The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Incorporated - Privacy Policy

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc is committed to your privacy.

Because we gather certain types of information about our donors and participants, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that participants, sponsors and guests provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
  • Information gathered as part of the registration or sponsorship process of events sponsored by The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network or The Torch Relay Foundation.

Under no circumstances does The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network divulge or share any information about an individual to a third party.

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. will not share your name, participation details or fundraising details with any third parties or other participants, sponsors or the general public without your permission.

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters policy (The Torch) - We will offer a free electronic newsletter to participants and registered subscribers. The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by sending a reply email to the newsletter email address with instructions to remove the subscriber. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. "E-mail this to a friend" policy - Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

3. Surveys - The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our programs, policies and content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our system delivers a one-time cookie to better track impressions and click rates. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in the online registration process.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. uses the above-described information to tailor our program; policies and content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

YOUR CONSENT

By participating in and/or sponsoring a participant or as a corporate sponsor of The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network or as a user of our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network, Inc. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Updated June 18, 2006

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