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Privacy & Security

Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Policy Statement


March 2011

I. Overview



Your privacy is important to you and to us. We recognize that we must earn

and keep your trust. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal

information we gather when you use the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.'s (PF)

website, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.


Data Collection: Performing a PF search and browsing the public sections of

the site does not require any personally identifying information.


Account information. We ask for and store information about you when you

create an account on the Site, such as your name, email address, and signup

location.  We may use your email address to send you updates, provide

services to you in connection with the Site, and to contact you on behalf of

other users who may ask us to send information about their projects which

received PF funding.


Public content. You can contribute to the Site in a number of different ways

including our forum and for grantees to provide information about their

projects. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in

your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not

responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public



Cookies. We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify

your browser and improve the quality of our service.


II. Transfer of Information


Public Content. If you post content for public view on the Site, we may

distribute such Public Content to a wider audience by sharing it (or

portions of it) with third parties so that they can publish it on their own

websites and media platforms. We may ask them to credit you as the source of

these contributions by including your account name and profile photo.


Information Sharing

We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other

companies or individuals.


At this time we do not take Third party Advertising.


Investigations. We reserve the right to investigate abuses on the Site, and

enforce and apply our Terms of Service and Statement. We may disclose

information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that

such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding

suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and

Statement; (c) comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions

and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial

proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (d) protect our rights,

reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.


III. Managing Your Information

We provide a number of tools to manage the use of your information on the



IV. Links

The Site may contain links to third party websites with which we have no

affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal

information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their

privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such

third party websites.


V. Our Policy Towards Children

The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children

under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children

under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal

information without your consent, please contact us at

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that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without

parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the

child's account.


VI. Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal

information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive

it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic

storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use

commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we

cannot guarantee its absolute security.


VII. Dispute Resolution

If you believe that PF has not adhered to this Statement you may write to us

at the following address:


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VIII. Modifications to this Statement

We may revise this Statement from time to time. The most current version of

the Statement will govern our use of your information and will always be

located here. By continuing to access or use the Services after those

changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Statement.


Puffin Foundation, Ltd.


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