The NASCAR Foundation Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting The NASCAR Foundation. Your privacy is important to The NASCAR Foundation ("we", "us" or "our"). To better protect your privacy and safety, we have provided this notice explaining our information management practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by The NASCAR Foundation. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Notice apply only to information gathered by The NASCAR Foundation and/or in connection with this web site and do not necessarily reflect the practices for other sites  operated by Turner Sports Interactive, Inc., including the NASCAR.com Store. Please see the NASCAR.COM Store's Privacy Notice. It also does not necessarily reflect the practices of any sites that are linked to The NASCAR Foundation's website such as http://www.v-dac.com. Please see "Collection of Information from Third-Party Sites, Ad servers, and Sponsors" below for more information.

The Information We Collect
At this site, you may now or in the future be able to obtain a receipt regarding a donation you made, access The NASCAR Foundation's financial reports, learn information about upcoming activities and events, order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected by The NASCAR Foundation pursuant to this privacy policy include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

You may also be able to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and mailing address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people by The NASCAR Foundation include: recipient's name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

At certain parts of our web site, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings.

In addition, The NASCAR Foundation may rent, sell, or exchance its list of supporters with other trusted organizations to benefit The NASCAR Foundation's program and activities. Your personal information is only made available to these carefully screened organizations. If you would like to opt out of having The NASCAR Foundation share your personal information with those organizations, please click here: Opt out.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web site such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink).

How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, advertisements, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time-to-time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

Additionally, from time-to-time the information we collect will be shared with members of The NASCAR Foundation Fan Ambassador Committee.  Fan Ambassadors are individual volunteers recruited by The NASCAR Foundation to advise you of our local activities and events, programs and promotions, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, However, Fan Ambassadors are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and are not authorized to use personal information for any purpose other than providing these specific services.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., questions for an online chat guest), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us (e.g. transcript of the chat, including your question).

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.

Agents and contractors of The NASCAR Foundation who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for The NASCAR Foundation.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that is collected will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

Finally, The NASCAR Foundation will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Cookies & Web Beacons
To enhance your experience on our web site, we use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

"Web beacons" or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors
Our web site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we may not have control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

We sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or cobranded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. The NASCAR Foundation does not have ultimate control over these third parties' use of this information. The NASCAR Foundation will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Special Note for Parents
The site you are visiting is considered a general audience site. For more information about our online privacy practices for children's sites, consult the privacy notice at the children's site in which you are interested.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at foundation@nascarfoundation.com.

Updates & Effective Date
From time-to-time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

The Privacy Notice posted on this site was updated on or about November 2, 2009.

Unsubscribing from e-mail lists
If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided on any marketing e-mail you receive from this site or click here .

Access to personal information
If you created a password-protected account within our site go back to that portion of the site to review the information you provided .