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Privacy Policy

Thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This policy addresses those concerns and may be updated periodically.This website is owned and operated by Best Buddies International, Inc. You may contact us at the following postal address:

Best Buddies International, Inc.
100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374-2233
or via email at: info@bestbuddies.org

Our Privacy Policy
Best Buddies International, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Best Buddies International, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our website. We use our best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and supporters. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We only gather personally identifiable data (such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc.) that are voluntarily submitted by a visitor, and we only use such data for such purposes as facilitating online donations, processing orders, or returning information requested in our Guest Books. Such data, including email addresses, may be shared with our local Best Buddies offices for the above named purposes. Web site visitor information is used for internal purposes only and will not be sold to third parties. E-mail addresses of visitors and donors are never sold or exchanged.If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, requests for financial support, or new products or services. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by contacting us using the address or phone number provided above, or email us at info@bestbuddies.org. Postal addresses of visitors and donors are never sold or exchanged.

Opt-out
If you would prefer not to receive mailings from us, we offer the options below for you to view, modify, delete, or view your records with us. Please include your full name and address and choose one of the following options to make your request to us:
  1. Email us at: info@bestbuddies.org
  2. Send mail to the following postal address:

    Best Buddies International, Inc.
    100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
    Miami, FL 33131

To change or modify your address, please provide both the old and new address in your correspondence.

Security
This website takes all reasonably available precautions to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. We care about the safety of your credit card transaction and secure server technology is used throughout the online donation process. We use high-grade encryption software and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. As a result, it is extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing. Contributions may also be made by calling 1-800-89-BUDDY. Or, if you'd prefer, mail us your contribution by printing the online donation form and mailing it to us at the address provided on the form.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything reasonably available to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to info@bestbuddies.org.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use cookies to determine whether a user has installed plugins that allow us to enhance users experience of our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site.

Links to Third Party Sites
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Best Buddies International, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Restriction of Liability
Best Buddies International, Inc. shall not be liable for any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line failure, or any cause beyond Best Buddies International, Inc.'s reasonable control.

Copyright Information
The copyrights to materials posted on this site are owned by, or licensed to, Best Buddies International, Inc. All rights reserved. The names and trademarks appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity without their owner's prior written permission.

Information Accuracy
We use our best efforts to ensure that the information presented on our web site is correct and accurate. However, if inaccuracy should occur, we will use our best efforts to make a correction in a timely manner. To report any web site inaccuracies or to request answers to questions about our Privacy Policy, or questions about the information we collect, please email us at info@bestbuddies.org, or write to us at the address above.

Thank you for visiting our site and for your support of our mission to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

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