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Collection of Information:
When you interact with us through our Services, we may collect or receive the following types of information: Information You Provide Directly. You may provide information directly to us in several different ways. For example, we collect the information you provide us when you:
This information may include your name and e-mail address, telephone number, address, photograph, credit card information and other information that may identify you (collectively, “Personal Information”).
Information We Collect Automatically. We also may receive and store certain information about you and your computer automatically. Automatically collected information may include:
We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Services, the number of visitors to each page of our Services, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. We also use Google Analytics to better understand user visits to and navigation of the site. We may, from time to time, share this information with certain third parties, as set forth below in the section titled “Sharing of Information.” However, it is important to note that no directly identifiable Personal Information is made available to or shared with third parties as part of this process other than as set forth below in the Sharing of Information section.
We may collect your location information (for example, by using the GPS on your mobile device) to provide certain functionality, if you choose to enable such services. Please note that if you choose to enable location features, other users of our Services may be able to see your location.
Use of Information:
Sharing of Information: OptionB.Org is not in the business of selling your Personal Information. We consider your Personal Information and your other information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Groups and Groups Directory:
OptionB.Org seeks to help our users by connecting them with others who have similar experiences. To this end, OptionB.Org offers a groups directory to help you find people who can support you through the challenge you’re facing. A group is a support community, typically based online, that focuses on a particular topic. Topics range from categories such as Grief & Loss to Raising Resilient Kids. For each topic, OptionB.Org has created one Facebook group and also provides a directory of groups that run on other platforms such as Slack, Google Groups, and other organizations’ websites. The OptionB.Org Community Guidelines applies to all OptionB.Org-created groups. For all other groups, OptionB.Org has asked that group registrants follow the OptionB.Org Community Guidelines or, alternatively, represent that they follow community guidelines at least as protective as the OptionB.Org Community Guidelines. Importantly, while OptionB.Org may moderate the OptionB.Org-created Facebook group for each topic, OptionB.Org will not moderate any other group -- whether or not run on Facebook -- nor does OptionB.Org enforce the OptionB.Org Community Guidelines for non-OptionB.Org-created groups. While OptionB.Org strives to foster a supportive environment, OptionB.Org is not responsible for any content, service, or user experience on OptionB.Org-created groups. As noted in the OptionB.Org Community Guidelines, OptionB.Org groups are intended for peer-to-peer support and not moderated by professionals.
You can visit our Services without providing any Personal Information. If you choose not to provide any Personal Information, you may not be able to use certain Services.
OptionB.Org does not knowingly collect or store Personal Information about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to instruct their children not to provide Personal Information on the Internet without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to OptionB.Org through our Services, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
OptionB.Org is based in the United States, and, regardless of where you use our Services, the information collected as part of that use will be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States. Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using our Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.
Third-Party Functionality and Links to Third-Party Sites:
Integration with Social Networking and Other Services:
Our Services allow you to enable or log in via various online services, including social networking services such as Facebook, and to connect to other platforms such as Slack and Google Groups. Our Services also may enable you to access these Third-Party Services directly or indirectly through our Services. By directly integrating these Third-Party Services, we aim to make your online experiences richer and more personalized. When you add a Third-Party Service account to our Services or log into our Services using your Third-Party Service account, we may collect relevant information necessary to enable our Services to access that Third-Party Service and your data contained within that Third-Party Service. We also may share your information with the operator of that Third-Party Service to facilitate or enhance delivery of that Third-Party Service or other services to you.
OptionB.Org takes appropriate steps to protect the information provided via our Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information or other information to OptionB.Org via e-mail or the Internet.
Your rights: Residents in the EU may have rights over their Personal Information, subject to restrictions in privacy laws, such as a right of access, rectification, restriction, opposition, erasure and portability. If you wish to exercise those rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always access your account information on our website and change it. You can also terminate your account at all times, in which case your Personal Information will be deleted from our records, within a reasonable period of time. You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with dedicated privacy authorities in your country. We store your Personal Information for as long as necessary to perform our agreement with you and to meet our legitimate interests and legal obligations.
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