Your privacy is important to us
We collect aggregate, anonymous information on the IP address you use and what pages you access or visit. We also collect information volunteered by you to us, such as a request from you to be added to our mailing list or to send you information about our camp. The information we collect is used for internal purposes and is retained for our continued use. We do not share your information with any other organization.
The following legal information is provided as required by law and as a courtesy to our loyal parents and families.
Children’s online privacy
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we ask that parents complete the Candidate Application. The Federal Trade Commission enforces COPPA which spells out what operators of websites like ours must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We adhere to the following COPPA tenants.
- We do not require a child 13 years old or younger to disclose any information to us.
- Parents can review their child’s personal information that they provided us, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information.
- Parents can agree to the collection and use of their child’s information, but still refuse to allow disclosure to third parties unless that’s part of our service.
- Parents can review, delete, manage or refuse to share their child’s information with any third-party at any time by emailing our support staff or by mailing us a letter. (But we don’t share information with any third party.)
- Parents can give consent or retract their consent by contacting us directly.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
In keeping with CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously
Applying for camp
When applying for camp or registering on our site, as needed, you may be asked to provide us with your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you take part in our program.
We may use the information we collect from you when you apply for camp or sign up for our newsletter in the following ways:
- To quickly process your application.
- To send periodic emails about your application or about our camp or services.
Except for your name and email address, we do not store Personally Identifiable Information on this website. We protect your information by installing extra security and regularly scanning our site for security vulnerabilities.
When you apply for camp, we use a secure form hosted by Google. The data are briefly stored on Google for about one week before we download it and store it on a secure, encrypted computer.
Do not track
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place.
Third party behavioral tracking
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Third party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Fair information practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
We don’t store Personally Identifiable Information on our website except for your name and email address. The information you give to us when you apply for camp is removed from the our secure web server as soon as practical, usually within 7 business days.
If we ever experience a data breach, we’ll comply with Fair Information Practices, we’ll take the following actions:
- We’ll let you know you via email within 7 business days.
- We’ll tell you on this web site within 7 business days.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address so we can send you information you requested, to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
In keeping with the CAN SPAM Act, we agree to the following:
- To not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, just follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. We’ll promptly remove you from all correspondence.
Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Image views.
Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to us. This email include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. For sites running WooCommerce (also owned by Automattic) and this feature simultaneously and having all purchase tracking explicitly enabled, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.
Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. For sites running WooCommerce-powered stores, some additional events are also sent to Google Analytics: shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases. Tracking for each specific WooCommerce event needs to be enabled by the site owner.
Data Used: In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). If the site owner has enabled Google Analytics to work with this feature, a page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.
Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.
Activity Tracked: A cookie (
akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.