Introduction

Beloved Community, Incorporated ("Beloved Community", "we" or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.wearebeloved.org (the “Website”) or the products or services offered by Beloved Community (the “Services”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On the Website;

  • Through the registration process;

  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website; and

  • In connection with your use of Beloved Community’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards and Indicators – Equity Audit (the “Equity Audit”).

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website or Services. By accessing or using the Website or Services, you agree to this privacy policy.  This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy).  Your continued use of the Website or Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.


Information We Collect About You

We collect information about you when you provide it to us, when you use our Website and Services, and when other sources provide it to us, as follows:

Personal and organizational information you provide to us:

we collect the information that you give to us, for example, when you:

  • Contact us by phone, email, or otherwise;

  • Fill in forms on the Website;

  • Sign up for our newsletter;

  • Register to use the Equity Audit;

  • Respond to questions contained within the Equity Audit (see Additional Terms Specific to Use of the Equity Audit); and

  • Respond to surveys run by ourselves (for example, to get feedback on our own services).

Technical and usage information:

as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • The type of browser and/or device used, operating system, files viewed, date/time stamp, referrer page and IP address.  

  • Your usage of our products and services, including which webpages you view, the Services you view or search for, your referring and exit pages, the length of your visits to certain pages and the times and dates of these actions.  

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to gather and track such technical and usage information.  A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Tracking technologies we use, such as Squarespace Analytics, use cookies to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Website and Services.  The use of cookies is a common practice adopted by most major sites to better serve their visitors. Most browsers are designed to accept cookies, but they can be easily modified to block cookies. See your browser’s “Help” files for details on how to block cookies, how you know when you have received cookies, and how to disable cookies completely.  However, if you do not accept cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website or Services.


How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we collect about you to:

  • To present our Website and Services to you;

  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us;

  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;

  • To notify you about changes to the Website or Services;

  • To allow you to participate in the Equity Audit;

  • To invite you to participate in surveys run by us on our own behalf, for example to invite your feedback on the Website and Services;

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can develop, test, and improve the Website and Services;

  • To monitor the usage of our Website and Services

  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and/or

  • For any other purpose with your consent.


When We Share Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information and/or anonymous disaggregated information collected from your use of the Equity Audit without restriction.  (See Additional Terms Specific to the Use of the Equity Audit below.)

We may also disclose personal information that we collect as follows:

  • To the third party service providers we use to support our business (see Service Providers below);

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, reorganization, restructuring, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Beloved Community’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of a liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Beloved Community about our Website and Service users is among the assets transferred;

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes;

  • To protect the security or integrity of our Website and Services;

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and/or

  • With your consent.


Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website or Services may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • If you do not wish to have your e-mail address or other contact information used by Beloved Community to promote our own products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to info@wearebeloved.org.  If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may send us a return e-mail asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions.  This opt-out does not apply to information provided to or by Beloved Community in connection with purchases, license, or other agreements entered into between you and Beloved Community, or other transactions.

  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Beloved Community relied on your consent to process your information.  


Service Providers

We employ third party companies and individuals (“Service Providers”) to facilitate our Website and Services, to provide the Website and Services on our behalf, to perform service-related activities or to assist us in monitoring and analyzing how our Website and Services are used.  In general, Service Providers used by us will only collect, use, and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain Service Providers have their own privacy policies in respect to the information provided to them, such as those named below:  

  • Squarespace Analytics:  Our Website is hosted on Squarespace.  Squarespace Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Squarespace that tracks and reports website traffic.  For more information on the privacy practices of Squarespace, please visit the Squarespace Privacy Policy.

  • Qualtrics:  For operating the Equity Audit, we use the survey software provided by Qualtrics.  For more information on the privacy practices of Qualtrics, please visit the Qualtrics Privacy Statement.

  • Quicken: We use Quicken to process payments for our Services.  We will not store or collect your payment details. That information is provided directly to Quicken, whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy.

Mailchimp:  We use Mailchimp to manage newsletter subscriptions and send emails to our subscribers.  For more information on their privacy practices, please visit their Privacy Policy.


Links to Other Websites

This privacy policy covers our Website and Services.  Our Website may contain links to and from third party websites.  If you click on a link to those websites, you will leave our website to go to the website you selected.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content on such sites.  You should read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.


Protecting Children’s Privacy

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Therefore, we do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13.  Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.  It remains possible, however, that we may receive information given to us by or pertaining to children under 13.  If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will promptly delete the information from our servers.  If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by or about any child under 13, please email us at info@wearebeloved.org.


Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information by means of the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to us.  Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.


Additional Terms Specific to Use of the Equity Audit

Beloved Community has created the Equity Audit as a free assessment and evaluation tool.  The following terms and conditions apply to information collected by means of the Equity Audit or by registering to use the Equity Audit:

  • We will collect your responses, reports, and other information inputted or generated in connection with your use of the Equity Audit.  Beloved Community will use this information to derive statistical and other data related to improving the Equity Audit, to provide analytics and measurements to our partners and the public, and to conduct and support research on and discussion of topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

  • We will not share or disclose organization-specific or individual-specific data with any third party or with any Website user (other than the individual or organizational user that completed the Equity Audit) in any individualized manner.  Such data, minus organizational or individual identifying information will, however, be used for Beloved Community’s research purposes and may be shared with and disclosed to third parties in the aggregate.

  • Beloved Community shall own all right, title, and interest in the anonymized and/or aggregated data derived from the information inputted or generated in connection with your use of the Equity Audit.

  • We may contact users of the Equity Audit to inform them of updates or new resources available from Beloved Community or to ask them about their experience with using the Equity Audit.

  • We may provide you with notices about our certification mark, including expiration and renewal notices.


Questions?

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy or our website, please contact us at:

Beloved Community

2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

info@belovedcommunity.org

LAST UPDATED:  December 1, 2018