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Privacy Policy + Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide us online, as well as how we protect children’s privacy and sets forth the terms of use of this site. By using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

If our policy practices or terms of use change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our website. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.

Girl Scouts’ online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.girlscoutsrv.org, including our online shop.

DATA COLLECTION

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. 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 Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information is collected in order to process online transactions, online donations, or job applications. This information is used solely by Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Girl Scouts of the USA or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes which includes, but is not limited to, responding to the visitor’s request and to help us in our business. Examples of business include website improvements, services, products and opt-in emails upon the visitor’s request We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties, except in the unusual event that we would sell to or merge with another Girl Scout group. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. COPPA also covers other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

Parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at 800-845-0787 or via e-mail at girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org. To revoke consent or to review personal 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 parent’s child. 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 believes it is good policy not to collect more personally identifiable information from children under 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.

Submissions

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys 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 Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys 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 parents’ 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 e-mail 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 e-mail and other online activities regularly.

USE OF COOKIES

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys website through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys 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.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. 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. We do not control the linked sites and make no representations about the other sites you may access through this site. We do not endorse any product or service offered by any company of person linked to this site, nor are we responsible for the content of any information published on the site of any other party.

OWNERSHIP AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials contained on any Girl Scout site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by Girl Scouts of the USA. By virtue of its Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. § 80106 et. seq., Girl Scouts has the sole and exclusive right to have and use all service marks, trademarks, emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and other words now or heretofore used in carrying out its program and is the owner of the GIRL SCOUTS name, service mark, and trademark, and of all other associated names, marks, slogans, insignias, logotypes and designs, including but not limited to the distinctive TREFOIL design mark, the GSUSA uniforms and other indicia, the names and marks “Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys”, “Girl Scouts of the United States of America”, “Girl Scout Brownie”, “Girl Scout Junior”, “Girl Scout Daisy”, “Girl Scout Cadette”, “Girl Scout Senior”, “Girl Scout Ambassador” and “Girl Scout Juliette”, and such trademarks and service marks as Girl Scout JOURNEYS, GIRLSPORTS, and STUDIO 2B (hereinafter collectively identified as the “Intellectual Property”).

You may view, copy, and print the Contents displayed on this site subject to the following conditions:

  • You use the material for noncommercial use only;
  • You keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices;
  • You make no modifications to any materials;
  • You do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands; and
  • You do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from the Girl Scout site.

For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded contents or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the contents, the site, or any related software.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

All comments, feedback, ideas, and other submissions provided to us or on through the site or through any other method submitted or offered in connection with the site, such as by email, telephone, or by mail (collectively, the “comments”) are and shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, including all copyright or other intellectual property rights therein. Providing your comments to us constitutes an assignment of all worldwide right, title and interest in and to all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the comments. In the event applicable law prohibits such assignment of the intellectual property rights in the comments, you hereby grant us an exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, license to use, copy, distribute, modify, sublicense, assign, and create derivative works involving the comments. We are not under any obligation to reply to any comments.

SITE ACCESS

We may discontinue all or part of this site at any time. We may block or limit your access to this site if: (a) you violate these Terms of Use; (b) you violate any applicable law or regulation relating to your use of this site; (c) you engage in any conduct which we, in our sole discretion, believe is offensive, harmful, defamatory, or otherwise harmful to us or others.

SITE CONTENTS

Information on the site is provided with the understanding that the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

INACCURACY DISCLAIMER

The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Minnesota, United States of America, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the federal courts located in Minnesota. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site.

Girl Scouts River Valleys can revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

TERMINATION

Your access to any and all Girl Scout sites may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the site and destroy all copies of any Contents obtained from the site, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

All information and materials on this website are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

LIMITATION OF DAMAGES

In no event shall Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Inc., its affiliates, or their officers, employees, agents, representatives or volunteers be liable to any entity or individual for any lost profits, direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or the inability to use, the content, materials and functions of this website or any third party website linked to this site.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, you can contact us at:

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, Inc.
400 Robert St S
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 800-845-0787

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