This site is owned and operated by Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment (hereafter known as SGI). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At SGI, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Information SGI Gathers and Tracks
SGI gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that visitors provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, or to make donor contributions in support of our ministries:
- Information SGI gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to visitors’ needs and to better understand the demographics of our website visitors. Under no circumstances does SGI divulge any information about an individual visitor to a third party.
Electronic newsletters policy
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. SGI gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
SGI tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. SGI does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
SGI sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that visitors enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual visitors. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Use of information
SGI uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.
As stated above, we use information that visitors voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. SGI never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
SGI creates aggregate reports on visitor demographics and traffic patterns for sponsors and partners. We don’t track the usage patterns of individual visitors. We will not disclose any information about any individual visitor except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.
Sharing of the information
SGI uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit our visitors’ needs and to better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SGI operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.