Effective June 1, 2013

American Unity Fund is committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information we may collect when you visit www.americanunityfund.com and any other online application that links to this Policy (collectively the “Services”). The Privacy Policy also describes how we may use and disclose this information.

 

Collection of Information

 

Generally speaking, we collect or receive the following types of information when you use the Services:

  • Information You Provide Directly. You may provide information directly to us in several different ways. For example, in order to use certain aspects of the Services, you may be required to provide us with certain information about yourself, such as your name and contact information:

  • When you sign up for email alerts, you must provide your name and email address;

  • And when you make a contribution through the Services, we may ask for your credit or debit card number, as well as certain information that federal law requires us to collect from contributors.

  • Information We Collect Automatically. We collect certain information about you and your computer automatically when you use the Services. Automatically collected information may include:

  • The type of Web browser and operating system you have used to access the Services;

  • Your IP address (which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and can be used to derive your general geographic location);

  • The Web site you visited before you came to the Services; and

  • Information about the content you view and the features you access on the Services that we collect using cookies, Web beacons, and similar technologies.

  • Information from Commercially Available Sources. We may receive additional information about you — such the websites you have visited — from sources such as data brokers, data cooperatives, and public databases.

We may combine all of the information we collect or receive about you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Use of Information

We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:

  • To provide you with the Services and information you request;

  • To analyze the overall use of the Services (and their use by particular users) in order to improve the Services;

  • To better understand your interests in order to provide you (and enable our partners to provide you) with relevant content and advertisements, and other materials; and

  • For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information, or otherwise with your consent.

 

Sharing of Information

We may share your information with the following entities:

  • Partners. We may share your information with select partners. These entities may use your information to make predictions about your interests and may provide you with advertisements and other materials.

  • Service Providers. We also may share your information with entities that provide services to us, including companies that provide web analytics, data processing, advertising, email distribution, and other services.

  • Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services. There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties in order to:

  • protect the legal rights of American Unity Fund, its affiliates, and of the users of the Services;

  • protect the safety and security of users of the Services;

  • prevent fraud (or for risk management purposes); or

  • comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.

  • Other Parties in Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.

  • Other Parties With Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with other third parties when you consent to such sharing.

Third-Party Content, Advertising and Other Functionality

Some of the content, advertising and functionality on the Services is provided by third parties that are not affiliated with American Unity Fund. These entities may collect or receive certain information about your use of the Services, including through the use of cookies, Web beacons, and similar technologies. American Unity Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of these entities.

Protection of Information

We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect the information we maintain, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us.

 

Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information from our database.

 

Non-U.S. Users

The Services are intended for a U.S. audience. If you access the Services from outside the U.S., please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Services may be processed and transferred to the U.S. and be subject to U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using our website, participating in any of the Services, or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for those parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such as request, please send an email to info@americanunityfund.com or write to us at 1212 New York Avenue NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 2005. Please be sure that you reference “California Privacy Rights” in your communication.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to the scope of the Services or for other reasons. Therefore, it is important to check the effective date of the Privacy Policy posted at http://www.americanunityfund.com/privacypolicy each time you use the Services. If we make any material revisions to this Privacy Policy, we will provide prominent notice on our website. By continuing to use the Services after we make changes, you indicate your consent to those changes.

 

Questions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@americanunityfund.com.

 

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Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies

 

American Unity Fund — as well as certain third parties that provide content, advertising and other functionality on the Services — uses a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Services and the Internet. This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

  • Cookies. Cookies are small text files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. For example, cookies can be used to store your sign-in credentials so that you do not have to enter them each time you return to a Web site. Cookies also may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer so that a Web site can recognize you as the same user across different visits to the Web site. You can configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely.

 

American Unity Fund and the third parties that provide content, ads, or functionality on the Services may use cookies to:

  • Collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and ads, on and off the Services; and

  • Relate the information automatically collected when you use the Services to information we obtain from you directly or from commercially available sources.

  • Other local storage. We, along with third-party partners, use other kinds of local storage, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with the Services. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your computer and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies. Many Internet browsers allow you to disable HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in HTML5 local storage using browser controls. For information about disabling or deleting information contained in Local Shared Objects, please click here.

  • Web beacons. We, along with our third-party partners, may also use technologies called Web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Web beacon was viewed. We and our partners use Web beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of the Services and in conjunction with cookies to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you.

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