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Privacy Policy
Join for Joy has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect certain
information and how we will collect, use, disclose and protect the personal
information that you provide to us via our website located at the
At Join for Joy, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We have established
this website in order to give you as much control as possible over your personal
In general, you can surf this site without telling us who you are or revealing any
information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need
information from you, such as your name and e-mail address in order to provide
you with services or information you have requested or to process a donation you
have made. We will let you know before we collect personal information from you
on the Internet and will let you know the purpose for which that information is
What Personal Information We Collect:
We collect personal information from you in various contexts, for example when
you sign up to volunteer with us, when you make a donation, when you send us
questions or requests for information or when you sign up to receive our
The personal information we may collect from you includes:
• name;
• age (year of birth)
• address (city and postal code);
• email address;
• telephone number;
• format preference (HTML vs. Text);
• areas of interest (with respect to volunteering or donating);
• name of family member or colleague who referred you to Join for Joy;
• amount of donation;
• the origin (reason for registration) of new donors / members.
• activities or events that you have volunteered for; and
• other information with your consent or as required or permitted by law.
How we Use Personal Information
We generally use your personal information for the following purposes:
• to process donations;
• to respond to requests for information;
• to send newsletters about programs and activities to the people on our
mailing lists;
• to provide information about, and facilitate your involvement in volunteer
• to conduct research about demographics, personal characteristics, and
interests of donors in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of
our fundraising and other activities; and
• otherwise as permitted or required by law.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Personal information collected at this site ( will be kept strictly
confidential and will not be sold, rented, leased, loaned, traded, or otherwise
disclosed to third parties except as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was
collected or as otherwise described in this privacy policy or at the time the
information is collected from you. We may disclose your personal information as
otherwise permitted or required by law.
We may share information about donations in our annual report, website or
Facebook/Instagram page only after explicit consent of the donator.
We may share information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this
privacy policy.
We may transfer personal information to third party service providers that perform
services on our behalf, for example processing donations or conducting
demographic research, or otherwise collect, use, disclose, store or process
personal information on our behalf for the purposes described in this privacy
policy. Your financial transactions are managed by payment provider services that
also use secure technology systems.
We take reasonable contractual measures to ensure that our service providers
provide appropriate protection for your personal information and use your personal
information only for the purpose of providing the services to us. Your personal
information is subject to the legal requirements of the country in which it is
located, including lawful requirements to disclose information to government
authorities in those countries.
Our Website and the Internet
Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number
that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We
use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site,
analyze trends, track users’ movement on our website, gather broad demographic
information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver
customized, personalized content. We do not link IP addresses with any personally
identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”:
Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies
are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is
browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many
websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions
such as saving language preferences and maintaining your sessions while you are
on our web-site. The cookies used on our website contain only generic
information used for page navigation and we do not link the information collected
by our cookies with any personal information.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not
to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse
cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that
some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.
Children and this site:
Children must obtain the permission of their parents prior to providing their name,
address, e-mail address, or any other personal information to this site. Features
on this site are accessible to children under age thirteen.
Your Consent
Generally, by providing us with personal information, we will assume that you
consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information for the purposes
identified at the time that we collect the information from you or as otherwise
described in this privacy policy.
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal
information at any time, subject to contractual or legal restrictions and reasonable
notice. If you withdraw your consent, we may no longer be able to provide some
of our services or products.
We collect use and disclose your personal information with your consent, except as
permitted or required by law. We may be required or permitted to collect, use or
disclose personal information without your consent, for example to comply with a
court order or to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency.
E-mail lists:
Visitors must request to join a mailing list by completing the entry screen on this
site. We maintain e-mail lists in order to inform you about Join for Joy and its
activities. We do not and will not sell, reuse, rent, lease, loan, trade or otherwise
divulge the addresses on our lists to anyone. If at any time, you do not wish to
receive e-mail from us please email us at
Access to personal information
Join for Joy will, at the request of an individual, provide the individual with access
to all personal information which Join for Joy holds about the individual, and Join
for Joy will, at the request of the individual to whom the information relates, make
appropriate corrections, deletions or additions to ensure that the information is
accurate, relevant, up-to-date, and complete. At the request of the individual Join
for Joy will delete all information related to that person. We may take reasonable
steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your
personal information. If you have any concerns about our privacy practices,
please contact us via e-mail at
We take reasonable steps to ensure that any information you give on this site will
be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways to which you have not
consented. We use reasonable physical, electronic and procedural security
measures to safeguard your information against loss, theft, unauthorized access,
disclosure, copying, use or modification. Authorized employees, agents and
mandatories of Join for Joy who require access to your personal information to
fulfill their job requirements will have access to your personal information.
All information provided to Join for Joy is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket
Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser
automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect
account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only
accessible by certain qualified employees of Join for Joy. Unfortunately, however,
no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect
your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Contacting the website:
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Join for Joy by sending
an email to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject