Sun Transit Foundation understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of Sun Transit Foundation and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies to websites owned and operated by Sun Transit Foundation that are intended for use by consumers (non-professionals) for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes, including SunTransitFoundation.com. We refer to the Sun Transit Foundation, along with the information and services made available to you through the Sun Transit Foundation Sites, as the “Services.”

If you do not want us to collect, use or disclose information about you and your use of the Services as described in this Privacy Policy, then you should not use the Services. By using the Services, you must agree to the Sun Transit Foundation Terms of Use, which is the contract between us and users of the Services.  By accepting the Sun Transit Foundation Terms of Use, you confirm that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy and you acknowledge that we will store, use and otherwise process your information in the United States where we are located.

References to “Sun Transit Foundation,” “we” or “us” mean Sun Transit Foundation Inc, including any company that Sun Transit Foundation Inc controls (for example, a subsidiary that Sun Transit Foundation Inc owns). Sun Transit Foundation may share information among its subsidiaries or websites that it owns or controls, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy. Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, Sun Transit Foundation Inc is the data controller responsible for the processing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

While you may use most of the Services without registering, certain Services do require that you register with Sun Transit Foundation for them to function properly. If you choose to register or update an existing account with Sun Transit Foundation or access certain Services, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, email address and date of birth, and a username and password to access your Sun Transit Foundation account. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information that you submit to Sun Transit Foundation.

Email Newsletters

At registration and at various times as you use the Sun Transit Foundation Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from Sun Transit Foundation and/or directly from third parties. From time to time Sun Transit Foundation may offer users of third party websites to the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletters through those websites. If you elect to subscribe to one of our newsletters on a third party website, the operator of that website will provide us with the personal information you have provided in connection with the subscription request, which we may use in accordance with this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to Sun Transit Foundation. If you later decide you no longer want to receive email updates, you can unsubscribe.

Email a Friend

If you use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about a feature on a Sun Transit Foundation Site or a newsletter, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the “from” email address. Sun Transit Foundation does not use your friend’s email information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the requested email to your friend.

If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please use the Contact Us link provided at the bottom of every page of the Sun Transit Foundation Sites.

Market Research

From time to time, Sun Transit Foundation may conduct online research surveys on behalf of itself and third parties through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may require you to provide your location, age and if there’s a sweepstakes associated with the market research survey, your name and contact information for purposes of sweepstakes administration. The information you submit in a survey may be used by Sun Transit Foundation for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. The personal information you provide in connection with a sweepstakes entry will be used for the sole purpose of administering the sweepstakes and as required by applicable law. We will not knowingly invite individuals who are under the age of 13 to participate in market research surveys. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of Sun Transit Foundation will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Emails You Send to Sun Transit Foundation

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to Sun Transit Foundation by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to Sun Transit Foundation.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our partners use cookies to collect information about your use of the Services. “Cookies” are small data files assigned to your browser when you visit a Sun Transit Foundation Site which enable recognition of your browser and collect and store information about your use of the Services, as described above. In addition to cookies, we and our partners use other tracking technologies that collect information about your use of the Services, including mobile identifiers and “web beacons” which are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) embedded in a web page or email typically used to monitor activity and send relevant information back to a home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party).

Our advertising service partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the Sun Transit Foundation Sites, including content you have viewed. These third parties may use this information to help Sun Transit Foundation deliver advertising on the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and on other third party websites based on your browsing activity on the Sun Transit Foundation Sites. Sun Transit Foundation may further tailor the advertising on the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and these other third party websites based on additional information to the extent known by Sun Transit Foundation or these third parties. Two of the third parties that Sun Transit Foundation works with are Google and Facebook. In addition to using the information it collects performing services for Sun Transit Foundation, Google may also use such information as described in its privacy policy. To see how Google may use information collected through our use of the Google services on the Sun Transit Foundation Sites visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.  While Facebook does not provide any personal information to Sun Transit Foundation, Facebook may use information that it has about you and that it collects performing services for Sun Transit Foundation (which may be associated with personal information that Facebook has about you) as described in its privacy policy available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:

  • to provide, improve and create new Services,
  • to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and Services,
  • to obtain your feedback about the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and Services,
  • to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from Sun Transit Foundation,
  • to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the Sun Transit Foundation Sites are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,
  • to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content including advertising both on and off the Sun Transit Foundation to offer lead generation services,
  • to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users,
  • to identify issues with the Services,
  • to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and
  • to administer your account.

In addition, Sun Transit Foundation may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.

Sun Transit Foundation may combine your personal information and other information collected about your use of the Services, and also supplement with information from external sources for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, information that Sun Transit Foundation collects about you may be combined by Sun Transit Foundation with other information available to Sun Transit Foundation through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the Sun Transit Foundation Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners.

Sun Transit Foundation will not sell your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent.

Companies and Contractors that Work with Sun Transit Foundation

Sun Transit Foundation works with third party companies and contractors that help us provide the Services and to otherwise assist in the operation of the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and Apps, including those that provide services relating to technology, data analysis, research, email management and deployment, sweepstakes and contest administration, advertising and marketing and/or content. Sun Transit Foundation contractors sometimes have limited access to your information in the course of providing products or services to Sun Transit Foundation. We contractually require that our contractors not use or disclose your information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for Sun Transit Foundation.

How Your Information is Secured and Retained

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite Sun Transit Foundation’s efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your personal information is important to us.  When you enter personal information (including personal health information in various Services), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your personal information as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. At any time you can remove your personal information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Sun Transit Foundation from our servers. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for more information on how you can update or remove your personal information. We will also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy and any of our Services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by means of a notice on the Sun Transit Foundation Sites and/or by email to our registered users (sent to the email address specified when you register) prior to the change becoming effective. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you agree to such changes.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the Sun Transit Foundation Sites. Please exit the Sun Transit Foundation Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.