What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
If you sign up to receive the Creating a Family e-communications, you voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address) and area of interest. We will use this information to communicate with you. Each newsletter has an easy way to unsubscribe or “opt out” if you do not wish to receive our communication.
If you create an account to allow access to the Creating a Family Adoption and Foster Care Online Learning Centers, you voluntarily provide your name and email address. We will use this information in providing access to these services.
It’s simple: Creating a Family does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside or our organization.
The Creating a Family website uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
The Creating a Family website uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of our website, so we know which parts of our site is most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mails to you; to answer your requests; to provide access to the services you have requested, etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
It is Creating a Family’s policy not to disclose, sell or rent your Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity, or outside parties except: (i) to provide products or services you’ve requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii) when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (v) where you request [organization] to do so.
The Creating a Family website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under Creating a Family’s domain, and Creating a Family is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to take reasonable precautions when sharing your personal identifying info on third party websites.
We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.
Please contact us for any questions about this policy.