Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scope

This statement applies to all websites operated by or on behalf of Starboard Society (SS).

 Information Use

SS collects information from users through several points on the web such as making a donation, volunteering, and online event fundraising. The primary reason for SS to collect personal users’ information is to provide personalization options for our web visitors, and to facilitate website features that require user input, whether this information is submitted directly by the site user, or collected by use of technologies such as cookies, as discussed below.

Personal financial information in the form of a credit card number and expiration date is collected only if a site user wishes to make an online donation through SS online. This information is processed directly by PayPal™ and is not maintained by SS when entered online. All online transactions are securely transmitted using SSL encryption.

User information submitted through SS websites is used only for the purposes for which it was collected.

Advertising Policy

SS does not host any form of advertising from our websites or email communications.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about that user. SS may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

The primary function of cookies for SS is to facilitate use of our websites by our users, and to enrich your online experience with us.

If users reject cookies, they may still use our sites, and all the informational resources provided through them. Their personalization options and the capacity of their browser to keep track of their information is lost if the user rejects cookies.

SS uses a tracking utility provided by a 3rd party vendor to track usage of specific web pages and other resources provided through our website. The vendor sets cookies as a method for compiling site usage information but these cookies are only used to compile demographic models of site usage and are not tied to the user’s personal information.

 

Communications from the Site

Newsletter

If a user wishes to opt-in subscribe to our e-newsletter, we ask for contact information required for basic registration to the site, consisting of a working email address, and first and last name.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Though SS makes every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website.

SS may need to share personal information with third parties in other limited circumstances. For example, we may release personal information to third parties to perform services on our behalf such as: advising you of our upcoming events, products, partnership offers, volunteer opportunities, and health-related information or processing credit card payments. However, third parties retained by SS to provide such services are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are not authorized to use this information for any purpose other than providing those services. If you would like to opt-out of having SS share your name and postal address with third party organizations, please email info@starboardsociety.org and type ‘do not share’ in the subject line of your email.

Third Party Intermediaries

SS uses various 3rd party transaction services to process online donations.

We will only provide these companies the information they need to deliver the service and prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose. These companies/organizations do not share or use personally identifiable information that may be obtained from these transactions for any secondary purposes.

Notification of Changes

If SS changes its privacy policy, changes to this privacy statement will be posted, with prominent links to the new policy positioned on the SS homepage (https://www.starboardsociety.org), and other places we deem appropriate, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. SS will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our website from those we actually know are under the age of 13.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA, see: www.coppa.org) 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. The Act and Rule also cover 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

SS 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 request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. A parent or guardian may revoke their consent and ask that information about their child be deleted from the site by contacting our offices via mail (see: address below) or email info@starboardsociety.org. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent or guardian 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.

Contacting Us

Effective management of our email list to honor the interests of our contacts is a founding principle of our email communications program. Whether you would like to be removed from a specific campaign or e-newsletter offering, all of our communications include an ‘unsubscribe’ option.

To be removed from our direct mail or telemarketing lists, fill out our Contact Us form and include your request in the ‘How can we assist you’ field.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact us by email at info@starboardsociety.org or by postal mail at:

Shawn Dippel
Executive Director
Starboard Society
76 Cranbrook Road, Suite 246
Cockeysville, MD 21030

 

Additional Information

This privacy policy is personal between you and us, and no one else shall be deemed a third party beneficiary of this policy.

USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE AND THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

SS reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Since any changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you have any further questions regarding this privacy policy or the use of your personal information under this privacy policy, you can contact us at the following postal address:

 

Shawn Dippel
Executive Director
Starboard Society
76 Cranbrook Road, Suite 246
Cockeysville, MD 21030