What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you wish to register for our programs, participate in projects, take a pledge, respond to a survey, or online contests. When registering for our programs or participating in a contest or pledge campaign, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, school, grade, place (City/Town). We only wish to collect information of students who are approved by schools for participation in our program or from individuals who wish to participate in our programs independently. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
. To manage a project, administer the program globally, administer a pledge campaign, contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature
. To send emails to inform you about the status of the project, communicate with participants, and members to provide assistance and for providing services or any clarification, to inform about the status of a contest or campaign, or if you happen to be a winner. Your name will be mentioned on our website if you happen to be a winner, or if your school sends the pictures with approval, If you do not wish to have your name posted on our website please contact us by email or call us at 1-866-686-5087
. Building records of visitors without linking identifying information to the records for the purpose ofresearch, analysis and reporting.
. The email address you provide will only be used to send you information about services you participated or registered andupdates pertaining to your participation or registration.
. To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on theinformation and feedback we receive from you)
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information
If you were to use any payment options for registering for services or contests, we offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financial, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
We may also make use of external sites like survey monkey or other such survey sites with secure encryption to administer registration, survey and participation for pledges or contests, but this will only be limited to your name, email address and place (City/Town).
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Though currently we do not plan to provide any type of information to any outside parties, however, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
We may include, display or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
How long is information kept?
Information is retained for an indeterminate period of time.
Also please refer to following disclaimer which is also mentioned in various pages on our website, when you click on links to other websites to view information provided by those websites. We wish to dissociate from any of the claims, views or opinions expressed and stated thereof. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This policy was last modified on October 9, 2009