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Privacy Statement

Last updated May 26, 2024

The Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PFC Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PFC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Donor Privacy

The Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to the PFC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our Federal Tax ID Number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 82-1406127.

Unless otherwise noted, your gift will be used for the projects that the Pittsburgh Freethought Community determines are in need of funds.

The PFC will not share, sell, or exchange your personal or contact information with third parties, nor will we ever ask you to provide your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, or any other personal identity information.

Collection of your Personal Information

PFC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PFC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the PFC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PFC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PFC Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

The Pittsburgh Freethought Community stores all contact information that is voluntarily provided by Web site visitors. On some pages, you can order products, sign up for email alerts, purchase tickets to a conference or event, join or renew your PFC membership, or donate. The type of personal information collected at these pages include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and credit/debit card information.

The PFC uses the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your specific request, whether you are purchasing a product, donating to a cause, or joining or renewing your membership. The PFC will never share your credit card information, phone number, or email address with outside parties except to the extent necessary to fulfill your specific request.

The PFC will not share, sell, or exchange your email address or phone number with third parties, nor will we ever ask you to provide your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, or any other personal identity information.

Use of Cookies

The PFC web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PFC pages, or register with PFC site or services, a cookie helps PFC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PFC Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PFC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PFC services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

PFC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PFC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

PFC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PFC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PFC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

PFC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that PFC has not adhered to this Statement, please send email to info@pghfreethought.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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