For more information, or if you have questions about our policy or the use of your information, contact us.
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
How Information is Used
IDEAL does not sell, rent or otherwise exchange information we collect through our website with unrelated parties. IDEAL only uses information that is offered by the subscriber (such as for outreach purposes via email). Subscription preferences can be found at the bottom of every IDEAL email.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of "Cookies"
All information provided to IDEAL is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of IDEAL. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Tell a Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. IDEAL will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. IDEAL stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which IDEAL has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
IDEAL is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We do not share or sell donors’ personal information with unrelated parties nor send donor mailings from unrelated organizations.
What Information We Collect
IDEAL collects and securely stores the following information:
Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
Giving information (credit card information, check information, etc.)
Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
How Information is Used
IDEAL uses information to understand member needs and provide better service. Specifically, we use information to complete transactions and communicate with members. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use member and supporter comments to provide information requested. We take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.
Sharing of Personal Information
IDEAL does not sell, rent, or lease donor information, including donor contact and giving information, to unrelated parties or organizations. IDEAL has established internal controls to ensure that all donor information is secure.
Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List
It is our desire to not send unwanted mail to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.