Unseen's Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. This notice applies to all information collected or communicated to Unseen. Please note that this policy is subject to change.

This Privacy Policy describes the personal data collected or generated (processed) when you use Unseen’s websites (“Sites”). It also explains how your personal data is used, shared and protected, what choices you have relating to your personal data, and how you can contact Unseen. This Privacy Policy describes how Unseen, 614 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103 (“Unseen,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares your personal data/provided information.

WHO is Responsible for the Processing of Your Personal Data?

Unseen is responsible for the processing of your personal data; the use will depend on how you interact with Unseen’s Sites. Unseen is referred to as “Unseen”, “our”, “we”, or “us” in this privacy policy.

Unseen has two active websites: weareunseen.org and unseenpartners.org.

WHAT Personal Data Do We Collect and WHEN?

We ask you for certain personal data to provide you with the products or services you request. For example, when you donate online, request to receive communications, apply to intern, apply to volunteer, apply to freelance, apply for an available career position, or apply for partnership via our Sites.

This personal data includes, but is not limited to, your:
- Contact details including name, email, telephone number, and shipping, billing address
- Personal details including relevant skills/training/education, time availability, t-shirt size, reference names and their contact information, title/role
- Payment or credit card information, donated amount
- Resume, website, portfolio
- Reason for contacting Unseen and any other additional comments an individual may have

WHY and HOW Do We Use Your Personal Data?

Unseen collects and uses personal data only as necessary for the purposes listed below.

To Process Applications
When you use our Sites, we will use your personal data to provide the requested product or service.  For example, if you apply for partnership with Unseen, we will use the contact information you give us to communicate with you about partnership with Unseen. If you apply to freelance, volunteer, or intern with us, Unseen will use your provided information to review your portfolio, resume and/or skills to decide your application status. If you contact our info or partner gmail account, we will use information about you, such as your name and email, or your organization name to help you resolve a problem or question regarding your application.

To Process Transactions through our Secure Online Donation Feature
If you donate monetarily via our Site, Unseen will use your provided payment information to complete the transaction. Unseen may also save your name, address, phone number, and email to follow up with a thank you letter, receipt for tax purposes, and ongoing communications for future donations. If you are an existing donor of Unseen (for example, if you have donated to us previously), we may use the contact details you provided to send you marketing communications about Unseen. These include, but are not limited to: event invites, campaign information, letters, and appeals (unless you have opted-out).

To Operate, Improve and Maintain our Business, Products and Services
We use the personal data you provide to us to operate our business. For example, when you donate online, we use that information for accounting, audits and other internal functions. When you apply for partnership, freelancing, interning or volunteering, we may use personal data about how you use our products and services to enhance your experience with Unseen and to help us diagnose technical and service problems and administer our Sites.

To Protect Our and Others' Rights, Property or Safety
We may also use your personal data about how you use our Sites to prevent or detect fraud, abuse, illegal use, violations of our Terms of Use, and to comply with court orders, governmental requests, or applicable law.

For General Research and Analysis Purposes
We use data about how our visitors use our Sites to understand viewer behavior or preferences. For example, we may use information about how visitors to our Sites search for and find information to better understand the best ways to organize and present the work that we do. We collect aggregate use information such as the number of hits per page, for internal and marketing use only; we do not provide your personal identifying information to the public.

Other Purposes
We may also use your personal data in other ways and will provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent where necessary.

SHARING of Your Personal Data

Unseen’s Sharing

Unseen shares your personal data with:
- Third party service providers processing personal data on Unseen’s behalf. For example to process credit cards and payments, distribute emails, research and analysis, as well as administer certain marketing services and features. When using third party service providers we enter into agreements that require them to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data. (We would never sell your personal information).

- Other third parties to the extent necessary to: (i) comply with a government request, a court order or applicable law; (ii) defend ourselves against third party claims; and (iii) assist in fraud prevention or investigation (e.g. counterfeiting).

- To any other third party where you have provided your consent.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, under no circumstances shall Unseen, its officers, directors, employees, or affiliated organizations be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, such as, but not limited to, loss of revenue, loss of anticipated profits, goodwill, diminution of value, business interruption costs, or any other intangible losses arising out of damage from any security breach or any other security intrusion.

MANAGEMENT of Your Personal Data

Retention of your Personal Data

Your personal information will be retained for as long as is necessary to carry out the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy (unless a longer retention period is required by applicable law). For personal data related to any applications, we retain this to keep ongoing communications with the partner, freelancer, intern, or volunteer as necessary.

YOUR RIGHTS Relating to Your Personal Data

You have the right to request: (i) access to your personal data; (ii) an electronic copy of your personal data (portability); (iii) correction of your personal data if it is incomplete or inaccurate; or (iv) deletion or restriction of your personal data in certain circumstances provided by applicable law. These rights are not absolute. Where we have obtained your consent for the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you would like to request a copy of your personal data or exercise any of your other rights, please contact info@weareunseen.org.

Opting Out of Direct Marketing
You can opt-out of receiving Unseen’s marketing communications by emailing info@weareunseen.org and specifying your request. You can also opt-out by modifying your email subscriptions by clicking on the unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can contact us on our website by clicking here.

CHANGES to Our Privacy Policy

Applicable law and our practices change over time. If we decide to update our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on our Sites. If we materially change the way in which we process your personal data, we will provide you with prior notice, or where legally required, and request your consent prior to implementing such changes. We strongly encourage you to read our Privacy Policy and keep yourself informed of our practices.

QUESTIONS and Feedback

We welcome questions, comments, and concerns about our Privacy Policy and privacy practices.

If you wish to provide feedback or if you have questions or concerns or wish to exercise your rights related to your personal data, please contact us at info@weareunseen.org or click here.

If you contact us with a privacy complaint it will be assessed with the aim of resolving the issue in a timely and effective manner.

IRS Tax Form: 990

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