privacy policy

Last updated September 12, 2022

Be Bold Girls is committed to protecting the online and offline privacy of users. Portions of our site are directed to our adult friends, and supporters, while other areas include content specifically designed for girls. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on privacy, and contact our team if you have any questions at Hello@BeBoldGirls.org

OVERVIEW

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online when visiting our website and governs online data collection and usage at the Be Bold Girls site.

You do not have to provide personal information to visit and enjoy many features of our sites. To register for events, sign up for e-updates or newsletters, or engage in certain other activities, we will request personal information from you, such as your name, address, and e-mail address. Any personal information provided to Be Bold Girls by users who identify themselves as being under thirteen years of age will be deleted or destroyed by Be Bold Girls immediately upon receipt or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable.

We use the information that you voluntarily provide to fulfill your requests, such as signing you up for newsletters, registering for events or activities, and for surveys and user research to improve our site.

We may share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Wix to power our site--you can read more about how Wix uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.

 

We may also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

We cannot provide e-updates or newsletters to any user under thirteen years of age.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

Visitors can visit our site without registering or providing personal information, but we do collect personal information to make certain features and options available. We collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided, for instance when registering for e-mail updates, signing up for events and activities, or completing our online surveys. We may ask users for first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address; other demographic information is requested to help us understand our visitors’ backgrounds, needs, and interests. For any person under thirteen years of age, any information provided will then be deleted immediately upon receipt or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable. Persons under the age of thirteen are permitted to sign up for or register for events, but all personal information except first name and age will be immediately deleted and destroyed upon receipt.

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION

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. The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

 

Be Bold Girls may utilize cookie technology to assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. Cookies also enable us to customize our content according to your preferences, and to age screen users for compliance with our policies for children under thirteen years of age. We DO NOT use cookies or other non-consensual methods to take personally identifiable or online contact information about you or your family off of your computer. Be Bold Girls DOES NOT use cookies for direct marketing or promotional purposes. Cookies are also NOT used to collect information specifically about you or your family for sharing with third parties [without consent]. To learn more about cookies visit https://allaboutcookies.org/

 

Our site is powered by Wix. Wix provides us with the online platform that allows us to share our services with you. Your data may be stored through Wix's data storage, databases and the general Wix applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. You can read more about how Wix uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Our site is hosted by GoDaddy. GoDaddy provides us with the online platform that allows us to share our services with you. Your data may be stored through GoDaddy data storage, databases and the general GoDaddy applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. You can learn more about GoDaddy's Privacy Policy here: https://www.godaddy.com/agreements/privacy

WHAT WE DO WITH INFORMATION

We use the personal information we collect to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and to gauge user trends to determine what features are of most interest to our visitors.

We may, at times, produce reports containing aggregate information about our users such as demographic, age, and online usage information. This allows us to offer information and features that are most relevant to our users. We do not include personally identifiable information in these reports.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Although Be Bold Girls is a non-profit organization and does not operate a commercial website, we pay special attention to protecting the privacy of visitors under age thirteen. Be Bold Girls does not knowingly collect information from children under thirteen years of age. If a child under the age of thirteen provides us with any personal information, Be Bold Girls will then dispose of such personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy when it determines that such person is under thirteen years old or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.

If you believe Be Bold Girls may have any personal information from or about a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us at Hello@BeBoldGirls.org

Be Bold Girls uses technical tools (i.e., cookies) to check the age of visitors who sign up for newsletters and updates. Our community features, if available, are designed to prevent visitors from posting personally identifiable information. Any personal information collected from a child under thirteen years of age will be deleted or destroyed immediately after identifying that such data pertains to a person under thirteen years of age or as soon as reasonably practical thereafter. Parents may review and request that we delete their child’s information or request that Be Bold Girls cease collection or use of such information by emailing a signed request, including their e-mail address, the child’s e-mail address or other identifier, birth date, and first name, to us at Hello@BeBoldGirls.org

 

Be Bold Girls will abide by any request to delete or cease collection or use of data with respect to any child but can only provide information to a requesting parent to the extent it can verify the relationship between the requesting parent and child. No such information shall be distributed to any third parties.

SECURITY FEATURES

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect our users during their visit. Be Bold Girls employees and volunteers are made aware of its website privacy practices and we limit access to personal information to those employees and volunteers with a specific need to retrieve this information. Be Bold Girls may give other companies access to our information database, but only if necessary to allow them to provide technical or fulfillment services to Be Bold Girls. Our technical and fulfillment agents must agree to use personal information only to process or fulfill your requests or to service our site.

UPDATING YOUR PREFERENCES

A user can, at any time, change, correct, modify or delete any personal information they may have provided to Be Bold Girls. 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. Parents may review and request that we update or delete their child’s information by sending a signed request, including their e-mail address, the child’s e-mail address, birth date, and first name, to Hello@BeBoldGirls.org

VISITORS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Be Bold Girls and the server which makes this site available worldwide are located in the United States. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of Washington in the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to the U.S. By visiting this site and submitting information you authorize this transfer.

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 OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy 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 navigating 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 at Hello@BeBoldGirls.org