Collection of Personal Information
A member is anyone who registers on our site.
Information we may collect as a Member:
Date of Birth (To verify your age)
High School Name
Village of Change allows Members to invite potential users who are currently not members to join the site. These potential users, to our knowledge, are not under the age of 13. The potential user's name and email address are collected for the sole purpose of sending out an email invite to them to join the site.
You may be asked further information in order to help validate your identity: other personally identifiable information as we need for verification.
We may obtain address information about you from third party sources for fraud prevention or for legal compliance. We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your Posts, which we may retain along with our responses.
Any Personal Information you Post as Member Content is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your Member Content even if you remove the Member Content. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the site, contact us using the information below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. The profile you create on our site will be publically visible. You may change the visibility settings of your Member Profile, and the types of information it may disclose, on the “My Profile” page, and/or when you take specific actions on the site that provide you the option of making your profile private.
Visitors may browse and view profiles on our Site. If you wish to not have visitors view your profile, opt to have your profile private. This option is available on the “My Profile” page.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the Service and conduct our business.
For example (and not limited) to:
Register as a Member and to identify you when you sign-in to your account
Administer your account
Respond to your inquiries and customer service requests
Verify activity as we deem necessary
Send you a newsletter or other promotional communications
Conduct research and analyze data to improve our Service or customize our
communications with you
Communicate with you
How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
We may share your Personal information only:
As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process.
In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
With any other member, visitor or third party with your prior consent to do so as described in this Policy.
If you are a Member, we may share your profile name and profile page with Visitors.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential.
If Village of Change is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your email or password) before it travels over the Internet. The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at email@example.com
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, Village of Change does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to become a Member or use certain Services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may promptly correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by making the change on your Member account “My Profile” page. If you no longer desire our service, you may delete your account entirely by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Notification, Electronic Communication and Opt-Out
You consent to our using your name and email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of some Service-related communications. You can change the frequency of many Service-related communications by sending us an email at email@example.com. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our updates, including changes to features of the Service, and newsletters or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or accessing your Member account on the “My Profile” page or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. Village of Change does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 AND are a senior in school, please use our Service with adult supervision of your parent or legal guardian. Parents should monitor all data and activity posted and disclosed by their child on the Site. Any personal information a child discloses on the Site is made public and can be collected and used by others. If you are under 13, please do NOT register or send any Personal Information to the Site. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets
Our Site includes links to other Websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Village of Change. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, the privacy statement for the other website governs. We encourage you to carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any Website you visit.
Our Website offers a publicly accessible Guestbook. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our guestbook, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org