Privacy and Legal Usage Policy

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Introduction

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to its website. This privacy policy currently in effect describes the collection, use, and security of information that EMpower receives when users visit our sites.

Terms and Conditions

By accessing any webpage operated by EMpower, you indicate your agreement to the following terms and conditions of usage. If you do not agree to any of these provisions, please do not use the websites operated by EMpower. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these terms at any time, at our discretion.

Collection of Personal Information

EMpower does not require visitors to its websites to register or provide any personally identifying information in order to view any of its webpages. The website www.empowerweb.org does not send out cookies (small text files that enable websites to recognize and track repeat visitors and customize features of the site for them).

Many visitors to EMpower’s website use the resources found there for their own education. Unless a visitor voluntarily provides personally identifying information online for the purpose of making a donation, registering for ongoing email contact or events, EMpower only uses the following, non–personally identifying information to better understand website usage:

  • the addresses of the websites that the person came from and goes to
  • the pages visited on the site
  • the type of web browser used by the visitor
  • the time and date of each visit
  • the IP address of the computer used to gain access to the website (an IP address is a number automatically assigned to a computer each time the computer is used to surf the Internet) and the geographic location of that address

Credit card transactions require the input of personally identifying information, including but not limited to name, residential and email addresses, phone number, and credit card number. This personally identifying information is sometimes, though not always, communicated to EMpower by third-party processing companies, and when received, it is subject to the security and disclosure policy described in the following section.

Information Security and Disclosure Policy

The statistical and personally identifying information received by EMpower as a result of a visitor’s use of our websites will be gathered solely for internal purposes, such as helping to understand how often our websites are accessed and how they might be improved. None of the statistical, non-personally identifying information collected by EMpower is used to identify a visitor or is linked to any personally identifying information about the visitor.

The EMpower contact database is firewall protected and is not accessible via the internet. It is password protected and only accessed by authorized EMpower staff for sanctioned business purposes.

Information voluntarily provided by website users is used by EMpower only for limited purposes, such as acknowledgement of donations and mailings.

EMpower does not rent, exchange, or sell to third parties any of the information that visitors provide online. EMpower will only share personally identifying information with third parties when the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so or when/if required by law.

Links to Third-Party Websites

EMpower uses the services of Network for Good and Asia Pay in its online donation processing. In such cases, visitors are linked directly to webpages operated by these third parties and governed by their own privacy policies. Online customers are encouraged to review these policies and security statements.

EMpower is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these or any other websites to which it provides direct links.

Ownership, Copyright, and Trademark Information

All materials on the websites operated by EMpower, including but not limited to images, text, data, graphics, sounds, videos, software, and other forms and formats (hereinafter “Contents”), are the intellectual property of, or are being used with permission by EMpower. You may view, copy, and/or print the Contents for your personal, noncommercial entertainment, information, and education, subject to the following prohibitions:

  • you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices
  • you make no modifications to any material unless written approval is granted
  • you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association not specifically authorized by EMpower with any of its products, services, or brands.

Except as indicated above, you may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, license, publicly perform, display, modify, create derivative works from, or use or exploit the Contents of any website operated by EMpower. Your unauthorized use of any portion of the Contents of an EMpower website may infringe upon the rights of EMpower or of third parties, and may result in civil and/or criminal liability. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions should be construed as conferring any right to use or manipulate trademarked or copyrighted Contents of an EMpower website.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Indemnification

The Contents of all EMpower websites and pages are to the best of our ability provided as accurate representations as of specified dates, and EMpower makes every attempt to correct any errors and maintain sites and servers which are free of computer viruses or other harmful conditions. EMpower will not be liable for any direct or indirect damages arising from use of our websites. In using the EMpower websites, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EMpower from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses that might be brought about by any party related to website use.

Links from EMpower Websites

EMpower’s websites may contain links to other websites that are not under our control. We are not responsible for the accuracy, relevancey, copyright compliance, legality, or any other aspect of the content of those websites.

The inclusion of any links does not imply an endorsement or approval by EMpower of any website, its content or services.

Links to EMpower Websites

If users create hyperlinks to EMpower websites, the following conditions should be observed:

  • the links and related content on the linked website do not suggest an affiliation with EMpower which has not been agreed upon
  • the links and related content do not negatively portray EMpower or make false or misleading claims
  • the links and related content are not operated for any commercial purpose

General Provisions

These Terms and Conditions, and any dispute arising under them, shall be construed and resolved under the laws of the United States of America and of the State of New York. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions shall not be affected.

Please contact EMpower at 111 John Street, Suite 2410, New York, NY 10038 with any questions. Phone: 212-608-4455; contactus@empowerweb.org


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