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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
You can change your personal information:
Does our site 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:
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:
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
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.
This policy was last modified on 01/17/2020
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