Metta Fund

Metta Fund Privacy Policy

Metta Fund is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to help you understand how Metta Fund collects, uses, protects, and discloses information and data when you use the Metta Fund website at www.mettafund.org (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy also explains your choices for managing your information preferences, including opting out of certain uses of your Personal Information (defined below). The Site is provided by Metta Fund (“Metta Fund” “we” “our” “us”). Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

Metta Fund collects information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email, and other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us with when you use the Site (“Personal Information”). For example, you may be asked to provide us with Personal Information when you access the voluntary Contact Us form on the Site.

Usage Data and Site Activity

Metta Fund may also automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data”). For example, each time you use the Site, we automatically collect the type of web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. Metta Fund uses this information to help us understand how people use the Site, and to enhance the services we offer.

Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers

We use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and web browser) and may use anonymous identifiers (a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie) to analyze use of and improve the Site, and as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information.

Additionally, so as to collect Usage Data and other analytics about visits to our Site, Google Analytics uses cookies on our Site for tracking purposes (i.e. to assess new visitors vs. returning visitors). For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Please note that when you visit our Site it sends one or more cookies to your computer or other device. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Some of our Service Providers (defined below) may use their own cookies, anonymous identifiers, or other tracking technology in connection with the services they perform on our behalf.

How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally

We use Personal Information for internal purposes only, such as to provide you with the Site, improve the Site, and to communicate with you about Metta Fund. We never sell or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties, including for their direct marketing purposes, without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information and Usage Data with select third party recipients for purposes of analyzing and improving our programs or outreach. However, in such cases, such information and Usage Data is aggregated with the aggregated information and/or Usage Data of others and does not identify you individually.

Service Providers

From time to time, Metta Fund may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe are trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.

Other Transfers

We may share Personal Information and Usage Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Metta Fund. If Metta Fund is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information or Usage Data in connection with such transaction. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, it will result in the handling of your Personal Information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.

Trademark and Copyright

The contents of this website—including text, photos, images, design, logos, videos, music, art, publications and all other materials (“Website Content”)—is the property of and copyright of Metta Fund or its grantee partners unless otherwise noted. Except as otherwise expressly authorized in writing by Metta Fund, you are not authorized to reproduce, download, distribute, display, or otherwise use Website Content or any portion of the Website Content.

Such express written authorization is granted with respect to Website Content for which the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (“CC License”) is specifically stated. For questions or requests regarding use of Website Content, please see the “Inquiries” section below.

Security

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. The Site and server have standard security protocols in place to prevent hacking attempts. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk. Metta Fund cannot be held liable in the event of an attack on the server. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Third Party Sites

Our Site contains links to other websites. Including these links does not imply an endorsement by Metta Fund or affiliation with Metta Fund, nor is Metta Fund responsible for these websites or any of their content. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of or the content on any other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies of other websites that you visit, and/or use. You access such third party websites or content at your own risk.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy and encourage you to visit this page periodically. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

Inquiries

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@mettafund.org or (415) 945-0223. You may also contact us via mail at: 850 Battery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, California 94111.