This statement discloses the privacy practices of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Questions about this statement should be directed to info@myJA.org for clarification.
Our Privacy Vow
Your privacy is important. We strive to provide you with a safe and secure user experience. On occasion, there may be instances wherein information must be obtained in order to differentiate you from our thousands of other unique visitors. This helps us provide information and services that are most relevant to you.
We collect information through registration and cookies.
When registering for certain services such as contests, promotions, online curriculum and games, we may ask that you provide us with some information. This information may include your name, passwords, email address, phone number, and postal address, some or all of which will be used for personalization and identification purposes only. If you complete a form or survey, we may use the information that you provide to us to respond to your inquiry or provide you with the information you requested.
Some of our Web pages use "cookies" so that we can better serve you with more tailored information. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your browser to keep on your computer for record-keeping purposes. These cookies allow us to "save" your passwords and settings so that you can avoid re-entering them each time you return for a visit. It should be understood that cookies do NOT collect any information, but rather store preferences. The information we collect and analyze is used for the sole purpose of improving our service to you.
Use of Information
Any personal information you provide to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is maintained and accessible only by Junior Achievement unless specifically stated otherwise. Junior Achievement of Greater Washington may use the information it collects in any of the following ways:
- We use aggregate data to monitor website traffic and track interest in our programs. No personally identifiable information is disclosed in this process; only general information in aggregate form.
- Non-specific, aggregate data is also used for the purposes of collecting general demographic information, measuring user interests, and analyzing the collective characteristics and behaviors of our registered visitors. The collection of this information allows us to appropriately change, update, and service the website in accordance to common trends.
- From time to time, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington may use your information to inform you of changes and enhancements to our content and services. For those who have elected to receive information from Junior Achievement such as offers or information about the company, we may send you direct mail regarding products we feel may be of interest to you. We will NOT release your personal information to other organizations without your express permission.
- If you enter a competition or contest, we may use your provided information to contact you if you should win.
- Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). The personally identifiable information we collect is in no way intended for those under the age of 13. Where "age" or "date of birth" is requested, it must be indicated that the user is over 13 years of age in order for the information to be stored or transmitted.
- We respond to subpoenas, warrants, or other court orders regarding information that is contained within our access logs concerning any member or visitor. We also reserve the right to release that information concerning a user who we believe is in violation of Junior Achievement's terms and conditions or other published guidelines and official rules, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our servers for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any illegal activity to law enforcement.
- Junior Achievement also cooperates with, and reserves the right to release any and all information to, tax collection and tax law enforcement agencies in order to identify those users who may owe taxes on earnings from Junior Achievement prize winnings. (U.S. residents who win $600.00 or more combined cash and merchandise prizes in a calendar year must provide their Social Security number in order to receive "1099" forms from Junior Achievement.)
- Junior Achievement uses SSL security on any form that requires credit card information. We will never ask for information that could be used in a phishing scheme without the SSL security behind the form.
Individuals may opt-out of communications, thereby terminating all existing information he or she may have registered with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. This is done by sending an email to info@myJA.org and requesting a removal from our database.
Any modifications to this policy will be posted in this space. We welcome any questions or comments you have.
Right to Opt Out of Communications
You have the right to "opt-out" of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this website and/or through our Services, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to: (1) receive promotional correspondence from Junior Achievement or (2) have your Personal Information shared with other companies or individuals. You may also make this request by sending an e-mail to info@myJA.org.
In this e-mail please identify which Junior Achievement website or service you are referring to (or all of them) and say whether (i) you would like to opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence (including, for example, e-mail offers) in general, or just via e-mail, postal mail, short message service, instant messaging and/or by phone, (ii) you would like to opt-out of certain of Junior Achievement's e-newsletters or correspondence, and if so which ones, and/or (iii) you would like to opt-out of having your Personal Information shared with other companies or individuals. You may also opt-out of Junior Achievement e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the promotional correspondence you receive, sending an email to info@myJA.org or opt-out of Junior Achievement's promotional email or SMS correspondence or Premium SMS Services by texting "STOP" to the shortcode provided on the website for the particular Service.
Please understand that if you opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails or SMS from Junior Achievement, we may still contact you by e-mail or SMS in connection with your account with us or to provide you with important information about Junior Achievement or this website or the Services. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other companies or individuals will only apply as of the date of the request, and Junior Achievement will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from companies or individuals that received your Personal Information prior to such request. In these cases, please contact that company or individual directly.
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