This Privacy Policy describes the information that may be collected from you or about you by The World We Want Foundation ("TWWWF" below) if you use its website, www.theworldwewantfoundation.org ("Site" below), how TWWWF may use and disclose that information, and what you can do regarding that use and disclosure.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

When you use the Site, the Site, through its hardware and software, collects and stores some information from you automatically and any additional information that you choose to enter on the Site, such as the information you provide when you register, apply for assistance, post a Social Action Project, make a donation, or send an email.  All this information is available to TWWWF.

            1.  Information collected automatically

When you visit the Site, the Site may automatically collect and store essential or useful technical information, such as your domain name, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring URL, the date and time of the visit, cookie information from prior visits if any, and information about your use of the Site, such as which pages you visited.

To collect some of this information, and if your browser is set to accept "cookies", the Site may place a cookie on your hardware.  A cookie is used by many sites and is a small file that may contain information about your browser, your Site preferences or pages visited, how you got to the Site, and the like.  It allows the Site to improve its performance and to adjust to your preferences or habits.  If you wish, you can set your browser to refuse, or let you chose to refuse or accept, incoming cookies.

            2.  Information you provide

When you register on the Site, as a Team Member in a Social Action Project, Partner Organization, Mentor, Donor, or in some other capacity, the Site collects and stores information that you choose to enter, such as your name, email address, or amount donated.  Here is the kind of information collected for various activities on the Site:

If you register and open an account, the Site collects and stores your first and last name, user id, password, email address, and country, along with other optional information that you may or may not provide.

If a Project Application is submitted for a Social Action Project, the Site collects and stores the general information that is provided on that application about the Project, the Team, the Mentor(s), and the community, along with the specific information that is provided there about the Team Coordinator, the Project Mentor, and the Partner Organization. 

If a Social Action Project is posted on the Site, the Site may collect and store detailed information about the Project, including descriptive text, graphics, photos, videos and other visual media, names, email addresses of involved persons, mailing addresses and physical locations of involved entities, and the like, including identifiable images of persons involved.

If you make a donation to TWWWF, the Site may collect and store your first and last name, user id, password, email address, and the amount of your donation.  The Site then directs you to the PayPal payment service, which collects information and uses it according to the terms of its policies, which you should review.  TWWWF is not responsible for PayPal's collection and use of the information that you provide PayPal.

If you donate to a specific Social Action Project or group of Projects, the Site collects and stores the information described above for a donation to TWWWF, along with the name of the Project, or the group of Projects, to which you made the donation.

Other information may also be collected and stored by the Site if, for example, you send or request information via email or participate in an online survey.

In certain situations on the Site, such as when you are making a donation, you will be given the opportunity to choose whether you want the personal information collected to be disclosed or not.

TWWWF takes precautions not to collect, use, or disclose any personal information about, or visual media that contains an identifiable likeness of, any child under the age of 18 without a written TWWWF Parental Consent for that child, signed by a parent or legal guardian.  You must not provide, on the Site or otherwise, any such personal information or media for a child under 18.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED

Information that the Site collects and stores automatically is used to improve Site performance, to adjust the Site to your apparent preferences or habits, or to revise and improve TWWWF operations and the programs and services TWWWF provides to you. 

Information that you provide to the Site may be used by TWWWF to contact you if necessary; to evaluate applications for support of Social Action Projects; to verify Mentor qualifications and affiliation with Partner Organizations; to award micro-grants and otherwise support Projects; to post and publicize information about Projects, their participants, and their progress; to solicit donations to TWWWF and to Projects; to acknowledge donations as required by state or federal law; and for other proper and lawful purposes.  If you donate to a specific Project or group of Projects, TWWWF may share your name and email address with the Partner Organization or Team Mentor involved in that Project or Projects, unless you indicate at the time of the donation that TWWWF should not do so.

TWWWF provides information in confidence to certain third parties only to the extent necessary for those parties to perform legitimate services for TWWWF, such as processing donations, communicating information about TWWWF, or providing service to Site users.

Information collected and stored automatically or voluntarily may be anonymously aggregated by TWWWF to provide statistical data about Site use and performance that enables TWWWF to improve its Site and its programs and services.  TWWWF may share anonymous aggregated statistical data with its Partner Organizations and other entities legitimately involved in youth development and philanthropy for young people.

TWWWF will disclose information, including personal information, if it reasonably and in good faith believes that disclosure is necessary to comply with an applicable state or federal law, rule, or regulation, subpoena, or court order, or to protect personal or public safety or the rights of TWWWF.

Any information that you enter or disclose in an area of the Site that is open to the public, such as a Social Action Project description, digital portfolio, or blog, can be collected and used by anyone, so you should exercise care in disclosing personal information in those areas.

HOW INFORMATION IS PROTECTED

No information sent via the Internet to the Site can be absolutely secure.  The Site, and TWWWF, take reasonable precautions and use robust methods to protect the information you provide, especially your personal information.

TWWWF provides physical security to its records and the Site location and, on the Site, electronic firewalls, restricted access levels, encryption of some information, and other technical methods designed to protect your information.  Any credit card information that may be collected is not retained after the transaction is complete.

TWWWF will not sell, rent, or trade your personal information, including your email and physical addresses, to others without your express consent.  If TWWWF participates in a merger, acquisition, or other business transition, TWWWF may transfer any information it has collected and stored to the resulting entity.

TWWWF takes all reasonable steps and precautions not to collect, use, or disclose any personal information about, or visual media that contains an identifiable likeness of, any child under the age of 18 without a written TWWWF Parental Consent for that child, signed by a parent or legal guardian.

HOW YOU CAN OBTAIN, CHANGE, or DELETE INFORMATION

You may request access to and a mailed copy of the personal information that TWWWF has collected and stored about you, a change in that information, or the deletion of that information.  To make any such request, you must mail a written request containing your name, address, telephone number, and Social Security number, along with the personal information that you would like to access and have copied, changed, or deleted to

            The World We Want Foundation
            246 Channel Heights Court, Suite 100
            Ventura, CA  93003

When TWWWF receives your request, TWWWF will either mail you the copy requested, inform you that it has made the changes or deletions requested, or inform you that it will not honor your request, in which case it will give its reasons and consider any objections you make to those reasons.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

            1.  Websites operated by others

The Site may contain links or hyperlinks to other websites that TWWWF does not operate or control.  TWWWF does not endorse or control the privacy polices of those other websites, which you should review, and TWWWF is not responsible for the use or disclosure of any information that you provide there or for any loss or damage you sustain as a result of using those linked websites.

            2.  Changes to this Privacy Policy

TWWWF may at any time, without notice, change, remove, or replace any of the terms of this Privacy Policy.  The Effective Date and a summary of changes will appear at the end of any new Privacy Policy.  You should review the Privacy policy from time to time.

            3.  How to contact TWWWF

You may contact TWWWF through the "Contact Us" link on the Site and by email sent to

                  info@theworldwewantfoundation.org

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 1, 2012.  Changes from the previous version: none.