Privacy Policy


It is the commitment of the Partnership for Public Service (“the Partnership”) to respect the privacy of visitors to our website (“Site”). The Partnership has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site located at the URL https://ourpublicservice.org.

TIn order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy in its entirety. The Partnership reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of;

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  2. Who collects such information;
  3. How such information is used;
  4. With whom your information may be shared;
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the Partnership by sending an email to mail@ourpublicservice.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in the subject line.


What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration and application forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests, and similar information. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Google Analytics

The Partnership for Public Service uses “Google Analytics” to analyze how visitors use our Site. We use this information to monitor Site operation and to generate usage statistics to improve user experience. Google Analytics tracks non-personally identifiable user information such as Internet protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, number of times user visits the Site, website(s) which referred the user, and demographic data. Google Analytics is prohibited from selling or sharing this data with third parties or using it for its own marketing purposes. Please reference Google Analytics Terms of Use and Google Privacy Policy for full list of restrictions. You may opt out of having Google Analytics track your site usage by disabling cookies on your browser.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to the Partnership is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Partnership collects and maintains the following donor information for both internal record keeping purposes and to maintain compliance with federal regulations:

  1. Contact Information: name, address, phone number, email address
  2. Giving Information: dollar amount of gift, gift type (one-time or reoccurring; online or check), whether the gift is an honor or memorial gift
  3. Information on events to which the donor is invited
  4. Publications received
  5. Any additional information provided by the donor in the form of comments and/or suggestions

The Partnership does not trade, share or sell donors’ addresses or other personal information with any third party for any reason. Your credit card is processed using a secure online payment system. The Partnership does not retain card information. If you donate and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from the Partnership.

If you have any questions about our Donor Privacy Policy or wish to opt out of receiving updates and communications from the Partnership, please send an email to Christine Carroll, Vice President, Development at ccarroll@ourpublicservice.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in the subject line.

Other Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Partnership has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may be different than ours.

User Consent

By using our Site, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Contacting the Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Partnership for Public Service
1100 New York Ave NW
Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 292-1009
You can also send an email to mail@ourpublicservice.org or use the Contact Us form.