Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is committed to respecting and
how we collect, protect, and use information you provide or we collect
online, as well as how we protect children's privacy. If our policy
practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting our
Personally Identifiable Information. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana only gathers personally identifiable data on our site, such as names, addresses, Zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. Once collected, we may combine this information with other information collected from external sources.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Girl Scouts of Central
Indiana may automatically collect certain technical information from
your computer such as your Internet service provider, your Internet
Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages
viewed, the pages viewed immediately before and after accessing the
website, and the search terms entered to get to our site. This
information allows us to improve and customize our services. We and
our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,”
which are small text files that many websites save on your computer,
Similar Technology” below for more information.
Use and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
Please note that Girl Scouts of the USA provides operational support
for the site and may collect and use personally identifiable
information you provide to the site and other information collected by
the site as described in this policy. Girl Scouts of the USA will use
any information it collects for the purposes described in this policy
available here. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Girl Scouts of the
USA are each responsible for their own information handling
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personally identifiable information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet.
We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. With parental consent, we may collect information from children under the age of 13 such as: name, address, email address, account information, and user generated content. This information allows us to fulfill a requested transaction and facilitate participation in online programs, keep records, undertake certain marketing activities, or to otherwise customize or enhance the website experience for children.
Children under the age of 13 may be able to make certain content such as user generated content visible to others or the public. This could include, for example, a webpage or parts of webpages operated by children that have been designed for group or public viewing. However, absent parental consent, children under 13 would be allowed to display only limited information such as a first name or unique user name or other information that does not allow for online contacting by third parties.
Regardless of what information is displayed, parents can revoke
their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted
from the site by contacting our offices by phone at 317.924.6800 (Toll
Free: 855.GSCIN.4U) or via email at GirlScouts@girlscoutsindiana.org.
To do this or to review personally identifiable information collected
from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent.
When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or
disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of
parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of
obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not
maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not
obtained after a reasonable time.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our website. For this reason, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias (e.g., "Bookworm", "Skater", etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an email address for any activities which will involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU's Principle regarding respecting and fostering
the parents' role in providing guidance for their children, we
encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of email
and other online activities regularly.
Use of Cookie and Similar Technologies
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana may use web beacons to improve website services, conduct website analytics, first party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and to optimize the browsing experience.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (that is, not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this or other websites. Read more information about this practice at http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.
Links to Other Websites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
Our Security Safeguard
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We take measures to implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
Credit Card Safety
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. For card transactions we process, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is an Internet encryption technology, and a method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website servers. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants.
To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit sensitive information, check the document for your browser for indication of an SSL connection (most browsers utilize an unbroken or closed padlock). Verify that SSL is active before submitting sensitive information to our server. To double-check, verify that the URL or Address line of your browser for our site begins with "https."
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.
How to Contact Us
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
2611 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr. Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Toll Free: 855.GSCIN.4U
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eastern Time.
You can email us your question at GirlScouts@girlscoutsindiana.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for visiting our site.