Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how information about visitors to this site (each a “User” and, collectively, the “Users”) is collected, used, secured, and disclosed. WoodmenLife Impact® is a micro-philanthropy effort of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (“WoodmenLife”). As used herein, the terms “WoodmenLife Impact,” “we,” “our,” and “us” each shall refer to WoodmenLife, and the terms “you” and “your” shall refer to the Users, in both an individual and a collective sense, as appropriate.

We are strongly committed to protecting your privacy online and when visiting the WoodmenLife Impact Internet Site (the “Site”). We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy outlines the information that we will collect on the Site and how we will use that information. By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE ASK YOU TO PROVIDE

If you choose to create an account on the Site, you will be asked to select a username and password. Your username and password provide access to your profile areas and to protected content. You will also be asked to provide personal information including, without limitation, your first name, last name, email address, phone number, and zip code. This information tells us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your billing information. This personal information will not be shared with the general public without your consent.

By creating an account on the Site, you agree to receive emails from us regarding your transactional activity, which may include donation confirmation emails, receipts, or acknowledgment messages.

When you create an account, you will have the option to receive non-transactional email communication from us (such communication constituting “WoodmenLife Impact Updates”), as well as email communication from fundraising campaigns to which you have donated (such communication constituting “Campaign Updates”). You may choose to receive either WoodmenLife Impact Updates or Campaign Updates, or both.

Once you have chosen to receive WoodmenLife Impact Updates or Campaign Updates, you may “opt-out,” at any time, from receiving WoodmenLife Impact Updates and Campaign Updates through the procedure described below.

If you choose to fundraise on the Site, your fundraising campaign will be public once published on the Site. The published campaign will provide Users with information related to the campaign, which may include, but is not limited to, personal information, such as your name, family members’ names, ages, city, state, your motivation for fundraising, circumstances which resulted in your need to fundraise, and amount of funds needed to reach your fundraising goal.

If you choose to make a donation on the Site, personal information will be collected from you in order to process such donation and to email you a receipt.

We also collect information provided by a User when a User participates in other activities on the Site, such as requesting email newsletters or contacting us through one or more of our contact email addresses.

We engage third-party payment processing vendors, including, without limitation, PayPal (such vendors being the “Payment Processors”) to facilitate donation transactions through the Site. If you make a donation through the Site, the Payment Processors may request payment information, including, without limitation, payment card information and bank account information. We do not retain payment card information or bank account information that you provide to the Payment Processors through the Site, but we may retain information necessary to process refunds, including, without limitation, your billing address and transaction data.

INFORMATION WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT

The Site places a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's browser for record-keeping purposes. Our website uses cookies during your on-line session to deliver content specific to your interests. Cookies allow us to avoid showing you the same ad or other message repeatedly and allow us to tailor a website or to better match your interest and preferences. Our cookies enable us to relate your use of the website to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to our website. Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your browser or computer hard drive, and most browsers allow you to block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

When you visit the Site or use our services, our web server also automatically collects data about your server’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your device by your Internet service provider.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We collect personal information in order to evaluate fundraising campaign proposals, to provide information regarding published campaigns to Users and potential donors, and to facilitate donation transactions through the Site.

We also use your personal information to create aggregate reports; however, these reports do not contain any personally identifiable information. We believe these uses allow us to improve the Site and better tailor it to meet the needs of Users.

EXCEPT AS DISCLOSED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THE WOODMENLIFE IMPACT ONLINE SERVICES AGREEMENT, AND THE WOODMENLIFE IMPACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, WE DO NOT SELL, LEND, RENT OR OTHERWISE DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES. HOWEVER, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED WITH OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR CONTRACTORS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THE WOODMENLIFE IMPACT ONLINE SERVICES AGREEMENT, AND THE WOODMENLIFE IMPACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

PUBLIC FORUMS

We may, from time to time, provide chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups as part of the Site’s services. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

SECURITY

We take reasonable measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. We employ security measures designed to safeguard online transactions and personal information.

CHLIDREN’S PRIVACY

We understand the importance of protecting the privacy of children in the interactive, online world. Children younger than thirteen (13) are prohibited from using the Site. The Site may link to certain websites that may target or solicit to children thirteen (13) or younger and may collect personal information. Those web sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, but may have their own privacy policies that more fully explain how they respect and protect the privacy of children while providing them information, goods, or services.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

From time to time, we may engage third parties by to provide services related to the operation and maintenance of the Site, including, but not limited to, vendors that help us to facilitate transactions on the Site. When we so engage third parties, those third parties may have access to personal information, including your Payment Information, if necessary to perform the functions for which we have engaged them. These third parties will not be permitted to use your personal information or Payment Information for purposes outside of the scope of our engagement.

Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this privacy policy. As an example, without limiting the foregoing, we may be forced to disclose information to the government, or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, you authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will remain private.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

As we continue to develop our business, WoodmenLife, or substantially all of the assets of WoodmenLife, may be acquired. In such a transaction, customer information may be one of the transferred business assets.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to other Internet websites. We encourage partners, contributors, and third parties to implement policies and practices that respect the privacy of Users. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Internet websites. This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you through the Site. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, regardless of whether they are linked to or from the Site, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the personal information that you disclose to them. Because we do not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES TO INFORMATION

The Site provides the following options for modifying information previously provided to us:

  1. You may update your information by signing into your profile section of the Site and making changes as appropriate.
  2. You may submit a request to modify information using our contact form.

INQUIRIES

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or practices, you may contact us using our contact form or by mail at:

  • WoodmenLife
  • Attn: WoodmenLife Impact
  • 1700 Farnam Street
  • Omaha, NE 68102-2007

“OPT-OUT” PROCEDURE

The Site gives Users the opportunity to opt-in to receiving WoodmenLife Impact Updates and/or Campaign Updates. You may “opt-out” of receiving WoodmenLife Impact Updates and/or Campaign Updates by indicating your preference when you create an account. After you have created an account, you may “opt-out” of receiving WoodmenLife Impact Updates and Campaign Updates by logging into your account and adjusting your communication preferences in your account profile. At the time of donation, you will also have the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving Campaign Updates for the particular campaign to which you are donating.

Alternatively, you may submit a request, at any time, to change or modify your communication preferences using our contact form.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that such practices are subject to change. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy, at any time, by posting revisions on the Site. We ask that you periodically visit this page to ensure that you have reviewed the most current Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Your use of the Site and your privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy, the WoodmenLife Impact Online Services Agreement, and the WoodmenLife Impact Terms and Conditions of Use. If you have concerns about privacy and the Site, please contact us using our contact form.