ReAllocate operates this website as a service to our users, including people connected to social impact projects and people who want to use their skills, knowledge, and resources to provide expert assistance to such projects.
Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized experience so you can access the information and resources that are most relevant and helpful to you. There are many ways you can use our services, including creating an account, searching for and sharing information, communicating with other people, creating new content, and collaborating on projects. When you share information with us, we can enhance our services to help you better connect with other people, or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
Information We Collect
Non-Personal Information. Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. RAllocate may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our websites.
Aggregate Information. ReAllocate may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Log Files. Every time you request or download a file from the web site, ReAllocate may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. ReAllocate may use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other purposes related to our mission.
Web Beacons. ReAllocate’s web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and selected partners’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website or those of our partners. ReAllocate does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal Information. Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. ReAllocate uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of ReAllocate’s web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Members’ Web Pages. Information you provide when creating a ReAllocate account is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of ReAllocate’s individual members and partners. Your contact information may be provided to other members on a secure website to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among ReAllocate’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using your contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. ReAllocate members may be automatically added to ReAllocate’s mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to ReAllocate’s members. By providing us with your personal information, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How We Use Information
ReAllocate may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about ReAllocate’s website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
ReAllocate may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of ReAllocate’s members and their collaboration on Reallocate supported projects. When accessing ReAllocate members’ web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by ReAllocate in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you donate to ReAllocate. Such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to ReAllocate may provide support for our financial activities. ReAllocate may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
Information We Share
In keeping with our open process, ReAllocate may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of our hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to ReAllocate’s website anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
If you are a registered member of ReAllocate’s website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. ReAllocate member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, organizational affiliation, and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other ReAllocate members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply may also be associated in ReAllocate’s publicly accessible records with Reallocate’s various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of ReAllocate’s e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by ReAllocate, please do not visit our website or apply for membership of any of our web pages or email lists.
Access to and Accuracy of Member Information
ReAllocate is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of ReAllocate’s web site may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
ReAllocate makes every effort to protect personal the information of users of the web site. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, organizational affiliation, and email address will be visible to other ReAllocate members and to the public. ReAllocate assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when using or accessing this website and providing personal information.
From time to time ReAllocate may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.