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Privacy Policy

Non registered users

This site makes use of cookies and IP address tracking to bring content to the user and to track user interactions with the site to improve navigation and content. Most tracking log files are purged after 3 days. Aggregated data for page visits is retained indefinitely until manually cleared.

The website hosting service retains IP access logs in accordance with their own policies for purposes of server and website performance, and security monitoring.

Registered users

In accordance with COPA legislation, registered users must be 13 years of age or older.

In accordance with guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America, no youth members are permitted to create an individual account on this system. The Troop’s designated youth Webmaster may have an account and the ability to edit and maintain parts of this website.

Registered users, 18 years of age or older, in addition to the forms of tracking described above, will also be providing personally identifying information including name and email address. In doing so, you permit Troop 616 to use this information to contact you, both for issues related to this site, and for the offline activities, events, and operation of Troop 616.

Troop 616 shall not sell your information collected by this site to any 3rd parties. Your information may be provided to the Boy Scouts of America or the Greater Niagara Frontier Council as necessary to manage your relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 616 shall also comply with court orders compelling information disclosure to appropriate authorities or legal plaintiffs or for any background investigations of the Boy Scouts of America.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://gotroop616.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use the Contact Us form, Troop 616 may use that information to respond to your query, including passing that information to the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the Boy Scouts of America, or other Scouting Units as necessary to assist your inquiry.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Troop 616 may use information provided to respond to your query, including passing that information to the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the Boy Scouts of America, or other Scouting Units as necessary to assist your inquiry.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Troop 616 may use information provided, including your contact information, to respond to your query, including passing that information to the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the Boy Scouts of America, or other Scouting Units as necessary to assist your inquiry.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Troop 616 is run by volunteers who, even if having professional skills in information technology, are not bound or obligated for any specific role or performance associated with this website. Troop 616 cannot guarantee the protection of any data that you provide to this site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

There are no additional procedures in place beyond those included in the WordPress tools and plug-ins.

If Troop 616 becomes aware of a breech, which may have compromised data provided to us by you, we will inform you of such through the last known means of communication provided to us by you.

What third parties we receive data from

Troop 616 may receive 3rd party data as necessary for the plugins that operate this site. Troop 616 does not directly commission data to use with this website; however may receive referrals from other scout units, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the Boy Scouts of America, or the Northwood PTA.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Troop 616 does not use any automated decision making or profiling associated with data provided to this website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Troop 616 will comply with legal requests which may require disclosure of information you may have provided to this website, either directly or inadvertently.



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