What type of things do you collect?
We collect information about the members who use this website. This includes user first name, last initial, birth month and year and the organization and Club you’re affiliated with or, if you’re not affiliated with a Club, your zip code and e-mail address. We also collect information about the browsers that are used to visit the website, the duration of the visit and other technical information.
How do you use this information?
We use this information to understand which Club members, staff, and other users are using Virtual Club. This information, in aggregate and anonymized, is reported back to BGCA and people who support it. We also use this information to make the site better for all users.
With whom do you share the data?
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (“BGCA”) is a national organization that serves local independent member organizations (“Local Boys & Girls Clubs”). Together Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Local Boys & Girls Clubs form one of the nation’s largest networks of local youth organizations. Boys & Girls Clubs are dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth throughout the United States of America.
Each Boys & Girls Club organization is a separate legal entity; is governed by an independent board of directors, executive committee, or other governing body; and is solely responsible for its own affairs, including, but not limited to, matters of safety, compliance with federal, state, and local laws, physical facilities, uses of technology, finances, policies and programs, and personnel policies and decisions. Each Local Boys & Girls Club has sole authority to hire, terminate, prescribe the duties of and establish the terms of employment of its employees and officers.
As the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has no authority with respect to the policies or decisions of Local Boys & Girls Clubs. Accordingly, each Local Boys & Girls Club controls its own affairs, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America does not control and cannot be held responsible for the actions of Local Boys & Girls Clubs.
This site is provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered at 1275 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Individuals who wish to join the website must provide certain information, described below, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
EU and UK Residents: BGCA values the data protection principles established by the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act of 2018, including transparency and accountability, collecting data for legitimate, limited purposes, minimizing data collected, maintaining accurate data, maintaining data for reasonable periods, and taking appropriate data security measures. However, BGCA has taken proactive steps to (a) avoid offering goods or services to EU and UK residents, (b) avoid soliciting donations from EU and UK residents, and (c) avoid monitoring the behavior of EU and UK residents. Minors: BGCA does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13 that are not already members of a Boys & Girls Club. While we encourage children to visit our site and learn more about our programs, children under the age of 13 that are not members of a Boys & Girls Club may not sign up for Virtual Club or provide any personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or legal guardian. We recommend that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other online sites and discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.
The Information BGCA Collects
Information You Provide Directly: BGCA collects information in several ways from different parts of this site. First, registering as a member of this site requires that you provide BGCA with your first name and last name, birth month and year, the name of the Club you attend, and the name of the organization that runs that Club, or, if you are not a Club member, your zip code and email address. Unless you opt out of communications from the Boys & Girls Club organization nearest to you, BGCA will share your email address with that organization only for purposes of membership outreach.
BGCA collects and stores information about your login and logout activity, the stars and badges, that your Club staff have issued to you, information about the media projects you have uploaded, and about your likes and follows.
BGCA also may ask you for personal information at other times, such as when you ask a question or report a problem with this site. If you contact BGCA through the site, BGCA may keep a record of that session or correspondence, including a record of your e-mail address. You are providing this information solely to enable the services this site provides. Finally, although you own the rights to the content you create and post to the Virtual Club website, by posting content to Virtual Club, you give BGCA a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, publish, reproduce, display and prepare derivative works of that content elsewhere on Virtual Club and in connection with BGCA, including without limitation for promoting Virtual Club, BGCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs. BGCA will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission. BGCA will not use any content that contains a child's image, likeness, or voice without permission from the child and his or her guardian. BGCA will never sell or provide a child's content or personal information to a third party without permission from the child and his or her guardian.
Integrity and Security
Use of SSL and Encryption. In order to enhance privacy and security, BGCA maintains a current Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption Certificate on official BGCA Sites that permit a user to securely provide their personal data. Restricting Who Has Access To Your Information. BGCA employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while BGCA strives to protect your personal information, BGCA cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.
What Are My Rights?
You always have a right to: Request access to your personal information; Review the personal information that BGCA has collected about you through this site; Request information about how your specific data is being used; Opt out of communications from BGCA and/or request that we not share your information with other organizations; and Request that your data be erased.
To make any of the requests above or if you have any other questions or complaints regarding BGCA’s privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and e- mail address in your opt-out request, and indicate how you would like your information restricted.
Privacy Practices of Other Sites
California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California, you may request or opt out of your personal information being shared with third parties. You are also entitled to request the following information which we will provide to you free of charge: A list of the types of personal information which we disclose to third-parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year; and
The names and addresses of all third parties that receive personal information in these categories from us in the preceding calendar year, and examples of the products or services marketed by these businesses: (a) name and address; (b) electronic mail address; (c) age or date of birth; (d) names of children; (e) electronic mail address of children; (f) number of children; (g) the age or gender of children; (h) height; (i) weight; (j) race; (k) religion; (l) occupation; (m) telephone number; (n) education; (o) political party affiliation; (p) medical condition; (q) drugs, therapies, or medical products or equipment used; (r) kind of product purchased, leased or rented by customer; (s) real property purchased, leased or rented; (t) the kind of service provided; (u) social security number; (v) bank account number; (w) credit card or debit card number; (x) payment history; and (y) information pertaining to assets, liabilities or credit worthiness.
Please direct your opt our request or request for these types of information to
email@example.com or Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Attn: Youth Development Operations
1275 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 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, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. Because we are a non-profit and for other reasons, BGCA is exempt from COPPA. The provision of a safe and secure online experience is, however, of the utmost importance to BGCA, and we implement important COPPA concepts voluntarily in order to protect the privacy of children.
Information Collected from Non-Member Children
BGCA does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13 that are not already members of a Boys & Girls Club. Children under the age of 13 that are not members of a Boys & Girls Club may not sign up for Virtual Club or provide any personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or legal guardian. We recommend that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other online sites and discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.
Information Collected from Member Children
We do not collect personal information in connection with use of the site unless a user registers, in which case we collect the information requested on our forms, which includes first name and last name, birthdate, the name of the Club the child attends, and the name of the organization that runs that Club. We only collect and store as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in the site, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
Information Posted By Children
Children own the rights to the content they create and post to the Virtual Club website, but posting that content to Virtual Club gives BGCA a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, publish, reproduce, display, and prepare derivative works of that content elsewhere on Virtual Club and in connection with BGCA, including without limitation for promoting Virtual Club, BGCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs. BGCA will not use any content that contains a child's image, likeness, or voice without permission from the child and his or her guardian. BGCA will never sell or provide a child's content or personal information to a third party without permission from the child and his or her guardian. We encourage parents to educate their children about safe Internet use and to carefully monitor their children's posting.
Accessing, Correcting, and Deleting Your Child's Personal Information At any time, you may review your child's personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, or refuse to permit us from further collecting, storing, or using the child's information. You can review, change, or delete your child's personal information by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To protect your privacy and security and that of our users, we may require you to speak with a representative or take additional steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information, make corrections, or disable your child’s registration.
Changes to These Privacy Policies
BGCA may revise these Privacy Policies at any time by updating this posting. Please consult these Privacy Policies regularly.
Last updated: April 29, 2022