What Information Is Collected
Individuals may submit and we may collect personal information, including personally identifiable information, when website users voluntarily provide such information. This submission and collection may occur through interactions with our website that include, but are not limited to, signing up to receive Mbrella e-communications and making online charitable gifts. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to, the following information that you voluntarily provide to us: name, address, telephone number(s), email address, date of birth, license number(s), credit card information, including billing name, address, and credit card number.
In addition to your voluntary submission, Mbrella may collect non-personally identifiable information through technology, such as cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, Google Analytics, and internet protocol (IP) addresses.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use your personal information to perform and/or process the services you have requested, provide you with more personalized service, send email alerts to you, answer your requests, and for other business purposes.
We may use non-personally identifiable information to track visits to our website and see which of our features or pages are the most popular. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features or pages, for example) to internal and external parties.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose personal information collected from and about you to third parties that we have contracted to assist us. We may contract with service providers to facilitate our services, to provide services on our behalf, or to perform services that assist us in analyzing how our services are used. These third parties may have access to your personal information; however, they are bound by law or contract to protect your personal information, and can only use your information according to our instruction, in connection with the services performed for us. We do not share personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes. In addition, we may disclose personal information about you in the following circumstances: to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; and in special cases, such as to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect and defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our sites, to protect against potential threats to the physical safety or property of any person.
We send electronic newsletters on a regular basis to those who have made online charitable gifts to Mbrella. The newsletters are sent to your preferred address. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease newsletter communications from us.
mbrella.world includes links to external websites. These do not fall under the mbrella.world domain, and Mbrella is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
Parental Consent, Access, and Deletion
We endeavor to obtain a parent or legal guardian’s consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website. Parents or legal guardians may contact us to ask if we have collected their child’s personal account information, to review that information, if any, and request that Mbrella stop collecting this information and have it deleted. Such requests are subject to Mbrella verifying to our satisfaction that the requester is in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Special Notice to California Residents
Under the California Civil Code, residents of the State of California that have provided any personally identifiable information to us have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed personally identifiable information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please send an email to or write us: [email protected] or you may contact us via regular mail at: 6005 Chesden Drive, Durham, NC 27713.
Security of Your Personal Information
We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We do not store financial information.
Your On-line Charitable Gifts
When you make a charitable gift through our website mbrella.world, we use Stripe, a third-party provider to process the donation. Stripe encrypts your financial information before it is sent to us in the form of a token. We do not store financial information, including credit card information, on our servers. Stripe keeps this information encrypted and secure on your behalf.