ABC has a firm commitment to donor privacy. Any information provided to us will be kept in the strictest of confidence and not shared with any outside parties. ABC does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our donors, nor will it send mailings on behalf of other organizations. These circumstances only change if a donor has given ABC specific permission to share information.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored
We do not collect any information about you – unless you choose to voluntarily provide information to us – other than information automatically collected and stored when you visit our website.
When you browse through any website, certain non-identifying information about you can be collected. Although ABC’s website is not set up to track, collect, or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors, we automatically collect and temporarily store the following information: the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account, or columbia.edu, if you are connecting from Columbia University's domain); the date and time of your visit; the pages you visited; and the address of the website that brought you to our website. We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors; the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
If you choose to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an e-mail message, or by filling out an Internet form that provides us with this information, we will only use this information to respond to your requests. We may also use your e-mail to contact you in the future about ABC news and events that may be of interest.