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Privacy Policy

Updated May 22, 2018

First, we don't sell, rent, or otherwise share your information. Period. We aren’t interested in your personal information and will do our best to protect your privacy. We are much more interested in seeing future generations have their personal life connected with Christ.

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The Pinetops Foundation ("us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.greatopportunity.org (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

1. What This Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers how Pinetops Foundation (“Pinetops,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), treats information that it collects and receives from its website located at www.Pinetops.org, www.GreatOpportunity.org any mobile or localized version of the website, and any other Pinetops owned sites (collectively, the “Site(s)”), products, or services that link to this Privacy Policy. It also covers the use of information we may collect through content we make available on third-party sites or platforms.

Our Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, share and protect information about you. By using or accessing the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service and all other policies or notices posted by us on the Site, and you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy, including that your information may be transferred to and stored in the United States.

This Privacy Policy applies to personal data from the European Union and from Switzerland that is collected, used, retained and otherwise processed by Pinetops in the United States.

2. Types of Information We Collect

We collect the following types of information:

· Your first and last name, email, organization, or other information that, alone or in combination can be used to identify you that (“Personal Information”) you provide when you fill out a form on the Site;

· Usage, viewing and technical data automatically collected from your computer or device through cookies and other technologies such as your device identifier or IP address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data;

· Information we collect when you interact with our content on the Site or on third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites. This may include information such as “Likes”, profile information gathered from social networking sites or the fact that you viewed or interacted with our content.

3. How We Collect Information

We and third-party service providers that provide functionality to the Services, may collect information about you in the following ways:

· When you request information from us, fill out a form, or otherwise interact with us through the Site;

· When you contact us separately, such as by email

· Automatically through technology such as cookies or other tracking/recording tools, including when you click on a link to visit the Site, interact with our content on the Site or on third-party sites or platforms, or open the emails we send. By using the Site or interacting with our content, you agree that we and our service providers may set cookies on your computer or device and use other tracking technologies described above.

4. How We Use the Information We Collect

We use your information in the following ways:

· To provide, maintain and improve the Site or enhance your experience as a user visiting the Site

· To control unauthorized use or abuse of the Site and our products and services, or otherwise detect, investigate or prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal;

· To analyze trends, administer or optimize the Site, monitor usage or traffic patterns (including to track users’ movements around the Site) and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole;

· To allow us to better service you in responding to any information

· To communicate directly with you, including sending you emails or communicating other information (e.g. grant requests or grant summary impact) You may opt out of any communications at any time.

· In the manner described to you at the time of collection or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or as authorized or required by applicable laws.

5. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Pinetops may share information, including Personal Information in the following circumstances:

· We may share your personal information with third-party service providers to permit such parties to provide services that help us with our activities, which may include assisting us with communications, or providing, maintaining and improving the features and functionality of the Site, among other things. For example, we may provide personal information to our service providers for direct emailing or notifications. We take reasonable steps to require that these third parties agree to process such information in accordance with our instructions and appropriate security protections. In addition, these third parties are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide services to us or as required by law;

· We may share your personal information when we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, including lawful requests by public authorities, for example to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, (b) enforce our Terms of Service or other applicable policies or agreements governing your use of the Site, including investigation of potential violations thereof, or (c) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Pinetops, or the public as required or permitted by law;

· We may share your personal information with third parties (including our service providers and government entities) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;

6. Children’s Information

This Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13 nor does Pinetops knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we confirm that we have collected Personal Information from someone under the age of 13, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at contact@pinetops.org or mailing address provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

7. Explanation of Cookies and Other Technologies

This section provides more information about some of those technologies used on our Site and how they work.

Cookies . A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies may be used for various purposes, such as to confirm that users are logged in. Pinetops uses cookies for validating authenticated users and tracking a user’s application session information in order to improve user experience, as well as prevent any unauthorized access and to maintain security.

8. Third Party Sites

Third Party Sites . The Site may also contain links to third party websites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Pinetops. Even if the third party is affiliated with us through a business partnership or otherwise, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. If you submit personal information to any of those third party sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of such websites to determine how they handle any information they separately collect from you. Please be aware that we do not warn you when you have chosen to click through to another website or property when using the Site.

9. Your Controls and Choices

Opt-Outs . We may provide you with the opportunity to “opt-out” of (i) disclosing your personal information to third parties, except to a third party that is acting as an agent to perform tasks on our behalf and under our instructions as described in the “Sharing Your Information with Third Parties” paragraph above; (ii) using your personal information for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose for which it was originally collected or that you authorized. If you decide to opt out, we may not be able to provide certain features of the Site to you.

Communication Preferences. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included on such communications or on the Site.

Blocking Cookies . You can remove or block certain cookies using the settings in your browser but the Site may cease to function properly if you do so.

10. Accessing and Updating Personal Information

You have the right to know what personal information about you is held in Pinetops databases and to ensure that such personal information is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which Pinetops collected it. You may review your personal information stored in our databases and request to correct, erase, or block any data that is incorrect or processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles, as permitted by applicable law and Pinetops policies. If you would like to request access to, or correction of, your personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details in the section titled “Contact Us”. We will respond to all such requests within thirty (30) days and will provide you with access to the information we hold about you, including for the purpose of correcting or updating that information, unless a legal exemption from providing such access applies. If we refuse to provide you with access to, or correct, the information, we will notify you of our reasons for the refusal to the extent required and how you may complain about the refusal.

We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive and vexatious, require disproportionate technical effort (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. However, we will not charge you for the making of the request or to correct or update your personal information.

Please note that if you cease using the Site or we terminate your access to the Site in accordance with our Terms of Service, you may no longer have the ability to access or update your personal information.

11. Confidentiality, Storage and Security

We use physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. We hold your personal information in a combination of hard copy and electronic files for the period necessary to support the Site, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or otherwise fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. Even after you request your delete your information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. We do not always remove or delete all of your information for a number of reasons including due to technical and systems constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.

The Site is not meant for the processing of sensitive personal information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as information related to racial or ethnic origin, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise, as Pinetops has no intentions of processing such sensitive personal information. The security of your personal information is important to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, method of electronic storage or other security methods are one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee the security of the information you provide.

If Pinetops learns of a security breach that may affect your data, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues related to your use of the Site. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

12. Terms of Service, Notices and Revisions

Please also see our Terms of Service, which describe the restrictions, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of the Site.

We reserve the right to revise, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy practices. Unless stated otherwise in a separate agreement or privacy statement, this Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. We may also issue specific information collection and/or privacy notices from time-to-time relating to particular products or services.

13. Notice to California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request that Pinetops not share their personal data with third parties for such parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy” in the subject line to contact@pinetops.org or write to us at the address listed below. Please note that even if you do choose to opt out, we may still share your personally identifiable information with third-parties for purposes other than direct marketing, such as for completing a requested transaction or any other non-direct marketing purposes permitted under this Privacy Policy.

14. Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or to make any request described above, please feel free to contact us by email at contact@pinetops.org or by mail directed to:

Privacy Request
Pinetops Foundation
815 1st Avenue #363
Seattle, WA 98104