Policies, Terms and Conditions of Use

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Island Creek Oysters Foundation (ICOF) is dedicated to keeping your information safe, secure, and private. We only collect what information we need and that’s where it ends. Below please find answers to a few FAQ’s concerning privacy.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When you visit our site, we collect some non-identifying basic information. This includes total number of visitors, pages viewed, and other non-identifying information. We use this aggregate information to improve our site and to make your experience on our website as smooth as possible.

Donations and purchases made on-line to us are secure. When you make a donation on-line, we ask for your name, address, daytime phone, e-mail address, and credit card information. We use your information to process your donation(s) and to verify credit card data. We use your mailing address to send your tax-deductible receipt(s) and to keep you informed about what we are doing in different parts of the world through our publications. We may also use contact information you provide in connection with honor cards to communicate with certain honorees for marketing, educational, informational, and other purposes.

ICOF maintains a written policy to discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to ICOF, its fundraiser or other agents.

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child without the consent of the child’s parent(s). Children under the age of 13 should obtain parental consent before ordering from our site.

Do we share your information?

We do not share your personal information with any third parties, other than our professional service-providers. It is our policy not to sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone. We reserve the right to change our policy at any time. If we choose to change our policy, you will be given the option to remove your name from our database.

We may disclose to third parties aggregate statistics regarding donations but these statistics do not include any personally identifying information. The information given includes: total number of donors, total amount of donations for specific periods of time, and referring websites. Aggregate information of this kind is used to encourage fundraising partnerships.

We use a third-party financial institution to process our credit card transactions. They receive the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment.

How do we provide a secure environment for on-line transactions?

Our on-line order processing system allows you to make safe donations and purchases. We use the latest encryption technology, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to insure that no one can read your information as it travels to our ordering system.

Our on-line credit card verification system is handled by a third party, which collects your name, address, phone, credit card number and expiration date in order to process your transaction. Their encryption technology offers the highest level of security available on the Internet today. They have state-of-the-art firewalls and other security technology in place to insure the confidentiality of your transactions.

How do you contact us regarding your information?

You can send anonymous donations simply by sending a money order to us at the address found at the bottom of this privacy statement. If you do not give your name and address we will be unable to send you a tax-deductible receipt.

If you wish to remain anonymous but want to donate on-line and have a tax deductible receipt, please donate to us through an on-line charity site such as http://www1.networkforgood.org/

If you prefer not to receive any mail or e-mail correspondence from us, please send your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address to remove@islandcreekfoundation.org

Island Creek Oysters Foundation
PO Box 348
Duxbury, MA 02331