Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc., is committed to providing appropriate protection for personal information that is collected from visitors to our website. This Privacy Statement describes our general principles for the collection and use of personal information.
In general, our website only collects personal information when visitors submit it to us, such as by completing a request for an information form. For example, parents can request information about the Girl Scouts and membership opportunities for their daughters. We will use the information they provide to fill their request such as determining troop availability for their region and/or using the information to match a parent with the most appropriate council staff member or volunteer who can field their request.
Our online forms are designed for adults (parents and guardians) to complete. We take privacy of children’s information very seriously. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about children under age 13 on any of these forms.
Our website collects and uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our websites. We do not tie these IP addresses to any personal information that you may submit.
We do not share personally identifiable information you provide to us with any other organization for its own commercial use unless you consent to that sharing. We will share information whenever we think it reasonably necessary for law enforcement or other legal purposes, to protect our organization, the members of our community or our systems or as required by the Girl Scouts of the USA for administrative and management purposes.
While no website can guarantee security, we have reasonable security measures in place to help prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Our website may contain links to other websites maintained by companies that are not affiliates of ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting these sites. In particular, we recommend that you view the privacy notice posted on such site to confirm that the site’s policies are acceptable to you.
We may update this privacy statement at any time. If we do so, we will post the new statement along with a summary of major changes. If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement or our policies with respect to personal information, please write us at the following address: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, 1700 WaterMark Drive, Columbus OH, 43215.
*When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.” (IP stands for “internet protocol.”) For most users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet Service Provider, known as an ISP, the IP address will be different every time you log on.