Privacy Policy

Kessler Foundation has adopted this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to govern the collection, use, and storage of data.  This Policy was created in order to demonstrate Kessler Foundation’s commitment to the privacy of our constituents utilizing Kessler Foundation websites. This policy explains what types of information are collected by Kessler Foundation and how this information is used. This Policy governs all forms of Personal Data and organization related data collected by Kessler Foundation whether electronic, written, or oral. By accessing Kessler Foundation websites or providing your information to us, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Policy.

What types of data does Kessler Foundation collect?

Kessler Foundation collects a variety of information when you visit our website. Kessler Foundation also collects information about its constituents (e.g., patients, volunteers, consumers, general public) when they visit other websites or platforms Kessler uses to collect information (e.g., partnered vendors for fundraising or individuals who sign up to receive Kessler Foundation e-communications).

Personal Data collected identifies you as an individual or is information that can be linked to you as an individual (“Personal Data”) may include but is not limited to:

  • your contact information, including your (first and last) name, (billing and/or delivery) address, email address, and telephone number. We need your email address and telephone number so that we may contact you if we have questions or information for you regarding your service that we are providing or will provide to you;
  • other information required to be able to process your service request or to provide you with the service, such as information concerning what you have ordered or the service we are providing to you, the billing and/or delivery address, banking and/or credit card details; other current and historical information specific to the programs and services provided by Kessler Foundation, such as constituent information pertaining to fundraising activities (including donor history), marketing and communications engagement, and more;
  • if you have created or updated an online profile or account, the preferences, demographic information (age, gender, date of birth, etc.), and;
  • if you have contacted Kessler Foundation with a question, the details of this contact and the contact history.

Click-stream data

A visit to one of our websites results in data that is transmitted from your browser to our server being automatically collected and stored by us or by third parties on behalf of us. This data can include, in particular, the following:

  • the visitor’s IP address
  • the date and time of the visit
  • the referral URL (the site from which the visitor has come)
  • the pages visited on our website
  • information about the browser used (browser type and version, operating system, etc.)

How we collect personal data

In general, a visitor will know when Personal Data is being collected because he or she will have to fill out an online form, complete a survey or application, or reply to an email, for example. In addition, we may collect Personal Data through your use of the website(s) and apps.
Visitors may generally browse public portions of the Kessler Foundation website anonymously without providing any Personal Data.  However, Personal Data is required in connection with registering with one or more of the sites mentioned above.  In addition, Personal Data will be requested in connection with the following:

  • submission of an online content form
  • mailing list sign-up
  • submission of a survey or evaluation form
  • volunteering for a study form
  • making a donation to Kessler Foundation

As Kessler Foundation may utilize multiple platforms to conduct business, Kessler Foundation will also import user information from various systems to ensure all data is centralized.

Children and privacy

For children (under age 18) who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not knowingly request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When children send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

How we may use your personal data

We use your Personal Data to provide you with personalized service; send targeted communications and email alerts, answer your requests, content access, track your engagement, etc. We may also use your information to track visits to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

We may use cookies for a number of purposes—for example, to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information and marketing offers, or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our website. To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, Kessler Foundation collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the website previously.

Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our online products and services or website features. For example, if you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from Kessler Foundation’s website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to access premium information.

Certain pages on our websites contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices used to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our website.

We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your Internet browser because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. In the future, we may adopt a standard once appropriate new technologies are created and will make any corresponding changes to this Policy.

How we share information

There are three areas on our Web site where we collect data from you: when you make a donation, sign up for the newsletter, and when you volunteer for a study. If you complete one of these forms and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. Kessler Foundation uses your information for our marketing and fundraising purposes. At no time do we allow your information to be distributed to external parties for any other reason.

Kessler Foundation reserves the right to disclose without notice any information in its possession if required to do so by law, to protect or defend Kessler Foundation’s rights or property, or to respond to an emergency.

Transfer of information

Blackbaud is the vendor Kessler Foundation uses to collect donations. It is headquartered in the United States of America. Any personal information you provide may be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States. If you are a resident of a country other than the United States and provide us with your information, you consent to the transfer of your data into the United States.

External links

This Policy only addresses Kessler Foundation use and disclosure of your Personal Data. Kessler Foundation websites and apps may contain links to other websites, so please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we are not liable for their misuse of Personal Data.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Kessler Foundation encourages you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read its privacy policy.

How you can access and change information?

Kessler Foundation acknowledges that you have the right to access your Personal Data. In case you request us to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable time frame.

Upon request, Kessler Foundation will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Data. You can update or correct your Personal Data or remove it from our system by making a request to us at the contact information provided below. Requests typically receive a response within thirty (30) days. If access cannot be provided within that time frame, we will provide the requesting party with an estimated date by which the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation of why access has been denied.
Visitors may opt-out from the sharing of collected information by contacting info@KesslerFoundation.org.

Our security measures to protect your personal data

We are committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the information that you choose to provide us, and we use a variety of security procedures to help protect against unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of Personal Data. We restrict access to Personal Data to our employees, volunteers, contractors, and vendors who need to know the information to operate, develop, or improve our services.

Unfortunately, no transmission of Personal Data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  Accordingly, and despite our efforts, Kessler Foundation cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online services. Kessler Foundation has no responsibility or liability for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the security of your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated under the “Contact Us” section below.

We retain your Personal Data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. Personal Data related to financial transactions are stored indefinitely in record payment history and transaction details.

Modifications

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice; please review it periodically.  Your continued use of our website will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please contact as at:

Kessler Foundation
120 Eagle Rock Avenue
East Hanover, NJ  07936-3147
973.324.8362
info@KesslerFoundation.org