Our Security Precautions
All of OGCares.org website user information is stored on secure servers within the United States, and protected by applicable Federal laws. OG Cares Foundation has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, and that which is exchanged on OGCares.org website. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry high standard and among the best software available today for secure transactions. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form.
Anyone under 18 years of age is considered a minor and is not eligible to utilize our services, and we ask that those under the age of 18, do not submit any personal, private, or financial information to us. If you are a minor, you may use OG Cares Foundation’s site only in conjunction with a parent or legal guardian.
Your IP Address
Like most websites, each time you visit the OGCares.org website, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the OGCares.org website for you and to diagnose problems with the OGCares.org website, we use your IP address only to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.
Collection of Information
You may browse the OGCares.org website without revealing any personal information about yourself, however once you wish to actually use the features available on the OGCares.org website, you will not be able to retain your anonymity. In order to fully meet your needs and provide you with an efficient and enjoyable experience, as well as providing access to certain features that may be of interest to you, we may require limited personal information. This may include things such as your full name, postal address, phone number, email address, billing information, shipping information, financial information (credit card numbers or passwords) or demographic information (information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age, birth date, purchase history information, browsing history information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications between you and other users over the OGCares.org website. Demographic information is either “non-public information”, which consists of user history information and one-on-one communications between you and other users of the OGCares.org website, or “public information”, which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information into a publicly viewed area (for example, don’t use your address or password as your username, or include your name or address in written communications or item descriptions), because if you do then it will then become “public information.” You always have the option to not provide specific information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify the accuracy of your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our services.
If you choose to post messages in our Forum, chat rooms, message areas (this may include, but is not limited to Twitter, Facebook and similar) or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information you have provided. This information will be reviewed by us as necessary to provide customer support, diagnose technical problems, and resolve disputes.
A specific file may be retained for you regarding any direct correspondence to us, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site.
Your browsing habits on the OGCares.org website are automatically tracked for the purpose of our own research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior in order to better understand, protect and serve you and our online community. This may include the website that you just came from, the one that you will visit next, your computer browser information, and your IP address.
Information Other’s Collect From You
How We Use Personal Information
We use your personal information to help us efficiently operate the OGCares.org website, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the OGCares.org website, to forward messages to you from other users, to correct problems, collect service fees, gather demographic information, analyze data to improve your experience, resolve user disputes, protect against fraud or criminal activity, and inform you of offers, updates or services that might be of interest. These types of communications are known as “Operational Communications”. It is our policy not to sell or rent to any third parties, your personal information for any purpose without your expressed consent. We may however, gather personal demographic data which may be disclosed in a manner that is not personally identifiable, for the purpose third party marketing analysis. This would not include your name, financial account numbers, email, or passwords.
In order to operate the OGCares.org website, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with our internal agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, billing, affiliate programs, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities by confidentiality agreement, not to use your information for any other purpose without your expressed permission.
By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the OGCares.org website, or electing to receive communications, or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs, offered or sponsored by third parties on the OGCares.org website, you are providing some degree of your personal information specifically to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own Privacy Policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. You should evaluate any third party’s privacy practices before using their services. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.
In some cases, we may enter into a promotional relationship with another company in which we prominently display their brand name or trademarks on pages of the OG Cares website. These pages are known as “Co-Branded Pages” and these companies are known as “Co-Branded Companies.” If the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share some of your e-mail information with the associated Co-Branded Company. Co-Branded Companies may use your personal information in accordance with their own Privacy Policies. You will need to contact Co-Branded Companies to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.
How We Use Financial Information
We use your financial information only to check your qualifications, verify your identity and credibility, to bill you for services, and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By engaging in any kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information, on the OGCares.org website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our internal service providers as we determine is necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services of other third parties offered on the OGCares.org website, or by participating in programs offered on the OGCares.org website that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties.
Special Cases in which we share Personal and Financial Information
We may disclose personal information or financial information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of OG Cares Foundation or other visitors to the OGCares.org website. Whenever personal information or financial information is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also disclose your demographic information along with it, on a non-anonymous basis.
OG Cares Foundation will cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties in the interest of enforcing laws, preventing criminal activity, protecting rights (including intellectual property), and protecting you and our OG Cares Foundation community from harmful or criminal acts. Therefore, if we receive a verified request by government officials or other law enforcement agencies regarding an alleged illegal activity or investigation, you authorize us to disclose any of your personal information or history without a subpoena. In an effort to respect your privacy however, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, unless we believe that such information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or to report suspected illegal activity. You also authorize us to disclose your personal information under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.
How you can access and update your email preferences, personal information and public information
We give you the opportunity to alter or update the personal, financial, or demographic information that you have given us by manually making the modifications in the sections of the OGCares.org website in which you originally submitted that information.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your contact information, billing information, shipping information, and financial information from our active databases. To make this request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be necessary for some of the personal information that you have requested to remove, to be retained by OG Cares Foundation for the purpose of collecting any fees owed, diagnosing problems, assisting with any legal investigations, resolving disputes, preventing criminal activity, or enforcing our User Agreement. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your information will be completely removed from our files or databases in response to your requests. However, such personal information will only be available to select OG Cares Foundation personnel, and will no longer be accessible to other users or the public.