Collection of Information
When you are on the Kidstown website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Kidstown alone, unless stated otherwise. Kidstown may collect information regarding website visitors, including IP address, browser and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as email address. We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our website using standard site tracking software to help us improve our site.
Personally Identifiable Information
Kidstown collects personal information from visitors and other supporters when they register to join our organization, make a donation online or offline, subscribe to our e-newsletter, or sign up to become a volunteer. Our web server does not automatically recognize or collect personal information based on your email address; the personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you.
Use of “Cookies”
Use of Information
Kidstown uses the information we collect about you to be able to send you communications such as our e-newsletters and various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our web site.
Sharing of Information
Kidstown will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission. Kidstown may use such information ourselves to contact people for marketing purposes. Given that Kidstown is funded mostly through private donations, we may share individual information with other reputable, charitable organizations to write via postal mail to some of each other’s supporters, for the mutual benefit of both. If you would prefer not to have your name used in this manner, simply send us a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your exact name and address.
We are aware of and sensitive to the issue of unsolicited email (“spam”); therefore Kidstown will never rent, trade or sell your email address.
All online donations made to Kidstown are transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems, and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Kidstown website provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies on those websites prior to any use.
Contacting regarding this policy