PRIVACY POLICY

Our Policy:

This Privacy (“Policy”) covers The KOTA Foundation for Elephants (referred to in this document as “KOTA”) treatment of personal information or personally identifiable information that may be collected or submitted when the web-user (“you”) are using KOTA’s website or services. This policy does not apply to companies that KOTA does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under KOTA’s supervisory control.

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online and offline information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The information KOTA collects:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on KOTA’s website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Email Address

  • Phone Number

  • Payment Method

  • Billing Information

This notice also applies to all information collected or submitted offline, including at events, by mail and over the phone. The types of personal information collected in these ways include:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Email Address

  • Phone Number

  • Payment Method

  • Billing Information

How KOTA uses your personal information:

KOTA does not sell, rent, trade or share any donor information to or with a third party. KOTA does not send donor mailing on behalf of other organizations. Donor personal information is used only for the following purposes:

  • Donation processing

  • Sending tax receipts and thank you notes

  • Informing donors on KOTA’s global work and providing relevant updates on campaigns

  • Infrequent solicitation for donations
     

We may collect and store information about your online visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our sites, and the site you visited just before coming to ours. We use this information only to measure site activity and to develop ideas for improving our site.

Donors may opt-out of KOTA direct mail or email communications at any time. Furthermore, opt-out information is located at the bottom of any KOTA email sent to donors and supporters. If you have any questions about opt-outs, please email us at info@kotafoundation.org.

KOTA reserves the right to alter our privacy principles as business needs require. Any alterations to these principles will be posted on our web sites in a timely manner.
 

Our Commitment To Data Security:

KOTA uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to provide you with the safest, most secure experience on our website. SSL technology encrypts sensitive information, including login credentials, passwords, and credit card numbers, during all of your online transactions. All of the forms on our site are secured with SSL technology.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline.

Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that KOTA and its authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information:

You can modify your personally identifiable information by emailing info@kotafoundation.org.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.