Privacy Policy

Third Sector Today is committed to protecting the privacy of its subscribers and other users of its online services. The following policies apply to thirdsectortoday.com and any other Third Sector Today Web sites.

Thirdsectortoday.com may contain links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any Web site before submitting your personal information.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected

Anyone can view our Web site, but a free account and/or subscription is required for access to the full range of information and online services.

Third Sector Today requires that you provide an e-mail address in order to create an account. You will also be asked for demographic information related to your profession. By using thirdsectortoday.com, you are agreeing to the terms of our User Agreement.

Subscribing to Third Sector Today requires that you provide your name and e-mail address.

On occasion, Third Sector Today collects personal information from readers in connection with optional contests or a variety of special offers. If this information is to be shared with a third party other than Third Sector Today , we will notify you at the time of collection. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the contest or special offer.

Third Sector Today may collect personal information from readers in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be collected on our Web site, on a survey company’s Web site, on the phone, or through the mail. The information you provide in answer to survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection. You have the right to decline to participate in any survey.

Technology and Aggregate Information Collected

As is standard practice on many Web sites, Third Sector Today uses “cookies” and other technologies to recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand which parts of our Web site are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. Users who do not accept cookies from the domain “thirdsectortoday.com” will not have access to most areas of our Web site.

We reserve the right to place a cookie on your computer with a unique, anonymous number to ensure that your browser does not see the same advertisement repeatedly, to present ads in a series or sequence, and to measure the number of unique visitors who have viewed a particular ad. We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return, and to customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor has provided.

In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our Web site. In the course of delivering these advertisements, the third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. You may block cookies from loading but doing so may prevent our site from working properly in your browser.

We use Google Analytics to evaluate and analyze the activities of visitors to our Site, including the use of our Services. We use analytics to help us improve our Site and our Services, performance and user experiences. These third party service providers will use cookies and other tracking technologies to conduct the analytics.

Third Sector Today logs IP (Internet protocol) addresses, the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use the IP address log in an aggregate fashion to track access to our site.

Log data are used only in aggregate to analyze usage of our Web site.

What Do We Do With the Information We Gather?

Third Sector Today may perform analyses of account holders and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product-development purposes and to inform advertisers about the nature of our Web traffic. We also use such information to allow advertising to be targeted, in aggregate, to readers for whom such advertising is most pertinent.

From time to time, we may provide you with information and offers about products and services offered by Third Sector Today , including subscriptions, books, reports, and other services. If you do not wish to receive such information and offers, you may opt out by writing to members@thirdsectortoday.com

We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our Web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means that users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form.

We offer the ability to post content in a number of areas on our Web site. Any information you disclose when posting on our site, along with your user name, becomes public and may be used Third Sector Today for online and off-line promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. Any posting becomes public as soon as it is published online. For more information, please refer to the User Agreement.

Account and service-related e-mail: Third Sector Today reserves the right to send you e-mail about your account status. This includes order confirmations, renewal and expiration notices, notices of credit-card problems, other transactional e-mails, changes in paid or free services that you have signed up for, and notifications about major changes in our Web sites. If you have registered for online discussions or other services, you may receive e-mail specific to your participation in those activities.

E-mail newsletters: Third Sector Today offers several e-mail newsletters that you can sign up to receive. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.

Survey e-mail: We may send you e-mail inviting you to participate in user surveys, asking for feedback about thirdsectortoday.com and about existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our readers. Reader surveys help us to improve our Web site, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

Occasionally, we may send you an e-mail message inviting you to participate in a third-party sponsored survey. We recommend that you review the third party’s privacy policy if you have any questions about how your responses might be used. You may choose not to receive survey requests by writing to members@thirdsectortoday.com and stating so in the subject line of the e-mail.

Promotional e-mail: Third Sector Today may periodically send you e-mail messages about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by either following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail message, or e-mailing members@thirdsectortoday.com.

HTML e-mail: We may include coding to determine whether or not readers have viewed these messages. This process does not leave any information on your computer, nor does it collect information from your computer. Third Sector Today will share this data with others in aggregate only.

E-mail from you: If you send us e-mail messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in those messages may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in an e-mail message. We will use your e-mail address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

E-mail this article/ad/topic feature: thirdsectortoday.com readers may use these features to send links to articles (or ads or forum topics). The e-mail address(es) that you provide to these service will only be used to send the requested material.

Changes in This Policy

Note that by using our services and/or Web sites, you signify your agreement with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Changes in this Privacy Policy will become effective when those changes are posted on the Site. Your continued use of the services and Web sites subsequent to any changes in this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Please review this statement periodically to ensure continuing familiarity with its most current provisions.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of Third Sector Today or its online service, or any other aspects of this Web site, please contact:

Amy DeVita
Third Sector Today
amy@thirdsectortoday.com
P.O. Box 4909
Clinton, NJ 08809