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Positive Directions Equals Change ("PDEC," "we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of individuals who interact with our non-profit organization. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information we gather from our donors, volunteers, employees, website visitors, and other individuals who engage with us. By accessing our website or providing personal information to PDEC, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Collect

Identifiers: Name, address, telephone number, email address, and other contact details.

Financial Information: Financial information (such as credit card details) necessary to process donations made to PDEC.

Volunteer Information: Information provided by individuals who express interest in volunteering, including skills, experience, and availability.

Employment Information: Resumes, employment history, and other information submitted by individuals seeking employment or volunteer opportunities with PDEC.

Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information: When you visit our website, we may collect certain information automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and browsing activity.

2. Use of Information

Communication: To communicate with individuals who have expressed interest in PDEC's activities, services, events, or employment opportunities.

Donations: To process donations, provide receipts, and send acknowledgment letters.

Volunteer Engagement: To assess and match individuals with appropriate volunteer opportunities.

Employment Applications: To review and consider applications for employment or volunteer positions.

Improving Services: To analyze website usage data and improve the content, design, and functionality of our website.

3. Disclosure of Information

Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to assist us in operating our organization and providing services, such as payment processors, IT support, and marketing agencies. These providers will have access to personal information only to the extent necessary to perform their services for us and are obligated to maintain its confidentiality.

Legal Requirements: We may disclose personal information if required by law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.

Protection of Rights: We may disclose personal information to protect our rights, property, or safety, as well as the rights, property, or safety of our donors, volunteers, employees, or the general public.

4. Data Security

We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

5. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may have the following rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):

Right to Know: You have the right to request that we disclose certain information about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months.

Right to Delete: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information that we have collected, subject to certain exceptions.

Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, if applicable.

Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

To exercise your rights, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will verify your request and respond within the timeframes required by law.

6. Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites or services. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit.

7. Children's Privacy

Our services are not directed to individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 18, we will take reasonable steps to delete it.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The revised policy will be posted on our website, and the effective date will be updated accordingly. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

By using our website or providing personal information to PDEC, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein.

Effective Date: 7/06/2023

For questions, comments, or concerns contact us at:  628-688-0686.

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