Senior Pages Powered by Village of Change®

Login | Sign up

Privacy Policy

 

Village of Change is an online community for students to highlight graduation and their senior year of school. We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure online environment. The Site is owned and operated by Village of Change, LLC (“Village of Change” or the “Company”). This page sets forth the Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) for the website at grads.villageofchange.com, all other sites owned and operated by Village of Change that redirect to grads.villageofchange.com, and all subdomains (collectively, the “Site”), and the service owned and operated by the Company (together with the Site, the “Service”).

 

Village of Change is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information collected or received during use of the site. Village of Change, LLC has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The TRUSTe program covers information collected on our site www.villageofchange.com and does not cover information that may be collected through mobile devices, mobile applications, or any third party business affiliates of Village of Change.

 

TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy Trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@villageofchange.com. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe.

 

Collection of Personal Information

 

Members:

A member is anyone who registers on our site.

 

Information we may collect as a Member:

 

Name

 

Password

 

Email address

 

Date of Birth (To verify your age)

 

High School Name

 

City, State

 

Potential Members:

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.

 

All Users:

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. 

 

Mobile Privacy

We may offer the ability to connect with our Website, or services using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices. This Privacy Policy will be referenced by all such mobile applications or mobile optimized websites.

 

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

 

Village of Change collects personal information passively, by using cookies to track traffic analytics and to monitor unique visitors to our site. This information is used to improve Village of Change as a website. Village of Change may also collect user’s IP addresses. This information is used to prevent and monitor fraud, diagnose technical problems, and estimate demographic data. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personal information you submit while on our site. The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

 

How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties

We do NOT sell your Personal Information to third parties. We will only share your personal information with third parties in the ways that are described in this privacy policy.

 

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 support@villageofchange.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 support@villageofchange.com. 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 privacy@villageofchange.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 privacy@villageofchange.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

 

Children's Privacy

 

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 privacy@villageofchange.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.

 

Our Website includes Social Media Features and Widgets. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

If we make a material change to our privacy policies and procedures as to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, we will post a notice of those changes on our Website or notify you by email (sent to the email address specified on your account) to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it, prior to the change becoming effective. You are bound by changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the site after those changes have been posted. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at privacy@villageofchange.com or at 8033 Sunset Blvd, Suite 525, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

 

Questions

 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at privacy@villageofchange.com