The term ‘School on Wheels (SOW)’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 303 N. Ventura Avenue, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93001. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
It is School on Wheels’ policy to respect and protect the privacy of our visitors. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how that information is used and kept. Using the Internet should be a safe and enjoyable experience, and we take every precaution to make it so.
Users can visit our web site without revealing any personal information. If one chooses to provide personal information while on our web site for the purposes of correspondence, processing a request, or registering for an event, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
We collect and use information about you to communicate with you about our services, campaigns, programs and events, and to customize our communications in those areas. We also collect information to improve your website experience, enroll volunteers and students, children and youth; enable you to make donations to SOW and enable you to stay informed on legislative issues important to SOW. Here are the ways we obtain information about you and the types of information we obtain. We also tell you how we use the information.
Join Our Mailing List
When you sign up via our website to join our mailing list, you provide us with your email address, first and last names, so we can fulfill your request. We send a monthly newsletter and occasional emails about our program and advocacy updates.
If you contact us via our website, we may ask you for information such as your name, address and email address so we can respond to your questions or comments. If you would like to review your personal information and request corrections, please contact us using the contact information at the end of this section.
Links to Other Websites
When you apply online to become a volunteer, you give us your name, email address and phone number. If you are under 13 years old, we ask you to have your parent or guardian enroll you. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child without consent of the child’s parent (s). The email address you provide will automatically be added to our mailing list.
When you make a donation online, we ask for your name, address, phone number, email, and credit card information. We use your information to process your donation and verify your credit card data. The email address you provide will automatically be added to our mailing list. We use your mailing address to send your tax-deductible receipt(s) and to keep you informed about what we are doing through our publications.
We use one or more third-party financial institutions to process our credit card transactions. They receive the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment.
Our Commitment to Our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Charity Navigator, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Charity Navigator website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
How do we provide a secure environment for online transactions?
Our online credit card verification system is handled by a third party, which collects your name, address, phone, and credit card number and expiration date in order to process your transaction. Their encryption technology offers an extremely high level of security. They also have state-of-the-art firewalls and other security technology in place to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions.
Other Ways We May Use Information to Provide Services
You may provide us with survey information to help us learn more about your preferences. We maintain information you provide to us in our database to provide you with the information, goods or services you have requested.
How does SOW update its Privacy Notice?
SOW’s products, services, promotions and programs will change over time. This Privacy Notice will be updated periodically to reflect those changes and corresponding changes in our information practices. Whenever we revise this Privacy Notice, we will change the date on the notice to indicate when the revisions were made. We reserve the right to change our information practices and the terms of this Privacy Notice, and to apply the changed practices to all information we have about you.
Will I receive email from SOW?
We will send you email only if you have provided us with your email address and have asked us to communicate with you this way.
How can you protect your personal information?
If you wish to remain anonymous, but want to donate online and receive a tax-deductible receipt, please make a note of this with your online donation.
You can send anonymous donations simply by sending a money order to us at the address found at the bottom of this section. However, if you do not provide your name and address we will be unable to send you a tax-deductible receipt.
What if I prefer not to receive communications from SOW?
You may opt-out at any time, and the option to opt-out applies to both online and offline donors and volunteers. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in your opt-out request, and indicate how you would like your information restricted.
School on Wheels, Inc.
P.O. Box 23371
Ventura, CA 93001