Last Updated: August 30, 2016
We have been healing and protecting children and families since 1998, and we know that privacy is an important part of our relationship with our clients. This is why we are committed to advancing a safe environment for the users of our services, both in the home and online. We collect only that information about our website users and their activities on our website as is necessary to help us provide families with a positive experience in furtherance of our mission as a not-for-profit organization.
Information Collection and Use
You can visit most of the Website without revealing any personal information about yourself. However, to use certain features of the Website, you may choose to provide us information about you such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information (collectively, “Personal Information”). We may also collect certain information that you provide when you contact us or voluntarily provide us with feedback.
Like many websites, we may track the total number of visitors, the number of visitors to each page of the Website, browser type, IP addresses, external websites linked to, as well as information related to your use of our Website (collectively, “Aggregate Information”). We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used, and disclosed in aggregate form only, and it will not contain Personal Information.
We Do Not Knowingly Collect Information from Children
Our Website is not intended for use by children 13 and under. Therefore, you must be at least 14 years of age to use the Website. If you are under the age of 14, please do not send us any information about yourself to us (including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, or e-mail address). In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a person under the age of 14, we will delete that information as soon as reasonably practicable. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 14, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In operating our Website, we may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us improve your experience on our Website. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of our Website’s features.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your Personal Information (as well as Aggregate Information and the data generated by cookies) to those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to such employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations.
We use Aggregate Information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our purpose in collecting such information is to better understand how our visitors use the Website. From time to time, we may also release (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website) or sell such aggregated information to outside companies or organizations.
Do Not Track
Child First does not track our Website visitors across third-party websites for the purpose of providing targeted advertising. Accordingly, Child First does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.
Some third-party sites do, however, keep track of your browsing activities when they provide you content so that they can tailor the content they send you. Therefore, you should consider setting the DNT signal on your browser so that these third parties know you do not want to be tracked.
Third parties that have content embedded on the Website may set cookies on a user’s browser and obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific Child First webpage from a given IP address. Third parties cannot collect any personally identifiable information you have provided to us through the Child First Website unless you provide it to them directly.
We are committed to protecting our users’ information. While we take reasonable data protection precautions, no security measures are completely effective, and we do not guarantee the security of user information at any time. We will not be liable for any breach of the security measures on the Website or any loss, misuse, or alteration of information resulting therefrom or from communications through the Internet.
Contacting Child First
Child First, Inc.
National Program Office
35 Nutmeg Drive, Suite 385
Trumbull, CT 06611