Privacy Policy

Who we are

CHOW shares your concerns about privacy on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, CHOW has provided this notice explaining online and other gathered information practices and how that information is used.  We are committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure that information provided to us is handled in a safe and secure manner. We value your support and are committed to protecting your privacy.

What information do we collect and how we use it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Basic Information

When you visit our site, we collect some non-identifying basic information. This includes the total number of visitors, pages viewed, and other non-identifying information. We use this collective information to improve our site and to make your experience on our website as smooth as possible.

Donations

Donations made online to us are processed through a secure network connection. When you make a donation online, we ask for your name, address, daytime phone, e-mail address, and credit card information. This information is conveyed to CHOW by e-mail from the secure page. We use your credit card number and address to process your donation(s) and to verify credit card data. Your phone number is used to contact you if we need to verify your donation information. We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We do not use your phone number for telephone solicitations.

If you’re not completely comfortable submitting your credit card information online, please contact us and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

You can also mail your donation information to: CHOW 280 E 1st ave #1969 Broomfield, CO 80038

Does CHOW sell or share donor information & names with other organizations?

No. The only mailing list that your name will be added to is our own. We do work with a third-party provider for mailers, but they are for our use only and are not shared with any other organization. From time to time, we may publish donor lists in our annual report and other publications, but do not list addresses or other contact information.

If at any time you wish to have your name removed from our mailing list, or prefer not to have your name included in the publications, please contact us and we will be happy to honor your request. It is the policy of CHOW not to sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone. CHOW does not share your information with telemarketing centers. We do not use telephone marketing to solicit donations.

Can you make an anonymous donation?

Yes. You can send anonymous donations simply by sending a money order to us at the address above. If you do not give your name and address, however, we will be unable to send you a tax-deductible receipt. You may also send us a check or your credit card information and request your name be anonymous and not published.

Can you opt out of mailing list and/or e-communications?

Yes. You may choose not to receive information from us electronically by simply checking the box provided on the website or by contacting CHOW directly. We send e-marketing via a third-party provider and upon receipt of an “opt out” request, your name will be removed from future marketing communications. If you choose to no longer receive physical mailings from us, please contact us. Upon receipt and processing of your request, we will remove your name and address and you will not receive solicitations, event invitations, or other mailed communications. Please note, we make every attempt to immediately remove your name from our mailing list, however, you may receive something after the request has been made due to the advance timing and planning of our direct mail outreach.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Modification of Privacy Policy

CHOW may change this Privacy Policy at any time and will post the changed or amended Privacy Policy to the site. Your continued viewing of or use of this website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.