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PRIVACY POLICY

This website is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science (CARES). Understanding that privacy is an important consideration for all individuals, CARES treats the information you may provide on this website in accordance with the following Privacy Policy.

Our Policy

The Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science shall use every effort to protect the information of visitors and donors who access our website. CARES does not share any information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or contributions with any third party without your consent. The information provided by individuals is solely for use by CARES administrative personnel and by the authorized providers who process your encrypted credit card transactions.

Credit Card Security

Our website host uses the highest industry standards to communicate with your browser software. This high grade encryption makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Additionally, the companies we’ve chosen to assist us with processing credit card transactions also use a high grade encryption and security protocol that further protects your credit card information.

Personal Information Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our donation forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link: www.verisign.com.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your personal information is solely for use by CARES and will not be released or sold to third parties except as disclosed in this privacy policy.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the CARES website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CARES. Please be aware that we, CARES, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

If you do not consent to and accept our privacy policy, please do not use our web site, as your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of our privacy policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: Phone - 708-343-6300; Fax - 708-343-6379; Postal Address - Building One Room C 347, 5000 S. 5th Avenue, Hines, IL 60141; Email Address, info@cares-research.com ; Website – www.cares-research.org.

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