Effective date: July 7, 2015
At Pro Bono Net, Inc., we respect your privacy concerns. Please read this Notice to learn about:
This Notice also describes how we protect your personal information, and how to contact us to learn more about our privacy practices.
The information you provide at a Site may be used to:
Prior to creating an account, you will be asked a series of questions to determine whether you meet some of the basic eligibility criteria to apply for U.S. citizenship (such as whether you are over the age of 18). You will not be required to provide your name or contact information in this step, and any information you provide at this step will not be associated with you if you do not proceed to create an account. If you have met these criteria, and you wish to use our services to generate your Form N-400, you must first create an account with us, at which point we will collect your name and contact information, along with additional information.
We will ask for some information that we need to create your account to use our services, assess your eligibility to apply for U.S. citizenship and generate your Form N-400 (application for naturalization). This could include some or all of the following personal information about you, your spouse, and/or your children:
Our website may use web, HTML5, and Flash cookies. These allow us to identify your browser and remember your information, settings, and your visits at the site. We may also use other types of local storage, such as browser- or plugin-based local storage. Most browsers give you the option of enabling, restricting, and disabling cookies. You can control Flash cookies by visiting Adobe’s FlashPlayer Settings or Settings Manager.
Note: If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our services. For example, cookies are required for the system to remember you for purposes of completing your N-400 form and remember the information you provided before.
Our web server log may:
To control which servers collect information, we may place tags (web beacons) on our pages. We also may send software instructions to your device that collect details of your interactions with our website, such as the kind of general information listed above.
We may use analytic services from other companies, such as Google Analytics, to learn how visitors use our Sites. These services will know your IP address or similar identifiers for our mobile applications, and they share information with us about how you use our Sites.
Your usage information helps us to:
Legal Service Organizations
We have partnered with legal service organizations (each, a “LSO”) that can provide not-for-profit or reduced fee legal assistance with your application for U.S. citizenship. If you choose to retain the services of a LSO, the LSO may access the information you provide to the Site in connection with our services. We are not responsible for how the LSO uses your information.
We use a number of outside service providers, such as cloud storage providers who store the information we collect, software developers we hire to debug or improve our program, providers who support certain features of our services that allow us to communicate with you (such as automated SMS text message providers, e-mail service providers, and live chat providers) and payment or credit card processors. These outside service providers may have limited access to your personal information to the extent necessary to provide their services. All of these service providers may only use or disclose your personal information to provide services to us or comply with legal requirements.
Researchers / Data Analysts
We may also share personal information for research, academic studies, data analysis, and reports. Information for these purposes is always aggregated and not personally identifiable. That means none of the information is linked to you or any other particular person. For example, the data we share may be used to say how many users (not the names of) live in New York. We may also share with others how many people (not who) visited our site.
We do not share information from:
We may share information about our users to our non-profit funders for research purposes. Information for these purposes is always aggregated and not personally identifiable.
We do not share information from:
For legal reasons
We may share your personal information if we have good reasons to believe we need to do so to:
If our organizational structure changes
If we sell or transfer some or all of our business or assets, such as during a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation, we may transfer your personal information to a third party. But that third party must agree to protect your personal information according to the terms of this Notice.
You may change your personal information on the profile page for your account(s) at the site.
If you do not access your account for 180 days, your account and any information you have entered may be deleted. You may also request that we close your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the e-mail address you used to register.
We have administrative, software, and physical safeguards to protect the personal information you provide at our site against accidental, unauthorized, or illegal access, disclosure, destruction, loss, change, and other illegal use.
To protect Social Security numbers, we limit who may access SSNs, and only allow disclosure for legally allowed purposes.
Our site lists links to other websites that are not part of our organization. We list those links to make it easier for you to get information at their sites. We do not have control over the content or privacy policies at those sites. It’s a good idea to look at the Privacy Notices of those websites before you use them.
If we change our privacy policies, we will post a notice on www.citizenshipworks.org. The date of the change will appear at the top of the Privacy Notice.