UnityConnect – Privacy Policy

Updated: November 25, 2014
Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the protection of your privacy is essential to maintaining the relationship of trust that exists between UnityConnect, a program of Unity Worldwide Ministries, the nonprofits or other volunteer organizations (Agency) seeking volunteers or donors, and our users. This privacy policy is intended to help you understand how we collect, use, and disclose your information.

User Consent
By submitting Information through our services, you expressly consent to the processing of your Information according to this Privacy Policy. Your Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Information may be less stringent than laws in your country.

The Information We Collect
You may have accessed UnityConnect by visiting http://www.unityconnect.org/, by using our mobile application, or through the site of one of our third-party partners with whom we have teamed to provide volunteering services, such as a UnityConnect or a corporate partner. This notice applies to all information you submit to UnityConnect through the Services. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties, including our Partners, who may have their own posted policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your information. We urge you to review the policies of our Partners through whom you may access our services.

The types of information, including without limitation personal information, we may collect from users through the Services are:

  • First and Last Name, Email address and password, Telephone number
  • Address, City and State (optional), Country and Postal Code, Comments and feedback about volunteer/donor experiences (optional), Connection history, Geo-location information, Information about your interests and skills (optional), Customized email preferences (optional), Resume (optional), Other categories of information required or requested by an Agency to register for a particular volunteer opportunity.

For Agencies who use the Services to host volunteer opportunities or request donations we may collect:

  • Administrator Information – First and Last Name; Email; Telephone Number; Postal Code; Username and Password. Address and City (optional); State; Country
  • Agency Information – Agency Name; Contact Information (Contact Title, First and Last Name, Telephone Number, Address, City, State, Country, Postal Code, Email); Description of Services; Mission Statement; Tax ID/EIN, NCES school ID, and/or proof of non-profit status, as applicable; Affiliations; Volunteer Type Category. Web site Address.
  • Volunteer Opportunity Information – Opportunity Title; Contact Email; Description; Volunteer Type; Location Information (either Street Location or “Virtual” Designation). Required Skills and Other Requirements; Date; Time; Commitment Information; Volunteer Age; Group Size (optional); photo (optional).

How We Use Information
We do not sell, rent, or trade our user Information (whether volunteer, administrator, or nonprofit users) to outside parties. We use the Information we collect about you to provide and improve the Services, facilitate the volunteering/donating process, respond to your requests, and to provide information to you about UnityConnect and related industry topics.

Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your Information with volunteer users, organizations, our third-party service providers, or our Partners, as applicable. We may use our email lists for sending out UnityConnect outbound communications. We also reserve the right to use your Information to send you transactional e-mails, and you cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails without deleting your account (by email to us at support@unityconnect.org).

Please note that any feedback or comments provided by you on the Web site may be generally accessibly by any visitor to the Web site. Therefore, please take care when posting feedback or comments to the site, as you will forfeit the privacy of that information.

As a user, we may also use your Information in the following ways:
If you indicate to us that you are interested in creating a personalized account, the information we gather from you will be used to provide you with the Services and permit you to: access the account, customize your profile with skills and interests, customize outbound email services, review your connection history and/or post a resume that can be sent as an attachment to inquiries you make using the UnityConnect service.

If you indicate to us that you are interested in a particular volunteer opportunity and provide us with your Information using the UnityConnect, we will forward your Information to the organization that listed that opportunity so that they can contact you regarding your potential involvement, and, if the particular organization (including an Agency that is a Partner) has a regional or national office or is closely affiliated with or a member of a related Agency (each, an “Affiliate”), then we may also share your Information with the applicable Affiliate. Each such Agency, however, has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information and we are not responsible for their use of your Information. For more about an Agency’s policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that Agency on our Web site.

To the extent that you have provided any Information to us through our Services regarding volunteer opportunities associated with one of our Partners or have accessed the Services through a Partner, we may share your Information and connection history with the applicable Partner. Each of our Partners has its own policies regarding the collection and use of personal information, and UnityConnect is not responsible for their use of your Information. Furthermore, our Partners may collect additional information from you, independent of UnityConnect.org, in connection with the volunteer services.

