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Gymnastics Cheerleading and Dance Foundation (hereinafter "GCDF") is committed to donor privacy.

We respect your privacy and do not rent, sell, or exchange our mailing lists. We may disclose some personal information to select third parties in order to more effectively target our donor communications.

What does this mean?

We value your trust and assure you that we will always strive to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our fundraising.

To most efficiently use the resources you entrusted to us, we may disclose to select third parties information regarding donation history. Information of this kind is used to enable GCDF to identify others like yourself interested in partnering with us to help child athletes in the countries we work in. Information provided in donation history may include statistics such as total number of donations and value of donations for a set period of time. This information disclosure is done very carefully to ensure that your personal information is protected.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

As with most other Internet sites, our web servers utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity within our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site. A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer. A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to the World Vision site. The recorded IP address tells us which domain you visited from (for instance, yahoo.com), but not your email address or other private and personal information. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this website more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors come from and their behavior on our site.

GCDF uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies.

In some cases, our site uses securely encrypted contribution response forms for visitors who choose to use these forms to provide information, request information, and make donations. We collect your willingly submitted contact information (such as your email address), unique identifiers (in some cases, a GCDF donor account number), and financial information (such as a credit card type, number, and expiration date). Contact information from these response forms is used to process donations, as well as to provide receipts and other information about GCDF to our customers. The visitor’s contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary in order to resolve customer service issues or questions. Users may readily opt out of receiving future communications; see the “opt out” and “modifying your information” sections below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for donations pledged. Unique identifiers (such as a GCDF account number) may be collected from website visitors to assist in matching current donation information with donor history in our record systems.

Those who choose to register through various “guestbook”-type features on our site may choose to give us certain contact information (such as their email address). These features may also request optional demographic information (such as zip code, age, or income level). Unless you opt out, we may use this contact information to send you additional information about our programs. Your voluntarily provided contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary in order to resolve customer service issues or questions. You may readily opt out of receiving future communications; see the “opt out” and “modifying your information” sections below.

Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (such as their email address) as well as a variety of demographic and practical questions. We may use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about GCDF. The user’s contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “opt out” and “modifying your information” sections below.

Opt-out

Most points on our site provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request contact information about the visitor. There are, however, a few places where users do not have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications. Should you wish to opt-out, please contact us and we will unsubscribe you from receiving further communications from us.

Users may also opt-out at any time by contacting us following the methods provided in the “modifying your information” section below.

This site contains links to other sites. GCDF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Copy of Your Information

EU regulation gives the right for you, as an EU citizen, to request from us a copy of all of your customer information in our database. The information is provided electronically to you by email, at no cost upon your request. To request your information, you must email us at privacy@gcdfoundation.org or at our mailing address listed below. We have the right to ask questions or request copy of identification documents to verify you are requesting records on yourself or your children.

Modifying your information

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service; or for changing or modifying information previously provided.

  1. Send us a message with your request.
  2. You can send postal mail to the following address: Gymnastics Cheerleading and Dance Foundation, 101 Main Street # 593, Topsham, ME 04086-2428

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and email address), any GCDF account number(s), or information about venues in which you gave us your contact information online (guestbook, survey, etc.)

Please note that we do not erase customer information for customers that are no longer using our service if services were terminated due to a violation of our policies that would give our organization reason to believe the customer may pose a danger or engage in any unlawful behavior towards child beneficiaries of our charity. This includes customers that terminated services on their own accord if they have nonetheless engaged in such activities through our service. The "right to be forgotten" EU regulation under Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation permits us to keep customer information in limited situations when it is in the public interest. We determine that it is in the public interest to keep this data permanently in order to protect our beneficiaries from unlawful conduct.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without advance notice.

Changes to this policy were last made on March 17, 2019.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us.