Who We Are
Safer Society Foundation, Inc. is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. We address sexual abuse as a public health issue, and work to create ways in which all stakeholders can collaborate to arrive at solutions which provide us all with safer communities. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Our federal tax identification number (TIN) is 03-0347466, and our federal tax records (IRS Form 990’s) are available at www.guidestar.org or upon request. Safer Society Foundation, Inc. owns and operates the safersociety.org web site (“safersociety.org” or the “Site”). Safer Society Press is a wholly-owned program of Safer Society Foundation, Inc. The Foundation also operates a free, nationwide referral service to specialized sex offender treatment.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Privacy at safersociety.org
Browsing at safersociety.org
Safer Society gathers and pools, or aggregates, certain usage information about the Site, such as the number and frequency of visitors to safersociety.org, length of stay, and other anonymous data. This data helps us determine usage levels on different parts of safersociety.org, and to conduct other internal research. We may disclose this kind of information in an aggregate form only, without any personally identifiable information, to sponsors, supporters, and other third parties. As stated above, for these uses, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.
Certain pages on safersociety.org such as referral requests, newsletter or other update requests, and shopping cart pages may request that you provide some personally identifiable information to us, such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, or credit card number. We may ask for such information in order to fulfill your referral request, to enable you to purchase merchandise, or to enable you to receive periodic information from Safer Society. We use third party vendors to handle all our online financial transactions, as discussed in more detail in the section entitled “Financial Information.”
In addition, we may use such information to analyze site usage for safersociety.org, to improve our content, to better understand our user base, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. Finally, we may use your e-mail address to send you updates or newsletters apprising you of recent events and developments relating to Safer Society and its mission.
Newsletter Subscription and Opt-Out Procedures:
Safer Society uses Constant Contact to send newsletters and other e-mail notifications and updates. Constant Contact’s Anti-Spam policy requires permission-based e-mail; therefore, you need to affirmatively state that you wish to receive our newsletters or be notified of Safer Society updates, such as new Safer Society Press books. You may, at any time, opt-out or change your preferences or profile using the link in your newsletter or by using this form. If you believe you have received an unsolicited e-mail from Safer Society, please report it using this form.
We work with vendors to handle all our online financial transactions, including online sales. Credit card and bank detail information that you provide is not retained on our web servers.
To ensure the maximum level of security is applied to your data, data transmitted from the Site is encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). In addition, we work only with vendors who ensure that all financial transmissions over the internet to and from their sites use SSL. None of these vendors will use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than as authorized by you at the Site or their sites.
The following are vendors we currently work with. This list is subject to change without notice:
Our online store operates through PDG shopping cart software. All financial information collected to process a store purchase is transmitted securely to our payment processing service, QuickBooks Merchant Services. Financial information is used solely for the purpose of that transaction.
Surveys and Questionnaires
Occasionally we may invite you to fill in questionnaires or surveys while you are online at the Site. The data collected by the questionnaire or survey will only be used for the purpose stated on the form, and for no other purpose. You may also be given the opportunity to add your address details to our databases so we can contact you in the future
Safer Society invites you to submit anonymous online comments and feedback through different forms on the Site. By submitting such information, you hereby grant permission to Safer Society to use these comments on the Site or in other Safer Society materials. We may, for instance, provide compilations of your comments to individuals participating in our efforts or make comments to the press and public online. No personally identifiable information about you will be disclosed because the comment was submitted anonymously.
You may sometimes have the option of providing personally identifiable information along with your comment. If you choose to provide such personally identifiable information, none of your personally identifiable information will be included with comments without your express consent.
Who We Share Information With
If you purchase a Stop It Now! Guidebook (WP071, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse; WP075, Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children; WP087, Algo estaba pasando en mi propio hogar, y you no me habia dado cuenta antes; or WP110, Let’s Talk) your contact information (name, address, and phone number) will be shared with Stop It Now per our distribution agreement with Stop It Now. We do not sell, rent, or lend any information about our users or donors to any other organization.
We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services, and therefore, may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as web site hosting and data analysis. These companies and individuals will only have access to the personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for any other purpose.
Access to Your Information
You may request a copy of any personally identifiable information that Safer Society has about you. Please contact our Web Manager using this form or write to the Web Manager, Safer Society Foundation, P.O. Box 340, Brandon, VT 05733. Safer Society does not charge for supplying this information and will reply within 40 days of receipt of your request. It will help us locate your records more easily if you can tell us something about the nature of your contact with Safer Society.
Safersociety.org includes links to other web sites, not owned or managed by Safer Society Foundation. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by web sites not managed by Safer Society Foundation.
Limits on Security on the Internet
We employ different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized users inside and outside of Safer Society Foundation, including standard encryption practices. Your should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist anywhere on the Internet.
ALTHOUGH WE BELIEVE WE TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION, WE CANNOT ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR YOUR E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH SAFER SOCIETY FOUNDATION WILL NEVER BE DISCLOSED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY, AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SUFFICIENCY OF OUR SECURITY MEASURES.
Always be careful and responsible regarding your personally identifiable information. We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by other of any information that you provide or divulge to others, purposefully or inadvertently, including your e-mail address and password to use certain features of the Site. For more information from the U.S. government on how to keep your computer safe, please go to http://www.onguardonling.gov/.
Disclaimer for Law Enforcement Purposes
Changes to the Policy
Safer Society Foundation
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733