A Youth and Community Inspired Collaboration
By using the Services you and your business entity, if applicable, are agreeing to the Policies and the terms for amending the same (see our Terms of Service for additional information on your contract with us).
When you use the website and the Services you are voluntarily providing us with certain information about you. Certain portions of the website and Services will require you to provide us with additional information, which may allow us to identify you as a specific user and/or an individual. If you do not want to provide such information to us, then do not use the website or the Services. To stop receiving our emails, please click the link found at the bottom of each email.
Information We Collect
How Your Information Is Used
Your Choices Regarding Your Information
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
User Information and Content
Like most websites, when you visit the site or use the Services, we collect information about your use such as clicking on links and buttons, your submission of content, your searches, etc. If you create a user account, then we will collect additional information about you, including, without limitation, your name, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, language preferences, other demographic information, credit card or other payment information, and your password. If you activate your Social Center, then we may require or request that you provide additional information to us about you. Users may also use the Services to submit additional content as described in our Terms of Service and we may save and retain the same.
We do not allow third party advertisers to advertise on our website but we may post our own ads regarding our operations on our website. We may also use the information we collect from you to provide you more relevant ads.
2. HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED
By using the Services, you consent to the following described uses of your information.
User Information and Content
By providing your information to us, you acknowledge that your information may be used by us to identify you. Further, the basic information on your profile (for instance, your name and photo) will be available to other users of the website.
We may also use your information to customize the Services for you and to enhance your experience on the website, including sharing your information with affiliates and contractors to provide the Services to you. However, we take the privacy of our users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in the Policies. We also will not share your personally identifiable information which you share with us without your express consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may share said information, and you consent to the same, when disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to comply with legal process or to enforce the Policies.
We may use your information to communicate with you using various means, including email, notices on the website, messages to you through other services, and through other means. If you provide us with information to allow us to connect with you using your mobile device, then you will be responsible for any charges which your carrier may bill to you as a result of such communications.
If you create an account and/or activate your Social Center, then other users may be able to contact you directly using the Services. Any information you share with other users in such communications will obviously be shared with them and also with us.
If you provide us with your telephone number, then you consent and agree to: our calling you about your support, your account, your sponsored child, and other matters related to our programs; our use of automated calling devices such as an auto dialer to call you; and our recording of your phone calls so that we may have accurate records and maintain quality service.
Communications with Sponsored Children
We may offer services to you through the Services that allow you to contact children which you sponsor through our programs. All of such communication shall be subject to our standard policies and procedures regarding review, content, delivery and all other policies with respect to the same which we may update at any time. The primary goal of such policies is to protect the children who are supported by our programs and their families, friends and communities.
Compliance with Legal Process
We may need to disclose your information, including personally identifiable information and information about your use of the Services, when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to enforce the Policies or to investigate or prevent illegal or immoral actions.
We will use reasonable efforts to maintain your information while your account is active, but we do not guarantee that we will retain everything or anything. We may also retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We do not have any obligation to maintain your information after your account is terminated, but we may, at our election, do so.
3. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
Some of the information and content you supply to your account and Social Center may be changed or deleted by you in your account settings. Even if you change or delete such information or content, we may retain the previous versions of the information or content in accordance with the Policies. You may request that we delete your information or content from your systems, but we do not have any obligation to honor such request. If you terminate your account in accordance with the Policies, then we will use reasonable efforts to remove your information and content from the sections of the Services that allow other users to see and contact you. However, any information or content which you shared with other users or which we used on our blog may be accessible by other users and other website visitors even after you terminate your account and/or remove your information or content.
We take the security of the website, the Services and your information seriously. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, especially your personally identifiable information and payment information, including the use of SSL encryption. We also regularly audit our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Further, it is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information and credentials.