Below you will find information on a number of topics, including:
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service. Common Threads does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
General Information Collection and Use
Common Threads is the sole owner of the information collected on the Website. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this policy, without first obtaining your consent. Generally, we request this information when registering visitors to the Website or when visitors to the Website and/or registered users request a particular service. This information collected is used to register the user for the selected service and to contact the user about such service (e.g. e-mail address). Information required to be submitted to become a registered user may include name, e-mail address, license number and street address (as well as other types of information).
Some of our services may be offered in conjunction with partner companies, affiliates or other companies or websites with which we work. In order for us to provide these services to you, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with one of such entities. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Customer Service Correspondence
Every computer connected to the Internet is given an IP address. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users' movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and our web servers do not record the e-mail addresses of our visitors.
Common Threads may also release personal information to appropriate governmental authorities under the following circumstances:
From time-to-time our Website may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys, to the extent we run any, is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Website.
Notification of Changes
Commonly Asked Questions about Making Secure Donations to Common Threads
QUESTION: How can I make a secure financial donation to Common Threads?
ANSWER: There are several ways you can ensure your contribution goes directly to Common Threads. You can donate by:
QUESTION: I want to make a donation online. Is this a secure way to donate?
ANSWER: The internet is an essential way that our supporters help fund Common Threads and its programming. The convenience and immediacy of online giving make it easy for the donors and our organization.
Common Threads considers the security of its donation website, www.commonthreads.org, and its donors to be of great importance. To insure this, we use several protective measures including, but not limited to blocking and filtering technologies and anti-fraud measures.
QUESTION: What is the official Common Threads web address?
ANSWER: The only approved website to accept donations on behalf of Common Threads is www.commonthreads.org.
QUESTION: Does Common Threads ask for social security numbers or PIN numbers?
ANSWER: Common Threads will NEVER ask for your social security number and/or PIN number.
QUESTION: Does Common Threads send e-mail solicitations?
ANSWER: Common Threads sends e-mail only to individuals who have signed up to receive e-mail updates from the organization. Our e-mails may include information pertaining to program updates, highlights, news, and events. If you receive an email from Common Threads asking for money, but you are not sure you subscribed for our online communications, do not respond to that e-mail, as it has the potential to be fraudulent. We would appreciate it if you alerted our office if you have any questions.
We thank you for your generosity!