your privacy and safeguarding your sensitive information. The following statement
describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our web site.
Collecting personal information through the Groundspring.org DonateNow service: When
you make a donation online to Girls Educational & Mentoring Services using the DonateNow
button, Groundspring.org collects a variety of personal information about you in
order to properly process your donation. This personal information may include: name,
address, phone, email address, your credit card information, "acknowledgement" or
"in memory of" information, and donation amount. Groundspring.org shares this information
with Girls Educational & Mentoring Services and we enter you into our database of
We do not share any of your personal information without your explicit knowledge
before making an online donation. In some cases, you may have the option to make
your donation anonymously. If you choose this option, Groundspring.org will not share
any of your contact information with Girls Educational & Mentoring Services.
When making a donation to Girls Educational & Mentoring Services through the Groundspring.org
DonateNow service, you may be asked to check a box to "receive email updates and
newsletters.” If you check this box, we will add you to our email list and send you
periodic updates and newsletters. We will never share your email address with anyone
without your explicit permission.
Links: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services provides links to other web sites as
a resource for visitors. We encourage you to view their privacy policies as well.
Any information you share with these web sites is subject to their policies and practices
and is independent of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services.
Cookies: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services does not use “cookies,” but other
Web log files: Like most web site administrators, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services
uses log files that record information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses,
browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type,
date/time stamp, and page navigation. We gather this information to track web site
visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for
aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our supporters
and the public are using our service. IP addresses that are recorded by our log files
are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Protecting personal information: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services takes every
precaution to protect supporter information. We limit access to this information
to trusted employees only.
Our Newsletter: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services offers free eNewsletter and
updates that we send out to supporters and other interested individuals. You must
explicitly request a Newsletter subscription through our web site or through DonateNow
in order to be added to our email list. Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at
any time by sending a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complying with the judicial or legal system: Though Girls Educational & Mentoring
Services makes every effort to preserve supporter and site visitor privacy, we may
need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith
belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding,
a court order or legal process served on our organization.
post those changes to our homepage, this privacy statement, and other places we deem
appropriate so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use
it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.