The Golden Rule Society - A Charity Helping Children since 1972

4/07/2009


PARENTS AND PRIVACY INFO

To become a Premium Success Team Parent, please use the form below:

First Name:
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Premium Success Team Parents will receive email copies of the same information that the Premium Team Members receive. This is your way to ensure that you know exactly what your children are receiving without you having to "invade" their privacy. 

If you have email controls, please allow emails from this address:
lenkaine@grsmail.com  
(To avoid spam the e-mail link has been set to text. Please just copy and paste the above text email address in your message.)

 
 For your protection, we do not normally send attachments with our emails. Unless you receive a personal message in the email please delete all those with an attachment. 

GOLDEN RULE SOCIETYíS PRIVACY STATEMENT

Golden Rule Society, Inc is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers these sites
http://www.goldenrulesociety.org, http://www.goldenrulesociety.net and http://www.goldenrulesociety.org/g-3-gang.html

This program complies with the Educational Exemptions of the Federal Trade Commissionís Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act of April 21, 2000.

We will show all interested parties:

1. What personally identifiable information we collect.

2. That NO personally identifiable information for third parties is collected.

3. That only the Golden Rule Society, Inc collects the information.

4. How Golden Rule Society, Inc uses the information.

5 That Golden Rule Society, Inc will Not share user information not part of our support team.

6. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.

7. What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Golden Rule Societyís control.

8. How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

9. That Golden Rule Society, Inc Childrenís Privacy Program is intended to promote fair information practices with regard to the collection of Personal Information at this Web site in order to promote the Internet as a trustworthy environment for children. As such, That Golden Rule Society, Inc Childrenís Program requirements will be modified, as necessary, to meet the requirements of the Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact Golden Rule Society, Inc by sending an email to
lenkaine@grsmail.com  
(To avoid spam the e-mail link has been set to text. Please just copy and paste the above text email address in your message.)

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If your inquiry is not satisfactorily addressed, please then contact our president Captain Leonard P. Kaine, US Navy-retired clicking
Contact Us or its Nav Button above. He will personally resolve users concerns.

Information Collection and Use

Collection
Golden Rule Society, Inc collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site and is the sole owner of the information collected.

Registration
A user may give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which the user has expressed interest. It is optional for users to provide demographic information (such as gender), and unique identifiers (such as, username and password), but are encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site. We do not require a userís Social Security Number.

We request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customerís orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.

Information Use

Profile
We store information that we collect to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their preferences. Consequently, collected information is used to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a userís visit to our Web site and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your profile with other third parties. 

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personal identifiable information while on our site.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

Third Party advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by Web advertisers. Information about usersí visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other personal information), is used to specialize ads to users on this site.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Golden Rule Society, Inc only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs are not tied to usersí personally identifiable information.

In addition, we may use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails the recipients have opened. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt-out of these emails, please see the Opt-out section. Again, Clear gifs are not tied to usersí personally identifiable information.

Communications from the Site

Special Offers and Updates
We may send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members may occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.

Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.

Service Announcements
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.

Sharing
We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties not part of our support team unless dictated by Law.

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. 
This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Third Party Advertisers
We may share Web site usage information about users with a reputable third party for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site and other sites. For example, we may use cookies and clear Gifs on this site, which allow them to recognize a user's cookie when a user visits this site. The information we collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

Third Party Intermediaries
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Service Providers
We may partner with other third parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these particular services, we share names, or other contact information that is absolutely necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Business Transitions
In the event another company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquiring Golden Rule Society, Inc, or selling a portion of its assets, usersí personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email plus a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the usersí personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

Choice/Opt-out
Our users are given the opportunity to Ďopt-outí of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, our order form has an Ďopt-outí mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but donít want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at
lenkaine@grsmail.com  
(To avoid spam the e-mail link has been set to text. Please just copy and paste the above text email address in your message.)

 We also offer an opt-out mechanism on the Contact Us page of our website using any alternative to opt-out.

Users of our site will always be notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Golden Rule Society, Inc are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information may be used or shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Usersí personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use usersí personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Tell-A-Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. Golden Rule Society, Inc will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Golden Rule Society, Inc stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Golden Rule Society, Inc at
lenkaine@grsmail.com  
(To avoid spam the e-mail link has been set to text. Please just copy and paste the above text email address in your message.)

 to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our usersí information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.


Len Kaine, 
President Golden Rule Society, Inc