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Web Site Policy

1. Privacy: Community Shares of Mid Ohio respects the privacy of each visitor to the Community Shares website. Community Shares may use cookies. Any personal information provided by a visitor will be used solely by Community Shares for internal purposes, to fulfill visitor requests, and, where appropriate, to contact individuals directly. Personal information will not be sold and will be shared only with those third-party service providers who perform functions on our behalf, including processing credit card payments, providing customer service, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance.

2. Copyright: The contents of all materials contained on Community Shares of Mid Ohio's website are owned by the organization (unless otherwise indicated) and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved by Community Shares, and visitors may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, republish, disseminate, post, distribute, or transmit by any means the contents of the website, except with the prior express written permission of Community Shares. Copyright infringement is a violation of U.S. federal law, and violators are subject to criminal and civil penalties.

3. The information contained on Community Shares of Mid Ohio's website is provided by the organization for general informational purposes only. None of the information on the website is intended or should be construed to be legal or medical advice or a legal or medical opinion. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on the website is as accurate as possible, omissions and errors may occur. Also, because of the nature of website development, maintenance, and updating, the information contained on the website may not reflect the most current developments. Community Shares and its contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person with respect to the consequences of any act or omission committed based upon reliance, in whole or in part, on any of the contents of the website.

4. The website provides links to other Internet addresses ("third-party sites"). Such third-party sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of Community Shares. Community Shares does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these third-party sites and therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. The information on Community Shares' website and third-party sites is provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Community Shares disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Use of any information obtained from such third-party sites is voluntary, and reliance upon it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Community Shares.

5. The website, its contents and any links provided on the website are provided on an "as is" basis, and Community Shares of Mid Ohio disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including without limitation the warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Your use of the website is at your own risk, and you assume full responsibility for all costs that arise out of its use. Neither Community Shares nor any of its officers, directors, partners, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, or licensors shall be liable to you or any third party for any compensatory, direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, or attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the website or inability to gain access to or use the website or out of any breach of any warranty, even if such parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages or such damages were foreseeable.

Email Privacy Policy

Community Shares of Mid Ohio values privacy. Community Shares will maintain an opt-in procedure for its email communications. Community Shares does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. Community Shares may include announcements from partners or other third parties in some mailings; these messages will come directly from Community Shares and will not share your email address with anyone, without your express consent.


Donor Names Privacy Policy


Community Shares of Mid Ohio provides donors the opportunity to indicate on the pledge form that they prefer to remain anonymous. If the donor chooses to remain anonymous, their name and other identifying information will not be released to the member charity that they designated their donation to.

If the donor does not choose to remain anonymous, Community Shares will release the donor information to the member charity.

The release of donor names from workplace fundraising campaigns to member charities is for thank you and informational purposes only. Workplace campaign donors are not to be re-solicited for contributions outside of the campaigns unless they were already a donor of the member charity prior to becoming a workplace campaign donor.

Donor names are only for the agency to which the gift was pledged and shall never be used by other Community Shares organizations.

Members of Community Shares will respect the privacy of donors and safeguard the confidentiality of information that a donor reasonably would expect to be private.

Community Shares and members will not sell, rent, or exchange any donor lists.

Community Shares and its members will honor requests by a donor to curtail repeated communications from in-house lists.

Any communications should be respectful of the needs and interests of the donor or potential donor.

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