Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Effective: February 2, 2015
We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. The policies below are applicable to the howardzinn.org website (“Website”) produced and maintained by the Howard Zinn Revocable Trust (collectively “HZRT” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Website. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline, or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.By visiting our Website, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website. As our Website continues to develop, we may add new services and features to our Website. These additions may affect our Privacy Policy. Accordingly, we reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Such modifications and amendments shall be effective immediately upon their being posted to the Website. We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our website. However, we will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information we have previously collected without your express consent. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, you should contact us by email at admin [at] howardzinn [dot] org.

Legal Adherence

HZRT adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, and all other applicable laws and regulations, as well as to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations. We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Website.

Personal Information

HZRT never automatically collects any personal information that specifically identifies Website users and does not condition or require anyone to share personal information to use the howardzinn.org website. Unless you provide comments to the website or submit information to HZRT, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from you. If you are a person age 13 or older, and you submit comments or information, or send us e-mail, we may collect identifiable information about you that is included in such communications, such as your name and email address. If you request to join the howardzinn.org mailing list and provide us with you email address as part of that request, your email address will be retained for purposes of emailing you as part of that list unless and until you request that you be removed from that list.

Anonymous Information

HZRT does not collect personal information passively through cookies or other tracking mechanisms. We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. However, when you interact with the Website, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data”. We collect and store certain administrative and traffic information with each use of the service or Website including: source IP address, time of access, date of access, web page(s), software crash reports, type of browser used, session identification number, search terms, search results, access times and referring websites addresses.

We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Website and who our users are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical “ratings” information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.

Use of Cookies and Spyware

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many Websites, we use “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. We use cookies to track use of our Website and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Website and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. You may occasionally get cookies from companies advertising on our behalf. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to this cookie policy. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.

Kids

We do not at present collect any personally identifying information from children under age 13 without parental consent, except in limited circumstances as permitted by law and otherwise as provided within this Privacy Policy. In such circumstances, HZRT does not require children to disclose more personal information than is reasonably necessary. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not under any circumstance provide personally identifiable information to HZRT without parental consent. If a child under the age of 13 provides HZRT with personally identifiable information without parental consent, HZRT may collect an e-mail address and name for a short period of time. Such e-mail address and name will be deleted immediately once the request is discovered and responded to, and after any legally required period for keeping such information is complete.

How We Use Your Information?

We use the information we learn from you to help us continually improve your experience on the Website. We use the information to maintain and use our mailing list. We use the information to communicate with you about orders, products, services, promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your relationship with us. We also use this information to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf. Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to our Website or your Personal Information collected online to any companies not affiliated with us.

Third-Party Agents

We occasionally have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Website.

Transactional partners

We may share non-personal information with our partners and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this Website during a specific time period. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.

Emergency Situations

We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Website or the public.

What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?

The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer or other electronic communications device to our servers. Personal Information collected by our Website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

What Happens When I Link To or From Another Web Site?

This Website may contain links to other websites operated by affiliates of HZRT or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for HZRT do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. These other sites may also send their own cookies to you, collect your data or solicit your Personal Information. Always be aware of where you end up. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this Website and read the privacy policies of each and every website that you visit.

Governing Law/Assignment

The Website is published in the United States. We make every effort to protect the personally identifiable information of all users of the Website. We attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to the HZRT services. If you are uncertain whether this privacy policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your Personal Information to the Howard Zinn Revocable Trust.

HZRT may change its ownership or corporate organization while providing the Website and services. As a result, please be aware that we may transfer your information to another company that is affiliated with us or with which we have merged. Under such circumstances HZRT will, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

Notice to European Users

If you are located within the European Union, you should be aware that your personal identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you hereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

How Do I Correct Information About Me

We permit you to review, correct, and update Personal Information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, you can send us a message at admin [at] howardzinn [dot] org.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of HZRT who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to admin [at] howardzinn [dot] org.