ILLUMINATE PRIVACY POLICY

Illuminatethepast.org (“Illuminate”) is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes the need to appropriately protect and manage any information we collect from you. We have established this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we may collect from you at www.illuminatethepast.org and our mobile applications (the “Services”). Please take a moment to review the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services.

Background/Purpose

Illuminatethepast.org is collecting information as part of the creation of a global network.  Your city information and zip code will be used to locate your general vicinity on our interactive map and such interactive map (including such city information and zip code) will be visible by other visitors using the Services. Any street address information will not be viewable by or shared with visitors using the Services or used to pin-point locations on our interactive map except in the case of institutions.  All other information you submit on or through the Services will not be viewable by or shared with other visitors using the Services unless it is expressly listed by you as “Public Content” or “Public Profile Details”. We discuss additional information sharing and use practices below. “Public Content” and “Public Profile Details” means information you submit through the registration process of our Services that you identify as information which we may share with other visitors using the Services, via our interactive map or otherwise on or through the Services.

Managing Information Preferences

You may correct, update, change or remove your personal information from the Services, or ask questions or provide comments regarding this Privacy Policy by contacting us at any time at:
Illuminate Foundation 16255 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA. 91436, 310 230-9092 or info@illuminatethepast.org.

Collection of Information,

Information You Choose to Submit. You, either yourself or through a third party social networking service that may be linked to the Services, may submit information that identifies you such as, your name, your physical address, your email address, your city and/or country of residence. In addition, if you choose to register on the Services, you will provide to us your email address, and your current city and postal code. If you choose to participate in the Services, you may elect to provide information in your Private Profile including your full name. You may also submit information that further identifies you: a home or other physical address, city of residence, or country of residence, and whether you are a holocaust survivor or are related to a Holocaust survivor. The decision to provide any of this information is optional; however, if you decide not to register or provide such information, you will not be able to use certain features of the Services.

Information We May Automatically Collect. From time to time, we may collect general information about the use of the Services that does not identify you personally, such as how many visitors use the Services, how long specific users stay on a certain page and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies, which are discussed below. We may also automatically collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in log files may include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (Internet service provider), the Web browser you used to use the Services, the time you used the Services, which Web pages you visited while using the Services, and other usage data.

Location Data. When you use the Services, we may collect information about your location separately from your address or other information that you provide to us. For instance, we may use your IP address or the GPS feature of your mobile device to help determine your geographic location. If you prefer not to provide this information, you can disable the function when you first use the Services in which we collect information about your location (or later, if your mobile device allows you to change the settings after initial download). If you disable collection of location, there may be features that will not be available to you.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Our Services utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies that may be provided by us or our third party partners. A cookie is a small file that often includes an anonymous unique identifier and that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use “session cookies” which expire upon the conclusion of your visit to our Web site. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie or to block cookies. Please be aware that some features of our Web site may not function properly or may be slower if you refuse or block cookies.

How We May Use Your Information

We will use your information to accomplish the purposes of the Services, and to assess the Services, as well as to improve the Services and enhance your experience with them. We may share certain of your information as set forth in the Background/Purpose section above. In addition, if you provide us with personal information, we may retain and use that information to facilitate your inquiry or request and as otherwise described on this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use your personal information in order to respond to your questions or requests for information about the Services or to communicate with you regarding the Services, such as announcements, emails related to the Services, or similar administrative or transactional messages.   We may also share your information in any way for which we secure your consent.

With Whom We May Share Your Information—Other Third Parties

We will not sell or share your personal information with any unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes. We may share with third parties for other purposes with your consent. We may sometimes use other businesses (“Service Providers”) to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Services and our email services and processing inquiries. We provide our Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform the services on our behalf, and limit them from using the information for purposes other than providing these services. Each Service Provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

Business Transactions.

In the event that we sell or transfer the Services, we may disclose or transfer your information in connection with such a transaction. We may disclose aggregate information in order to describe the use of the Services to our existing or potential business partners, sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties, or in response to a government request.

Law Enforcement and Protection.

We may use and/or disclose information when we have reason to believe that using and/or disclosing this information is necessary to (i) enforce compliance with the Service’s policies; (ii) protect the Services, our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; or (iii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, including in response to a law- enforcement request or legal process.

Links to Other Sites; Public Venues

Please be aware that when you are on the Services, you could be directed by clicking on hyperlinks to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, the Services include (i) the option to sign up for the Services through a third party social networking service and (ii) information regarding various local and educational institutions, which, in each case, may include links to their Web sites. These other Web sites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data, or solicit Personal Information. The privacy policies of these other Web sites will govern how they use your data, and these policies may be significantly different from this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any of your activity on such other Web sites, including clicking on any hyperlinks to other sites on or through the Services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other Web sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your information that may be collected there.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We use security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information in an effort to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Services, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services, and you do so at your own risk.

Children’s Privacy

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13 years of age except as permitted by law. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information.

Governing Law

The Services are provided in the United States. If you access the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Services may be processed and transferred to the United States and be subject to U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using the Services, or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by appropriate means, such as posting a notice on the homepage of our Web site for a reasonable period of time after such changes are made that this Privacy Policy has been updated and by changing the “Last Modified” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.