Privacy Policy

This Website is operated by 1st Response (“we”).  We have outlined how we use visitor information to address privacy concerns.

We make efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to our website. We do not collect personal identifying information unless it is provided knowingly and purposefully. We do not require visitors to register to use any aspect of our website. We will only gather identifiable information like name, address and more when it is submitted voluntarily, such as during a donation. This personal information may also be available to third parties who are involved with operating and maintaining this website. We make efforts to require all third parties involved to hold this information in confidence. While we only work with companies we believe are trustworthy, we do not own these companies and cannot guarantee their actions.

Our web server recognizes the domain name of all visitors and tells us which domain you visited us from. We will only use this information to improve our content and diagnose server problems. This information is not shared with anyone for commercial reasons.

Controlling How Information is Used

Opting Out
If you provide us with your email address or physical address we may periodically send you information about programs we offer. If you do not wish to receive these mailings in the future, let us know by sending a request through email. Please check our Contact Us page for more information.

We never trade, sell or rent your email address to third parties, although we may share it with other organizations unless you decide to opt out. Please send us a request through email if you do not wish for your address and name to be shared.

Exceptions
There are exceptions to the opt out rule. We may disclose your information when compelled by the authorities or the law. We may also disclose it in cases we believe it will help to bring legal action against or identify someone who may be interfering with our property, rights, website users or others.

Credit Card Information
We do our best to protect your credit card information when provided. Our donation website uses security features to protect against misuse of any personal information under our control. We also work to ensure information is collected and transmitted securely through SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. This is the standard protocol to protect personal information online and makes it difficult for anyone to intercept your data.

Cookies
Visitors to our website should understand that non-personal data may be transmitted to our website automatically through cookies. These cookies are tiny text files websites use to improve visitor experience and recognize repeat visitors. They may also be used to make access to the website easier and track usage behavior on our website.

Cookies are not programs and cause no damage to a visitor’s computer system or files. Visitors who do not wish for information to be collected with cookies may disable this feature in their browser.

Linking to Other Websites
If you follow a link to an outside website understand that our Privacy Policy only applies to our own website, not third parties. When you click to another website you will need to read their policy as well to understand how they will use your information.

Revisions to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to periodically update and revise this Privacy Policy with no notice. We recommend all visitors regularly check for updates to this policy to stay informed about how we use information.