Posted: July 1, 2006
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
2. Collection and Use of Information
TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED ON OUR WEBSITE
In the course of using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Personally Identifiable Information may include: (i) contact information, such as your name, street address, telephone number and email address; (ii) unique identifiers, such as your user ID or user password; (iii) demographic information, such as your date of birth, age, or grade level; or (iv) similar information. You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. You may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information to use certain services or receive certain information offered on the Website. If you choose to withhold the requested information, we may not be able to provide you with the requested materials or services.
WHERE AND WHEN INFORMATION IS COLLECTED ON OUR WEBSITE
We may request that you provide Personally Identifiable Information in different manners and locations on our Website. We may also automatically collect information from you in several ways on the Website, including but not limited to those described below:
Registration: You may be asked to complete a registration form and provide Personally Identifiable Information to access certain features on our website. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Website.
Newsletters and Emails: We may offer free newsletters and email updates to share information with you about the Website, issues of interest to you, about us and our affiliates, or about our marketing partners and advertisers and sponsors. Your e-mail address will be collected if you request this service. You may unsubscribe from such newsletters or email messages by following the instructions provided on the Website or in the newsletter or email.
Email Contact: If you contact Girls Action Network through email, we may keep a record of that correspondence that may include any Personally Identifiable Information in your correspondence.
Surveys or Polls: From time-to-time we may request Personally Identifiable Information from you in conjunction with a survey or poll. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Website.
Chat Rooms, Forums, And Message Boards: The Website may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas but you may choose to do so. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum, or message board. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
Web Beacons and Other Tracking Technology: Our Website may use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our Web sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Web sites. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may also use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send our guests to determine whether our guests have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data: We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and sponsors, for example regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
USE OF INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
3. Disclosure To Third Parties
We may share your personal information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others and the ways in which you may opt-out of having your information shared:
Agents: We may employ other businesses, certain services or individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, Website analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, like sending you marketing offers about their products.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.
Third-Party Offers: You may be presented with opportunities to participate in special offers from third parties through a link on our Website. When participating in these offers on a third-party website, you may be asked to share your personal information with those third parties. We cannot control the privacy practices of these other parties, and therefore, you should review the privacy practices of such companies prior to providing your personally identifiable information.
Other Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of our marketing partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may use the opt out method detailed in the email or change your preferences by logging into your account.
Administrative or Legal Process: Your personal information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our rights, or protect the rights of other users of this website.
Business Transfers: In the event that all or substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another party, or another transaction occurs in which your personally identifiable information is one of the business assets transferred, all personally identifiable information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets we transfer.
4. Links To Other Websites
5. A Special Note for Parents Concering Privacy
The Website is a general audience Website. We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of thirteen on the Website. If in the future, we decide to collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of thirteen, we will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) including, without limitation, obtaining necessary parental consent.
The Internet offers children wonderful educational and entertainment resources. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to visit the Direct Marketing Association's Web Website (www.the-dma.org) and explore the Get CyberSavvy! Program as well as the GetNetWise Web Website (www.getnetwise.org) to learn more about parental control tools for the internet.
This Website incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that we may collect and we have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Your personally identifiable information is transferred to our computers utilizing encryption software. Only those who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.
7. Updating and Correcting Your Personal Information
You should be aware that although such update, correction, change, or deletion will alter our active records, it may not effect each and every record we maintain. For example, such changes will not effect back-up copies of our systems that may have been made prior to your request.
9. Your California Privacy Rights
A California privacy law that went into effect on January 1, 2005, allows California residents to obtain specific information about a business’s privacy practices if it shares information with other companies for those companies’ direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and have questions about our compliance with this law, please contact us
By email at:
or write to us at
Girls Action Network, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Attn: California Privacy Rights
By email at:
or write to us at:
Girls Action Network, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001