We at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (“PPLA”) want this site to be a safe and private
place for users. We will do our part by not requiring you to register or provide any
information at all to use most sections and features of this Web site. In turn, you can do
your part by reading this policy and taking the steps outlined below.
There are certain actions and areas of the site that may require you to provide personal
information; such actions and areas can include:
1. sending an e-mail question
2. making a donation
3. purchasing tickets, or other items or services
information you have provided.
By submitting personal information to us, you agree that PPLA may use the
information, you should be mindful of the terms of these policies, as the type of
information. You should also be sure to reread these privacy policies in their entirety
from time to time, as we will update them as we deem necessary.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
In order to gain access to certain areas of our site or to use certain features, you may
choose to provide personal information. If you do submit information to us, we
will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may
also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other
Planned Parenthood and/or PPLA related activities and/or fundraising campaigns
or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection, and we may share
your information with other like-minded organizations, including other Planned
Parenthood and PPLA entities, for similar purposes.
If you make an online donation to us or purchase tickets, or other items or services,
your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases,
and you will be contacted about other Planned Parenthood activities, news, and/or
We also may provide opportunities for you to submit additional personal
information, such as Website feedback. By submitting this information to us, you give
us permission to receive it, review it, edit it, store it, post it on our Web site, and use it
in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the importance of reproductive health and
rights. To protect your privacy, please do not include any identifying information in your
You should be aware that we may use third-party vendors to provide services on
this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on
this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those
vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our databases, sending e-mail
messages, facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns, or processing credit
card transactions) on our behalf.
the rights, property, and safety of our organization, our clients, or others, or
as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, PPLA will not give or sell
the personal information you provide online. We also reserve the right to share
personal information you provide with legal authorities if it is, in our sole opinion,
necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected fraud,
situations involving threats or potential harm, or as otherwise required by law
(such as by a subpoena, court order, or other legal means).
Financial Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to make an online donation, purchase or other related action, you will
have to provide your credit card billing information. As this information is collected and
transferred over the Internet to our secure server, it is encrypted using Secure Socket
Layer (SSL) technology, the industry standard security technology that is designed
to protect sensitive information. Our donation pages display the Verisign Secure Site
Seal to assure you that our Web site is authentic and that all transactions are secured
by SSL encryption. If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you
provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be
used for any other purposes.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
As is true of most Web sites, we may collect and store some information about your
computer and your visit and store it in log files. This information includes information
such as your computer’s (or your ISP’s) Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your
e-mail address); the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., “verizon.net”
or “Stanford.edu”); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your
computer’s operating system; the Internet address of the Web site, if any, from which
you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent
on the site; and which pages you visited.
We may use this information to formulate statistics, conduct quality assurance
processes or other research or similar proceeses (possibly with the help of outside
experts) that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help
us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use the browser information
to help us design our Web site so that as many people as possible will be able to view
the pages correctly.
Cookies are small text files that are either placed on your computer’s hard drive
(“persistent cookies”) or in your computer’s Random Access Memory (“session
cookies”). We may use both persistent cookies and session cookies for various sections
of our Websites.
Session Cookies: We may use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate
certain sections of our Web site. If you choose to provide personal information by using
an interactive application on our site, such as by joining our e-mail list, or registering
with our activist network, or making an online donation or asking a question, we place
a session cookie on your computer so that you will be recognized as you move around
our Web pages. Unless you opt-in to change these session cookies to persistent
cookies (see “Persistent Cookies” below), the information is only used for the duration
of your browser session. For example, if you join our activist network and then navigate
through different pages of our Web site, the cookie will maintain the information you
entered when you filled out the activist registration page. As you move through the
site, any fields requiring information about you that has already been captured will be
pre-populated. However, once you close your browser window, the session cookie
times out. If you open a new browser window and return to our Web site, your personal
information fields will not be pre-populated.
Persistent Cookies: We may use persistent cookies in some sections of our Website
to provide greater accuracy in our analysis of the information that is automatically
collected about your visit to our site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for
an extended period of time. These cookies do not collect personal information. We do
not link the information collected through these cookies with other personal data that
you provide to us.
In certain circumstances, you may be given the option to turn a session cookie into
a persistent cookie on your computer (e.g., “Would you like us to remember your
password?” messages). If you opt to turn a session cookie into a persistent cookie,
that persistent cookie will remember your personal information (e.g., user name and
password) and will not time out at the end of your browser session. See “Your Help is
Needed” for more information.
Disabling Cookies: Persistent cookies leave a record on your computer that you have
visited our site. However, you have the ability to remove cookies from your computer.
Your Internet browser’s “Help” section will give you information on how to delete
cookies. In addition, there are many Web sites that provide browser- and operating
system-specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you
want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function
properly. If you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may
notice difficulty in browsing some sites after you delete cookies.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons)
We may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons) that help
us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear
gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used
to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on
a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are
about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not link the information
gathered through clear gifs with other personal data that you provide to us.
