Privacy Policy

Welcome to ds-connex. At ds-connex we are committed to protecting your privacy and take our responsibilities seriously. You can explore most of our website without giving us any information about yourself. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) provides you with information concerning our practices and procedures as they relate specifically for information we collect from the website and the use of our Stride® fundraising solution used exclusively for the Down syndrome community.

By visiting our website or utilizing our Stride® product, you are accepting the practices described herein. We may update this Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy located at www.ds-connex.org/privacy-policy/ periodically for changes.

Collecting your personal information as a website visitor

We do not collect any personal information about you at our website unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily by completing a Get Started form.

If you become a registered member of the ds-connex Down syndrome community, we collect personal information including name, email address, name of your Buddy Walk®, name of your Down syndrome organization or volunteer group, date of your Down Syndrome Walk event, and social media account information. This information will be used to create an account that will provide you access to future reports related to your event. You will be provided with a secure User ID and password to access your personal Down Syndrome Walk profile. Do not share your password with anyone. The ds-connex website assigns a personal identification number and sends it to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a “cookie.” The use of this cookie allows you to visit password-restricted portions of ds-connex’s website for which you have security access without having to sign in again.

Collecting your personal information as an Down Syndrome Walk registrant

When you register for the Down Syndrome Walk event as an individual account or a member of a team, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and physical address. This information will be used to create an account that will provide you access to view and manage your fundraising results. You will be provided with a secure User ID and password. All personal information is available to the nonprofit organization organizing the Down Syndrome Walk event. When you pay for your registration fee or make a donation, we will collect credit card type, card number, card expiry date and billing address. We do not maintain any credit card information within Stride and all payment processing is done confidentially through the payment partner Authorized.net. The Authorized.net account is owned by the nonprofit organization hosting the event and they have full responsibility for any transaction disputes.

Collecting your personal information as a Down Syndrome Walk event donor

When you make a donation to an individual, team, or Down syndrome organization for the event, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and physical address. All information is available to the nonprofit organization organizing the event. When you pay for your registration fee or make a donation, we will collect credit card type, card number, card expiry date and billing address. We do not maintain any credit card information within Stride and all payment processing is done confidentially through the payment partner Authorized.net. The Authorized.net account is owned by the nonprofit organization hosting the event and they have full responsibility for any transaction disputes.

Use of personal information

We will not sell, license, transmit or disclose your personal information outside of ds-connex organization or the nonprofit organization hosting the Down Syndrome Walk event unless you expressly authorize us to do so on your behalf.

Security of your Personal Information

We restrict access to personal information collected about you on our website to our employees. While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the website. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. All information collected using the Stride® fundraising solution, as a registrant or donor to the event, will be shared with the nonprofit organization or volunteer group hosting the event.

Promotional Emails and Social Media

As a registered participant of the Down Syndrome Walk event, the Stride® fundraising solution allows you to send emails, forward the web address of your fundraising page, post comments on your public social media accounts through a service from ShareThis Inc. A copy of their privacy policy is located on their website at https://www.sharethis.com/legal/privacy/.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at ds-connex, 445 Hutchinson Ave, Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-335-5009, or at support@ds-connex.org

The Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on March 1, 2015