Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to CopernicusCenter.org, Copernicus Center, and the Copernicus Foundation and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Copernicus Center include CopernicusCenter.org, Taste of Polonia Festival, ToPchicago.org, and the Copernicus Foundation. The Copernicus Center websites convey Copernicus Foundation information & list events occurring at the Copernicus Center. By using the Copernicus Center websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Copernicus Center may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

–          E-mail Address – typically only via voluntary Newsletter subscription
–          Information submitted to process a Scholarship Application
–          Information submitted to process a Membership Application (Credit Card # not stored)
–          Information submitted to process a Donation (Credit Card # not stored)

Copernicus Center may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
–          Your general location via Google Analytics
–          Count the clicks of pages visited, but with no personal identifiers via Google Analytics

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for our Newsletter; (b) entering a sweepstakes, contest, or scholarship sponsored by us; (c) sending us an email message; (d) submitting a Membership form. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Copernicus Center collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Copernicus Center may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Copernicus Center and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Copernicus Center does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Copernicus Center may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Copernicus Center, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Copernicus Center may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Copernicus Center or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Copernicus Center; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Copernicus Center, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Copernicus Center may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Copernicus Center, in order to determine what Copernicus Center services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within Copernicus Center to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Copernicus Center via Google Analytics. This information can include: browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Copernicus Center website(s).

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Copernicus Center secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Copernicus Center uses the following methods for this purpose:

–          SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites (i.e. Ticketfly or AccountNet), it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

Copernicus Center does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Copernicus Center may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Copernicus Center or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Copernicus Center, you may opt out of such communications by Clicking the “unsubscribe” link included in newsletter emails.

Changes to this Statement

Copernicus Center reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Copernicus Center welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Copernicus Center has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Copernicus Center at:

Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60630

Email Address:  md@copernicuscenter.org

Telephone number: 773-777-8898

 

Effective as of May 23, 2018