Website Privacy Policy

This website at www.adoptioninstitute.org (“Site”) is owned and operated by the Donaldson Adoption Institute (“the Adoption Institute”). This Website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we use and disclose personally identifiable information about individuals (“Personal Information”).

How does the Site collect and use Personal Information and other data?

The Site does not collect Personal Information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our Site. The Adoption Institute only gathers Personal Information, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, credit card details, and e-mail addresses, when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to apply for a position, volunteer time to the Adoption Institute, make a donation online or sign up for an Adoption Institute mailing list.

As with most other internet sites, our web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the Site. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our server, and to improve the content of our web page. We may also obtain data through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files that the Site uses to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the Site, and allow the Site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature.

If you supply us with your postal address or e-mail address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on our programs and services. If you do not want to receive postal mail and/or e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending your request via e-mail to info@adoptioninstitute.org.

How does the Site share Personal Information?

We may share information, including Personal Information, with third party service providers involved in the operation of this Site. We require all third party service providers by contract to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. We may also disclose information, including Personal Information, if compelled by law or a regularity authority. In addition, we may need to disclose information, including Personal Information, in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Adoption Institute’s rights or property, Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

How does the Site protect the security of credit card details?

The Adoption Institute’s online donation portion of the Site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We make every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology. This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information. If you would prefer to give by mail, please send your check to the Donaldson Adoption Institute at 120 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.

What rules apply if I “click” over to another web site?

In order to provide certain services and materials, the Site may allow you to “click” over to other web sites. This Privacy Policy only applies to www.adoptioninstitute.org. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party sites. Adoption Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other web sites, even if our name and logo appear on the screen. We recommend that you review the privacy policies on third-party sites before you use any services or programs they offer.

Do we collect information from children ages 13 and under?

The Adoption Institute does not knowingly ask children ages 13 and under for any information. Visitors 13 and under to the Site should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using www.adoptioninstitute.org and should not submit any Personal Information to the Adoption Institute.

Do we periodically revise our Privacy Policy?

The Adoption Institute may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you check for updates to this Privacy Policy on an on-going basis.

Who do I contact with questions or comments about this Privacy Policy?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Donaldson Adoption Institute
120 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Or e-mail us at info@adoptioninstitute.org

By using the Site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. However, you are under no obligation to disclose any Personal Information to the Adoption Institute if you do not want to. If you are not comfortable with Adoption Institute’s uses of your Personal Information, you may always decide to opt out or decide not to use those Site services or features that require your Personal Information.