Privacy & Terms
RISE (“we” or “us”) presents the information on this website solely as a convenience to Internet users. The website is intended for informational purposes only. By using this website, you indicate that you agree to be bound by the terms, conditions, and limitations contained herein, which may change without notice.
Your use of this site does not make you a client of, or create a confidential relationship between you and us, or any lawyer. Although the information and publications on this site concern legal issues, they are not provided as legal advice or as a substitute for the particularized advice of an attorney, and may not be relied on as such. You should not send us any confidential information in response to this site.
This website includes publications designed to provide accurate and current information when the publications were last updated. However, information is subject to change. When considering authorities or other materials cited in these publications, users should also consult the cited statutes or other materials. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy or currency of any information provided on this website.
We provide links to other websites that we believe may be informative. These links are not to be understood as an endorsement, sponsorship, vetting, or recommendation of the third-party information, products, or services found there. We do not maintain or control those sites, and, accordingly are not responsible for and make no representations concerning their accuracy, quality, content, nature, reliability, or currency.
The materials contained on our website are for your information and educational purposes only. You may download brochures or publications that we have made available on the website for your personal use. However, we have a clearance and approval process for any other use of materials present on our website. No publications (other than described above), photos, logos, images, video and/or client stories that appear on our website may be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without prior written permission from us. For more information, please contact us.
Limitation of Liability
Information provided on this website is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. We make no claims, promises, representations, warranties, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents or security of this website, and expressly disclaim liability for any errors and omissions it contains. No warranty of any kind, whether implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is made with respect to the contents of this website, its hyperlinks to other Internet resources, or such linked resources. References in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name are made only for the information and convenience of the public, and do not constitute the endorsement, recommendation, or preference by us, or its employees or agents. We disclaim any warranties for other content, services, or materials received through the site or accessed on or through the site. In no event will we be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on information accessed on or through this website or for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, this website.
We understand your concerns about privacy on the Internet and take them very seriously. All online transactions, including donations, are strictly permission-based: The Donor/Volunteer controls the use of his name, personal information, and donation or other transaction.
- We never sell, share, trade, or disclose any personal information about a Donor/Volunteer.
- When a Donor/Volunteer performs a transaction, we require the entry of only enough information about you to process your transaction.
- Our credit card processing company is not authorized to retain, share, store, or use your personal information.
Internet User Privacy
Some terms used in this Policy are:
- “Donor/Volunteer” – a person or organization that performs a transaction on our site.
- “Cookies” – which are small pieces of information that are stored by an Internet User’s browser on the Internet User’s hard drive.
Collection of Data
We do not collect Internet User identity or contact information from Internet Users’ visits to our website. For each visitor to our website, the visitor’s computer reaches us via a particular IP, (Internet Protocol), address. Our servers automatically collect this IP address.
An Internet User’s browser sets Cookies (when enabled) that contain small amounts of data on the Internet User’s computer after a visit to any web site. Cookies assist us in tracking Internet Users’ activities to facilitate easier navigation, data entry and retrieval, and preference tracking. By setting a cookie on our website, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our website.
No information is obtained from the Internet User or Internet User’s computer to generate the unique identifying number of the Internet User. Our servers automatically generate the unique number. None of our Cookies are used to perform “User Profiling.”
We do receive and record e-mail addresses of Internet Users, only in circumstances where the Internet User has voluntarily provided its identity and contact information through our website.
Disabled and Non-functioning Cookies
We do not employ any technology or means of preventing an Internet User from disabling the acceptance of a Cookie. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but an Internet User’s browser may be set by the Internet User to disable this function. Some Web browsers or similar Internet navigating technology may not support (or consistently support) Cookie technology. If Cookies are disabled or the Internet User is utilizing technology that does not adequately support Cookie technology, we shall not be able to record the Internet User’s activity.
Like most standard websites we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use and Disclosure of Data
We do not sell or rent personally identifying information. We do not disclose personally identifying information to anyone that we are not authorized to do so. We use anonymous user data to create and report the browsing and/or form completion activities of anonymous users.
When a Donor/Volunteer performs a transaction that requires him to be identified to a us (e.g., donation, volunteering, event registration, membership dues, etc.), and if the transaction involves a cash payment, our credit card processor are the only parties granted access to that Donor/Volunteer’s personal information.
We will send an e-mail receipt for all cash transactions made by a Donor/Volunteer. These may be printed for tax receipts.
