Effective as of February 29, 2020
The web site is a general audience site and the Fund or the Site does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PII BY 8BALLJOURNALISTS.ORG
General. When the Site collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting the PII to us in order to participate in activities that may be offered by the Site. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.
In addition, the Site collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Services, track usage, and for security and monitoring purposes.
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that 8BallJournalists.org may place on your computer to identify your Internet browser, store users’ preferences, and to determine whether you have installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the Services.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain Services.
NOTICE: 8BALLJOURNALISTS.ORG WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
When you voluntarily provide PII to the Fund and/or the Site, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses we may make of the information.
CHOICE: 8BALLJOURNALISTS.ORG WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
USE: 8BALLJOURNALISTS.ORG USE OF PII
If you have consented to receive promotional materials from the Site and/or the Fund, we may periodically use your email address to send you notifications related to the Services.
We will not share your PII with third parties without your permission.
We will not share your credit card information with third parties except those the Fund and/or the Site uses to perform tasks (such donation processing) required to complete transactions you make authorize through the Site. The Fund’s Board of Directors and paid staff must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. The Site and/or the Fund may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., donation processing). The Fund and/or the Site may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII.
The Fund and/or the Site may aggregate PII and use it anonymously. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by web beacons, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with the Fund’s affiliates and/or partners.
There may be instances when 8BallJournalists.org may access or disclose any data or content provided by you (including, without limitation, PII and non-PII) without providing you with a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights of the 8 Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists; (ii) to protect the safety and security of users of the Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) or to comply with the law or legal process.
SECURITY: 8BALLJOURNALISTS.ORG PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
The Fund and/or the Site uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, the Fund and/or the Site uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT THE 8 BALL EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
To access your PII, send an e-mail with the word “Privacy” in the subject line to or write to The 8 Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists, PO Box 10186, Burbank, CA 91510 requesting a listing of the PII that is on file that you have provided or that has been obtained from a third party. We will provide you with a list of your PII within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of your request. There may be certain instances when we may not be able to provide the PII, such as when access would violate the privacy of another individual or when access is prohibited by law.
In the event the PII on file is incorrect, you may correct the PII by sending a written request for correction to or write to The 8 Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists, PO Box 10186, Burbank, CA 91510 including (1) all of the incorrect PII, (2) the corrections that you wish to make to your PII, and (3) your signature authorizing such changes. We will then correct the PII in its database and send a written confirmation to you within forty-five (45) business days.