We update this Privacy Statement from time to time so please review this Privacy Statement regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Statement, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our website and/or contacting you at the e-mail address provided to us. Your continued use of the website will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the website, and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.
Information We Collect
In operating our website, we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information you provide to us when you submit a payment on our website, including your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number.
- Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
This personal information is used by PGMC staff for the purpose of facilitating a relationship or business transaction.
By submitting a telephone number to us you agree that a representative of the PGMC may contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and/or services.
How We Use and Disclose Your Information
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner. The use of your personal information in the following ways is necessary for the legitimate interests of the PGMC:
- To provide you with information relating to our services;
- As necessary in order to investigate, respond to, and address any issues raised by, any complaint made by you;
- As otherwise stated when your information was provided or collected;
- As otherwise required to enforce the terms of any contract between you and us or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.
- To analyze trends.
We will not disclose your personal information to any affiliated business entities or third parties who use your personal information to provide services to us. This includes third parties involved in the administration and operation of our services.
The PGMC does not sell, trade or rent e-mail addresses to other organizations, or use or disclose them for marketing purposes, except as described here-in. E-mail that has a provision for opt-out will include instructions on how to do so.
To secure your information, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our website.
Specifically, the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry-standard security protocol used to communicate with browsers, to transmit personal information; data is strongly encrypted during transmission so that personal and payment information is secure;
SSL-capable browsers typically have a symbol on the browser window to indicate when they are in a secure mode. In addition, the URL will begin with “https:” for all browsers.
Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
A “cookie” is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow presentation of the content from our website in the most effective manner for you and your computer. When you use the website, cookies are set and accessed for a number of purposes, including to:
- access your information when you “sign in” to our website so that we can provide you with customised content;
- identify you as a registered user of our website intended for a specific purposes so that you are able to use the website for its intended purpose(s) without having to re-enter your information each time you do so;
Third-Party Agents and Websites
The PGMC uses third-party agents for business purposes, including credit card validation. These agents are permitted to use your personal information only to provide the PGMC with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Please contact the PGMC Business Manager if you believe this policy has been violated.
Your Rights Regarding your Personal Information
You have the right to access the personal information that is held about you by the PGMC.
You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to object to processing or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us.
Providence Gay Men’s Chorus
PO Box 41482
Providence, RI 02940-4182 USA
Effective Date: February 4, 2019