Philadelphia Education Fund Privacy Policy

The Philadelphia Education Fund (“The Ed Fund”) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of each visitor (“Visitor”) using its interactive services. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you, as a Visitor of The Ed Fund, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit http://www.philaedfund.org/ (the “Web Site”), how we may use that information, and whether we disclose it to anyone. This privacy policy applies only to information collected from you online, not offline. This privacy policy applies only to The Ed Fund, its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Web Site, and other web sites owned by The Ed Fund, but not to other companies’ or organizations’ web sites to which we link or share your personal information.

If The Ed Fund decides to change any of its privacy policies, the changes will be posted here in this area so that you will always know the information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right, at our discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please make sure to check this page periodically for any changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not visit the Web Site.

1. Information About All Fund Visitors

The Ed Fund collects certain information from and about its users in several ways – directly from you, from third parties, from our web server logs, and with cookies or other forms of passive data gathering.

User-Supplied Information: There are several areas in the Web Site where we collect personal information from you on a voluntary basis. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable that is not otherwise publicly available, such as your name, address, e-mail address, mailing address, gender, date of birth, or phone numbers. We may collect this information at the following times: (i) when you register to receive communications from this Web Site and other websites owned by The Ed Fund; (ii) when you seek information or apply for services offered through this Web Site and other web sites owned by The Ed Fund; and (iii) when you provide personal information to us through feedback, survey, or other forms hosted on this Web Site or other websites owned by The Ed Fund.

Server Log Information: When you visit an internet web site, you disclose certain information about yourself, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the site or page that offered a link to a page on The Ed Fund Web Site). Like many other sites, The Ed Fund records this basic information about visits to its Web Site.

Cookies and Passive Data Collection: In order to offer and provide customized, personal service, The Ed Fund may use cookies to store and help track your information. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive that contains information about the user. These cookies are relatively standard and do not collect personally identifiable information. Nor do we combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your username or e-mail address is. If for any reason you wish not to take advantage of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable or render unsuable some of the features of The Ed Fund Web Site.

The Ed Fund may also collect passive data, such as clickstream data or a user’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system, browser type, time and date of visit and page views. Clickstream data is a term defined to include a record of clicked selections within The Ed Fund Web Site.

The Ed Fund may use pixel tags in web pages and certain other content which may read cookies. Similar pixel tags on the Web Site will permit us to count users and collect additional information to improve the content of our Web Site, diagnose problems with our equipment, administer the Web Site and provide related services.

You should remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, such as on message boards, through e-mail, discussion groups, or in chat areas, your information can be collected and used by others. Although The Ed Fund tries to protect your personal information, The Ed Fund cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

2. How and When Information is Used

We use information in different ways, depending on the type of information:

User-Supplied Information: This information is used to respond to your inquiry or request. Additionally, if you have checked the “Please add my name to your mailing list” box, we will add your name, E-mail and mailing address to our mailing list database. We also use this information to improve our internal operations, as well as to ensure that we: (i) conduct research; (ii) properly perform the services you have requested; and (iii) provide anonymous reporting for internal clients.

The Ed Fund will not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other individuals or unaffilitied entities without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

Web Server Logs: This information helps us identify which areas of our site are of interest to our visitors. The Ed Fund may also collect the IP addresses of its visitors for the purposes of system administration.

Cookies: We use to let you use our services more easily and to let us keep track of certain statistical information that helps us improve our Web Site. Cookies also allow us to save preferences for you so that you will not have to re-enter them the next time you visit.

3. Legal Compliance

The Ed Fund may disclose User Supplied Information in order to: (i) comply with applicable laws; (ii) respond to government inquiries; (iii) comply with valid legal process; and (iv) protect the rights or property of The Ed Fund, the Web Site, or Visitors of the Web Site.

4. Minors

THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. ACCORDINGLY, THE ED FUND DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT, USE, OR DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

The Ed Fund also adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission's regulations implementing this Act. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. If a child under the age of 13 sends an email to The Ed Fund, we will respond to that email but we will not create a profile or otherwise retain any personal information about the writer.

It is possible that, despite our best efforts, we may receive information given to us by children under the age of 13. If this occurs, we will immediately destroy any personally identifiable information we have stored.

5. Opting-Out

You may register to receive communicates from us directly on the Web Site. After you register, we will periodically send you newsletters and other e-mails featuring special offers, promotions and other benefits. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our e-mails. Our e-mail database is continually updated. However, you may continue to receive e-mail communications from us for up to ten business days from the time we receive your unsubscribe request.

6. Third Party Links

When you visit a website to which The Ed Fund provides a link, please be aware that you will be interacting with a third party that operates under its own privacy policy. If you choose to obtain services through a third party site, the data collected by the third party is governed by that third party’s privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other service provider form whom you request services.

7. Generally

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, while we strive to protect your personal information, The Ed Fund cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.

Questions regarding the above statement should be directed to The Ed Fund for clarification. To return to the site, please use the “Back” button on your browser.