Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.beadsofcourage.org, its affiliate sites, and addresses how Beads of Courage (BoC) governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to BoC include www.beadsofcourage.org. By using the BoC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

BoC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, shipping and billing address. If you make a donation or purchase BoC’s products and services, please note we do not collect billing and credit card information using the following services: Mals-E Cart, Pappa Shop, Paypal, Authorize, Wells Fargo, and Neon CRM. That information is encrypted and further supported with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by BoC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of BoC’s website. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BoC’s public message boards or Facebook page, this information may be collected and used by others. BoC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from BoC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. BoC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of BoC website.

COOKIES

If you create an account on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select ‘Remember Me’, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Certain articles and posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

BoC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. BoC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BoC and its affiliates. BoC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. BoC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BoC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BoC and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. BoC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BoC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BoC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BoC, or the public.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

BoC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

CHILDREN UNDER THIRTEEN

BoC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

OPT-OUT & UNSUBSCRIBE

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out by using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our newsletters or by contacting us here: info@beadsofcourage.org

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

BoC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BoC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BoC is protecting your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

BoC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BoC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BoC at info@beadsofcourage.org