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PRIVACY POLICY
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is committed to preserving 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 supporters.

 

We do not share any of your personal information without your explicit knowledge and permission. We encourage you to review our privacy policy and that of Groundspring.org 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 sites that we link to may use cookies. When in doubt, please review the appropriate privacy policies.

 

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: info@gems-girls.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.

 

Changes to our privacy policy:
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will 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.

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