Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in April of 2004 to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues.
Saving Teens works with health organizations, educational consultants, wilderness programs, boarding schools, rehabilitation centers and educational lawyers to fund and support families with financial limitations as they complete the comprehensive therapeutic programs that they desperately need, but may not be able to afford.
By leveraging the expertise and generosity of dedicated professionals, caring institutions, other charities, government institutions and altruistic individuals, Saving Teens guides children and their families towards a brighter future.
Our Commitment to Privacy
SAVING TEENS® In Crisis Collaborative, Inc. (“STICC”) is a corporation organized under Chapter 180 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
At STICC, our goal is to provide you with general information about our services, tell you about current news and events taking place, help put potential donors in touch with our organization, and provide families and teens with important information and services.
STICC values the individuals who contact STICC either online at http://www.savingteens.org (our “site”) or by phone, mail or in person. We understand the importance of protecting any information you provide us, whether as a donor, a family or a visitor, and are committed to preserving your privacy by safeguarding your personal information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
Generally, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or disclosing any information about yourself. You decide when to share your personal information with us while on our site. For example, if you make a donation, correspond with us by mail or email, reply to an invitation for an event or submit an application, you are sharing personal information about yourself with us. Your information is accessible only to our employees, board members, volunteers and business partners who need to access it to respond to your inquiries or provide you with these services.
Information Collected from Donors.
When you decide to make a donation to STICC, whether making the donation online or donating by mail or in person, STICC will collect personal information from you to properly and efficiently process your donation. The personal information we collect may include your name, billing and shipping address, e-mail address, mobile or home phone number, gift amount, tribute or gift information/comments, and your donation preference.
If you chose to pay for your donation with a credit card, we or our business partner may collect your credit card or bank debit card information, including expiration date and security code. Your credit card information will only be used to process your donation. Your credit card security code will not be stored by STICC or our business partner. It will be used only one time to validate your card for that particular donation.
If you chose to pay for your donation with a check, we may also collect the name of your banking institution. We will only use your banking information to process your donation. Your banking institutional name will not be stored by us or our business partner. It will be used only one time to process your check payment.
If you chose to make a donation with stock or mutual funds, we may collect information regarding the stock and mutual funds, including the name of the company or fund, its symbol, the number of shares, their estimated value, your broker, and other information in order to transfer the stock or mutual fund to STICC. We will only use this information to process your donation. It may be stored by us or our business partner.
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit and enjoy our site. However, you will not be able to make donations to STICC unless you provide the personal information described in this section to process your donation.
Information Collected from Visitors.
STICC collects personal information from you when you decide to e-mail us. We may collect your name, e-mail address, and other information you chose to provide in your correspondence. We use this information to quickly and efficiently respond to your queries and to continue to communicate with you in the future.
INFORMATION WE DO NOT COLLECT:
Our web server does not collect non-personal information (for example, IP addresses and referrers). An IP Address is a number given to a visitor by an in Internet Service Provider. Examples of information provided by an IP address include service provider, type of browser and type of system used. Since we do not collect this type of non-personal visitor information, we do not collect information regarding your number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc.
HOW WE SECURE INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
The information that you provide to us is important to our work. We have taken several measures to protect the security of the information. At any time you may review and revise the information you have provided to us by contacting us as directed below.
We restrict access to information about you to those STICC employees, volunteers and select business partners who need to see the information to respond to your inquiries or requests or process your donations. Those who misuse personal information are subject to disciplinary action.
We employ industry-standard security measures and technology when transferring and receiving data to and from our Site. We also have security measures in place at our physical facilities to protect against any loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we collect from our visitors, donors and families. Although we take the utmost precaution, we cannot fully guarantee the security of data. When you transmit your information over the Internet or any wireless network, you do so at your own risk.
WHAT WE DO WITH INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
STICC only uses your information internally and does not disclose your information to third parties except for limited purposes as described below.
If you provide us with your postal address or email address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information about upcoming events, news, opportunities to donate, or other information related to STICC. If you supply us with your telephone number, you may receive telephone contact with us related to STICC. You may however, opt-out of any specific medium of correspondence or solicitation by informing us of your preference at the contact information provided below.
We may share your personal information with companies that are our business partners, who assist STICC with [fundraising], processing donations, invitations or other mailings and events.
STICC will send personally identifiable information about you to organizations other than our business partners only when:
- we have your consent to share the information
- we respond to a request by a law enforcement or government agency, in connection with a stolen credit or bank card, identity theft, fraud or other criminal investigation, or otherwise, in accordance with the procedures prescribed by relevant laws or we find that your actions on our Site violate any of our usage guidelines for specific services
- in the case of suspected credit or bank card or identify theft or similar criminal activity, we may share your personal information with law enforcement or a credit agency or other company that is assisting us.
STICC does not otherwise distribute, sell, trade, rent, or disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as provided above.
Linking to Third Party Sites.
We at STICC understand the important responsibility of protecting personal identifiable information obtained from any child who is twelve years old or younger. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Ace of 1998 (COPPA), it is our policy to refrain from knowingly collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
As a result, if you are twelve years old or younger you may not submit any personal information to STICC. By making an Online Donation or submitting an e-mail or inquiry to STICC, you represent you are at least eighteen years old.
CONSENT AND CHANGES TO POLICY:
Updating and Correcting Your Personal Information / Opt-Out Provision.
If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information STICC maintains about you is not correct, we are happy to correct information as appropriate. Please contact us in writing via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at our postal address below.
Comments about Policy.
|PO Box 441363
West Somerville, MA 02144