Privacy Statement
The A Parents Love Foundation ("APL) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. We are also extremely sensitive to families’ concerns about their children’s personal information and safety. We want you to know about and understand the measures we have taken to keep the APL website a safe and secure environment for everyone. This privacy statement tells you how and why we collect information from you, and how we use that information.

We encourage our visitors to read through and understand our privacy statement. We may update it from time to time to address new issues or reflect changes on our site. Please refer to this privacy statement regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns about the statement, please contact us at customersupport@aparentslove.org. To quickly access a particular section of this policy, you can click directly on the links below:

About APL
Information you provide to us
How we use the information you provide
We protect kids' privacy
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
What are cookies?
What are IP addresses?
A notice about our sponsors
A notice about external links
Public forums
Contacting The
A Parents Love Foundation

About A Parents Love Foundation and the APL website
The APL website is an online service that allows individuals and families in crisis to set up unique personal websites that can be promoted to friends, family and supporters. The general public can view each others' cause related websites, communicate with friends and meet new friends through the service, share photos, post journals and comments, and describe their cause. To enrich our cause sites experience, we request and display some personal information to visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of support. APL causes can change their profile information at any time and can control how other people and the service communicates with them.

The A Parents Love Foundation cares deeply about online privacy If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@aparentslove.org.

Information You Provide to Us:
The A Parents Love Foundation endeavors to provide you quality information that is tailored to your needs. In order to do that we sometimes need to ask you for information so that we can provide the kind of content you want, when you want it. We want to customize our site for you so that it meets your needs as fully as possible--this includes customizing articles, discussions, banners and more. We may ask you to register or provide personal information when you visit certain areas of The APL website, enroll a cause related site, complete surveys, subscribe to a service or to a newsletter, submit content, or ask us for information.

We consider the following to be personally identifiable information: first and last name, e-mail address, street address, zip code, phone number, credit card number, and checking information. We only collect personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily submit it. Providing your personal information to The A Parents Love Foundation is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information you can still use our site but you will not have access to customized information.

Depending on the particular A Parents Love Foundation site with which you register, we may ask for your name, age, address and/or zip code, e-mail address and cause affiliation. We may also ask you to choose a user name and password to use when you log in to the site.

When you use this site to create or maintain your APL cause related website, you are considered by the A Parents Love Foundation to be the "administrator." When you use the APL website to visit other APL cause related websites or to view our general content, you are considered a "visitor."

How We Use the Information You Provide:
We use the personal and demographic information you provide us to tailor the content and services on the APL website to meet your current and future needs. Use of this data allows us to customize your experience by showing you content according to your preferences. From time to time, we may share the personal information you provide to us with our agents and angel network representatives. We may use this information to inform you of program upgrades, special offers, updated information, and/or new services. We will also use your contact information to ship purchases made at The APL Store. Financial information that you share is only used to check your qualifications.

We Protect Kids’ Privacy:
As a parent, you’ve probably done a lot of thinking about protecting your family’s privacy on the Internet. Well, we’ve been thinking about it, too. We are working hard to provide you with the best information and the highest quality interaction on the Internet in an environment that is safe.In compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we have adopted the following policies to keep kids safe:

1. We will NOT knowingly collect, use or distribute personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
2. We will NOT knowingly collect, use or distribute personally identifiable information from teens between the ages of 13 and 17 without first notifying a parent or guardian.
3. Personally identifiable information we collect from children under the age of 13 will be used solely by The A Parents Love Foundation or its agents for internal purposes only and will not be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties.
4, We will NOT knowingly allow a child under the age of 13 access to chat rooms, message boards, e-mail accounts, or other services within the APL website that would allow them to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
5. We will NOT knowingly allow a teen between the ages of 13 and 17 access to chat rooms, message boards, e-mail accounts, or other services within the APL website that would allow them to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without first notifying a parent or guardian.
6. We will NOT knowingly ask a child or teen to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity or service.
7. We will NOT knowingly provide any direct link to websites that are unsuitable for children or teens.
8. The A Parents Love Foundation will not advertise on any site that does not comply with the regulations set forth under COPPA.
9. We will advise children under the age of 13 that they MUST obtain permission from their parent or guardian before sharing ANY personal information.
10. Upon request, The A Parents Love Foundation will provide a parent or guardian with a description of the information that may have been provided about their child or teen during a registration process for a program or service of this site. The A Parents Love Foundation only asks for a child's or teen’s personal information if it is necessary for registration to participate in a program or service. Registration data that is provided about children or teens is not used for marketing and is never shared with any other party. If you would like to view your child's registration data, request a change, or request that we delete any of your child's personal information, please send an e-mail to childprivacy@aparentslove.org which includes your child's first and last name, zip code, and your first and last name.
11. The A Parents Love Foundation encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses or phone numbers, without permission, when using the Internet. We recognize a special obligation to protect personal information obtained from children.

