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Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

must! charities understands the importance of privacy. We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, the organizations we support and the people they serve, and visitors to our website. The following information is designed to help you better understand the information we gather from our website and through our services, how we protect that information, and if/how we disclose it to anyone. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in the current version of this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to this website and not to the websites of other companies and/or organizations, including any websites to which we link. You are advised to consult the privacy policies of other websites that you visit.

Collection & Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide a seamless, efficient, and customized experience, to provide information, and to thank you for your generous donations.

Personal Identifiable Information
If you make a donation, we will request personal identifiable information about you, including your name, address, phone number, email address and debit/credit card information. We ask for such information primarily to facilitate donations and to communicate with you about them. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze website usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our website’s content, layout, and services. If you click “yes” when prompted, we may use personal information to contact you and send you information through means such as e-mail newsletters or the United States Postal Services.

If you sign up to invite your friends/contacts via email or direct mail to make a donation to must! charities, we will not sell, share or rent these email or mailing addresses to anyone, nor will we use them for any purpose other than inviting your contacts (at your request) to donate to must! charities.

Unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may list the names of donors on our Web site and in some brochures and other collateral pieces, so as to recognize their generosity in a public manner. We do not sell, share or rent our donor lists to anyone, nor do we include donor names in any direct mail solicitations outside those of must! charities.

We may use outside service providers to facilitate must! charities’ website and overall operation, and to perform functions on our behalf, such as sending messages via United States Postal Services or email, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These third parties may have access to your personal information as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

We will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with governments and private parties to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud, data privacy and security. You are herby authoring must! charities to disclose any information about you to government officials and private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity connected to this Web site that is illegal or may expose us or you to liability.

We work to accurately process and maintain the information that you share with us. If you have made a donation to must! charities and notice inaccuracies in your information, please notify us via email and let us know of any errors that should be corrected.

We care about the security of your transactions and use standard industry practices to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or use. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and that third parties may be able to intercept private communications and/or access your personally identifiable information.

Social Networks
must! charities operates and maintains social networking pages and venues on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. must! charities utilizes a live feed which links these sites to the Web site. We will, from time to time, import comments and posts from these third-party Web sites to other areas of the must! charities Web site in addition to the live feed portion. If you post to any of  must! charities’ social networking pages on third-party Web sites, you are providing information to the public and do so at your own risk. Furthermore, must! charities may use these postings on its website without further notice or compensation to you.

Aggregate Data
In general, we automatically gather certain usage information for the must! charities Website, including but not limited to the number and frequency of visitors and the popularity of specific Web site features. This information may include URL's from which you came to teh Website, URL's you visit after visiting this Web site, which browser you are using, which features you click and read (in whole or in part), and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate to help us determine the frequency and purpose of Web site usage, along with user demographics, interests, and behavior, so as to better understand and serve you. In addition, we may aggregate data and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.

“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; every Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although this actio will hinder you from interacting with certain features on our website, and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Cookies help us to provide customized services and information that is targeted to your interests. We use cookies to tell us how and when pages in our website are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use) and whether our website is functioning properly. If you donate on our website, we will save your email address in a cookie. At your request, we may also save your credit card number, which would then be stored in a secure part of the website. Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our website that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

Children’s Policy
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage parental supervision for anyone under the age of 13.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this website, this privacy policy and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions about our website or our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

must! charities
P.O. Box 1540
Templeton, CA 93465
805-226-5788 phone
805-226-5789 fax

Updated: January 18, 2013