privacy policy

use of links

Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to webmaster@seriousfunnetwork.org with the subject "Link Request."

use of text and images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to info@seriousfunnetwork.org. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available in our Press Kit.

accessibility

This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at webmaster@seriousfunnetwork.org.

website privacy policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

information security

SeriousFun Children's Network has layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All online transactions are processed on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page (donation and community pages) is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission.

Credit card information is stored in the Blackbaud Payment Service (BBPS), which integrates with Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) compliant versions of The Raiser’s Edge (our fundraising database) and Blackbaud NetCommunity (our web hosting and content management system).  BBPS is a “cloud” program that makes it possible to adhere to The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).  Because credit card information is stored on BBPS, credit card numbers and data are not visible in any of our software applications.  In each software application, credit card numbers are replaced with reference tokens.  When credit card transactions are processed (for example, in recurring gifts), the software application connects to the BBPS.  The reference token in the software application will summon the stored credit card number to be used in the transaction. Staff cannot access your credit card information at any time.  Furthermore, Security Metrics monitors the security of SeriousFun Children's Network's servers and does routine scans to ensure our PA-DSS & PCI-DSS compliance.

All of our credit card transactions are processed by Blackbaud Merchant & Payment Services.  A donation will show up on a credit card statement as SeriousFun.
 
You will also notice in your website address bar that the domain name starts with an "https" on our donation and community pages. This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security.

If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please e-mail info@seriousfunnetwork.org, or call 203.562.1203 for more information.

reading or downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

online profile updates and donations

If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. See the "Opt Out" section below.

sending us an email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we will not share any information that we receive from you, including your name or email address, with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested.

children and privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When children send an email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in a retrievable form.

opt out or change your contact information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. If you provide us with personal information it will remain in our database, but you can always opt-out of unwanted communications.

about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement you can contact us at:

SeriousFun Children’s Network
228 Saugatuck Avenue
Westport, Connecticut 06880

P 203.562.1203
F 203.341.8707

Email us at: info@seriousfunnetwork.org