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Statement on Legal, Financial and Medical Information

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project’s website has been prepared for general information purposes only, primarily for persons living and working in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. The information on this website is not intended as legal, financial, or medical advice and should not be regarded as such. Legal, financial and medical advice is highly dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so that some information in this website may not be correct for or apply to your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot and should not ever replace the advice of competent legal counsel, financial advisor or medical professional licensed in your jurisdiction.

Statement on Third-Party Websites

Although the Eastern PA Trans Equity Project has strived to compile accurate information for this site, Eastern PA Trans Equity Project cannot and does not guarantee or make any warranty, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information included in this site, nor does the it accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, or expense resulting from or related to use of this information. Information relating to third parties (e.g., “Transgender-friendly resources”) is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Center of such third parties. Information included in this site is subject to change without notice.

This site contains links to web sites operated by parties unrelated to Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (Third-Party Websites). These links are provided solely for your convenience. The Center has no control over the Third-Party Websites and is not responsible for the content or performance of these Sites or for your transactions with them. In addition, your use of such Third-Party Websites is governed exclusively by each Third-Party Website’s terms and conditions of use and other policies over which the Center has no control. Inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsements of the materials on the Third-Party Websites or any association with their operators.

This site also contains links to articles and other copyrightable content prepared by third parties (Third-Party Content). The copyrights in such Third-Party Content are held by the respective copyright owners of such content, not Eastern PA Trans Equity Project. These links are therefore provided solely for your convenience and should not be construed as giving you permission to copy, distribute, edit or otherwise use the Third-Party Content.

You agree to release and hold Eastern PA Trans Equity Project harmless from any and all suits, claims, expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising from or relating to your use of the Third-Party Website.

Privacy Policy

 What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website(s)?

When donating, applying for financial aid or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience as appropriate. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, website form or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone, ever.

When do we collect information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, donate, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and allow us to deliver relevant content and offerings that are of the greatest interest to you.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to serve you better when responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up after you contact us (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

We take many precautions to ensure that your information is properly protected. When you submit any information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data and financial information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to any sort of personally identifiable information.

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) as previously mentioned.

We use a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect the user’s experience.

Your access to and control over information

You may opt-out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Third Party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Cooperation with additional digital laws and provisions

California Online Privacy Protection Act

  • CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

  • It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process donations/orders and to send information and updates pertaining to donations/orders.
  • Send you additional information related to your donation, order, product and/or service
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

 Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, send an email notifying you of any changes, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 01/17/2020

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us here.