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Privacy Policy

Respecting the wishes of our volunteers and supporters is very important to KaBOOM!; that's why our Privacy Policy is important. We want our friends to be comfortable sharing their names and contact information with us, and to know what we do with their information when it is entrusted to us.

KaBOOM! does not sell, distribute or transfer personally identifiable information obtained through our website from you (we'll call you User) to a third-party organization; the only exception to this is when it is necessary to share certain information for processing online donations.

Any information collected on the KaBOOM! websites will be used only for the purposes stated. This privacy policy applies to the KaBOOM! website and services offered from the KaBOOM! website.

Any sensitive data (such as credit card and bank account numbers, and passwords) you provide us through our website is encrypted using standard internet security protocols. We encrypt information we store in our databases and require our third party service providers to do so as well. When information is transmitted within our organization, we use standard encryption protocols.

Within our organization, we limit access to your personal information to those that require access in the course of their duties, and we require our third party service providers to implement similar access controls.

Registration on the site

Users have the option to register on the KaBOOM! website. Users will be asked to provide, at a minimum, name, email address, and zip code/postal code. In return for providing this information, Users will gain access to additional resources, as well as the ability to post comments directly to the site.

Users who log into the portal are not anonymous to us. The information we collect is used to:

  • Improve the content of our websites for your future visits.
  • Customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual consumer.
  • Notify Users about updates to our website (if you have asked to be notified of updates or new releases).

Only Users who register, who ask for information from us or who donate to KaBOOM! through our website will receive periodic programmatic or promotional email communications from us. Any User may request at any time that KaBOOM! no longer send email communications to the User by emailing KaBOOM! at webmaster@kaboom.org.

The choice to opt-out or opt-in

When a User writes KaBOOM! from our website's Contact page, the User may request that his/her email address is not added to our mailing list to ensure that the User does not receive periodic electronic mail from KaBOOM!. (KaBOOM! will respond by email only to address the User's question or comment.)

When a User is signed on as a community-build playground project volunteer by project administrators using our website's Playground Planner service, the User will receive a single email message from KaBOOM! inviting the User to add her/himself to the KaBOOM! mailing list; this is the only email communication you will receive from KaBOOM!. (The User is subject to receive messages from the project administrator, however; if the User does not wish to receive those messages, the User must contact the Project Administrator and opt-out of the administrators list.)

For all users

KaBOOM! may use technology to obtain non-personal information from your browser when you visit our website and your browser interacts with us; these are often called cookies.

Cookies

A cookie is a way for websites to recognize whether or not you have visited the site before. A cookie is a piece of data given to a browser by a web server and handed back to the browser on subsequent visits. We use cookies at log-in registration and elsewhere when you enter customized information. Recording a cookie at such points makes your online experience easier and more personalized. It also allows us to recognize you as a customer and automate your online experience. Additional information about cookies can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_cookie.

Cookies and privacy:

Although there has been some debate over the privacy implications of cookies, it is important for you to know that cookies do not read your hard drive, nor can they be used to reveal anything about you that you have not chosen to enter as a user on a website. In addition, cookies are unique to servers and are not shared among web servers.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser to alert you of a cookie being offered or to reject all cookies. You can also turn cookies back on if your login is not recognized. Just go to the help function on your browser for complete instructions.

This technology is not used by KaBOOM! to obtain personal information, nor do we share the non-personal information obtained with third parties.

Are cookies dangerous to your computer? No. Presently, there are no known cases of cookies being used to introduce or spread computer viruses. Technically, a cookie cannot be used to access your hard drive. Your browser may save cookie values to your hard drive, but that is the limit of the effect on your computer system.

For each visitor to our website, we collect information on what pages you access or visit. The information we collect is used to:

  • Improve the content of our websites for your future visits.
  • Customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual consumer.
  • Notify Users about updates to our website (if you have asked to be notified of updates or new releases).

We also collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email in order to reply to their correspondence, to service projects and for marketing purposes.

Transactions/Donations

Any financial transactions made on our website are done through secured services to protect our Users from online theft or fraud. At any time, a User may opt to donate to KaBOOM!, or purchase KaBOOM! merchandise, offline by telephone or mail.

KaBOOM! donor privacy policy

KaBOOM! values and respects your right to privacy. KaBOOM! does not sell, trade or rent your name, address, email address, or phone numbers to others.

On occasion, KaBOOM! recognizes and thanks donors publicly. If you would prefer not to be recognized, or that your gift remain anonymous, please let us know. Your wishes will be respected.

If you would prefer not to receive fundraising communications from KaBOOM!, please email us at webmaster@kaboom.org.

Web links

We are not responsible for the collection, use or security of information by companies or organizations outside of KaBOOM! that may be linked to our website. Users are encouraged to read the privacy policies of websites reached through the use of links from the KaBOOM! website.

For comments or inquiries into our Privacy Policy, please contact KaBOOM! by email at webmaster@kaboom.org.

Policy was last updated 11/30/2016