Privacy Policy

Last modified: May 18th, 2015

ZGiRLS respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

Please read this carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

1. WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
This Privacy Policy covers ZGiRLS’ treatment of personally identifiable information that ZGiRLS collects when you are on the ZGiRLS website and when you use ZGiRLS services. It also covers our policy related to ZGiRLS’ use of official social networking sites.

2. INFORMATION COLLECTION & USE
ZGiRLS collects personally identifiable information when you register or purchase certain ZGiRLS events, products, or services. Personal information is also collected by the social networking sites where we have a presence in order to connect to our information, activities and events on those sites.

3. INFORMATION SHARING & DISCLOSURE
The personally identifiable information you provide is used by ZGiRLS only for internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking your order, subscription or registration; analyzing trends and statistics; and informing you of new products or special promotions. Under no circumstances will ZGiRLS sell, rent, or give your personal information to anyone or to any company for marketing purposes.

ZGiRLS will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:
1. We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.
2. We need to send the information to companies that work on behalf of ZGiRLS to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any rights to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.)
3. We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.
4. We find that your actions on our websites violate the ZGiRLS Terms of Use or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

4. EMAIL MARKETING POLICY
Our email marketing is permission based. If you receive a mailing from us, our records indicate that (a) you have expressly shared your address for the purpose of receiving information in the future, (b) you have made a charitable contribution to ZGiRLS, or (c) you have registered for a ZGiRLS program. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

5. YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT & DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION & PREFERENCES
ZGiRLS gives you the ability to edit your information and preferences at any time, including whether you want ZGiRLS to contact you about specials and news. You may request deletion of your ZGiRLS account by sending an email to info@zgirls.org.

6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and rule (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information-for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms-when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA at www.coppa.org.

7. NOTE TO PARENTS ON OUR PRIVACY POLICY

ZGiRLS is committed to providing a safe, secure and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. That said, no one under age 13 may provide any personal information to this website. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website, make any purchases through the website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@zgirls.org.

Parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting us by email at info@zgirls.org. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained, in retrievable form, by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.  ZGiRLS believes it is good policy to not collect more personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under the age of 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.

8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, SOCIAL NETWORKS, & SERVICES

This site may be linked to other sites and services, including social network sites that are not maintained by ZGiRLS. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to using them. We have no responsibility for linked websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

The social network sites that are linked from our website are not maintained by ZGiRLS. We reserve the right to delete any submissions that engage in unlawful, illegal, unethical, discriminatory, disruptive, threatening or offensive activity or practice. If any user is found violating local or national Internet policies, the offending user will be removed or blocked from access to the site or sites. Additionally, we may report unlawful, illegal or threatening activity or practice to law enforcement agencies, as appropriate.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

ZGiRLS may amend this policy from time to time. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the beginning of this policy. You are responsible for periodically visiting our website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.