Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national
organization that serves local independent member organizations (the "local
Boys & Girls Clubs"). Together Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the
local Boys & Girls Clubs form one of the nation’s largest networks of local
youth organizations dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational,
vocational and character development of youth throughout the United States of
Each Boys & Girls Club organization is a separate
legal entity, is governed by an independent board of directors, executive
committee or other governing body and is solely responsible for its own
affairs, including, but not limited to, matters of safety; compliance with
federal, state and local laws; physical facilities; uses of technology,
finances; policies and programs and personnel policies and decisions. Each
local Boys & Girls Club has sole authority to hire, to terminate, to
prescribe the duties of and to establish the terms of employment of its
employees and officers.
The national Boys & Girls Clubs of America has no
authority with respect to employment policies or decisions of local Boys &
Girls Clubs. Accordingly, each local Boys & Girls Club controls its own
affairs and Boys & Girls Clubs of America does not control and cannot be
held responsible for the actions of local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
This site is provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America ("BGCA"). BGCA is
committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
of 1998. BGCA does not intend to collect personal information from children
under the age of 13. Our information collection practices are described below.
While we encourage children to visit our site and learn more about our
programs, we recommend, however, that parents approve and closely supervise the
activity of their children at this and all other online sites. We urge children
to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we
urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online
release of personal information to anyone they don’t know.
The Information BGCA Collects
We respect your privacy as our online guest, and we will not collect any
identifying or personal information about you while you are here except as set
BGCA collects information in several ways from different parts of this site.
BGCA may collect personal information from you when you register with this
site. BGCA also may ask you for personal information at other times, such as
when you ask a question or report a problem with this site. If you contact
BGCA, BGCA may keep a record of that session or correspondence, including a
record of your e-mail address. BGCA may also occasionally ask users to complete
surveys for research purposes. There also may be services on this site that
require you to fill out an online form or send BGCA an e-mail message in order
to utilize these services. BGCA collects any information that you provide in
such circumstances, including any personal information.
We may ask you for identifying and personal information to:
Invite you to receive periodic e-mail updates about
our progress: When you accept, or "opt in," we ask you to give us your e-mail
address and respond to some questions that help us tailor our information to
your interests. You can "opt out" of receiving these periodic updates at any
Processing any online donations you make to Boys
& Girls Clubs of America: When you donate to honor someone else, we do not
use the information you give us about that person for any other purpose.
Accepting your online "registration" at our site:
When you agree to give us identifying and personal information, you are giving
that information only to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the parties we
have involved in operating this site. You are giving it solely to enable the
services this site provides.
BGCA also may collect IP addresses,
domain names, and similar items regarding users of this site to measure the
number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on this site, and similar
"Cookies" may be used in connection with this site. A cookie is a small amount
of identifier data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on
your computer’s hard drive. By using cookies, information is potentially
collected without your express knowledge. Most browsers are initially set to
alerted when cookies are being sent. While refusal to accept cookies will not
prevent the use of some portions of this site, other portions of this site may
not function properly without cookies.
How BGCA Uses the Information it Collects
BGCA uses the information it collects through this site to improve its
marketing and promotional efforts, to improve its content, and to customize
this site’s services, content, and layout. BGCA may provide the information it
collects through this site to BGCA’s business partners, and to third parties
who provide services on BGCA’s behalf. BGCA may use the information it collects
through this site to inform you of new services, changes, or promotions. If you
do not want us to send you this type of information, please let us know by
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not
disclose your personal information collected through this site to third parties
change in our disclosure practices and providing you a choice regarding such
it of who you are; (b) access your account information in order to deliver to
you better and more personalized service; (c) estimate its audience size; (d)
determine the nature and extent of repeat usage; and (e) measure certain
traffic patterns to understand how users’ habits are similar or different from
one another, so that BGCA may improve its site.
BGCA understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to users of this
site. BGCA will not share personal information you submit through this site
with companies not affiliated with BGCA for purposes of marketing or promoting
events, products, or similar items, unless such events, products, or similar
items are related to BGCA, and except that BGCA may, from time to time, make
personal information available to selected third parties, but only in the
BGCA may disclose information it collects through this site when required to do
so by a court, regulatory agency, subpoena, law, regulation, or other body of
competent jurisdiction and authority, and for administrative and other purposes
that BGCA deems necessary to maintain, service, and improve its products and
services and to protect its rights and property. Finally, if you become
involved in any violation of security, violation of this website’s Terms of
Use, or violation of any party’s or third party’s rights, BGCA may release
information about you to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any
Integrity and Security
BGCA employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help
protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects
online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission
over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while BGCA
strives to protect your personal information, BGCA cannot ensure the security
of any information you transmit to or from this site.
Privacy Practices of Other Sites
collects online through this site, not information that BGCA collects through
other sources. For your convenience, this site may contain links, or addresses,
that you can simply click to open other useful sites where we do not control
to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.
We assume no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or
accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and
BGCA is not responsible for these other sites? privacy practices, which may be
different from BGCA's privacy practices.
Contacting BGCA About Your Personal Information
If you would like to review the personal information that BGCA has collected
about you through this site in order to verify its accuracy and completeness,
or if you have a question or complaint regarding BGCA’s privacy practices, or
to request that BGCA delete your personal information from its records, please
contact BGCA at email@example.com.
Last updated: February 13, 2006
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