Privacy Policy

Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement reflects our privacy policy. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information it will be used to support your user relationship with us. 

This privacy policy governs the manner in which NPG collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of this web site. By using our web site, you consent to our use of information that is collected or submitted as described in this online privacy policy. NPG reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of our web site following any changes to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. You agree that the information that we gather will be subject to the privacy policy in effect at the time of use.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We receive and collect any information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily enter on our web site or give to our web site in any other way. We may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways. We may also collect information about how users use our web site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the web site or the domains from which users originate. From time to time, we may also collect information for market research purposes. In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services (including registration), we may ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our web site, and more detailed contact preferences. You are at no time under any obligation to provide this information and any information collected will be used for internal marketing analysis and communications to you.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms, Surveys, Petitions and other submission forms

Our contact, donation, join, scholarship, surveys, petitions and other forms require users to voluntarily give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, phone number, as well as other information that may include interests, scholarship contest submissions, school names, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

NPG does not sell, rent, or lease emails to other companies or organizations. NPG has established internal controls to ensure that all donor information is secure.

Cookies

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while visiting us. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing the Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. 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 make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other web sites. A cookie will not corrupt your hard drive or transmit a virus to your computer.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

We use cookies to store visitor’s preferences and record session information. Using cookies enable us to personalize your browsing experience and to make the site easier for you to use when you return to the site.

Embedded content and third party links from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links on our web site to third party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave our site. We have not reviewed all of these third party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policy. Thus, NPG does not endorse or make any representations about them, or about any information, software or other products or materials found there, or about any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so at your own risk and should read privacy policies of those websites.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Who we share your data with

We may share information with trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users. Finally, we may transfer information collected from users in connection with a user joining our organization or making a donation to our organization. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

It is our desire to not send unwanted email and mail to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our email or mailing list.

NPG does not sell, rent, or lease data or emails to other companies or organizations. NPG has established internal controls to ensure that all donor information secure.

How we protect your data

NPG is committed to ensuring the security of your information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain effective data security, accuracy of information, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All transactions are protected using industry standard encryption technologies, including, but not limited to, Secure Sockets Layering (SSL). 

For Further Information 
If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, you can contact us at:
NPG 
Attn: Privacy Policy Manager 
2861 Duke Street
Suite 36
Alexandria, VA 22314
npg@npg.org

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