements relating to data access controls. In addition, Futures Without Violence uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to exchange the transmission of sensitive data such as credit card details.

When you make donations or place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

Futures Without Violence assures you that the identity of all who contact us through the Site is kept confidential: we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. Futures Without Violence may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with law, or (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of Futures Without Violence, our users, or others.

As with most other Internet sites, our web servers record the IP address of each visitor to the Site. This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (for instance, aol.com), but not your email address or other private and personal information. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Site more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors hail from and their behavior on the Site.


Changing Your Information
The Site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. or for changing or modifying information previously provided:
1. Send an email to foundingfathers@futureswithoutviolence.org
2. Send postal mail to the following address:
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
3. Call the following telephone number: 415-678-5500.

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and email address), any Futures Without Violence account number(s), or information about venues in which you gave us your contact information online.

You may update or change information related to your donation or purchase account by sending an email to foundingfathers@futureswithoutviolence.org


Changes To This Policy
Futures Without Violence reviews its Privacy Policy periodically. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy without advance notice. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy applies to all web sites produced and maintained by Futures Without Violence. We may update this policy from time to time to describe how new site features affect our use of your information and to let you know of new control and preference features that we provide you.


Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact:
Attention: Founding Fathers Campaign
c/o Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
foundingfathers@futureswithoutviolence.org


Third Party Links
Futures Without Violence also provides links to third party sites we believe may be of interest to you. These sites are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control. These sites are not operated by Futures Without Violence and we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third party websites. You are advised to check the privacy policies of those sites before providing your personal information to them. This Site may also be linked to web sites operated by organizations affiliated with the Futures Without Violence. Visitors to those web sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

Copyright ? 2005, Futures Without Violence. All Rights Reserved. Updated May 4th, 2005