Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy Effective July 2017

This site is offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (“BGCSTC”). This privacy policy may be revised at any time. BGCSTC complies fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. While we encourage children to visit our site, we recommend that parents closely supervise the activity of their children. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website. Likewise, we urge parents to discuss with their children not sharing personal information with anyone they don’t know.

The Information BGCSTC Collects

We respect your privacy as our online guest. This site will not collect any personal information about you while you are here except as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

BGCSTC may keep a record of any correspondence, including e-mail addresses. Users may complete surveys for research purposes. BGCSTC does collect any information that you provide in such circumstances.

We may ask you for identifying and personal information to:

  • Receive periodic e-mail updates about our progress. When you accept, or “opt in,” we ask you to give us your e-mail address. You can “opt out” at any time.
  • Process online donations you make to Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County.
  • Process registration information for contests or events.

This list is not exhaustive, but meant to give you an idea of the data collected on this website.
BGCA also may collect IP addresses, domain names, and similar items regarding users of this site to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on this site, and similar items.

“Cookies” may be used in connection with this site. A cookie is a small amount of identifier data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. By using cookies, information is potentially collected without your express knowledge. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but permit you to change the setting to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent. While refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of some portions of this site, other portions of this site may not function properly without cookies.

How BGCSTC Uses the Information It Collects

Generally, BGCSTC may use cookies and the information they provide to:

  • (a) remind it of who you are;
  • (b) access your account information in order to deliver to you better and more personalized service;
  • (c) estimate its audience size;
  • (d) determine the nature and extent of repeat usage; and
  • (e) measure certain traffic patterns to understand how users’ habits are similar or different from one another, so that BGCSTC may improve its site.

BGCSTC understands the importance of privacy to users of this site. We will not share personal information you submit through this site with companies not affiliated with BGCSTC. The exception to this is when required to do so by subpoena or other body of competent jurisdiction and authority.

Finally, if you become involved in any violation of this website’s Terms of Use, BGCSTC may release information about you to assist in investigatin or resolving any such incidents.

Integrity and Security

Not selling your information – BGCSTC will not sell its donor list with any other organization.

Use of SSL and encryption – Sensitive information is sent and received through a secure server. The server communicates via SSL encryption which reduces the possibility of interception and hacking. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the “http” portion of the BGCSTC website address in your browser changes to “https.” The “s” stands for “secure.”

Restricting who has access to your information – Your personal information is accessible only to authorized individuals.

BGCSTC employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. Data transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while BGCSTC strives to protect your personal information, BGCSTC cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.

Privacy Practices of Other Sites

This Privacy Policy only address the use and disclosure of information BGCSTC collects online through this site, not information that BGCSTC collects through other sources. For your convenience, this site may contain links, or addresses, that you can simply click to open other useful sites where we do not control the content or privacy policy. Carefully review the approach these sites take to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.

We assume no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and BGCSTC is not responsible for these other sites’ privacy practices, which may be different from BGCSTC’s privacy practices.

Contacting BGCSTC About Your Personal Information

If you would like to review the personal information that BGCSTC has collected about you through this site in order to verify its accuracy and completeness, or if you have a question or complaint regarding BGCSTC’s privacy practices, or to request that BGCSTC delete your personal information from its records, please contact BGCSTC at

Changes to This Privacy Policy

BGCSTC may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting. Please consult this Privacy Policy regularly.

Last updated: July 2017
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