Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy covers the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information that may be collected by After School Matters, Inc. (“ASM”) when you visit our Web site (“Site”).

Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered and how the information is used.

What Information We Collect

We may ask for your personal information when you:

•    sign up for an any account on the Site or otherwise register for any associated Site service, such as to receive newsletters
•    participate in any online survey
•    participate in any online forum
•    participate in or contribute to any online portfolio
•    purchase any product or service from the Site
•    make any donation or contribution via the Site
•    otherwise contact After School Matters

Depending on the relevance to the situation, information we collect may include your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card or other billing information.

We may also collect information for market research purposes, such as your occupation, to gain a better understanding of our customers in order to provide better service.

How We May Use It

We may use collected personal information to fulfill orders and provide products and services that you have requested, as well as for research and analysis to improve After School Matters' service and Site.  If you have made a donation or indicated that you would like to receive information from After School Matters, we may send you updates via e-mail.  If you prefer not to receive these e-mail updates, simply follow the instructions on how to unsubscribe included in the messages you receive, or contact info <at> afterschoolmatters.org

When We Disclose Your Information

After School Matters takes your privacy very seriously.  After School Matters does not sell or rent your contact information to marketers.

After School Matters may make certain personal information about you available to companies that After School Matters has a relationship with or that perform work for After School Matters to provide products and services to you on our behalf.

These companies may help us process information, fulfill customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, or provide customer service.  These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with After School Matters policies, except if we inform you otherwise at the time of collection.

In some circumstances After School Matters may be under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation or process, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of After School Matters, our licensors, customers, employees, apprentices, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

After School Matters takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

The Site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where sensitive personal information is required.  To make purchases from the Site, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.  Doing so helps protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Cookies and Other Technologies

After School Matters' Site may use “cookies,” a standard part of your web browser’s capabilities to store some unique information on your computer in a small text file.  Cookies help us understand the traffic flow on our Site, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there.  We use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our Site, to make it even more rewarding as well as to study the effectiveness of our customer communications.  We may use cookies to customize your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our Site.

As is true of most websites, we may gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not contain any personal information and does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, and to track users’ movements around the Site.  This aggregated information may be reported to our advertisers.  After School Matters will not use the information collected to market directly to you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

After School Matters reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice.  Please periodically review this Privacy Policy for changes.  Any changes After School Matters makes to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info<at>afterschoolmatters.org