Protecting privacy is a Family Equality Council priority. To underscore our fundamental commitment to privacy and our vision that good privacy is good business, we have adopted an online privacy policy our website. This policy reflects and implements—in an online setting—our corporate privacy principles.
This online privacy policy applies to www.familyequality.org, which is operated by Family Equality Council

INFORMATION COLLECTION

I. Personally-identifiable information.
This site only collects personally-identifiable information from you if you choose to provide this information to us. Personally-identifiable information collected with your consent may include, for example, name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, resume information, information about orders you place, any responses you choose to provide to survey questions, or any inquires you may make through our Web site.

II. Cookies.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. This site uses first and third party cookies, however personally identifiable information is not collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether a visitor has viewed our site before. This site uses persistent cookies for Web site traffic analysis. Cookies are also used in sections of this site which require user log-in to authenticate and validate users and to determine whether a user’s session is active or has timed-out.
While most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you before accepting them. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser.

III. Nonpersonally-identifiable information.
This site also collects nonpersonally-identifiable information. For example, as you browse this Web site we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via Web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our site, which page(s) are visited on our site, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our site (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.). Our Web site uses an outsourcing program to assist us in analyzing this data to better tailor our Web site.

IV. Quantcast and Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council will be engaging an independent contractor,Quantcast, to review Log Data of Family Equality Council’s visitors. Log Data is NOT personally identifiable information of the sort that can be used to contact you personally, such as your name, username, phone number, email address or postal address. Log Data IS information sent by your browser such as pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, searches made on the Family Equality Council website, and other statistics. Quantcast will aggregate Family Equality Council's visitors' Log Data for Family Equality Council, by serving small data structures ("tags") added to certain pages at Family Equality Council's website. Quantcast will compare Family Equality Council's visitors' Log Data to the universe of Log Data in Quantcast's database, and will make a projective model in order for Family Equality Council to purchase advertising impressions that reach similar people. Quantcast is forbidden by contract with Family Equality Council from sharing the Log Data of Family Equality Council's visitors with third-parties (unless Family Equality Council's Log Data has been aggregated with the universe of Quantcast's Log Data so as not to be identifiable as the Log Data of Family Equality Council, or unless Quantcast is using Family Equality Council's Log Data to attempt to purchase advertising impressions solely on behalf of Family Equality Council). Quantcast is also forbidden by contract with Family Equality Council from retargeting Family Equality Council's visitors and from collecting personally identifiable information, such as your name, username, phone number, email address or postal address.

INFORMATION USE AND CONSUMER CHOICE

The information collected by this Web site is used only for responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you, for processing transactions you request, maintaining your account (if you have one), and for the administration, review and/or the improvement the content of our Web sites.
We may contact you in response to your comments or inquiries, as part of the maintenance of your account with us (if you have one), or in order to complete a transaction that you requested.
We may also contact you to inform you of other products or services we believe may be of interest to you, but we will offer you an opportunity not to receive such communications.
If you decide that you do not want to receive further e-mails regarding your inquiry from Family Equality Council, you can reply to the e-mail with a request that we not continue to e-mail you. We do not use outside data sources to enrich marketing data obtained online.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site or a particular product or service, we will ask you for your friend’s name and e-mail address. We will automatically send your friend an e-mail message with an invitation to visit the site. This message may include your name and/or e-mail address. We do retain the information that you provide as part of this referral service, but email contact can be terminated at any time through an opt-out.

ONWARD TRANSFER

We may disclose information you provide to us to third parties in order to complete a transaction that you requested.
We may also outsource some tasks, including the operation of certain Web site functions that require access to information you supply online. In such cases, however, we require that the companies acting on our behalf abide by our privacy policy and institute safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your information.
Finally, please note that we may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law or legal process.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION.
We strive to maintain the accuracy of the information collected through this Web site. Furthermore, we believe that the individual is invaluable in ensuring that data is complete and accurate. We will provide you with access to personally-identifiable information you provide through our Web site for as long as we maintain that information in a readily accessible format. Similarly, we permit and encourage you to correct inaccuracies in the information you submit to us through our Web site.
If you wish to correct any inaccurate information you have submitted to this site, please use the mechanisms provided by the site.

SECURITY

We take steps to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personally-identifiable information collected through this Web site. We recognize the importance of security for all personally-identifiable information collected by our Web site. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers.
Once we receive personally-identifiable information, we take steps to protect its security on our systems. In the event we request or transmit sensitive information, such as credit card information, we use secure servers (https).
We limit access to personally-identifiable information to those employees who need access in order to carry out their job responsibilities.

POLICY CHANGES

We may revise this online privacy policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the Web site. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.