Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Privacy is of great concern to Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA). We try to extend to our Web site visitors the same level of privacy that we demand from other Web sites.

We will not sell, trade, exchange or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any other company or organization not directly affiliated with SOMA.

Traffic Analysis

SOMA uses software programs to analyze traffic to this Web site. These programs collect aggregate data, not personal information.

Email

SOMA may offer visitors the ability to sign up for e-mail newsletters and announcements. We will never sell your e-mail address or share it with anyone else not directly affiliated with the SOMA.

Cookies

SOMA uses cookies on this Web site, but only in relation to log analysis, forms completion, and to aid in your ease of use. We do not track individual users.

Forms

Inquiry forms, such as information requests, or site registration, collect information that is securely stored and that will only be used to direct you to the resources you seek. This may include follow up by one of our associates to answer questions you may have.

Links To Other Sites

The SOMA Web site contains links to other Web sites & Internet resources. SOMA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites & Internet resources.

Charity Navigator

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTS MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Special Olympics Massachusetts may use your information to: complete your donations; contact you about our on-going work; discuss employment opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to support our mission; fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; conduct research about Special Olympics Massachusetts programs, services and Network; help offer you other programs or services that may be of interest. We may also share your information with other Special Olympics Accredited Programs so that we may provide any requested services or information at the local level. For example, if you are requesting a calendar of events in your area, we may share your e-mail information with the local Special Olympics Accredited Program so that it can provide you with that information. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs. Special Olympics may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal addresses with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, Special Olympics will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.

We occasionally exchange our donor name and address list with other reputable nonprofit organizations to keep our costs down. If shared, the other nonprofit organization is only permitted to use such information for a one-time mailing and cannot use it for telemarketing purposes. You can opt out of this exchange at any time by contacting us at DonorServices@SpecialOlympics.org and providing your complete name and address.

EXCEPTIONS: Special Olympics reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:

1. Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. Special Olympics uses third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services. If you choose to make a donation on-line, by phone, through the mail or by other means we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. While we believe these other companies will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.

2. Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, or charitable services, or if we have reason to believe that one of the Special Olympics website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.

Questions & Concerns

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to info@specialolympicsma.org.