This document describes how we handle the information we gather about people who visit our Web site.
Information Collected and Its Use
If a visitor visits our site to browse, or to read or download information:
We collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which visitors access the Internet (for example, aol.com or princeton.edu); the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer visitors use; the browser software and operating system visitors use; the date and time visitors access our site; and the Internet address of the Web site from which visitors directly linked to our site. This information is not linked to any specific user, but is used to analyze how our web site is used by visitors and which pages are popular.
We do not use “cookies” to track your Web surfing anywhere other than on this Web site. A “cookie” is a file that a Web site can place on your computer’s hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site’s computer.
If a visitor sends us an email:
We collect personally identifying information from people communicating with us. This information includes name, address, email address, telephone number, grade, and program interest. This information is collected only to the extent the person volunteers that information. The information provided is up to the person contacting us.
We use this information strictly for internal purposes, namely marketing to the potential camper and his/her parents, and to track interests so that we may improve our services. We do not, and will not, sell or otherwise share information collected by email with other people, unless the collection, use, or dissemination of such information is necessary (i) to protect the security or integrity of our website; (ii) to take precautions against liability; (iii) to respond to judicial process; or (iv) to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.
If a visitor clicks on a link to another Web site:
If a parent/camper responds to an online evaluation of the camper’s camping experience:
We send an email to all campers and their parents at summer’s end inviting them to complete an online evaluation of the camper’s experience. Such information will include ranking the camper’s favorite activities, suggestions for new programs and improvements, and other items. Providing this information and your name is optional.
We use this information to assess how well the Camp operated, and as the basis for improvement. We do not, and will not, sell or otherwise share this information with other people, unless the collection, use, or dissemination of such information is necessary (i) to protect the security or integrity of our website; (ii) to take precautions against liability; (iii) to respond to judicial process; or (iv) to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.
If you are a parent of a potential camper, here is some information you need to know:
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), an operator of a commercial Web site or online service directed to children under 13 years of age is required to obtain verifiable parental consent to collect, use, or disclose personal information of a child. There are certain limited exceptions allowing operators to collect a child’s email address without prior parental consent, including but not limited to, collecting a child’s or parent’s email address to provide notice and to seek consent, and collecting an email address to respond to a one-time request from a child and then deleting it.
As noted above, we wish to obtain the types of information identified above from those people, including children, who visit our Web site.
To ensure that we comply with the law, we request children under 13 years of age not to contact us directly, but rather to have their parent or guardian contact us.
You may refuse to allow us to collect or use any personally identifying information on your child and/or to communicate with your child, and to have us delete what information we do have. If you consent at first you may later change your mind and revoke your consent.
If you have any questions about COPPA, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission online at www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy. You also may call the FTC’s Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357), or write Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.