The Friends of JVH believes that you, as our online visitor, have the right to know our practices regarding any information we might collect when you visit our website.
Your Personal Information:
When you come to any of the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer web sites, we log your current Internet address (this is usually a temporary address assigned by your Internet service provider when you log in), the type of operating system you are using, and the type of browser software used. In addition, we may keep track of what portions of the web site you are visiting. We aggregate this information to help us create a better experience for users of our web site. For example: we may upgrade those parts of the web site that are heavily visited or optimize the web site to work more efficiently with certain operating systems. This is all done without our knowing your name or other personal identifying information. When you visit any of the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer web sites you are anonymous, unless you chose to identify yourself to us.
You are not required to provide us with personal information to use our web sites, unless expressly stated. For example, certain features may require you to submit some personal information in order for those features to function as designed. Such information might include name, address, E-mail address, and phone number. Certain of our web sites may require you to provide identifying information and use individual passwords in order to access personal information.
If you do choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured that such information is kept in secured databases. We treat this information as confidential. However, we may disclose this information to third parties when we believe it is necessary in order for us to conduct our business, or where such disclosure is required by law. For example, we may disclose information to others to enable them to perform business services for us relating to the products and services we offer, or who help us to evaluate requests for insurance or benefits.
We may also disclose this information to others: (i) to our affiliates so that they may offer you their respective products or services; (ii) to others outside our influence such as marketing companies, to assist us in offering our products and services to individuals who apply for or obtain products and services from us; and (iii) to unaffiliated financial services companies with which we have a joint marketing agreement. For example, we may disclose information to another historic non-profit so that the non-profit may present its offerings to you. We do not make any other disclosures of personal information to other companies/non-profits who intend to present their products or services to you. For example, we will not sell your name or E-mail address to a catalog company.
Generally, we will let you review what we know about you if you ask us in writing. (Because of its legal sensitivity, we will not show you anything that we learned in connection with a claim or lawsuit.) If you tell us that what we know about you is incorrect, we will review it. If we agree with you, we will correct our records. If we do not agree with you, you may tell us in writing, and we will include your statement when we give your information to anyone outside the Friends of JVH.
Cookies and Web Bugs:
A cookie is a small piece of information that a web site sends to your computer, which is stored in a file on your hard drive. The next time you visit our web site, we may use the information stored in your cookie file to facilitate your use of our web site. For example, we may use your cookie file to store a password so that you do not have to input it every time you move to a different section of a password protected portion of our web site. A cookie does not tell us your individual identity unless you have chosen to provide it to us. Most cookies expire after a defined period of time, or you can delete your cookie file at any time you choose. In addition, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept or reject it.
A web bug (or web beacon) is a tiny graphical image that is typically on a web page. Somewhat like a cookie, a web bug can tell us information such as what kind of browser is being used and what time of day this page was accessed. Some web bugs can include information such as your IP address. Some technologies will notify you of the presence of web bugs, but browsers typically do not notify you of them.
Privacy and E-Mail:
The Friends of JVH uses no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of our web site, and up to 128-bit encryption on other portions. When you are on any web site that asks you for confidential information (your social security number or a bank or credit card account number, for example), you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. If you need to send confidential information and are concerned about the security of a web site, then you should consider sending it by phone or by regular mail instead.
At all of the Friends of JVH sites we make no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. We believe that children who do wish to submit information to us should have permission from their parent or legal guardian.