Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Legal Notice

Effective December 4, 2018

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA, INC. is a local independent member organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and other Local Boys & Girls Clubs - along with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, form one of the nation's largest networks of local youth organizations dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth throughout the United States of America.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is a separate legal entity; is governed by an independent board of directors; and is solely responsible for its own affairs, including, but not limited to, matters of safety; compliance with federal, state and local laws; physical facilities; uses of technology, finances; policies and programs and personnel policies and decisions. Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida has sole authority to hire, to terminate, to prescribe the duties of and to establish the terms of employment of its employees and officers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has no authority with respect to employment policies or decisions of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. Accordingly, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida controls its own affairs and Boys & Girls Clubs of America does not control and cannot be held responsible for the actions of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Privacy Policy

This site,, is provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida ("BGCNF"). BGCNF does not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. If we are made aware we have collected personal information from a child under 13 years old in a manner that is inconsistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), we will delete this information as soon as possible. While we encourage children to visit our site and learn more about our programs, we recommend, however, that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other online sites. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know. Our information collection practices are described below.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida respects your privacy and values your trust and confidence. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to and not apply to any BGCNF properties that do not link to or post this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains how we, BGCNF, collect, use, and disclose information through website. By using, you agree that you have read and understood the terms of this Privacy Policy.

In some instances, we may direct you to a site that is operated by a third party service provider. Even though the page where you provide information may have the look and feel of, a different privacy policy may govern that information collection by our third party service provider.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us.

The Information BGCNF Collects

We respect your privacy as our online guest, and we will not collect any identifying or personal information about you while you are here except as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

BGCNF collects information in several ways from different parts of this site, however, you generally are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit However, we may ask you for some or all the following types of information when you sign up for contests or sweepstakes, participate in surveys, access various content or features, submit comments or content, fill out an online form or send e-mail messages to utilize a service, or directly contact us with questions or feedback.

Information you provide us:

  • Contact information, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number;

  • Unique identifiers, such as a user name or password;

  • Demographic information, such as gender;

  • Financial information, such as credit card or other payment information. When you donate to honor someone else, we do not use the information you give us about that person for any other purpose;

  • Real-time Geolocation information;

  • Communications preferences;

  • Search queries;

  • Comments and other information posted in our interactive online forums;

  • Correspondence and other information that you send to us; and

  • Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

  • Invite you to receive periodic e-mail updates about our progress: When you accept, or "opt in," we ask you to give us your e-mail address and respond to some questions that help us tailor our information to your interests. You can "opt out" of receiving these periodic updates at any time.

BGCNF collects any information that you provide in such circumstances, including any personal information. This list is not exhaustive but meant to give users an idea of the data collecting on this website. If you decide not to provide this information, it may limit our ability to provide some of the above content.

We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit, including:

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;

  • Your device type or mobile carrier;

  • Other unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers; and advertising identifiers (e.g., IDFA);

  • Your browser type and operating system;

  • Sites you visited before and after visiting;

  • Pages you view and links you click on within;

  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, Local Shared Objects, and other technologies;

  • Information about your interactions with e-mail messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were received, opened, or forwarded; and

Standard Server Log Information. also may collect domain names, and similar items regarding users of this site to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on this site, and similar items.

"Cookies" may be used in connection with this site. A cookie is a small amount of identifier data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. By using cookies, information is potentially collected without your express knowledge. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but permit you to change the setting to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent. While refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of some portions of this site, other portions of this site may not function properly without cookies. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use, but your ability to use certain features may be limited.

uses the information
it collects

BGCNF uses the information it collects through this site to improve its marketing and promotional efforts, to improve its content, and to customize this site's services, content, and layout. BGCNF may provide the information it collects through this site to BGCNF business partners, and to third parties who provide services on BGCNF’s behalf. BGCNF may use the information it collects through this site to inform you of new services, changes, or promotions.

