826 NATIONAL PRIVACY POLICY

October 5, 2007
Version 1

826 National is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes how 826 National protects the privacy and security of the personally identifiable information of users of this website (the “Website”).

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website.  Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how 826 National treats personal information that it collects and receives through this Website, including information that you submit to enroll as a volunteer or to receive our e-mail newsletter. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable, like your name, address, email address or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Information Collection and Use

826 National collects personal information when you register on the Website to be a volunteer, register for an e-mail newsletter or if you sign-up for one of our workshops.  When you register we ask for information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number and whether you like pirates.

826 National uses your personal information for the general purpose of fulfilling your request to volunteer, donate or receive an e-mail newsletter.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

826 National does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies, except to facilitate your donation or request, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations

We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with 826 National under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to assist 826 National in its operations. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

    Disclosures Under Special Circumstances

We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.  We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of 826 National's Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Security

We understand that storing our data in a secure manner is essential.  826 National stores general and personally identifiable data using industry standard physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification.

Cookies

826 National may place a “cookie” on the browser of your computer.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer for record-keeping purposes.  The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry to provide useful features to website users.  The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has accessed the 826 National website.

Children

826 National is committed to protecting the privacy of children.  No information should be submitted to our Website by users under the age of 13, and we do not collect information from any user we have reason to believe is a child under the age of 13.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information

You can edit or delete your personal information that is maintained by 826 National at any time by submitting a written request by mail or e-mail to the contact person listed below.

Confidentiality

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Notification of Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve.  We display a version number and a date on the policy in the upper right corner of this Privacy Policy so that it will be easier for you to know when there has been a change.  If we make any change to his Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of personally identifiable information, we will provide advance notice on this Website.  Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.

Your Role In Protecting Your Privacy

If you access this Website through an email or Internet account maintained by your employer, please note that it is possible that your employer may monitor your email or Internet access.  Also, if you share a computer with others, it is your responsibility that any sensitive information accessed through the Website is not shared with others.  If you leave your computer, remember to logout of this Website.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at contact at 826National.org or contact us at:

826 National
      Attn: Gerald Richards
      44 Gough Street, Suite 206
      San Francisco, California 94103