As an Agency, we may also use your Information in the following ways:
If you submit Information to us as an Agency, then, subject to the terms and conditions as a nonprofit member of UnityConnect, your Information (excluding your EIN number) will be accessible by anyone who accesses UnityConnect. In addition, we may share your Information, including your EIN number, with selected Partners in order to verify your Agency’s identity and tax status.

Agencies who receive email addresses from potential volunteer signups are strongly encouraged to adopt privacy standards similar to those of UnityConnect (but in each case, you must comply with all applicable privacy laws and regulations). Inappropriate use of personal information received from UnityConnect may jeopardize nonprofit membership with UnityConnect. UnityConnect reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information and to terminate Agency access to the Services for such misuse.

Third-party Access and Use
Occasionally, we or our Partners use third-party service providers to help provide or improve the services we offer you. Sometimes these providers have access to the Information we collect about you as a part of providing, maintaining, and improving the Services.

We share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity at a group level, rather than on an individual basis.

Children’s Privacy
We welcome Volunteers of all ages, including children under the age of thirteen. Due to our status as a non-profit organization, we are not required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, we strongly encourage our volunteers aged thirteen and under to use our Services only with parental consent and supervision.

Cookies and Analytics
Cookies are tiny data files that web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously and maintain your account’s privacy. Our Service uses cookies to maintain a user’s identity between sessions so that the site can be personalized based on user preferences or a user’s history. We also use cookie information to know when you return to our Site after visiting these third party sites. We also use analytics services such as Google Analytics and other services to help analyze how users use the Services. These analytics services use cookies to collect and store information such as how often users visit the Services, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Services. We also use the information from these analytics services to improve our Services and to provide reporting to our Partners regarding site activity and utilization. Please see the following links for more information about Google Analytics, DoubleClick, and Google AdSense: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ and http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You can set your web browser to prompt you before you accept a cookie, accept cookies automatically or reject all cookies. However, if you choose not to accept cookies from this web site, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of this web site or benefit from the information and services that it offers.

Web Beacons
Pages on the Services and emails that UnityConnect sends to you may contain small image files called web beacons. Web beacons are used as a mechanism to help us track your visits to our site and whether or not you open our emails. In addition, we use several third-party services that embed web beacons on our site for similar tracking purposes. These third-party services are used to provide additional features to users, such as the ability to share content on our site with your social network.

The Services contains links to other third-party sites. UnityConnect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party sites.
How You Can Review Or Correct Your Information
If you are a nonprofit member or volunteer with a personal UnityConnect account (either through our mobile application, http://www.UnityConnect.org/, or a Partner’s Web site) you may review and make changes to all of your Information that we collect and maintain online by simply inputting your username and password where indicated on the applicable Service.

If you are a volunteer with a personal UnityConnect account, once you login in, you may make any changes or correct factual errors in your account by changing the information on your login page. This option is available to better safeguard your Information, subject to downtime for standard maintenance and support. You do not need to contact us to access your record or to make any changes. If you have problems changing your Information, please contact Community Services at support@UnityConnect.org.

If you are an Agency administrator, you may make any changes or correct factual errors in your administrator, organization and opportunity information. We use this procedure to better safeguard your Information. You do not need to contact us to access your record or to make any changes. If you have problems changing your Agency’s Information, please contact Community Services at support@UnityConnect.org.

If you are a nonprofit member or volunteer with an account and would like to have your Information deleted from the site, you may contact Community Services at support@UnityConnect.org.

Your Choices Regarding your Information and Newsletters & Communications
Subscriptions to UnityConnect newsletters and Opportunity Alerts are optional and UnityConnect allows Agencies, volunteers, subscribers or other users to unsubscribe from these newsletters and alerts at any time. In each newsletter we provide instructions regarding how to opt-out from receiving future newsletter mailings. You can change your alert settings by visiting the Opportunity Alert section of the Services. You can also email us at support@UnityConnect.org to remove your name from our newsletter subscription database and ensure that you will cease receiving future newsletters from us.

We may also use our email lists for sending out other non-promotional UnityConnect outbound communications such as product enhancements, tool upgrades, or service availability. Registered members are required to receive these communications.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online.

Changes to Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the “Last Updated” date above.

How To Contact Us
We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of the Services, or your dealings with UnityConnect. We also want to work carefully with you to resolve any disputes or issues you might have. Please send email to support@UnityConnect.org.