PRIVACY POLICY

 Sipping PositiviTEA is committed to your privacy. Read our user Privacy Policy for a clear explanation of how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. Learn how to review any information that may be associated with you.

This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) describes how Sippingpositivitea.org (“we,” “us,” “our”) collects, uses, shares, and discloses the personal information you provide and your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of your personal information when you:

a) Visit our websites, such as sippingpositivitea.org (our “Site”); 

b) Access, use, subscribe, join, or engage in our online platform or related services offered by us, or contribute by shopping and donating to us (collectively, the “Services”); or 

c) Interact with us in any way, including registering for, attending, or otherwise partaking in our events, virtual meetups, or surveys (collectively, “Marketing Activities”).

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The information we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and your choices, including your privacy settings, the products and features you use, your location, and applicable law. In some cases, we receive information directly from you, such as your name and email address, when you subscribe, donate, or shop in our store. In other cases, we receive information through your use of our Services, such as information collected through cookies when you browse our Sites.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE DIRECTLY TO US

We collect the following information when you use our Sites and Services:

  • Contact information – We collect your contact information when you use our Services. For example, when you join our discussion forums, we collect your name and email address. 

  • Account information – We collect information about you and your profile (e.g., username, user ID, password, and date of profile creation). 

  • Financial information – If you choose to contribute or donate to us, we collect your financial information to process your contributions (e.g., credit card information, donation amount, and billing address).

  • Marketing information – When you engage with our Marketing Activities, we collect information provided by you, including through form submissions and email communications.. We also collect the information you provide to us when you interact with us virtually or in person at events or contact one of our giving representatives by phone or email (e.g., the nature of your communication, of your communication, your contact preferences, and any information you choose to provide to us when completing any “free text” boxes in our forms).

  • Social media information – We use social media features, such as the Facebook “Share” button and other sharing widgets (“Social Media Features”), and these Social Media Features collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features are hosted by a third party. Your interactions with these Social Media Features are governed by the privacy policies of the third party providing them. 

  • Any information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you respond to our emails or report an issue with our Sites (e.g., contents of a message or attachments that you send to us).

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM THIRD PARTIES

We receive information about users from third parties that provide services or support our business operations, such as payment processors. We limit our use of your personal information to the purposes described in this Notice. Personal information we receive from third parties includes:

  • Contact information, such as name and email address.

  • Financial information, such as billing address and contribution amount.

  • Social Media information related to our Marketing Activities, such as URLs, profile pictures, and profile ID.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

 

When you use or interact with the Sites and Services, we automatically collect or receive certain information about your device and usage of our Sites and Services. This information includes:  

  • Usage information – We collect information about your usage and behavior on our Sites and Services. This information includes browser type and settings, usage details (e.g., timestamps, frequency, and use pattern), language preferences, and device event information (e.g., system activity and hardware settings, application version, and amount of time spent on our Sites), information about how you interact with our Services, Marketing Activities and Sites, (e.g., clicks, scrolls, mouseovers, internal links, pages viewed, searches, page response times, download errors, and date/time stamps associated with your usage), request information (e.g., speed, frequency), the site from which you linked to us (“referring page”), and the name of the website you choose to visit immediately after ours (“exit page”), and information about other websites you have recently visited and the web browser used. 

  • Device information – We collect information about your device automatically when you use our Sites and Services. This information includes device characteristics, location, device type, mobile network, system configuration information, model, model number, push notification tokens, unique device identifiers (e.g., your username and password), internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), and operating system. "IP addresses" are the equivalent of internet "mailing addresses." They tell other computers on the Internet where to send the information you have requested, such as new web pages or images. 

  • Anonymized Statistical information – We collect anonymized statistical information about devices used to access our Services or other aggregated, de-identified information about how you use our Sites and Services to inform our Marketing Activities and content creation, such as improving our article recommendation generator. 

COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Our partners and we use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer our Sites and Services, track users' movements around the Sites and Services, and gather demographic information about our users.