Your privacy is critically important to us. At Family Service Lincoln we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, provide you with services, consider you for employment, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required to provide service to you.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Family Service Lincoln (Family Service) operates a website for the public at http://www.familyservicelincoln.org. It is Family Service’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Family Service collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Family Service’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Family Service’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Family Service may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Family Service also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users who complete our forms. Family Service only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the employees who receive these completed web forms.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Family Service’s websites choose to interact with Family Service in ways that require Family Service to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Family Service gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who are applying for employment to provide a social security number that will be used as part of a background check. Those who apply for employment or who choose to engage in business transactions with Family Service –– are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Family Service collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Family Service. Family Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Family Service may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Family Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Family Service discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Family Service’s behalf or to provide services available via the Family Service web site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using Family Service’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Family Service will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Family Service discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Family Service believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Family Service, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Family Service website and have supplied your email address, Family Service may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Family Service. We may choose to implement blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Family Service takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Family Service, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Family Service goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Family Service may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.