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FIRSTthoughts Privacy Policy

1. Collection of Non-PII
We collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("Non-PII") to facilitate the operation of FIRSTthoughts.org. Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("Non-PII"): This refers to information that, does not by itself, identify any specific person. This includes the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and/or your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. For information on cookies, see section 4 below. We gather Non-PII at different places on our website in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both an individual (anonymous) and an aggregated basis. This information may include, but is not limited to, computer operating system and browser data, location data, and page view data.
2. Use of Information
By entering personal information into FIRSTthoughts.org online systems, you agree to allow FIRSTthoughts.org to collect, use, and disclose the information for the management of FIRSTthoughts.org, as well as to communicate with you about the FIRSTthoughts.org services. When we, or entities that provide direct service to us, collect Non-PII it may be used to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Site, and to gather demographic information. We will primarily use your Non-PII to provide our services to you, as required by our agreements with you. We will also use Non-PII to analyze and enhance the operation of our Site, fill orders, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze Site use, improve our product and service offerings, gather information, and customize Our Site's content, layout, and services. We may use Non-PII to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We may also use Non-PII to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our agreements with you, including our Site Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.
3. Security of Information
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your PII, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet that are beyond Our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and Us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
4. Cookies
When you use our Site, we may store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of Our Site. Our cookies may store user identification numbers, and if you choose, your log-in name and password hash to remember you on Our Site. Our cookies (i) make your use of the Site easier, (ii) make the Site run more smoothly, (iii) track authenticated users visiting Our Site, and (iv) help us to maintain a secure Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of Our Site may not work properly in that case.
5. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
If you are 13 to 18 years of age we expect you to have your parent's permission before participating on this site, and particularly before submitting any pictures or personal information about yourself.
6. Warning About Disclosing Personally-Identifiable Information
If you disclose Personally Identifiable Information (i.e. your name, e-mail address, etc.) in any public area on this Site, other people can see and use that information as an opportunity to contact you or to send you unsolicited emails. This is beyond our control and is your responsibility. If you have questions, please ask your parents. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
7. Restrictions on the Posting of Videos/Pictures
If you are 13 to 18 years of age, you are expected you to have your parent's permission before submitting any videos/pictures of yourself. Before posting the pictures of others, if the person is under the age of 18, you must have the parent/guardian's consent. Everyone should use good judgment when posting images. Images that do not reflect good judgment (e.g. depictions of illegal or irresponsible activity, disclosure of private information about a minor, etc.) can be removed by us.
8. Problems, Questions, Complaints, Assistance
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:
FIRSTthoughts.org
345 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10282
support@firstconnects.us
9. Changes to this Privacy Policy
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes).