PRIVACY POLICY

The Franklin Project, Inc., is a Delaware nonprofit nonstock corporation. The Franklin Project is committed to protecting your privacy online.

Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the standards that The Franklin Project will follow with regard to the information it collects when you use franklinproject.us, which is The Franklin Project’s “Website.” When you use the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy you should not use The Franklin Project.

Information You Provide

If you use the Website, we may collect from you certain Personal Information, such as your first name, last name, zip code, and email address in creating your user profile or account. If you create an account with us, we may send system messages pertaining to your account information and other communications to your email.

You may also send to The Franklin Project, or upload or post on The Franklin Project Website, information such as emails, comments, texts, images, videos, and other content (“User-generated Content”).

Our Use of Information 

We will use your Personal Information to provide you with information, enable you to participate in features on the Website, contact you regarding updates about The Franklin Project, provide customer support, and for other purposes described at the point of collection. 

We will not share your Personal Information with our agents, affiliated entities, and partners and service providers. 

We do not use tracking cookies or advertising and analytics technology.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your permission. So, for example, we will not sell your email address or other Personal Information to mass marketers.

If law enforcement or judicial authorities require us to provide them with your Personal Information, we must cooperate with the authorities if their request is supported with the necessary legal documentation.

Other Nonpersonal Information

When you use the Website, we may also collect other nonpersonal information about you. This nonpersonal information may include IP addresses, browser types, access times, location data, and technical information concerning connection to the Website. We may use this information for internal purposes, for example, to improve the Website and analyze usage patterns. 

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals Under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

California law requires certain websites to let you know how they respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there is no current industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signal, we do not respond to DNT signals at this time.

Our Security Procedures

We have implemented security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration. We use industry-standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We are not, however, responsible for any information you share with third parties. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. 

Your Control of Personal Information

You may limit the collection and use of different elements of your Personal Information by not participating in those activities for which we collect Personal Information, as listed above. You may choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information by limiting or discontinuing your use of the Website altogether.

You may request a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you by contacting us at the address below. You may also ask us to correct any personal information or delete all information we hold about you by contacting us at the address below. 

Privacy Protection for Children

If you are under the age of 13, please do not use the Website. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide Personal Information to us through the Website or otherwise. If we later learn that you are under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to remove your Personal Information from our database and restrict your access to the Website. 

Third-Party Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to activities operated by The Franklin Project. Other sites, including those linked to or from our site, may have their own policies that we do not control and are not addressed or controlled by this Privacy Policy. Please note that if you provide any information directly to parties other than The Franklin Project, including sites linked to on the Website, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you disclose to them. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties.

How Long We Hold Data For

We keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is gathered. These periods vary depending on the nature of the information and your interactions with us. 

Changes and Notice

We believe strongly in respecting your privacy. We will update and amend this Privacy Policy if and when it is necessary. Please check back often to read our most updated and amended version. Upon posting the amended version, we will take reasonable measures to notify you of the amended terms, but your continued use of The Franklin Project means that you consent to our updates and amendments.

Legal Basis for Proceeding

Our legal basis for processing your Personal Information for the purposes described above will typically be consent, as you have consented to us using your Personal Information for the purposes discussed here. We may also process your Personal Information to execute a contract with you or to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject. It is also in our legitimate interest to use your Personal Information to operate and improve our services, measure our impact, and to protect our organization. 

Contact Information 

You may contact The Franklin Project through any of the following ways: