you provide us online, as well as how we protect children's privacy. By
using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described
committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its
members and those who visit its Web site, www.bsa32.org. It is our
policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and
voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide
it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was
provided. The information that follows explains the kinds of
information the Troop 32 Web site collects, how it is used, the
conditions under which it is made available to third parties, how the
information is maintained, and our compliance with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act.
What information does this site collect?
Except as noted
below under "Interfaces That Collect Personal Information," this site
collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced
to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service
Provider. This data includes information about the user's remote IP
address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request),
and the browser software's user-agent string. This information is
accepted passively from the HTTP headers that are sent from the user
when requesting any file from the server. No attempts are made to
covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor
are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of
coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various
interfaces on the site.
Interfaces That Collect Personal Information
identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the
site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information
requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to
accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the
form that requests it. Such interfaces require only the information
reasonably necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated on the
interface. Presently, the only interfaces that collect personal
information on this Web site are:
Event Registration - these interfaces require a name,
contact information, intention to attend / not attend the event, and a
note on any special needs regarding the event. Providing this
information is only necessary to register for an upcoming event. This
information will be used only to contact you about your attendance (or
not) at the event.
What organization is collecting the information?
Information entered by site visitors is retrieved directly by Troop 32 of the Boy Scouts of America, Glenview, Illinois.
How does Troop 32 use the information it collects?
The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of
this Web site and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the
volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain
section of the site receives each month, or the most popular pages
viewed are analyzed to derive general statistics about the site's reach
and the audience's usage patterns. Personally identifiable information
is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted, as
indicated on the interface itself and/or detailed in "Interfaces That
Collect Personal Information," above.
With whom does Troop 32 share the information that is collected?
Troop 32 does not share personally identifiable information collected
from site visitors with anyone. Reports, statistics, and other analyses
of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the
organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of
Troop 32. This information does not include any personally identifiable
Exception: Troop 32 reserves the right to use all
information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs,
law enforcement agencies, and other third parties as necessary to
investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or
How does Troop 32 maintain the information it collects?
Personally identifiable information is stored in a secure database.
How does Troop 32 comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998?
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 and Rule also cover 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. This
legislation applies only to Web sites of a commercial nature. However,
Troop 32 considers it to provide sound advice for any Web site that is
intended for use by children. Therefore, the Troop 32 Web site does not
request or store any "age" or "date of birth" information, and
providing personal information is not a prerequisite for accessing any
of the content or resources. Specifically, refusal to provide personal
information via a Web interface will never result in a users being
denied access to content or resources they would be able to access were
the information submitted.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
This site may be
linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Troop 32.
These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should
review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Web
sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and
information of our visitors.
Policy Modifications and Deviations
This policy was last
we will not use any personal information you have submitted to us under
necessary to deviate from this general policy in unique instances and
for specific purposes. In such instances, a link will be provided to a
description of the deviation. This link will be placed where it can be
reasonably expected to be noticed prior to submitting any information