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Privacy Policy

At the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 468 website, www.troop468.org (Known hereafter as "BSA Troop 468"), we are committed to protecting your privacy as a visitor to this Website. This privacy policy applies only to this website.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The author's of troop468.org are now and will always be 100% compliant with COPPA. We intend to be a 100% family oriented website. If you ever find anything you think that could jeopardize a child's well being on this site, please contact us immediately.

Purpose of Policy

This Policy sets forth the policies of the BSA Troop 468 regarding the use of its domain, website, e-mail, and any Internet features, including privacy. All persons, before having access to the website to post or do anything except view the website, must sign an acknowledgement form stating they have read, understood and agree to follow the BSA Troop 468 Website Privacy Policy. By doing so, each such person agrees to comply with the Troop's Policy as set forth in this document. Such agreement is a condition to that person obtaining access to the Website.

BSA Troop 468 retains the right not to provide access to any person for any reason.

BSA Troop 468 reserves the right to change this Policy at any time by posting the revised policy on the BSA Troop 468 website, http://www.troop468.org (the "Website"). No advance notice to any Users shall be required or necessitated, and such changes shall be effective as soon as published. Changes to this Policy will be considered and approved by majority vote of the Troop 468 Committee or as directed by BSA Troop 468 chartered organization, Tinity United Methodist Church.

Purpose of the Website

The purpose of the Website is to provide a centralized communication tool for the troop members and parents, guardians and leaders to share information, to plan outings and events, and to act as a conduit for disseminating information to BSA Troop 468 and the community. The webmaster will make every effort to keep the Website updated, keeping in mind at all times that the content and design of the Website should reflect the purposes and values of scouting and the unique character of our Troop.

Some information may be available to the general public. Information posted to the public will be for the purpose of sharing general scouting information or promoting our Troop in the community. The following sections describe the efforts that will be taken to restrict personal information from being posted publicly.

Sharing Information

BSA Troop 468 is the owner of the information, which is collected on this Website. We will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you, period.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive while they are visiting this Website. We may utilize a short-lived form of cookie when you visit this site but only in the operation of this site. At BSA Troop 468, a cookie is only used to identify one unique visitor from another visitor during a particular session primarily for statistical reasons. A session is the period of active site-use while that unique visitor is linked to our server. We may use cookie technology during a session as a tool to carry forward your input information during the some processes. This enables the visitor to input their information once and have the information appear later during the enrollment process. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookie. The cookie expires and is deleted from the visitor's computer as soon as they close their browser.

Third Party Links

This Website may contain links to third party Website's that are not controlled by the BSA Troop 468. These third party links are made available to you as a convenience and you agree to use these links at your own risk. However, we will never knowingly place a link on this website that redirects you to anything inappropriate for young children. Please be aware that BSA Troop 468 is not responsible for the content of third party Website's linked to BSA Troop 468, nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third party Website's linked to BSA Troop 468. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are at and while you are actively in a session with BSA Troop 468. If you should link to a third party Website to BSA Troop 468, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that Website's privacy policy.

Scout Identification

Boy scouts of BSA Troop 468 will never have their full names posted on the public area of the Website unless specifically authorized by their parent or legal guardian on a per event basis. Pictures of scouts will only be published from sanctioned BSA and/or BSA Troop 468 Public Events. Any parent or legal guardian prohibiting such a posting or requesting a posting be removed will be satisfied by its removal within 24 hours if physically possible. That said, we will never post a scouts' personal information on this website, (including but not limited to addresses, phone numbers, etc). Period.

These privacy policies are in accordance with BSA Youth Protection Guidelines and the BSA policy against releasing the names of its members in a public forum. The BSA Youth Protection Guidelines are available at http://www.scouting.org/YouthProtection.aspx.