Information we gather and track
This site is owned and operated by Living the Dream Foundation. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Living the Dream Foundation, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Living the Dream Foundation gathers two types of information about users:
* Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to register for an event, make a purchase, receive our electronic newsletters, to receive periodic promotions, to email a friend, to receive information from our trusted partners and from participation in challenges, contests, sweepstakes, polls and surveys.
* Information Living the Dream Foundation gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to customers’ needs and better understand the demographics of our customers. Under no circumstances does Living the Dream Foundation divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless a user has opted in to allow sharing of information.
Living the Dream Foundation Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Electronic email promotions
We offer periodic email promotions to users. Living the Dream Foundation gathers the email addresses of users who are registered on our site. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter or email promotion that points users either to the subscription management page or the unsubscribe link.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
Living the Dream Foundation may occasionally conduct contests and sweepstakes in conjunction with its trusted partners for an opportunity for users to win prizes. The user must provide their email address and other contact information as needed for the particular contest or sweepstakes. This information is used in accordance with the rules applicable to such sweepstakes, contest or promotion. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, and promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about Living the Dream Foundation’ or a sponsor’s use of your Personal Information.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Living the Dream Foundation may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Living the Dream Foundation may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any personally identifiable information gathered as part of these surveys.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Living the Dream Foundation tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Living the Dream Foundation does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Living the Dream Foundation using tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Use of Information
Living the Dream Foundation uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic emails and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, promotions, and sweepstakes or contests. We reserve the right to share this personally identifiable information with third party sponsors of such sweepstakes, contests, and promotions (irrespective of whether it is hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such sweepstakes, contest or promotion. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, and promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about Living the Dream Foundation’ or a sponsor’s use of your Personal Information.
To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of your Personal Information conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control. We send out emails to subscribers on a regular schedule and occasionally send out special editions or email promotions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
Living the Dream Foundation uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help better understand our customer’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public, unless a user has opted in to allow sharing of information.
Living the Dream Foundation operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
* Opting not to register to receive our email promotions or other newsletters and promotions from our trusted partners.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users