Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Privacy notice effective date: June 1, 2017

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) respect your concerns about privacy and value the trust you have placed in us. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. In addition, we describe the choices you can make about how we use the information you provide to us. We tell you how you can update your contact information, remove your name from our mailing list, or answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES BBBSBC COLLECT AND USE ABOUT ME AND HOW DOES BBBS USE THE INFORMATION?

We collect and use information about you to communicate with you about our programs, services, promotions, initiatives and events, and to customize our communications in those areas. We also collect information to improve your website experience, enroll Big Brothers and Big Sisters and children and youth; enable you to make donations to BBBSBC, enable contact with BBBSBC alumni, and enable you to stay informed on BBBSBC. Here are the ways we obtain information about you and the types of information we obtain. We also tell you how we use the information.

Requesting Information or Enrolling. When you reach out to us about additional information about BBBSBC or when you enroll in the program, your contact information will be added to our database to keep you informed about the agency.

Donations or Purchases. When you donate to BBBSBC or purchase a ticket or product from BBBSBC, you will be asked to give us contact and payment information (such as credit card information) so we may process your order. When you pay using a credit card, we use your credit card information only to fulfill your order and for other internal purposes.  We will keep your contact information on file for communication purposes.

Contact Us Link. If you contact us via our website, we may ask you for information such as your name, address and email address so we can respond to your questions or comments. We will keep your contact information on file for communication purposes.

Website. Like many organizations, we use cookies and log files on our website. Cookies are small text files that websites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. A cookie contains a unique code, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that was visited previously. Log files are small text files that websites automatically create when a user visits a site. We use cookies and log files to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies and log files may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Remember, though, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features, such as participating in online games and sweepstakes.

Enrollment. When you enroll online to become a Big or Little, you give us your name, email address and phone number. If you are under 13 years old, we ask you to have your parent or guardian enroll you, or you may contact us directly at 215.343.8260.

DOES BBBSBC SHARE THE INFORMATION IT OBTAINS ABOUT ME WITH THIRD PARTIES?

BBBSBC does not share personal information about you with any third parties for their own marketing purposes. We do share this information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, but these service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We also may disclose information about you to other members of the BBBS family (such as our National Organization, which may have their own privacy policies) and as required by law.

HOW DOES BBBSBC PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

The security of personal information is a high priority for us. We maintain online safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration and destruction of the personal information in our possession. To protect the security of your credit card information, we use the industry standard for Internet security — Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This Internet encryption standard scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our server. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the “http” portion of the BBBSBC website address in your browser changes to “https.” The “s” stands for “secure.”

If you would prefer not to make a donation online, you may send a check to our agency: BBBSBC, 2875 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929

HOW DOES BBBSBC UPDATE ITS PRIVACY NOTICE?

BBBSBC’s products, services, promotions and programs will change over time. This Privacy Notice will be updated periodically to reflect those changes and corresponding changes in our information practices. Whenever we revise this Privacy Notice, we will change the date on the notice to indicate when the revisions were made. We reserve the right to change our information practices and the terms of this Privacy Notice, and to apply the changed practices to all information we have about you.

DOES THE BBBSBC WEBSITE CONTAIN LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?

The BBBSBC website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of BBBSBC and are not under our control. We provide links to those sites solely for your convenience and information. Those sites have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked sites. BBBSBC is not responsible for information that is provided by those sites or for any other use of the sites.

HOW CAN I UPDATE MY CONTACT INFORMATION?

Please email us to indicate that you would want to change the contact information we have for you. Please email us from the email address we would have on file so we can verify ownership. Email us at bigbros@bbbsbc.org.

WHAT IF I PREFER NOT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM BBBSBC?

Please email us from the email address you would like to unsubscribe from so we would have on file and can verify ownership. Email us at bigbros@bbbsbc.org.

Charitable registration policy

The official registration and financial information of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

copyright compliance notice

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBCBS) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (DCMA) provides recourse for copyright oweners who believe the material appearing on the Internet infringes upon their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you have a good faith belief that material posted to the site, bbbsbc.org (SITE), infringes your copyright you (or your agent) may send BBBSBC a notice that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMBA permits you to send BBBSBC counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid and BBBBC has no obligation to respond to notices that fail to comply with the applicable law. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright.

In accordance with the DMCA, BBBBC has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA.  Any written Notification of Claimed infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to our designated agent as follows:

Agent:  Ursula Raczak, CEO

Address: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County

2875 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929

E-mail: Raczak@bbbsbc.org

Tel: 215.343.8260 x 116

Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.  We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, BBBSBC has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances and in its sole discretion, terminating access of any user that BBBSBC finds to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights of others. BBBSBC may also, in its sole discretion, limit or fully terminate access to the Site of any registered user infringing the intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether such registered user is a repeat offender or not.  In its sole discretion, BBBSBC may also remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer.