Personally Identifiable Information – what we collect and how we use it and share it
As a general rule, Guiding Harbor does not collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. The information we collect varies based on what you do when visiting our site. Specifically, the only times we will collect personally identifiable information from you are if you request to receive our email newsletter, inquire to become a foster parent, home provider or group home, or you sign up to volunteer with Guiding Harbor. Guiding Harbor may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you provide to us, whether in the course of otherwise requesting information or signing up to volunteer. This information may include your (1) contact information (such as your name, telephone number, physical address, or email address), and (2) other personal information required so that we may provide you with the information or services that you request. You may choose to submit additional information, which we will collect if you choose to provide it. We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party without your consent, but notwithstanding the foregoing, Guiding Harbor reserves the right to use and share your information in the event Guiding Harbor believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect Guiding Harbor’ rights or the rights of others, and you hereby consent to such uses.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information – what we collect and how we use it and share it
When you browse our website, you are able to do so anonymously. However, we may collect anonymous information when you are on our website.
Like many websites, we may use a third party service provider to collect information about your use of our website. We track data about traffic to our website and your visit to and experience on our website, which information we use to improve our website structure and content and other legally-permissible purposes.
Guiding Harbor logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited. We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.
In addition, we may take personally identifiable information you provide to us and aggregate it with information of other users and customers such that the data no longer identifies you. We may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content.
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Access by Children
This website is not restricted to adults, however we prefer children under 13 years of age to view the website with an adult. Guiding Harbor does use pictures of children that have been purchased and are no way related to children served by the agency.
We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party service providers who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from Guiding Harbor. This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, Guiding Harbor uses industry standards in the donation module, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to help secure the connection between you and our website. In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and we reasonably believe that an unauthorized person acquired your personal information, Guiding Harbor will notify you of such a breach to the extent required under applicable law.
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Access to Your Personal Information
If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact us with your request. You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.
525 Huron River Drive
Belleville, MI 48112