TERMS OF USE

Use of our Website
This website is owned and operated by the Friends of the Astoria Column. By accessing the website, you warrant and represent that you are legally entitled to do so and to make use of information made available via the website.

Eligibility
You must be at least 13 years old to use the website or our mobile applications. If you are under the age of majority in your state of residence (a minor) your parent or legal guardian must agree to these Terms and Conditions on your behalf and you may only access and use the website and mobile applications with permission from your parent or legal guardian.

Trademarks
All the Content on this website is subject to copyright, trademark, service mark, trade dress and other intellectual property rights or licenses held by the Friends of the Astoria Column. The trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively “trademarks”) displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the Friends of the Astoria Column. Nothing on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark without the prior written permission of the website owner.

Links to other websites
External links may be provided for your convenience, but they are beyond the control of the website owner and no representation is made as to their content. Use or reliance on any external links and the content thereon provided is at your own risk.

Severability
Any provision of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices, which is or becomes unenforceable in any jurisdiction, whether due to being void, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as void and the remaining provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall remain in full force and effect.

Privacy Policy
We recognize and respect the importance of maintaining the privacy of our customers and members and have established a Privacy Policy as a result. Our Privacy Policy describes why we gather customer and member information, what information we collect, how we collect it, what we use the information for and how you can contact us if you prefer to limit the use of that information. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

Fair Use Guidelines
The contents of this site are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only. Unless otherwise noted, all original contents of this site are copyrighted by the Friends of the Astoria Column. Transmission or reproduction in any format of protected items beyond purposes allowed by ‘fair use’ is prohibited without the written permission of the Friends of the Astoria Column. Permission to use all images and content not copyrighted by the Friends of the Astoria Column must be obtained from the copyright owner independently of the Friends.

Commercial Use Guidelines
Requests for non-fair use of images on this site should be directed to XXXX.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ARE PROVIDED BY THE Friends of the Astoria Column ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE FRIENDS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE Friends of the Astoria Column DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FRIENDS OF THE ASTORIA COLUMN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE ASTORIA COLUMN ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE FRIENDS OF THE ASTORIA COLUMN WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

PRIVACY POLICY

We appreciate the trust you place in the Friends of the Astoria Column. We are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy policy, updated on July 1, 2019, describes the information we collect and how we use it. It applies to our primary website at astoriacolumn.org.

We welcome questions and feedback. Please contact us at:
Friends of the Astoria Column
PO Box 717
Astoria, OR 97103

You may also use our online contact form.

Information We Collect
We may collect information (including name, address, telephone number, email address, device location, transaction information, and credit card information) when you:

  • Make a donation on our website
  • Make a purchase at one of our stores (we do not require personal information, such as zip, name, address or email, as a condition of accepting payment by credit or debit card)
  • Inquire about our services
  • Sign up for email updates
  • Are referred to us through a marketing promotion
  • Participate in a marketing survey, promotion or event

We maintain the data that you provide us, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database. To better serve you, we may combine this information with data that is publicly available and data we receive from other reputable sources.

Our websites also use third-party analytics vendors such as Google Analytics. For more information about how data is collected and processed in connection with the Google Analytics service: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. We and our third-party vendors or partners use analytics data for a variety of purposes such as to improve the design and content of our websites, to help us learn things like what pages are most attractive to all of our visitors and what promotions visitors like to see, and to gauge the success of our advertising campaigns.

We also gather information about how visitors navigate through our website by using clickstream data gathered with “cookies” and other online tools such as “pixel tags.”

Using Information We Collect
We want to provide you with the best possible shopping experience and fulfill your purchases exactly as requested. To do this, we collect information that allows us to:

  • Process and track your donation
  • Provide the services you request
  • Contact you about the status of a donation
  • Send you email updates
  • Customize our communications to you

Information We Share with Others
We contract with other companies to provide certain services, including email distribution, market research, third party advertising, promotions management and payment processing. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services and work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected. These companies are prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than us.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, or when required by law to do so. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

Your Choices about Communication from The Friends of the Astoria Column
We offer choices about the types of information you receive from us. If you prefer not to receive email updates from us or if you prefer to receive them less frequently, please contact us at the address shown above. You can also unsubscribe from our email updates using the link provided in each edition of the email.

Please be sure to provide us your exact name and address, or the label from your mailing. Because mailings are planned in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective.

Cookies and Pixel Tags
A cookie is a small data file stored by your Web browser on your computer. Cookies enable you to purchase a ticket or place an order on our website. They also allow us to enhance and personalize your online experience, so the information you receive is more relevant to you.

For example, we use cookies to:

  • Remember what items are in your Shopping Cart
  • Recognize you when you return to our website
  • Study how our customers navigate through our website and which products they request in site searches

If you set your browser to refuse cookies you may not be able to complete a transaction on our website:

For orders from astoriacolumn.org, please call us at 503-325-2963.

We also use pixel tags – small graphic images – to tell us what parts of our website you have visited or to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may contract with other companies who use cookies or other online tools such as pixel tags to measure the performance of a marketing effort on our behalf. We prohibit these companies from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than us.

We may also contract with third party advertising companies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. To do this, they will collect anonymous information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements. These targeted advertisements may appear on other sites that you visit. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a cookie or pixel tag – industry standard technology used by most major websites. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process.

How We Use Email
When you provide us your email address, we will email you as necessary to process your donation order, respond to a request or provide customer service. For example, after you make a donation at astoriacolumn.org, you will receive an email confirmation.

We may also send promotional emails about products, special offers, services or events we believe may be of interest to you. It is our intent to send promotional emails only to those who wish to receive them. We provide instructions on how to unsubscribe in each email.

Links to Other Sites
We may provide links on our website to other sites to enhance the functionality and shopping experience. These sites operate independently of Monticello and have established their own privacy and security policies. We encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit.

Updating or Reviewing Your Information
To update your customer information (name, address, telephone number and email address), please contact us at the address above. A limited amount of purchase information may also be available to you. To protect your privacy, we will need to validate your identity before you update or review your information.

Security
It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you or received from a partner. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities. It is our practice to use encryption whenever we receive or transmit sensitive data.

When you make a donation on our website, your transactional information is transmitted in a safe, encrypted format.

Privacy of Children on Our website
Our website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Policy Changes
From time to time, we may use customer information for unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change, we will post these changes on our website. We encourage you to review our privacy policy periodically.