Privacy Policy

Welcome to the official website of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. This website is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect and use information you provide us online. By using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described in the privacy policy.

If our policy changes in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our website. We will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.girlscoutsosw.org.

Data Collection

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, 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 site. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This information is used solely by Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. 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, or (iii) we are required to by law. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.

Submissions

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings and other submissions for posting on our website and for use in GSOSW publications and PR. For this reason, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington 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. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision.
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 e-mail and other online activities regularly.

Use of Cookies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Links to other websites and services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. 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.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at girlscouts@girlscoutsosw.org.

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