PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION
USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL DATA
The Personal Data you provide and that we collect is used and processed by Girl Scouts of Connecticut and other entities who are involved by us in the operation of this Site or who provide support for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s mission and programs, for general business purposes and for the purposes for which you provided the information. General business purposes are Girl Scouts of Connecticut membership activities, program participation, marketing, promotions, sales, merchandising, and fundraising activities and communications. The purposes for which you provide information includes, for example, our use of your Personal Data to process online transactions, purchases, and donations, facilitate participation in Girl Scouts of Connecticut programs, promotions and services, or process job applications.
Your Personal Data is collected through, stored, and processed by us or our service providers in the United States of America or other countries that may not be your home country and that might not be deemed to provide protections equivalent to your home country.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our Site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any Personal Data collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet.
We will never knowingly request Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. With parental consent, we may collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13 such as: name, address, e-mail address, account information, and user generated content. This information allows us to fulfill a requested transaction and facilitate participation in online programs, keep records, undertake certain marketing activities (only in accordance with applicable law and any required consents), or to otherwise customize or enhance the Site experience for children.
Children under the age of 13 may be able to make certain content such as user generated content visible to others or the public. This could include, for example, a webpage or parts of webpages operated by children that have been designed for group or public viewing. However, absent parental consent, children under 13 would be allowed to display only limited information such as a first name or unique user name or other information that does not allow for online contacting by third parties.
Regardless of what information is displayed, a parent may revoke his or her consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the Site by contacting our offices by phone at (800) 922-2770 or via e-mail. To do this or to review Personal Data collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, processing, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the Site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut encourages children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our Site. For this reason, Girl Scouts of Connecticut follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias (e.g., "Bookworm", "Skater", etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an e-mail address for any activities which will involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU's Principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents' role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of e-mail and other online activities regularly.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut uses "cookie" technology only to obtain information including Personal Data from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our Site. Girl Scouts of Connecticut may use Web beacons to improve Website services, conduct Website analytics, first party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and to optimize the browsing experience.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
This Site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of the USA. These Websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
OUR SECURITY SAFEGUARD
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We take measures to implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
Credit Card Safety
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. For card transactions we process, we use Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. TLS is an Internet encryption technology, and a method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our Site servers. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants.
To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit sensitive information, check the document for your browser for indication of a TLS connection (most browsers utilize an unbroken or closed padlock). Verify that TLS is active before submitting sensitive information to our server. To double-check, verify that the TLS or Address line of your browser for our Site begins with "https."
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.
Your Right to Opt Out from Receiving Marketing Communications
You may opt out from our using your Personal Data to send marketing communication to you. When you register for a contest or promotion, we provide you with the option to receive or not to receive additional marketing communications from us. If you choose to receive these additional communications and later change your mind, you may unsubscribe from those additional communications at any time. For example, e-mail messages will contain instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from receiving the e-mail in question.
Your Right to Access, Correct, and Delete Your Personal Data
You have the right to ask us which Personal Data we hold about you. In addition, you have the right to correct or delete Personal Data we hold about you. If you want to request a correction or deletion of the Personal Data we hold about you, you must contact us by mail at: Girl Scouts of Connecticut, 340 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
340 Washington St.,
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (800) 922-2770
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
You can contact us via e-mail. Send us your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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