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Privacy Policy

At the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, we work hard to protect your privacy.  This privacy policy explains the information practices we use for the protection of your online privacy and any information you choose to share with us, including:

  • The information we collect
  • How we protect your information
  • How we use the information you provide
  • How we handle child privacy
  • Links to other websites
  • How to unsubscribe, opt out, or correct your information
  • How to contact us
  • How we notify you about privacy policy changes
The information we may collect.

 While using our web site, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information.  We do not collect personally identifiable information about you on this site without your knowledge, and all such information is collected directly from you. The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission may periodically ask you to provide personally identifying information such as your name, postal address, email address, credit/debit card information and other information about you.  You are under no obligation to provide us with this information, but without it, we may not be able to provide you with timely information regarding public safety related issues and events.

 

How do we protect your information?

Our web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information in our database.  However, while we make proactive efforts to store information collected in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.??

When you contribute online, the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission uses security protocols to protect sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information and credit card numbers. The privacy of this data is ensured with a keyed symmetric encryption algorithm. While this data is being transferred, it is protected by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) using a 128-bit signed certificate.

 

How do we use the information you provide?

The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission uses the information we collect from you in an effort to engage you as an online activist, including sending you news and information about the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and its strategic initiatives to reduce crime, Operation: Safe Community, accepting contributions, and for other purposes.   We may provide this information to our contractors and successors, but we will not sell, rent, trade, lend or otherwise share your personal information with other organizations for commercial purposes unless you agree otherwise.  Finally, we may disclose personally identifiable information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that release is appropriate to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct.

 

When you contribute money online or sign up for our mailing:
We collect your name, postal address, email address and certain other information, such as your phone number when you contribute money online. If you are not already a member, we will use your email address to send you our monthly newsletter.

 

Data tracking:
Some information other than personally identifiable information may automatically be collected as you browse our site.  In order to consistently improve our online activities, we use cookies, track email open rates and periodically analyze our web traffic.    This information helps us improve the quality of the site and enhance our online promotion efforts.??

We use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so we can evaluate which mailings resonate best with our members. We also evaluate our web site traffic to determine how visitors found our web site and what areas of the web site they use most often.

 

Links to other web sites.
The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission provides links to third party web sites, and other web sites may link to our web site.  The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission does not endorse, nor is it responsible for the content of any third-party web sites. Sites that are linked to our site may have different policies; please review the privacy policy notices on those sites for details.

 

How to unsubscribe, opt out, or correct your information.
If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by completing the opt-out instructions at the bottom of the email.  If at any time you wish to review, update, or correct your information, you can do so by contacting us through any of the methods set forth below.

 

How to contact us?
If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this web site, send email to: info@memphiscrime.org

You can also reach us via US mail at:
Memphis Shelby Crime Commission
600 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38105

 

How we notify you about privacy policy changes.
The effective date of this privacy policy is August 10, 2009.  This privacy policy may be amended by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission at any time by posting such amendments on this site, and your continued use constitutes acceptance of those amendments.