In addition, we may use information that we collect through for the following purposes including to:

  • Provide you with the products, promotions, services, newsletters, and information you request and respond to correspondence that we receive from you;

  • Contact you via email and otherwise about your account;

  • Conduct analysis on visitor behavior to better serve you with offers and content that is of interest to you;

  • With your separate consent, contact you via email and otherwise about products, services, contests, and events that we think might be of interest to you, and otherwise send you promotional material or special offers on our behalf or on behalf of our marketing partners;

  • Maintain or administer, perform organizational analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our organization, BGCNF, and other services we offer;

  • Publish stories, comments, photos, and other information posted in our interactive online features;

  • Process employment applications and inquiries;

  • Customize and personalize your use of the Services, including providing you with tailored content; and

  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

Generally, BGCNF may use cookies and the information they provide to: (a) remind it of who you are; (b) access your account information in order to deliver to you better and more personalized service; (c) estimate its audience size; (d) determine the nature and extent of repeat usage; and (e) measure certain traffic patterns to understand how users' habits are similar or different from one another, so that BGCNF may improve its site.

Sharing of information

BGCNF understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to users of this site.  From time to time, BGCNF may share donor names and mailing addresses with other reputable nonprofit organizations on a limited basis in exchange for limited access to the names and addresses of their constituents. We have found this is a cost-effective method of reaching additional potential constituents. These organizations will not have continued access to your name and address unless you choose to respond to their initial mailing. We do not share email address data in connection with this list exchange.

We respect our donors’ choices and control over their information. You, as a donor, may, at any time, have your name excluded from any donor list exchange activity. To ask that your name be excluded from list exchange activity or to otherwise change how BGCNF contacts you, please email us at

Limited members of BGCNF and IT department, may access and otherwise process personal information in connection with their job responsibilities or contractual obligations.

We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect. At times, as described below, we may share your personal information with others for the purposes described above:

  • Service Providers: We may share your information with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to fulfill orders, provide products and services, manage databases, perform analyses, process credit card payments, provide customer service, or send communications for us). We may share information with third-parties, such as social networking platforms, so that they may send tailored communications on our behalf via their platforms. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

  • Transfer / Merger: If BGCNF merges, is acquired completely or in part, or in the unlikely event of a closure, or similar event, we may transfer your information as part of such transaction.

  • Administrative or Legal Process: BGCNF may disclose information it collects through this site when required to do so by a court, regulatory agency, subpoena, law, regulation, or other body of competent jurisdiction and authority, and for administrative and other purposes that BGCNF deems necessary to maintain, service, and improve its products and services and to protect its rights and property. Finally, if you become involved in any violation of security, violation of this website's Terms of Use, or violation of any party's or third party's rights, BGCNF may release information about you to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any such incidents.

  • Other Parties With Your Consent: We may share information with third parties when you consent to such sharing. For example, if you win a contest or sweepstakes, we may ask your permission to publicly post certain information on identifying you as the winner.

Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations.

Integrity and security

Use of SSL and encryption – When BGCNF transfers and receives certain types of sensitive information such as online donations and account information, we direct visitors to a secure server, which communicates via SSL encryption and which has been designed to reduce the possibility of interception and hacking. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the "http" portion of the BGCNF website address in your browser changes to "https." The "s" stands for "secure."

Restricting who has access to your information – BGCNF employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while BGCNF strives to protect your personal information, BGCNF cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.

Privacy practices of other sites

This Privacy Policy only address the use and disclosure of information BGCNF collects online through this site, not information that BGCNF collects through other sources. For your convenience, this site may contain links, or addresses, that you can simply click to open other useful sites where we do not control the content or privacy policy. Carefully review the approach these sites take to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.

We assume no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and BGCNF is not responsible for these other sites' privacy practices, which may be different from BGCNF's privacy practices.

contacting bgcnf about your personal information

If you would like to review the personal information that BGCNF has collected about you through this site in order to verify its accuracy and completeness, or if you have a question or complaint regarding BGCNF's privacy practices, or to request that BGCNF delete your personal information from its records, please contact us.

BGCNF may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting. Please consult this Privacy Policy regularly.