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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the official Web site of Girl Scouts of Maine. This Web site is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Maine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with Service Centers in South Portland and Bangor, Maine.

Girl Scouts of Maine is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide us online, as well as how we protect children’s privacy. By using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Downloadable Forms and Email Use

Girl Scouts of Maine would like to remind our users that electronic mail on the Internet is not secure and that our e-mail communications are not encrypted or otherwise protected. Girl Scouts of Maine encourages all users to use caution when sending personal information via email and other internet resources. If you are concerned with this, submit your information by fax, mail or in person.

Data Collection

Girl Scouts of Maine uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy and the personal information of its online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us to view our site. In order to process online transactions however, we do collect identifiable data such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc. when voluntarily submitted by a customer. This information is used solely by Girl Scouts of Maine in the internal operations of this site. We do not sell your information to third parties. We will only share with third parties personally identifiable information when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is necessary to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to share by law.

Children’s Policy

COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) was established to promote safe Internet usage by children. The Girl Scouts of Maine website uses its best efforts to comply with the COPPA guidelines on data collection, particularly from children. We encourage you to read more about COPPA.

Use of Cookies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Girl Scouts of Maine Web site through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site.

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Girl Scouts of Maine uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Maine. These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Web sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

How to Contact Us

Girl Scouts of Maine
138 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106

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