Information We Collect
We collect and store Personal Information that you provide voluntarily when using this Website. Personal Information is information that can identify you as a specific individual (“Personal Information”). You are responsible for providing accurate and complete information. For example, you might provide us the following information: responses and survey information and/or site registrations, web portal registration information, and payment information. Personal data does not include anonymized aggregate or statistical information from which such identification cannot be reconstituted.
If you create an online account, or request one of our other services, we may collect the following Personal Information: full name, home address, email address, telephone number, your answers to other similar background information questions, payment information, and how you specifically use this Website. Please see below for a more detailed description of the types and circumstances under which we collect Personal Information.
Logins and Cookies
PDFF websites use “persistent” cookies to manage access to members-only content and online journal subscriptions. Once a visitor has logged in to the website to view subscriber-only journals or purchased book content, a browser cookie is set to manage access to all material the visitor is entitled to view. To ensure that the visitor can travel back and forth from our site to other linked sites, the cookie remains for 24 to 48 hours. During this period, the subscriber need log in only once.
On the Website, a cookie is set on login for the duration of a single user session. This allows membership status and address information to be retrieved from our database and manages the shopping transaction through to completion. Our online system does not store credit card or financial data in any way.
Our site does track usage, primarily to help us determine which areas and features are most popular among visitors; this helps us to tailor our content to best serve our audience. We do not attempt to link personal profiles to this usage data—that is, although we obtain general information about such things as geographic locations of our users, we do not monitor activity of individual users.
Membership Forms (All Member Types)
The information provided through these forms is used for the purpose of setting up and servicing memberships in PDFF, and for the dissemination of membership benefits and PDFF information related to products, programs, and services. Telephone numbers are only used as necessary to contact members for further information in the process of completing transactions or for providing information on PDFF programs, services, and products. Should you wish to have your name excluded from any postal or emailings or phone transactions related to PDFF programs, products, and services, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information requested on event registration forms is used for the purpose of processing that registration, by PDFF directly or by service providers contracted by PDFF for the explicit purpose of facilitating event registration.
Our website offers many online forms for those who wish to communicate with PDFF for various purposes. Completion of the forms is optional.
Links to Third Party Sites
This Website may contain links to other third party websites. PDFF does not control the privacy policies or practices of these third-party sites. You should review those policies before providing any information. PDFF is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third-party sites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. Specifically, if you use a credit card to pay for any products or services, PDFF is not responsible for any information you provide regarding the credit card on this Website or by linking through to a credit card processor’s website.
PDFF has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of your Personal Information, but cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy & Security Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or relevant Web policies).
Credit Card Security
Credit card transactions through the shopping cart feature of the Website are secure; this includes all purchases, membership/subscription renewals, event registrations, and donations. Customer-entered credit card numbers are encrypted before transmission to a credit card authorization service; if the dollar amount of the purchase is authorized, the order is processed through our e-commerce software and automatically entered into our member/customer database for processing and fulfillment. Credit card numbers submitted online are not included in any emails related to customer purchases.
PDFF reserves the right to change this Privacy & Security Policy to respond to new laws, regulations, technology, or for other business reasons. Please check this Website from time to time to review any such changes.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that any claim, action or proceeding arising out of this Privacy & Security Policy, or your use of this Website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Delaware, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any claim, action or proceeding related to this Privacy & Security Policy will be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the State of Delaware and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Website or security policies, you may contact us by email at: customer service or write to us at: Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, P.O. Box 221, Montchanin, DE 19710, United States of America.
Special Notice to California Residents
Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared Personal Information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of Personal Information shared. If you are a California resident and wish to make such a request, please send an email to customer service and include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address and email address. We will respond to you within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request.
This Privacy & Security Policy is effective as of February 17, 2021.