USAN General Privacy Policy Statement

This is the general privacy policy statement for the web site of U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) located at http://www.USAzeris.org.
We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Website, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used for internal review, used to improve the content of our Website, and is then discarded.

With respect to cookies: We do not set any cookies, although our partners and various content providers might – check their respective privacy policies.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know, or you can unsubscribe yourself from our automated list.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address for.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new services, upcoming events or to verify something. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by contacting us.

With respect to Ad Servers, we might have relationships with other companies, such as Google, that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policies of these respective companies.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

We do not provide site visitors with access to raw logs and information that we have collected. All that information remains confidential, private and secure, except in cases of ad servers (Google), third-party services (Atomz), or as required by law.

Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information and communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to the site. Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address.

With respect to security: When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors about it. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Consequences of improper use: Without prejudice to our other rights, we reserve the right to deny you access to the USAN website if you have contravened these terms and conditions.

Changes to this website: We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to undertake improvements or modifications in respect of the information, services, products and other contents of the USAN website. We further reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time. Any such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting the amended terms and conditions on the website. Accordingly, your continued access or use of the website is deemed to be your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions.

Links to other websites: This website may contain links or references to other websites which are not operated by USAN. Unless otherwise specified, we do not endorse any of these other websites and expressly disassociate ourselves herewith from all contents of these sites. This declaration applies to all links to external sites covered by USAN and to all the contents of these sites to which these links lead. We reserve the right to make the link to other websites contingent upon our express written consent and to withdraw our consent to a link at any time.

Legal disclaimer: USAN accepts no liability whatsoever for the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided by third parties. Claims for liability against USAN relating to damages of a material or non-material kind, which were caused by usage or non-usage of the information presented, are precluded.

Storage of IP-addresses: When you visit the website of USAN, our web server automatically saves the IP-address of your Internet Service Provider, the website you are visiting us from, the web pages that you visit on our site and the date and duration of the visit. In the event of infringements of these terms and conditions, we will keep the stored IP-address to use in pursuance of civil law claims and for the resolution of criminal offences.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

 

USAN Donor (Contributor) Privacy Policy

The content of this page is an official policy approved by the U.S. Azeris Network’s Board of Directors. This policy may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored on the USAzeris.org or its derivative domains or offices.

The U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. In furtherance of our commitment to honor your rights, we have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to guide our volunteers, staff and Board Members on how they may and may not use your personal information. This policy may be updated from time to time.

What information we collect

U.S. Azeris Network collects and uses various personal information from donors that includes: full name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and e-mail address. Tax laws in the United States and applicable state laws require U.S. Azeris Network to keep contact information and contribution level of donors securely and confidentially on file.

How we use that information

U.S. Azeris Network will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share names (unless released for publication by explicit or implied permission of the person him/herself), e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. U.S. Azeris Network will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

  1. Distribute receipts for donations
  2. Thank donors for their donation
  3. Inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of U.S. Azeris Network
  4. Internal analysis and record keeping
  5. Reporting to relevant U.S. Federal and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  6. Contact donors about changes to this policy

However, properly anonymized donor information (e.g., initials of the name, city and state of residence) is used for promotional and fundraising activities. We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the “anonymous” field when donating online or does not give USAN the permission to use his/her name when contributing by check or money order. In all other cases the default is for Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to assume all donations are not to be publicly announced unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise. Comments given in donor forms are published in public lists and may be used in promotional materials while comments sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.

Financial information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to the Board of Directors and professional staff who need to process that data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access that data. It is strictly confidential, private and secure, and governed by additional privacy guidelines of our third-party credit card processors and applicable state and federal laws.

U.S. Azeris Network only uses online payment processing services with world class security and strong reputations. The U.S. Azeris Network does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

Donations to the U.S. Azeris Network sent via postal mail go to a lockbox which is protected by state and federal laws. This provides higher level of security and confidentiality for the donor.

Contact us

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to be removed from our e-mail/postal contact lists, then please email: contact[at]USAzeris.org. Additionally, you may do all of this, or send a contribution, to the following address:

Azeris Network
P.O. Box 76044
Washington, D.C. 20013-6044
USA

USAN Donor Bill of Rights

U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), adopted from the Wikimedia Foundation, and made appropriate small changes by the USAN.