Privacy Policy Statement

Policy Summary

  • We collect certain kinds of personally-identifiable information, like name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.
  • We sometimes collect non-personally identifiable information for various purposes, like improving Site performance and understanding our website visitors' general preferences.
  • We do not process credit card transactions on our website; donations made via credit cards are processed by a third-party service (PayPal).
  • Our site may user browser "cookies". These small text files may be used to store Users' preferences or to optimize user experience. The cookies we use will not track Users beyond our Site.
  • We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures.
  • We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personally identifiable information to others.
  • Our site may contain links to third-party websites. Each of these third parties and sites may have its own Privacy Policy.
  • We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. We never collect information those we know to be under 13.

Detailed Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Third Millennium Foundation, Inc. collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.3MF.org website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Third Millennium Foundation.

Personally identifiable information

We may collect personally identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, make a donation, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personally identifiable information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personally identifiable information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Donation processing

We do not process credit card transactions on our Site. Rather, we employ a third-party service which uses secure servers to handle all aspects of the payment process. While this third party (PayPal.com) is responsible for the security of its servers and of the information you submit to them, we welcome all feedback regarding Users' experience with the company's transaction processing.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies — small text files — on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to store information about their preferences. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert User when cookies are being sent. If they do so, User should note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. The cookies we use will not track Users beyond our Site.

How we use collected information

Third Millennium Foundation collects and uses Users' personal information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize user experience

    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site

    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

  • To improve user service

    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

  • To process transactions

    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when making a donation only to process that donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to process the transaction.

  • To send periodic emails

    The email address Users provide for donation processing will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their donation. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include organization news, updates, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or User may contact us via our Site.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personally identifiable information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Compliance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know to be under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to this privacy policy

Third Millennium Foundation has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy . If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Third Millennium Foundation, Inc.
119 E. Young Avenue
Henderson, NC, 27536
United States

To send us an email, please use our Contact Form.

This document was last updated on April 17, 2011.