The Dylan A Williams Foundation, Inc. (Dylan’s Dream) values your trust, and we understand the importance of protecting your privacy. We want to make sure that you understand how your information is collected and used by Dylan’s Dream. This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes what information we collect about you, including when and how we collect it; how we use it; with whom we may share it; and what choices you have regarding our use of your information.
This Privacy Statement applies to all information collected through your communications with Dylan’s Dream, whether electronic, written or oral; from the Dylan’s Dream website (“Site”) that include a link to this Privacy Statement; as well as any other information about you that we may collect offline or receive from third-parties (collectively, Site, and offline or third-party information are referred to as the “Services”). By accessing our Services or providing your information to us, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
What types of personal information we collect about you
When you engage with Dylan’s Dream or visit or use our Services, we collect a variety of information. In general, the type and amount of information we collect on you will depend on how you choose to interact with the Dylan’s Dream. For instance, if you are an applicant looking for financial assistance, we will need different information to assess your viability to apply than if you are using our website to gather information on cystic fibrosis topics or donate to Dylan’s Dream.
Dylan’s Dream collects information that identifies you as an individual or information which is linked or linkable to you as an individual, which will collectively be referred to throughout this Privacy Statement as “Personal Information”: including contact information, demographic information, health and financial information.
Contact Information and Preferences. We may request contact information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and your preferences for how you would like to be contacted by Dylan’s Dream.
Sensitive Personal Information (other than Health Information). Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send or otherwise disclose to us your political opinions, religion or other beliefs, passport or national identity number, criminal background, or trade union membership. In those cases where we may request or invite you to provide the foregoing information, we will only do so with your express consent or where there is a clear reason for doing so—such as where Dylan’s Dream is arranging your travel and accommodations for your participation in a sponsored event—and then only to the extent such data is required to ensure that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable you to participate in the event.
Financial Information. If you make a donation to Dylan’s Dream or make a retail purchase on Dylan’s Dream website, we will collect payment information such as your credit card number to process your transaction. We may use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Services. We will retain your credit card information only for as long as necessary to process the transaction.
How we collect personal information about you
Dylan’s Dream may collect Personal Information in a variety of instances. For example, we may collect information about you in the following circumstances:
Scholarship Applicants. Dylan’s Dreams provides scholarships to high school graduates, for pursuit of their educational dreams. If you apply for a scholarship we will use information provided to determine if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Site and App Use. We may collect Personal Information through your use of the Sites and Apps, including Dylan’s Dream’s online public forums, discussion boards, or chat rooms. If you become a registered user of a Site or App, we will collect login and profile information and may also collect information about your areas of interest. Please note that any information you post within these public forums will become public and may be read, collected, and used by anyone. Please exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your Personal Information in public forums.
Donations. If you make a donation to Dylan’s Dream, we will collect Personal Information from you that may include: your name, address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address so that we can send you a receipt and thank you for your donation. We may also collect limited financial information to process your donations.
Volunteer Participation. If you volunteer for Dylan’s Dream, we will collect personal information in order to contact you.
Event Registration. If you register to participate in a Dylan’s Dream event, we may also ask about your relationship to cystic fibrosis, but you are not required to provide this information to participate in Dylan’s Dream events. This information, however, is useful for event purposes and helps us let you know about special Dylan’s Dream events in the future.
Third-party Fundraising Campaigns, Promotions or Events. We may use or interact with third-parties to conduct fundraising campaigns, promotions or events. In these instances, we may receive access to donor reports which includes donor name, contact information and donation amount. We also may receive your Personal Information if you respond to a cause-related marketing campaign or other promotion benefitting Dylan’s Dream that is conducted by a corporate partner.
Social Media Interfaces. If you elect to connect your social media account to your Site account, certain Personal Information from your social media account will be shared with us, which may include Personal Information that is part of your profile or your friends’ profiles. Your interactions with social media companies and the use of their features are governed by their privacy policies.
With your consent. In addition to the other uses described in this section, we may also use your information as you expressly authorize us to do so.
With whom we may share your personal information
Your Personal Information may be shared with:
Third-Party Service Providers. We may need to share Personal Information with third-parties that provide operational services on our behalf (such as website hosting, information technology and infrastructure, data analytics, email delivery, order fulfillment, auditing or other services).
Volunteers. We may share limited personal information, such as contact information, with volunteers who are assisting Dylan’s Dream and who require the information as part of their duties. Volunteers who are entrusted with personal information execute confidentiality agreements with Dylan’s Dream prior to receiving any such information.
Browser and Device Information.
Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Services (such as the App) you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly.
Internet Protocol Address.
Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.
Web Server Traffic Pattern Information and Browsing History.
We collect standard web server traffic pattern information and your browsing history. General traffic, Site usage, browser information and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files.
Using pixel tags and other similar technologies.
Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
Do Not Track.
Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals.
Uses and Disclosures of Other Information.
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do this, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. For example, we may work with data providers to tailor our communications to you, including fundraising and outreach communications, based on your areas of interest and other information about you. To do this, we may place cookies on your browser and combine IP address or browsing history with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable e-mail or postal address). We may then communicate with you through mail, email, or other channels.
Our data security protections
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures reasonably designed to secure the information to protect Personal Information within our organization. We incorporate industry standard security controls (like firewalls) and protocols (like SSL/TLS) to create a site that is resistant to standard internet-based threats. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “How To Contact Us” section below.
The Foundation retains Personal Information that we receive for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which the information was collected, to provide our services and products, to pursue legitimate business purposes, to enforce our agreements, and comply with all applicable laws.
Your privacy options and access
Contact Preferences and Restrictions. We respect your privacy and recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you and/or share your Personal Information, including for fundraising purposes. An “Unsubscribe” button will be provided at the top or bottom of each email marketing communication sent by the Foundation, so that you may opt out of further email communications. However, we will continue to send transaction-related emails regarding our relationship and the services you have requested. In addition, the Foundation offers the following options for restricting use and disclosure of your Personal Information:
Do not contact me by postal mail.
Do not contact me by telephone.
Do not contact me by e-mail.
Do not contact me.
To inform us of any desired restrictions, please complete our Opt Out Form. If you contact us with an opt-out request, we will honor the request in accordance with timelines set forth in applicable law. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving e-mails, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.
Registrations and Subscriptions. If you register for a Dylan’s Dream event or sign up for a newsletter or similar subscription, you will receive communications related to that service, regardless of your prior opt-out selections. If you no longer wish to receive event e-mails or other e-mail subscriptions, please opt-out using the “unsubscribe” link provided in the e-mail communication.
Notices and Disclosures
Links to Third-Party Websites.
Our Services may contain links to third-party websites, whose privacy practices may be different from Dylan’s Dream. This Privacy Statement does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third-parties, including any third-party operating any website or service to which the Services link. Links to other sites do not imply Dylan’s Dream’s endorsement of the products or services or privacy or security practices of those websites. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Sites or our Social Media Pages.
How to contact us
The Dylan A. Williams Foundation
PO Box 551693
Jacksonville, FL 32255
Updates to this privacy statement
The Foundation may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. When changes are made, we will update the “last modified” section at the top of our Privacy Statement. Your use of Dylan’s Dream Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement.