Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 2017-02-28T12:43:52+00:00

Your privacy is important to BackPack Beginnings (BPB). This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding your information and explains what personal information we collect and how we use it. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms set forth here.

WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

We save the contact information you provide us, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone numbers. We use your information for the specific purpose(s) for which it was provided; to thank you; and to communicate with you in a personalized way about our work, our needs, and upcoming opportunities to volunteer, give, or donate items. We may publicly thank you or list you as a BPB supporter and/or use a photo unless you ask us not to.  We may provide your information to our funding sources, for example to qualify for matching grants; to tax authorities; in response to subpoena; and as otherwise required by law. We will never share, sell or rent your contact information with the intent that it to be used in marketing for another organization or company.

OPTING OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS

You may “opt out,” at any time from any or all of our modes of communication. Simply email Parker White at parker@backpackbeginnings.org, or follow the unsubscribe instructions in individual communications.  We will process your “opt out” request promptly; please be patient if you inadvertently receive an additional communication while we are doing so.

PAYMENT PROCESSORS

We have partnered with online payment processors including PayPal to collect online donations and process credit card transactions. We selected these particular providers for their professionalism and because they are leaders in the industry who have promised to maintain high levels of security for our users.  We cannot, however, assume responsibility for their actions since they are independent payment processors, similar in many respects to your own credit card company.

COOKIES

We may store a “cookie” in your web browser when you visit our site to help us remember who you are and customize your experience on our site to match your needs and preferences. Cookies also help us determine which portions of our site are visited most frequently. You can reject or clear cookies any time you wish in the settings of your Web browser.

IP ADDRESSES

We may use your IP address to help us administer our website, diagnose problems with it, or to collect information about website visitor traffic.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Our site includes links to outside websites. We do not have control over the content or privacy practices of these other sites, so use them at your own risk.  Sometimes external links on our site become broken, as the linked websites disappear, change their content, or move.  If you would like to report a broken link on our website please email marketing@backpackbeginnings.org.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Some images used on our site can be attributed to Freepik from www.flaticon.com and Wikimedia Commons.

MODIFICATIONS

BackPack Beginnings may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.