From time to time, we may run online advertisements on third-party Web sites to attract
visitors to our site or to alert our supporters to special opportunities. Our advertising
which our ads appear, which allow the advertising partner to track certain information
about user behavior, such as “click-stream data.” Any use of information by an
sure to be familiar with these policies prior to responding to online advertisements.
Information submitted via the Internet, including through a web page or e-mail
is subject to interception or incorrect routing, and the Internet is not a fully
secure communications channel. Please consider this prior to submitting any
information to us via this web site.
Certain sections of this site have heightened security measures in place to protect
the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information you have provided. The security
measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) technology, Verisign certificates, firewalls, and internal policies
to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry
standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of
transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure.
Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your
personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
When you register with or donate to us, or become a member of our supporter
community through this Website, you will have a personal subscription management
page, where you will be able to edit your personal information, as well as review your
messaging, advocacy, and/or donation records. Access to your personal subscription
management page is controlled to protect the privacy of your data — our Web site
requires that you log on with your e-mail address and personal password to access
your personal subscription management page. The log-on process may be automated
if you choose to accept the placement of a persistent cookie on your PC. See “Use of
Cookies” and “Your Help Is Needed” for more information on persistent cookies.
Remember, breaches of security also can occur when users are not vigilant in
actions you can take to help control the security of your personal information.
Your Help Is Needed
Although we do our best to protect your privacy on our sites, we need your help.
You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal
or financial information online.
Although this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and
alteration of the information you have provided, no e-mail or Web transmission is
completely secure against interception. If you are worried because your communication
is very sensitive, do not send it electronically.
If you write to us or send us submissions, if you desire to remain anonymous, you
should not tell us your name, the names of other users, or of your friends. To fully
protect your privacy, you should try to keep out any information that you think may
identify you or others.
Remember that we cannot protect your privacy once you leave our site, such as
yourself, and be careful about the information you submit or share.
You should be aware that in some areas of this site we utilize personalization measures
designed to make your site experience more enjoyable (i.e., personalized links in e-
mail that allow data fields to be pre-populated with certain personal information). We
need your help to protect the information embedded in these links. You should always
keep your e-mail account information secure and not allow others to access your e-mail
In addition, you should only forward our e-mail messages or other Website information
to others through the buttons or links provided within the e-mail or Website. When you
use your e-mail system’s forwarding capabilities, others may be able to take actions in
your name and/or access your personal information.
You may be given the option to turn on a persistent cookie on your computer (see “Use
of Cookies” above). Remember that once you have set a persistent cookie that is linked
to your personal information, anyone can access your personal information by using
In addition to the records left on your computer by cookies, your browser and operating
system contain other records of your Web browsing and other actions (e.g., browser
history). As with cookies, you can find information about how to clear these history
trails in your browser’s “Help” section or through other Web sites that provide detailed
User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PPLA, its directors, officers,
agents and employees, from any claims, expenses, liabilities, or damages that PPLA
may incur arising out of or relating to any breach of any and all of these privacy terms
by any act, error, or omission of user or user’s negligence in the performance of its
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the laws of the state of California, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal
jurisdiction of the courts of the state of California. In the event that any portion of these
terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall
remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the
contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Web site, or the
use of this Web site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action
arose. Moreover, with regard to Legal And Equitable Remedies: notwithstanding
anything in the Arbitration section to the contrary, PPLA shall be entitled to enjoin
a violation or threatened violation by the other party of any provision, to the extent
permissible by law. Moreover, the parties hereto acknowledge that the damages
suffered by PPLA party as a result of any such violation will be difficult to ascertain.
Accordingly, the parties hereto agree that PPLA shall be entitled to specific enforcement
by injunctive relief. These remedies shall not be deemed to be exclusive of any other
remedies available to PPLA to enforce the performance or observation of the covenants
and agreements contained in this Agreement. Additionally, except as set forth in the
Legal and Equitable Remedies section, any dispute, controversy or claim arising out
of or relating to this Web site, or the use of this Web site shall be settled by arbitration in
Los Angeles County, California in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration
Association by a single arbitrator. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding upon
the parties, and judgment upon the award may be entered in any court of competent
jurisdiction in any state of the United States or other country, and application may
be made to such court for a judicial acceptance of the award and an enforcement as
the law of such jurisdiction may require or allow. For purposes of clarity, nothing in
this Paragraph is intended to limit PPLA’s rights and remedies under the Legal and
Equitable Remedies section.
How to Unsubscribe or Contact Us About Your
If you do not want to receive any e-mail from us in the future, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to deactivate your account. Note that your records mayl remain in
Planned Parenthood’s and/or PPLA’s databases, but your log-in and e-mail address will
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your
contact information or provide a change of address, or inform us how you wish your
contact information to be used, please contact us.
Policy Last Updated: January 13, 2012
are continually aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
any time, so please review it frequently.
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