Last Updated: October 23, 2023
Users can visit our website without revealing any personal information. If someone provides personal information on our website for correspondence, request processing, or event registration, we will let them know how we will use such information.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
GSS collects personal information voluntarily, which may encompass details such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, donation-related information, and membership specifics.
GSS may also collect non-personal information, including browser types, operating systems, IP addresses, and cookies (or similar tracking technologies.)
Certain sections of Good Samaritan Shelter’s website may use “cookies” to store user information. A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser to enhance your visit. A cookie cannot retrieve data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. In general, cookies can securely store a user’s ID and password specific to that website, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a website have been visited, or keep track of selections in a form or shopping cart.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
At GSS, we may utilize your information for various essential purposes, including providing you with requested services and information, delivering updates, newsletters, and mission-related communications, processing donations and membership information, enhancing the functionality of our website and services, and ensuring compliance with our legal obligations, such as those stipulated by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Disclosure of Your Information
GSS may disclose your information under specific circumstances, which include sharing it with service providers crucial for operating our website and delivering services to you, sharing with legal authorities when required by law, and in the case of affiliated organizations, this would only be done with your prior consent. It’s important to note that GSS does not furnish, sell, or rent email addresses to any external parties beyond our organization, ensuring your email privacy.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have specific privacy rights under the CCPA, including:
- Right to Know
You have the right to know the categories of personal information we have collected, the sources from which it was collected, the purposes for which we use your information, and the categories of third parties with whom we share it.
- Right to Access
You can request access to the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
- Right to Deletion
You can request the deletion of your personal information.
- Right to Opt-Out
While nonprofits generally do not sell personal information for profit, we will still respect your choice to opt out of any potential data sales.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights. You will not be denied goods or services, charged different prices, or given lesser quality of service based on your choices regarding your personal information.
California “Shine the Light” Law
If we share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, California’s “Shine the Light” law may apply. California residents have the right to request information about these disclosures.
www.goodsamaritanshelter.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.goodsamaritanshelter.org domain, and Good Samaritan Shelter is not responsible for privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
We use reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
Good Samaritan Shelter operates this website. No material from this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Good Samaritan Shelter.