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Ratcliffe Foundation Privacy Policy

What You Need To Know

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What personal information about customers does this website gather for the Ratcliffe Foundation?

The information we learn from visitors helps us personalize and continually improve your experience. Here are the types of information we gather.

Information you give us:

We may store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests and communicating with you.

Automatic information:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser.

E-mail communications:

To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we may receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Ratcliffe Foundation if your computer supports such capabilities.

What about cookies?

Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognize your device and to provide features and storage of information about your preferences between visits.

The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. Because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of Ratcliffe Foundation essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to use any Ratcliffe Foundation services that require you to sign in.

Does Ratcliffe Foundation share the information it receives?

Information about our visitors is an important part to our foundation, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below using controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

Third-party service providers:

We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling requests, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service. These Third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.

Protection of Ratcliffe Foundation and others:

We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Ratcliffe Foundation our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.

With Your Consent:

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

How secure is information about me?

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Conditions of use, notices, and revisions:

If you choose to visit Ratcliffe Foundation your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Maryland. If you have any concern about privacy at Ratcliffe Foundation. please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.