|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To quickly access a particular section of this policy, you can
click directly on the links below:
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
Contacting The A
Parents Love Foundation
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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:
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 email@example.com
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.
the A Parents Love Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
email@example.com. 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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Write to us at: The A Parents Love Foundation, 100 N. Morain St.,
#208, Kennewick, WA 99336