Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Sofia Foundation for Children’s Services, Inc. (hereinafter, “SFCS”) respects the privacy of every visitor to our websites. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information about our online visitors. We know you care about your information and we want you to be fully informed about our practices.

This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting our website you accept the practices described in this Policy.

The Information We Collect

You may have accessed SFCS directly by visiting our Website or via our Facebook Business Page. This notice applies to all information you submit to our Website or via our Facebook Business Page. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties, who may have their own posted policies regarding the collection and use of your information. We urge you to review those policies.

SFCS collects user submitted account information such as your email address to identify you and send you notifications related to the use of the service. SFCS also collects user submitted location information such as city, state, or zip code. SFCS also collects user submitted photos, reviews, and ratings of nonprofits.

Some information collected is not explicitly submitted by the user; we log your browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp.

How We Use Information

If you provide SFCS with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs and activities. We may enter your information into our database so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, request donations, or provide a more personalized online experience. SFCS does not sell, trade, or share our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity, except as described below. We do not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations unless the donor has given us specific permission to do so. On occasion, SFCS may share your information with our vendors and other partners that help us with our activities and programs. For example, we share information with vendors that help us fulfill orders, manage data, and process donations and credit card payments. These vendors are bound by strict confidentiality rules and are permitted to use the information only to support SFCS operations. We also disclose information as required by law.

We also collect non-personal information about our online visitors using “cookies”, pixels, web beacons, and other technologies that operate automatically when you visit our website. We use this information to give our website visitors a more relevant online experience and to help us make website improvements. The information helps us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our online visitors are going, and how long they spend there. If you do not want us to collect information using cookies, you can disable this function in your browser. If you block cookies from us, however, our website may not function optimally.

Children’s Privacy

We welcome users of all ages, including children under the age of thirteen (13). Due to our status as a non-profit organization, we are not required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, we encourage our users aged thirteen and under to use our services only with parental consent.

Our Commitment To Data Security

The SFCS is committed to accuracy and precision in processing your information. We have procedures to check for errors, and our systems are periodically audited to make sure we process your information securely and accurately. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online.

Changes to Policy

You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy. Continued use of the SFCS Website following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. 

Contact Us About Privacy

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may send us an email at info@thesfcs.org or write to:
The Sofia Foundation for Children’s Safety, Inc.
Attn: Executive Director
9018 Boylston Street
Mason, OH 45040

Effective Date: May 1, 2020