National Guestworker Alliance/New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
This Policy applies to donor information we collect.
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice recognizes the importance of our donors’ privacy. We believe that privacy is more than an issue of compliance – it is one of trust. We strive to manage your personal information based on our basic belief of respect for the individual. This Policy describes:
- How and why we collect your personal information.
- How your information is used and protected.
- When and with whom we share your information.
- The choices you can make about how we collect, use, and share your information.
Notice and Scope of Our Privacy Practices
Our goal is to provide clear, prominent, and easily accessible information about our privacy practices. This Policy applies to all donor information we collect.
Our Pledge of Accountability
Information We Collect
We strive to limit the amount of personal information collected to support the intended purpose of the collection.
Information You Give Us
We collect personal information from you in a variety of ways when you interact with us. Some examples are when you:
- Make any type of donation to us;
- Contact us or submit a NOWCRJ related story, testimonial, rating or review, or other user-generated content that may be posted on the site;
- Participate in a survey; or
- Otherwise submit personal information to us along with any related content of the communication.
Personal information is information that identifies you or is reasonably linked to you. The personal information we collect may include contact and payment information like your name, email and physical addresses, phone numbers, and credit and debit card information. For certain transactions, we may be required to collect information to comply with legal requirements.
Information from Other Sources
We may receive personal information about you from other sources as well. Examples of these sources are entities that can help us correct or supplement our records, improve the quality or personalization of our service, and help prevent or detect fraud.
Automated Information Collection
We receive and store certain types of information when you interact with our websites, emails, and online marketing. Our purpose is to allow the websites to work correctly, to evaluate use of the website, and to support website analytics and marketing campaigns. Some examples include:
- We may collect technical information such as your internet protocol address, your device operating system and browser type, the address of a referring website, if any, and the path you take through our websites.
- We use “cookies” to recognize you as you use or return to our sites. This is done so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized shopping experience for you. A cookie is a small text file that a website or email may save to your browser and store on your hard drive.
- We may also use web beacons. Beacons allow us to know if a certain page was visited, an email was opened, or if ad banners on our website and other sites were effective.
How We Use Your Information
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice uses your information to support our core business functions. These include internal business processes, marketing, authentication, loss and fraud prevention, public safety and legal functions. Some examples include:
- To help us improve and customize our service offerings, websites, and marketing;
- To protect the security or integrity of our websites and our organization.
- To accomplish these purposes, we may combine personal and non-personal information we collect with offline information.
How We Disclose Your Information Outside the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
NOWCRJ does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We only disclose your personal information with your prior consent or under the following limited circumstances.
We may disclose or otherwise make available personal information about you to service providers that help with our operations. Examples are billing vendors, payment card processors, and companies that help us improve our service offerings and our websites. Your personal information may be stored and processed by our service providers in the United States or other locations where the service providers maintain facilities. We require our service providers to keep your information secure. In addition, our service providers may not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf.
Legal Requirements and Protection of Our Company and Others
We may disclose your information in other special circumstances. These include situations when the sharing is necessary to protect the safety, property, or other rights of our members, our employees, or any other person, or where otherwise required by law. Examples include protecting the safety of members. NOWCRJ may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Data Collection, Use, or Disclosure
NOWCRJ collects, uses, or discloses your personal information consistent with this policy. The method of obtaining consent is appropriate for the type of personal information being collected, used, or disclosed. For example, we consider consent to be implied, such as to use your email for marketing purposes, unless you opt out of these communications such as by unsubscribing.
We want to communicate with you in ways you want to hear from us. Examples are newsletters, emails and special announcements. We use the following standards for marketing communications:
- We use an opt-in standard for phone and text messages. We also use an opt-in standard for sharing personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. Opt-in means we will only conduct the activity with your express consent.
- We use an opt-out standard for email or for other communications like mail. Opt-out means we consider your consent is implied, but will stop the activity on your request.
- You can provide us with your marketing preferences by email or mail. Please be sure to include your full name, the types of communications you would like to receive or not receive, and your related contact information. For instance, if you would like to opt-out of mail, include your mailing address. Please allow sufficient time for your preferences to be processed. It may take up to 10 days to process your requests related to email and 4-6 weeks for other requests.
Online Operations and Advertising
You may exercise choices related to our online operations and advertising. For instance, you can choose to browse our website without accepting cookies Please know that cookies allow us to recognize you from page to page, and they support your transactions with us. Without cookies enabled, you will still be able to browse our website, but will not be able to take advantage of certain website features.
We do not disclose personal data about you with advertising partners to place an ad for them. We only retain data related to the ads for legitimate business purposes.
How to Access and Update Your Information
The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice takes reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and complete. You can access or update your personal information, including contact or account information, in the following ways:
- Contact us at the email or postal address listed in the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of this Policy. Please include your current contact information, the information you are interested in accessing, and your requested changes. We will provide you the personal information requested if reasonably available, unless it infringes on the privacy of other individuals and subject to reasonable limitations provided by law and internal procedures. Otherwise we will describe the types of information we typically collect. We will provide access and make changes you request, or will provide an explanation of what actions we will be able to take with regard to the request.
How We Secure Your Information
We use a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). If your browser is capable of SSL (and most are), your information will be protected during transport across the Internet. You can see a representation of this when you enter a secure portion of our online website, which is any page containing any of your information, where an image of a closed lock or a solid key should appear in the bottom bar of your browser window. If you click on this image, a small pop-up window displaying website security information will appear. This display indicates that your personal information is transmitted in encrypted form to a NOWCRJ web server, not to some unknown or unauthorized server.
Hard Copy and Electronic Storage Protections
Personal information that is maintained in our offices are subject to physical, administrative, and technical controls as well. Hard copies of sensitive personal information are maintained in locked locations or cabinets with similar restrictions for electronic storage. When disposed of, the information is shredded, destroyed, erased, or otherwise sought to be made unreadable.
Privacy Protections for Specific Types of Information
As a global organization, NOWCRJ has separate privacy policies for its international offices. Personal information about our donors are processed and stored in the United States where we maintain facilities. Globally, NOWCRJ requires our allies and partners to protect your personal information, regardless of where it is stored, in accordance with local laws and our policies.
All donations are final and cannot be refunded.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy or about how your information is handled. You can contact us via the addresses below:
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
217 North Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Last Updated: July 31, 2014