Privacy Policy

World U.P. Foundation is a Charitable Organization (also known as a non-profit or a not for profit organization) organized under the laws of the State of Virginia, and is an exempt Organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Federal government. Individuals, Businesses, and any other Entity who make donations to support and further the mission of World site. By using the World U.P. website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

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Our 
Commitment

World U.P. Foundation, (doing business as World U.P., Mobile Produce Pantry, and www.worldupfoundation.org), also referred to as the Organization, is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of our donors, members, employees, and other stakeholders. Protecting your private information is our priority.


We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. During the course of our various programs and activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent. Our privacy practices are designed to achieve this.

Why We Collect Personal Information

The collection and use of Personal Information is important to our operations, because it allows us to collect the data we need to better understand the type of people that support our mission. This knowledge allows us to market to other people who might be interested in joining our community to build programming that facilitates access in our communities. 

Defining Personal Information

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual. This information can include an individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual. Exceptions: business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not considered personal information. We do not consider the acknowledgement of an individual’s name in a donor category in our annual report or other donor recognition materials to be personal information. Donors are offered the opportunity to make their contribution anonymously in all solicitation materials.
Where an individual uses his or her home contact information as business contact information as well, we consider that the contact information provided is business contact information, and is not therefore subject to protection as personal information.

Privacy Practices

Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information only based on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.


We collect, use, and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise share our mailing lists. However, if at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing list, simply use the unsubscribe feature of our  e-mail or send a written request to info@worldupfoundation.org. Please allow 15 days to allow us to update our records accordingly.

Scope of Application

This Statement of Privacy  governs data collection and usage of personal information within World U.P Foundation (aka World U.P. and Mobile Produce Pantry) via our websites, donation page, and in the daily activities of our programs.

The World U.P. website was created to help educate the public about the mission, vision, and programs of our Organization. Additionally, the website is a way for the Organization to collect donations and create income streams that are used to directly benefit the public by supporting the programs that we create and operate. 
 
What We Collect
The Organization may collect personally identifiable information, such as your: 
-    First and Last Name 
-    Mailing Address 
-    E-mail Address 
-    Phone Number 
 
If you purchase World U.P.'s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. 
 
World U.P. may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your: 
   -    Age 
-    Gender 
 
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services: 

  1. signing up for special offers from selected third parties; 

  2.  sending us an email message; 

  3.  submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products, or 

  4. submitting a form on our website.

To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. 


How We Use of your Personal Information 
World U.P. collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested. World U.P. may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from World U.P. and its affiliates. 


Sharing Information with Third Parties 
World U.P. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. 
 
World U.P. may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to World U.P., and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 
 
World U.P. may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on World U.P. or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of World U.P.; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of World U.P., or the public. 


Tracking User Behavior 
World U.P. may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within World U.P., in order to determine what World U.P. services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within World U.P. to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. 


Automatically Collected Information 
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by World U.P.. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the World U.P. website. 


Use of Cookies 
The World U.P. website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize World U.P. pages, or register with World U.P. site or services, a cookie helps World U.P. to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same World U.P. website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the World U.P. features that you customized. 
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the World U.P. services or websites you visit. 


Links 
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Right to Deletion 
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will: 
•    Delete your personal information from our records; and 
•    Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records. 
 
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to: 
•    Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us; 
•    Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; 
•    Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; 
•    Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law; 
•    Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; 
•    Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent; 
•    Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us; 
•    Comply with an existing legal obligation; or 
•    Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information. 


Children Under Thirteen 
World U.P. does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. 


E-mail Communications 
From time to time, World U.P. may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from World U.P. or click on a link therein. 
 
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from World U.P., you may opt out of such communications by Customers may unsubscribe from emails by "replying STOP" or "clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.". 
 
Changes to this Statement 
World U.P. reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy. 
 

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