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CRY AmericaAbout CRY America

Privacy Policy

CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc. (herein after called CRY America) is committed to your privacy and security online. This Privacy Policy describes CRY America's online information collection practices.

Visiting Our Website
You can browse our site anonymously without identifying yourself during your visit. We will obtain information that personally identifies you when you specifically choose to provide it. For example, during your visits to our websites, you may request information, contact us, make donations, or purchase CRY America products or services. You will then need to give us certain personal information just as you would if you were communicating with us in person, by mail or by telephone. Be assured that we maintain electronic security safeguards to help protect personal information about you that we obtain via the Internet.

How We Collect Information Online
When you visit our site we may ask you to "sign-in," complete a survey, or answer simple questions. These may include questions such as where you live, your e-mail address and your interest in receiving e-mail from CRY America. We collect this information so that we can determine what kinds of products and services are of most interest to you. From time to time CRY America may offer contests sweepstakes or other promotions.  If you enter a contest, sweepstakes or other promotion on our site, you will most likely be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, age address and/or email address.  Please review the terms applicable to the particular contest, sweepstakes or other promotion, as they may contain important information about how we use your personally identifiable information.  To the extent that such terms conflict with this privacy policy, the rules particular to the contest, sweepstakes or other promotion will govern.

Online Tracking
We may track activity and transactions on an individually identifiable basis if you apply for or use a CRY America product or service online. We may use identification information we collect in order to protect against actual or potential fraud. In order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers online, CRY America may use various tracking methods (such as cookies and other technologies, etc.) to gather information about site visitors' browsing activities.

Cookies
"Cookies" are small amounts of data that a website can send to a web browser on a visitor's computer. The cookie is stored on a visitor's computer. A cookie may enable the site holder to track how a visitor navigates through its site and the areas in which they show interest. This is similar to a traffic report: it tracks trends and behaviors, but does not identify individuals. Information gathered may include date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent at the site, and the site visited just before and just after the CRY America site. 

Types of Cookies
Cookies can be set to expire: on a specified date after a specific period of time when a transaction has been completed or when a user turns off his/her browser.

A cookie that is erased from memory when a visitor's browser closes is called a "session" cookie. Cookies that expire based on a time set by the Web server are called "persistent" cookies.

Persistent cookies may be used in some cases, for example, to recognize when a visitor returns to a website. The web browser will send the cookie information from the initial visit back to the website. This is useful to the visitor if he or she has established a password at a particular website and wants to be identified by that site to perform a function or transaction.

To browse anonymously, you may set your browser to disable cookies or delete cookies. Please note that disabling cookies for some services will impact ability to use that service.

Refusing Cookies on CRY America's Website
Customers may choose not to accept cookies. Your web browser may alert and permit you to refuse cookies. When you receive an alert, you may choose at that time to refuse that cookie. If the use of cookies is a concern to you, then please make sure your browser has this capability, and that you set your browser to alert you accordingly. Newer browser versions allow you to be alerted or to automatically refuse cookies. You may need to download a more current version of your web browser from your service provider in order to obtain this option. Note: Some product features and services provided by CRY America require you to accept a cookie in order to be able to use the particular functionality or service. These cookies are used to establish a link between the user and the application server. The cookies contain unique session IDs, and no customer data is stored on the cookies.

How We Protect the Information We Collect
CRY America takes a number of steps to protect the privacy of information we collect about you. Here are some examples.

  • We keep information under physical, electronic and procedural controls that comply with federal standards. These controls help keep information from being changed or destroyed.
  • We authorize people to get information about you only when they need it to do their work for CRY America.
  • We require companies working for us to protect information. They agree to use it only to provide the services we ask them to perform for you and for us.


We May Share the Information We Collect with Third Parties
We may share information about you as required or permitted by law. This allows us to share for legal and routine business reasons. Here are some examples:

  • We may share information with regulators and law enforcement officials
  • We may share information to protect you, CRY America and others against fraud.
  • We may share information with your consent.
  • We may share information with others that provide services to you or to us.

E-mail Communications
If you choose to send us an e-mail message, we may retain the content of the e-mail, your e-mail address, and our response in order to service your needs. If you agree to receive e-mail offers or e-mail messages from CRY America, we may use the data that you provide to send you e-mail offers that may be of special interest to you. If you unsubscribe from these e-mail messages, you will not receive these messages from CRY America via e-mail. Please note that some CRY America services or online programs require a valid e-mail address in order to register and/or continue use of the service. You will receive e-mail alerts or notification messages from these programs unless you un-enroll from these services. To learn more about these services and how to update your preferences, log onto your CRY America user profile.

E-mail Opt Out
If you no longer wish to receive e-mail offers or solicitations from CRY America, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions in the original e-mail you received. The instructions are generally located at the bottom of the e-mail. If you receive e-mails from third parties or program partners on behalf of CRY America, please be sure to unsubscribe through the instructions in the e-mail or contact these third parties directly. If you opt out of e-mail solicitations, CRY America reserves the right to contact you via e-mail to service and maintain your user profile. For example, we may notify you about fraudulent activity on your user profile, respond to any customer inquiries or requests, or alert you to website changes or outages.

E-mail Tips
Do not provide your e-mail address to third party websites without reading the privacy and security policies and terms and conditions of these sites to ensure you understand the circumstances in which your e-mail address will be used. If you suspect suspicious or fraudulent activity related to your account(s), please let your account provider know right away. You should also contact your Internet Service Provider so they may block suspicious messages from your e-mail inbox. To learn more about how to control and manage your incoming e-mails, please refer to your Internet Service Providers' online resources. You may also visit the Federal Trade Commission's website on spam at http://www.ftc.gov/spam.

Links to Third Party Sites
CRY America is not responsible for the information practices employed by sites linked to or from our website. In most cases, links to non-CRY America websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of the CRY America website. Since third party websites may have different privacy policies and/or security standards governing their sites, we advise you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions of these sites prior to providing any personal information.

Children's Online Privacy
Protecting children on the Internet is very important to us. For that reason, CRY America does not directly collect information at our websites from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is intended to attract anyone under 13. Parents can be proactive and limit website access to their children by installing filtering software. Children's access to the Internet can permit them to visit inappropriate websites and be exposed to unnecessary risks. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects children under the age of 13 from the online collection of personal information. Learn more about COPPA at the Federal Trade Commission's website for children's privacy at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html and by viewing the link on How to Protect Kids' Privacy Online. From time to time, CRY America may receive personally identifiable information of children under 13 directly from such child’s parent or legal guardian,  In such cases the parent and/or legal guardian provides such information in order for such child to participate in a contest, sweepstakes or other promotion.

Updates to this Privacy Policy
From time to time, we may change our Policy. If we do so, we will tell you. Our Policy is always available at www.america.cry.org/privacy.

Alerting Us to Your Privacy Choices
You may contact us to provide us with updates to your privacy choices. Also, you may tell us not to contact you. To do so, send an email to support@cryamerica.org, or contact us at [to come]. Please allow four to six weeks for your request to take effect.

If you change your privacy choices, you may still get communications from us when you contact us. You may also get offers in connection with our maintaining and servicing your user account.