Sage Hawk Foundation Disclaimer, Disclosure and Privacy Policy
 
This Disclaimer and Privacy Policy details why we collect particular information about our donors and other visitors, and how we will protect their personal privacy within the Sage Hawk Foundation and our website. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this policy carefully.   Please realize that our website is a “living” document and is subject to periodic updates and changes.  The Sage Hawk Foundation reserves the right at any time and without notice to make alterations to this policy. 

Data collection and use:

Our online contact forms require donors and other users to give us sensitive contact information that may include name, email address and telephone numbers.  Donors and other visitors who sign pledges, make donations, or request our email or offline updates may be added to our contact list. We do not request or store sensitive information from our online or offline donors or visitors, such as social security numbers or credit cards (unless required for a donation).  For online transactions, credit card numbers and bank account information are used only for donation processing and are not retained for any other purpose.  All online transactions, including recurring donations, are managed by credit card and bank institutions.  For offline transactions, credit card numbers and bank account data are used only for donation processing and are encrypted.  PCI and other Federal and State security requirements are strictly followed for both online and offline processing.  The Sage Hawk Foundation will never share, lease, or sell donor or visitor email addresses or telephone numbers with third party organizations without explicit permission from the donor or visitor.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses:

If necessary, we may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server.  We reserve the right to use IP address information to analyze trends, track user movement throughout the site, or gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the sites effectiveness, and deliver customized, personalized content.  IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies":

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer being used to browse the Web site and use for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to ensure you don't see the same ad repeatedly.

Security:

All online information provided to The Sage Hawk Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.  Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Linked Web Sites:

Our Site may contain links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links (which was at the time to be determined to be valid and in line with the goals of the Sage Hawk Foundation upon creation), be advised that you are entering another web site for which the Sage Hawk Foundation has no control or responsibility and cannot be held liable for changes therein after the fact.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may differ from ours.

Contacting the Sage Hawk Foundation:

If you have any questions about this Disclaimer and Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, your experiences with this site, or your experiences related to privacy as an offline donor or visitor, you may contact us at: connect@sagehawk.org or 240-784-0876 and we will respond within 24 hours.  

Financial Disclosure:

The IRS states that under IRC 6104 nonprofit organizations must make their three most recent annual returns publicly available.  Congress's reasoning behind this law was to allow the general public access to the returns of organizations and trusts that accept donations from the public. Visitors can access these documents here:     Sage Hawk Forms 990             Form 1023           IRS Letter of Determination .