Effective Date: as of October 1, 2022
Uplifting Athletes recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy. This notice will explain what information we collect from you, the way we use this information, and the choices you can make regarding our use of your personal information.
What We Collect and How We Use It
We may collect information such as your name, age, gender, personal or business address, occupation, e-mail address, user name, phone number, connection to rare disease, diagnosis, and credit card details that you provide both online and offline.
We may collect this information online, for example (but not limited), when you:
- Make a donation or pledge online
- Register for an event, such as an Uplifting Experience
- Participate in our social media community
- Purchase Uplifting Athletes branded apparel
- Request a newsletter and/or digital communications
- Submit an inquiry through one of our forms
- Enter a contest, giveaway, or sweepstake
- Submit a story
We may receive information about you from our third party partners’ websites. We also obtain this information offline, through registration forms and postal appeals when you:
- Take part in any of our events
- Visit our booth at a third-party conference
Uplifting Athletes may also receive names and addresses of potential donors from other companies and organizations.
We may obtain additional information and also update information we may have concerning you, as a result of your subsequent involvement with Uplifting Athletes as a donor, volunteer, participant in our events, or other engagement in our mission.
We use this information to register you to participate in our events, to respond to specific questions you may have, to honor opt-in requests for marketing materials or communications, to process payments and donations made online and also to contact you about new opportunities and initiatives.
Sharing Your Personal Information
Legal and Business Disclosures
Uplifting Athletes, when required, may disclose personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of investigating any activities that we believe, in good faith, to be unlawful, to service providers who work on our behalf and adhere to our privacy policies, and to any successor in interest as a result of a merger or reorganization or by operation of law.
Social Networking Sites
Please be aware that personal information that you may disclose on our social networking sites may be visible to anyone visiting those sites and may be collected and used by third parties.
Uplifting Athletes advises users that posts uploaded to Share Your Story are accessible to the public and visible to anyone who visits the site. By posting information on this site, you may receive unsolicited messages from third parties unrelated to the Uplifting Athletes. The Uplifting Athletes monitors its websites, but it remains the responsibility of the site visitor to use his/her best judgment in choosing the information he/she will post. Any messages or stories shared on this site may be used in other Uplifting Athletes marketing activities. Please also see our Terms and Conditions regarding the information you share on this website.
By entering our contests and sweepstakes you may grant us permission to publish your first name and state of residence and use your name and/or photograph for advertising/publicity purposes. Please read the official rules of the contest or sweepstakes for more information.
Information from Cookies
Credit Card Transactions
Payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date, is submitted to us online when you make a donation, sponsor a participant in any of our events, or purchase from our online store.
The Uplifting Athletes uses third party intermediaries to process your online donations and payments. Your credit card information is transmitted over a secure connection between your computer and our server using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and is encrypted when submitted to the credit card processor.
This credit card information is never shared with third parties other than the processor, a consultant employed by the Uplifting Athletes to help identify illegal credit card activity at our websites, and, in the case of the online store, the store fulfillment center that is responsible for processing your order. Your credit card information may be stored for verification purposes, for processing recurring donations that you have authorized and for processing returns or back orders.
Our Data Security Practices
Your Privacy Rights Under California Law
California’s “Shine the Light” law regulates the sharing of personal information by a company for direct marketing purposes by requiring a company to notify a consumer of its sharing practices or by providing the consumer the opportunity to opt out of having their personal information shared with a third party free of charge.
Your Right to Your Information
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