If you have any questions about our Kids' Privacy Policy please contact the A Parents Love Foundation at childprivacy@aparentslove.org.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information:
APL website cause site administrators may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.

The A Parents Love Foundation gives you the opportunity to opt-out of having your personal information used for purposes not directly related to your use of the APL website. If you register for any of The A Parents Love Foundation programs or services but do not want your data shared with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes you can opt-out at any time by sending us an e-mail at optout@aparentslove.org. To help us update your records correctly, please indicate in your e-mail if you are opting out of postal mail, e-mail or telemarketing communication. Please also provide your registration details including first name, last name, street address, city, state, postal code, and country.

What are Cookies?
The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry; you'll find them used on the APL website, as you will at other major sites. "Cookies" are small text files written to your computer. They make our Website easier for you to use because they save your preferences while you are at our sites (although we do not save passwords in cookies). Cookies also help us know which areas are your favorites, which need a bit of improvement, and what technologies and Internet services our visitors are using. Knowing this information helps us continually improve the online experience for our visitors and members.

The non-personally identifiable information we track with cookies is anonymous and is not used to identify, or lead us back to, any particular visitor. Visitors to the APL website may have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences (most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies).

What are IP Addresses?
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the World Wide Web.Web servers--the big computers that "serve up" Web pages--automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

The APL website collects IP addresses for system administration; to report aggregate information to our cause sites, sponsors, and partners; and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from APL websites, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We normally do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service, or to protect our service, site, customers, or other individuals.

Some features within the APL website, such as certain message boards, may display IP addresses along with the message-poster's visitor name and message. You should review each feature prior to use and only use those that disclose information you are comfortable sharing.

A Notice About Our Partners:
The A Parents Love Foundation may use an outside advertising company to display endorsement and promotions on our site. These endorsements may contain cookies. While cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company, The A Parents Love Foundation does NOT work with any partners who do not comply with our privacy policy guidelines.

A Notice About External Links:
Occasionally, you will find links from the APL website to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed Websites whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. Additionally, you'll see links from advertisers, sponsors, and other partners who may use The A Parents Love Foundation’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement.

In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. We don't control the content of these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we identify sponsor and advertiser areas of our websites, we do not control these cookies or the content of these third parties.

The A Parents Love Foundation has partnered with other companies to provide certain services. In some cases, while you may see The A Parents Love Foundation logo on another company's site. The A Parents Love Foundation does not share any of your personally identifiable information with these partners and they do not share any information back with us. Once you leave our servers (you can generally tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site's Home page, you should contact the site directly for more information.

Public Forums:
The A Parents Love Foundation may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

To the extent that portions of the APL website, such as chat rooms or bulletin boards, provide users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions ("Postings"), BE ADVISED THAT THE A PARENTS LOVE FOUNDATION MAY NOT SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON THE APL WEBSITE, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of The A Parents Love Foundation. The A Parents Love Foundation reserves the right to monitor all Postings and to remove any which it considers offensive or otherwise in violation of our legal Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms of Use, according to which The A Parents Love Foundation will in no way be responsible or liable for the Postings. Here’s more legal notices regarding Postings: You must have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all material they contain; your Postings must not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties; your Postings must not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features; your Postings must not contain any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortuous, or otherwise unlawful material or content; and your Postings must not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitations. Also, you authorize The A Parents Love Foundation to use and/or authorize others to use all or part of your Postings in any manner, format, or medium that The A Parents Love Foundation or such other parties see fit; and you shall have no claim or other recourse against The A Parents Love Foundation for infringement of any proprietary right in Postings.

Security and Financial Transaction Use:
APL website cause accounts are secured by member-created passwords the A Parents Love Foundation takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on the APL website, please contact us a privacy@aparentslove.org

The A Parents Love Foundation has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Essentially, we encrypt all transmission of sensitive data and secure all of our repositories of data. When you use your credit card or check to shop at The APL Store, your transaction is secure. Our servers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced encryption technology that works with Netscape Navigator (versions 2.0 and above), Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 3.0 and above), and AOL (AOL 3.0 and above). This technology safeguards your personal information and privacy. However, you should understand that "perfect security" is never guaranteed.

Contacting The A Parents Love Foundation:
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of The A Parents Love Foundation, or your dealings with the APL website, please:

E-mail us at admin@aparentslove.org
Write to us at: The A Parents Love Foundation, 100 N. Morain St., #208, Kennewick, WA 99336