We reserve the right to release information on Internet Users if compelled to do so by proper judicial or governmental authorities. Disclosure shall be limited to only to those that we are compelled to disclose to. At present, all information processing on live, production data occurs in the United States.
We have implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of customer identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available. Access to user data is accessible via password protection through the Donor/Volunteer account created by each Donor/Volunteer, and to our designated employees who require system level access in order to perform their jobs. Access to Internet User data that identifies the Internet User’s name and/or e-mail addresses is limited to designated employees who require such access in order to perform their jobs and to a Donor/Volunteer or Nonprofit that provided such information. Each Donor/Volunteer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their own password used for accessing their account on our website.
We and our online credit card processors use TDES – Triple Data Encryption Standard. This is considered a “very strong” encryption method, and uses 168-bit security. It is one of the most secure methods available for online credit card processing. It is also used by Federal Government organizations to protect sensitive data. For more information, please see the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 46-3, Data Encryption Standard (DES).
We back up all of our data every day. Multiple copies of the data are maintained and stored in secure locations and are tested on backup equipment. In addition our systems are housed in a secure hosting environment with redundant connections to the Internet and redundant hardware. All of this simply means that you are protected against any computer failure or catastrophic data loss.
We do not share personally identifiable information about a Donor/Volunteer with anyone. Such transactions include, but are not limited to, cash donations, in-kind (i.e., non-cash) donations, volunteering, planned giving, offering or purchasing items in an e-store, membership setup or renewal, event registration, mailing list signup, and registration. Such exchange is limited to a party’s e-mail address and basic Account detail. All personally identifiable information of Donors/Volunteers that is provided by them during the sign-up process is retained and used by us in order to serve the Donor/Volunteer in performing functions on our website. We do not engage in spamming, unsolicited e-mail and indiscriminate advertising. Each Donor/Volunteer may view or modify the information that it provided during sign-up.
We do not intentionally send unsolicited e-mail messages that could legitimately be construed as spam.
- Collection of Usage Data: Our servers automatically gather information about which pages are visited within our website. We do not use that information except in the aggregate.
- E-mail Contents: We will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using our services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
- Improper Conduct: We may also use customer identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the customer agreement for that service.
- Account Information: We honor requests from customers for account information, for example, name, address, or billing information, and will correct any such information which may be inaccurate. Users may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.
- E-Mail List: If a user wishes to subscribe to our e-mail list, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Members of a mailing list may receive periodic newsletters and Urgent Action Alerts. Out of respect for our users’ privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications.
If you are under the age of 13, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. If you inform us that we have collected or received information from a child under 13, we will delete such information immediately from our databases. Our website is not specifically directed to children under 13. We shall not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information erroneously collected from children under 13.
Deactivating or deleting from databases by Donors/Volunteers
Please contact us if you no longer wish to maintain an account with us, or are unable to access your account. If we have such information, we shall not retain your name and/or e-mail address any longer than is necessary to perform the services that you requested from us.
Policies and Disclaimers for Users
Your access to and continued use of our website constitutes your acceptance, without limitation, of these policies and disclaimers.Any resale of this information or use for commercial gain is prohibited, except in accordance with a licensing agreement with us.
All materials appearing on our website are our property unless otherwise indicated, and are protected by United States copyright laws. Any reproduction or distribution, except for personal, informational use, is a violation of our copyright. If you would like to make copies and/or distribute the report, please contact us.
You may link to our home page. You must contact us if you wish to link to any page other than the home page.
CharityFinders is a registered service/trademark of CharityFinders, Inc. All other trademarks referred to on this website are service/trademarks of their respective owners.
We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, quality, completeness, currency, or validity of any information on our website. All information contained on this website has been obtained from sources we believe to be accurate and reliable.
We are not responsible for any errors or omissions. All information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not make any representations as to the accuracy or integrity of the information. We disclaim all express, implied, and statutory warranties of any kind, including warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind incurred as a result of the information posted on this site.
We do not endorse, support, sanction, or verify the information or material that is provided on this site or linked to this site.
We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or any other damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or in reliance on the information available on the site. This includes any personal injury, business interruption, loss of use, lost data, lost profits, or any other pecuniary loss, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tortious action, even if we have been informed of the possibility.
Regarding Financial and Legal Advice: The information on this site, including but not limited to reports, newsletters, articles, and opinions is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, or tax advice and should not be relied on in that respect. We suggest that you hire an attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor to answer any financial or legal questions.