Privacy, Security, Usage & Fundraising Policies
The Gorilla Foundation has a firm commitment to data privacy, security, and responsible content usage, particularly as it relates to visitors to Koko.org, our web site.
The Gorilla Foundation does not sell, rent, or exchange any personal information collected or gathered online about our site visitors. Our site does send e-mail, but only to those visitors who have explicitly “opted in” to receive e-mail information. We do not share the email addresses of such opt-in email subscribers, or of shoppers, members or donors, with other organizations or individuals.
Koko.org may use “cookies” for the convenience of our site visitors and members for the purpose of “shopping carts” used by our e-commerce components. Our web site does not track individual user’s visits, but it does examine user data in aggregate in order to facilitate the site visitor’s online experience and to improve the quality of our content and communication with the public.
These policies do not extend to external commercial e-commerce Affiliate sites linked to our online store (KokoMart) or other non-Koko.org web site content. Please check with these companies and sites for their policies regarding data privacy.
The Gorilla Foundation takes the confidentiality of your information very seriously. For this reason, we use the highest level of security that technology provides when dealing with your credit card information. To guard against fraud, your information is securely encrypted and automatically passed directly to the financial network for processing. At no time is this information made available to anyone else.
Any information (including personal and financial information) that you submit to or reveal on or to a third party Web site accessible from this Site is not protected or governed by the terms of this Privacy and Security Policy, and will be seen by third parties not related to us and may be used by them to contact you or for other purposes beyond our control. This may occur if you link to a third party Web site from this Site, so please be aware that any information you submit to or reveal on that Web site is not subject to this Privacy and Security Policy and you should consult the privacy/security policy of such third party Web site prior to providing any information to such Web site. We cannot and are not responsible for the disclosure or use of any information revealed in the manner described above.
Before you use any images, data, text or other materials on this website (http://www.koko.org), please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. If express written permission is grated to use any materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.
Ownership of the Site
This website and all materials on it are the property of The Gorilla Foundation. The only exceptions are copyrighted images and other materials owned by others, which are so indicated. This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.
This site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the express written consent of the copyright holder (in this case The Gorilla Foundation). This agreement describes the uses by which you are permitted to make of the materials on this site.
License to Use
You are not licensed by The Gorilla Foundation to use materials on this site for non-commercial, educational and personal purposes without express written permission and if written permission is extended you nor may you transfer it.
Any commercial use of the materials on this site is strictly prohibited. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, copy them for classroom or personal use, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of The Gorilla Foundation.
All materials on this site are made available to you as-is if written permission is granted. The Gorilla Foundation makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall The Gorilla Foundation be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials on this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. These links do not mean that The Gorilla Foundation endorses these sites, nor responsible for their contents or use.
Any suggestions, creative ideas, inventions or other materials by which you submit to this site shall become the property of The Gorilla Foundation. The Gorilla Foundation may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefore.
Koko is a registered trademark of The Gorilla Foundation and may not be used for any purpose without the express written consent of The Gorilla Foundation.
Questions and Requests for Permission to Use
Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to [email protected].
State Nonprofit Disclosure
Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH8795
Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.
Maryland::For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of The Gorilla Foundation may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
Nevada: Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. ¤170(c).
New Jersey:: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of The Gorilla Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.