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Welcome to the official Crittenton Services for Children and Families website. This website is owned and operated by Crittenton Services for Children and Families, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Fullerton, CA.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes with a modification date on this page. However, we will treat all personal information we collect (if any) in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.crittentonsocal.org, including our online blog and our destination sites, such as, our social media accounts.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our website, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our website. Crittenton Services for Children and Families only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, Zip/postal codes, email addresses, credit card information etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information is collected in order to process online donations, respond to job and agency inquiries, or respond to listserve/newsletter requests. This data is used solely by Crittenton Services for Children and Families or vendors who are involved in the operation of this site for internal business purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third party service providers. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when:
(i) The person submitting the information authorizes us to share it.
(ii) Sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction/donation.
(iii) We are required to by law.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
(i) To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website based on the data collection and feedback we receive from you).
(ii) To process online donations (your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanges, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested.
(iii) To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
(iv) To send periodic emails or showcase a success story the person submitting the article/blog post has consented to.
(v) The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protections Act of 2003 (OPPA). We therefore will not knowingly distribute your personally identifiable information to outside parties without your consent. It is important for you to understand this law if you are a resident of California; we encourage you to read more about OPPA.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act also covers other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA as we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and destination sites are all directed to people who are at least 13 year old or older.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for anyone who visits our website. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping everyone have a positive experience on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.
Parents/guardians can revoke their consent and ask that information (if any) about their children to be deleted by contacting our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child (if any has been collected). To respect the privacy of parents/guardians, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families believes it is good policy not to knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families welcomes users to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls, social media channels, surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our website (if requested).
For this reason (in regard to minor participants), Crittenton Services for Children and Families follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. Should a children under age 13 want to participate in our online activities we encourage this be done only with their parent’s knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias (e.g., “Bookworm”, “Skater”, etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an email address for any activities which will involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU’s Principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents’ role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of email and other online activities regularly.
In addition, we may also use third-party service providers to serve ads (such as Google Ads) when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (that is, not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other destination sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this or other destination sites. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Crittenton Services for Children and Families. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these third party links via our email.
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online (if any).
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. Our agency uses vendors that use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website servers. Credit card numbers are also encrypted when our third party vendors store your donation/other information and whenever we transfer that information to other participating merchants.
To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. Or you can also double-check for security by looking at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”
After a transaction/online donation, your private information will not be stored on our servers as mentioned above our agency uses a third party service provider using SSL technology.
For your protection against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases/donations online.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Last modified: July 31, 2013