FOVS Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP (also herein referred to as “FOVS”) is concerned about the
protection of the privacy of its online visitors, members and supporters. We believe that online
privacy is important and are committed to implementing reasonable measures to protect and
maintain your privacy. As a matter of policy, we will not sell or rent any of your personal
information to third parties without your explicit consent.
To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information
practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
If you have any questions or comments about the privacy of information that you provide on
our website, please contact us:

Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
P.O. Box 3571
St. Charles IL 60174
[email protected]

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the FOVS website. Our website
will only collect personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide, for example,
by providing donations, making requests, completing forms, or ordering products.
The types of personal information collected on our website may include name, address,
telephone number, and e-mail address. Personal information provided regarding your areas of
interest will allow us to provide materials to meet your particular needs. FOVS may use that
information to provide targeted communications.

The FOVS’s website does collect some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” aggregate
information automatically when pages on our website are requested through a web browser.
This information is used for statistical purposes and to help monitor how visitors navigate our
site, so that we may analyze visitor interest. The information aggregated will not include any
personal information as it relates to a single visitor.
Our website will not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the
age of 13.

Collection of Information by Third Party Sites

Some of our website pages may contain links to other sites whose practices may be different
than those of FOVS. We are not responsible for the information distributed or collected by
these other websites.

One of these sites is PayPal. When you use PayPal to pay dues, make a contribution, or make a
purchase, you will be taken to the PayPal website. PayPal employs its own security methods as
described in it privacy policy:

How the Information is Used

Contact information you provide may be used to send you e-mails, newsletters, or other
communications, if you have subscribed to receive this information or you have not advised us
that you do not wish to receive such communications. Donations or payments using credit card
numbers are currently processed through your PayPal account. FOVS does not see your credit
card information on its website. FOVS will not share your personal information with any
individual, business, government entity or outside parties except: (1) where you request FOVS
to do so; (2) to provide products or services you’ve requested through us; (3) in response to a
validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; or (4) when necessary to establish
or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We have instituted procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information.
These safeguards include firewalls. We treat data as an asset that must be protected. While we
protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only
FOVS officers or committee members needing the information to perform a specific job (for
example, the mailing of newsletters) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a
secure environment.

Promotional Email, Newsletter Policy and Opt-In/Opt-Out Election

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any
time by contacting us via our email address [email protected]:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Policy Changes

Occasional changes or updates may be made to this document as new services or content are
added to the website or to reflect changes in the FOVS’s policies. Visitors to the FOVS’s website
are encouraged to check this document periodically to stay informed of the most current
privacy guidelines. The date of the most recent version is posted at the top of the Privacy Policy

Acceptance of Terms

By using the FOVS’s website, you fully acknowledge and accept the above terms and conditions
in this Privacy Statement.