Girl Talk is committed to protecting your online privacy and providing a safe online experience for all of its users. This Privacy Statement applies to information collected online when visiting our website, www.mygirltalk.org, and governs online data collection and usage at the Girl Talk site. Portions of our site are directed to our adult donors, friends, and supporters, while other areas include content specifically designed for girls. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our statements on website privacy, and contact Girl Talk if you have any questions.
You do not have to provide personal information to visit and enjoy many features of our site. To make a contribution online, participate in message boards, or sign up for e-updates or newsletters, and to engage in certain other activities, we will request personal information from you, such as your name, age, address, and e-mail address.
We use the information that you voluntarily provide to inform you of Chapter updates, new resources, upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and other events and issues of relevance.
We do not share your personal information with third parties.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Information You Provide
Visitors can visit our site without registering or providing personal information, but we do collect personal information to make certain features available.
We collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided when registering for e-mail updates, completing surveys, making a donation, or to gain access to our Chapter Resources. “Leader Login” is a password protected site, used by high school Leaders and Advisors to retrieve necessary resources for their Chapter’s success. In other sections we may ask for first and last name, address, phone number, and email.
Information Girl Talk Collects Automatically
Your web browser offers "cookies" which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser and our Web sites are viewable even if you disable the cookie function on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features of our site will not be available to you.
Girl Talk may utilize cookie technology to assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. Cookies also enable us to eventually provide online shopping and to customize our content according to your preferences.
What information does Girl Talk collect about site visitors?
At the Site, we do not collect Personal Information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. Girl Talk gathers data, such as names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, information about your organization, etc., only when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. Personal Information that we collect falls into three primary categories.
1. Information that Site Visitors Give Us: We may receive and store the information that you enter at our website, provide to us on a webpage or give to us in any other way. You can always choose not to provide some or all of the information which we request. This information is used solely by Girl Talk and other entities in furtherance of Girl Talk’s charitable activities.
2. Automatic Information: Whenever you interact with Girl Talk, we receive and store certain types of information. For example, we may use “cookies” to obtain information when your web browser accesses this website. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier, which we transfer to your computer via your Web browser and store on your computer’s hard drive. On most web browsers you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie, and how to turn cookies off.
3. Email Communications: In order to make the email we send you more helpful and relevant to your interests, we receive and store certain types of information. For instance, if your computer supports this functionality, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email we send you. We may also receive a confirmation when you follow a hyperlink from one of our email messages to our website.
Does Girl Talk share the information it receives?
We are not in the business of selling information about our Site visitors. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and we treat it with great care and respect. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your data with certain third parties.
We will share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it, (ii) the third-party is performing a function on behalf of Girl Talk that is directly related to the operation of the Site or to a service or information provided on the Site, and access to such information is necessary to the performance of such function or to the provision of such services or information being provided, or (iii) we are required to by law to do so.
Access to Information About You
If you desire to review your own personal information, to correct existing information, or to remove your information, please contact Girl Talk via email at [email protected].
If you request removal of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in Girl Talk’s records and archives, but Girl Talk will not use that information for commercial purposes.
What choices do I have?
Links to Third Party Sites
Our online donation partner iDonate uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect credit card data during transmission. Girl Talk employees are made aware of its website privacy practices and we limit access to personal information to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information.
Girl Talk may give other companies access to our information database, but only if necessary to allow them to provide technical or fulfillment services to Girl Talk. We may also give other companies access to the information necessary to fill your order if and when we offer products for sale from our site or to process you donation.
Our technical and fulfillment agents must agree to use personal information only to process or fulfill your requests or to service our site.
Users can also unsubscribe from any newsletters or opt out of various promotional e-mailings at any time by clicking on "unsubscribe" links in the newsletter or e-mails.
Protecting Our Site
We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.
Changes to Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement as necessary to maintain the highest protection for our users and to comply with a changing environment. We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy.
If we make material changes to this policy or in how we will use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change.
We will not make retroactive changes in how we handle previously collected personal information unless legally required to do so.
We want all our visitors to have fun surfing our site and urge you to use common sense whenever disclosing personal information on this site or anywhere on the Internet.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.