TERMS OF USAGE 

AGREEMENT


TERMS OF USAGE
Your use of Utopia Connect Foundation’s website and its services, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Usage and Agreement and all of its general provisions including media waivers, disclaimers, and limitation of liability, indemnity and choice of law. We reserve the right to make updates to this terms of usage & agreement and our privacy policy to reflect changes to how we handle and store information as well as to how we strategically choose to do business. We will update this posting any time changes are made and encourage you to re-visit this policy periodically for updates. These updates will also be captured for 30-days under our “News Section and Updates” of the website as due and acceptable communication to our users.
 
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO REPORT SCAMS OR OTHER SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR OR ACTIVITY?
Our goal is to promote safety, wellness, and growth within communities and anything that distracts from it and that you suspect might be happening on this website or falsely pitched as our services should be reported. If you receive an email, letter, newsletter from anyone other than an official Utopia Connect Foundation member or staff asking for either personal information such as your full name, social security number or address; a check, money order, wire transfer, cash or financial information; or representations of program or project offerings that may resemble what is listed and verified by Utopia Connect Foundation, please help us by reporting this as suspicious activity. You can contact us with a detailed notification via: support@ucfound.org
You may also contact the following authorities to report suspicious activities:
  •    Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
  •    Federal Trade Commission-toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-383-4357). Or, you may utilize the FTC Online Complaint Form 
 
I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT SHOULD I REFRAIN FROM HARRASSMENT, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING, SOLICITATION, FOUL LANGUAGE, AND ACTS OF VIOLENCE TOWARDS OTHERS?
You agree to refrain from all acts that can be construed as racist, bullying, harassing, and/or violent towards others. The Utopia Connect Foundation believes in and practices respect and tolerance for all ethnicities, religions, cultural practices, and sexual preferences. We do not discriminate against the impaired or disabled and we hold our users to the same high expectations for continued use of our site. At no time at all should you ever solicit others to give you or someone else money, sex, or other possessions while using the uptopiaconnectfoundation.org website. We give you the liberty to report any such acts to us at: support@ucfound.org and especially when it involves a minor. You may also report suspicious activities to:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
  • Federal Trade Commission-toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-383-4357). Or, you may utilize the FTC Online Complaint Form 
 
WHAT ARE YOUR COMMUNICATION AND SUBSCRIPTION PRACTICES?
By registering with the Utopia Connect Foundation Website, we may request the use of your postal address, email address or home/mobile phone number to send you promotional content via email or SMS. If at any time you do not wish to receive our promotional content, please follow the unsubscribe instructions or “STOP” instructions contained within the communication. We will cease to send you future communication by removing you from our mailing list within 30-days from the date of your request.
 
WHAT ARE YOUR MEDIA PRACTICES AND POLICIES?
UCF will never use non-intellectual property and represent it as its own. If work is being displayed or used on our website we have either: 1. Received written consent or agreement from the owner or artist to use that work or 2. We have purchased that work from the owner for the website’s sole usage. We encourage your connection with us on social media and want you to know that we value your patronage. 
 
WHAT TERMS AND CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO?
You agree to abide by these terms of usage of the utopiaconnectfoundation.org website; and you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. You have full choice in whether you use the utopiaconnectfoundation.org website or not and you have options that you can take should you choose to opt out of our services. 


 

 

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY
UTOPIA CONNECT FOUNDATION

THE UTOPIA CONNECT FOUNDATION, INC.
UTOPIACONNECTFOUNDATION.ORG
P.O. BOX 34089
CHICAGO, IL 60634
 
WE ARE COMMITED TO OUR USER PRIVACY
utopiaconnectfoundation.org is owned and operated in Chicago, Illinois by a non-profit organization, The Utopia Connect Foundation (UCF), herein after known as one and the same.  The Utopia Connect Foundation knows that safety and privacy is of paramount importance and we are committed to taking every precaution to protecting the information that you share with us and thank you for putting your trust in us to honor and respect that privacy. To better protect you and assure you of the steps we have taken to deliver on your privacy expectations, we provide you with this Privacy Policy that explains our practices, but more so, it gives you the choice in determining if our services and approach is right for you. This policy fully explains the way your information is collected and used by The Utopia Connect Foundation, both online and offline. We want you to know that as you visit and use the utopiaconnectfoundation.org website and services; and should you share information with us, you are agreeing to, and accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notification.

 
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION?
We do not share information such as email addresses, phone numbers, with outside parties unless it is for the intended services that you have expressly asked us to carry out on your behalf. In instances when you either request our mailings; use our services; apply for employment or to a project based initiative; make a donation; purchase merchandise; or provide information about a company or person we should know, we will only use that information for the purpose/s intended. We will never sell or disclose your information or information you share about another person with any outside parties unless it is meant to help us to deliver your specific services and we will only do so ethically and securely. We will never rent, sell, or share your information with any outside party for monetary gain or for any other advancements. If UCF were ever to change the way personal information is collected and used, it will take all measures to inform its customers in writing and will be sure to update its website’s “News Section and Updates” for a period of 30-days, emphasizing its new process.
 
