CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc. (herein after called CRY America) is committed
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
the rules particular to the contest, sweepstakes or other promotion will govern.
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" 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
Refusing Cookies on CRY America's Website
Customers may choose not to accept cookies. Your web browser may alert and permit
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
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
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.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.