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES UCF COLLECT?
You may provide us with personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number and/or credit/debit card information, when you visit our website or make a donation online or offline. All of this information is collected on an individual basis for a select purpose/s and is knowingly disclosed by you. These purposes may include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering merchandise, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website and any other information you give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline. We ask for personal information so that we can meet the service agreement you requested and/or return your message. This information is stored and used in accordance with existing regulations, laws, rules, and other policies instituted by The Utopia Connect Foundation.  You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, if you choose not to provide any of this information, we may not be able to meet your request or complete your order if requested. 
 
HOW DOES UCF HANDLE DATA SECURITY?
Your personal information is only accessed by Utopia Connect Foundation and is NEVER publicly accessible as it is stored on our server (wix.com). This information is accessed only on a "need to know" basis. Additionally, your data such as credit card numbers are considered as sensitive information and are encrypted using SSL and other updated industry standard measures, to ensure additional levels of security. 
 
HOW DO I MAKE PERSONAL UPDATES, VERIFY INFORMATION, OR OPT OUT OF SERVICES?
You can verify the data we have on file for you or make corrections to it by contacting us via email or by clicking this link:  info@ucfound.org
You may opt out of services at any time if you have registered to receive our newsletter or are on our email list. If you change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists. Here is how you can opt out. At the bottom of your email provides you an easy access to unsubscribe-simply follow the directions. In 30-days or less you will stop receiving our newsletter or emails after you unsubscribe our elect to opt out to receive communication from us.
 
DO YOU COLLECT ANONYMOUS INFORMATION?
Yes, anonymous information is collected for visitors, program applicants, and donors to this site. The information collected includes browser type, pages viewed, and date and time.  We do not store IP numbers but temporarily use them to determine domain type. This information is only stored to track the effectiveness of our website and we rely on wix.com for its services in order to fully operate our website. Wix.com also uses third party services and apps to help it customers like us to meet our needs. Please use the following link to read about wix.com privacy policy: http://www.wix.com/about/privacy
 
HOW DOES THIS SITE USE COOKIES?
Cookies are text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. Utopia Connect Foundation utilizes the services of wix.com to identify your browser as you visit pages on our website. We encourage you to use the following link as our full disclosure of the privacy policies that wix.com adheres to: http://www.wix.com/about/privacy
 
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH US?
The Utopia Connect Foundation publishes an e-newsletter that is sent to patrons periodically. It is distributed by email and you may subscribe to or unsubscribe from the email listserv at any time. In addition, we send email notifications and reminders as an alert to the work we are doing within communities or to share the impact we are making. If you apply to a program or to become a part of a project we are hosting, we may also contact you by phone. By subscribing to these services you provide The Utopia Connect Foundation the authorization to contact you via email or by phone and should you elect to discontinue such services, you will unsubscribe. Please follow the unsubscribe instructions or “STOP” instructions contained within the communication. We will cease to send you future communication by removing you from our mailing list within 30-days from the date of your request. You may also request that we cease communication with you by emailing us at: info@ucfound.org
 
DO YOU HOST CONTESTS ON YOUR SITE AND HOW ARE THEY GENERALLY HANDLED?
Periodically, we may host various contests that provide you the opportunity to participate and will require some personal information from you in order to become a contestant. Please note: This is a completely voluntary act and the choice is yours to make. You do not need to disclose any information but by choosing not to provide the necessary required information and per the contest rules, it may determine if you are a valid contestant or disqualify your entry. Information that we will require from you is basic, unless determined and explicitly specified by the contest rules.
 
WHY THE LINKS ON YOUR SITE?
Our website contains links to our emails, other partner web sites, policies we are bound by, or links to other services we provide. Potentially when you click on one of these links you might be entering another website. We entreat you to read the privacy statements of any of the external linked websites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.
 
DO YOU EVER MAKE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT?
Business practices, procedures and conditions may require that we make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Changes, however, will be reflected on this website. All changes made on this website are made in accordance to support our privacy policy and best practices. Therefore, all visitors and donors are considered to be informed of all changes as duly practiced by UCF and are expected to adhere by them
 
WHAT ARE YOUR LEGAL DISCLAIMERS?
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in an ethical manner when we deem that such action is necessary in order to conform to the law or to comply with a legal process or service as offered by The Utopia Connect Foundation.
 
WHAT TO DO IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION OR HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, send us an email that details your concern to: support@ucfound.org

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

The Utopia Connect Foundation Team