privacy policy

The Children’s Trust and Healthy Families Massachusetts are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of their online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals—such as their names and postal and/or email addresses—except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals, and we do not disclose any such information to third parties except when required by law.

questions or comments?

Please email the Children’s Trust general information at info@childrenstrustma.org.

We will attempt to reply as soon as possible. If you email the Children’s Trust, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department within the Children’s Trust. We may choose to save this information. The Children’s Trust is pleased to hear from you and will make every effort to respond to your comments and inquiries in a timely manner. The Children’s Trust may occasionally post surveys on the site or through email, and your participation in these surveys is voluntary and unless we inform you to the contrary on a completely anonymous basis. We use the information collected through these surveys to understand our visitors better and to determine how best to serve them. Personally identifiable information collected in our surveys is never sold, rented, shared with third parties or otherwise disclosed except when required by law.

cookies

This site automatically collects some non-personally identifiable information about you when you request pages through your browser. We may place cookies on visitors’ computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. (Cookies are small files that reside in a visitor’s browser.) The aggregate information we collect through cookies helps the Children’s Trust monitor how you and other visitors use the site, allowing us to provide an optimal experience and better service; this information is never used to identify you personally.

third-party service providers

The Children’s Trust may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our web sites and allow us to better service our patients and visitors. The Children’s Trust never shares with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information or making a donation online, except as required by law.

links to other sites

This site has links to other sites we think may be of interest to our visitors. Their purpose is to provide visitors with convenient access to other sites that might interest them. A link to another site does not imply an endorsement of the site’s content or services.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by the Children’s Trust and Friends of Children’s Trust Fund. We encourage you to be aware of that when you leave our site and to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.

e-mail communication

The Children’s Trust does not collect your email address unless you voluntarily submit it to us or choose to communicate with us via email. We do not sell or rent any email addresses. We try to respond to email messages requiring a response within five business days. If you email the Children’s Trust, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department or program within the Children’s Trust.

how we use the information

The Children’s Trust uses the information you provide to fulfill your online request and facilitate customer service.

We do not rent or sell visitors’ personal information to third parties, such as marketers.

We do not share any personally identifiable information we may collect in surveys, although we may share aggregated survey results with analysts, as described above. The aggregate data cannot be used to identify individuals and participation in the survey is voluntary.

It is possible that we could be forced to disclose personally identifiable user information in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or court order; that can happen to any organization keeping records. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect our legal rights and the security or integrity of our Web site, or to avoid liability. Those kinds of disclosures are highly unlikely, but possible.

No personal information is stored on the web site. Forms or other information collection devices on the site simply collect details that are then forwarded to the Children’s Trust. This information does not reside on the web site.

security

The Children’s Trust website does not store identifiable data on its server.

policy changes

The Children’s Trust may revise the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information.

deletion and removal of information

Non-identifiable information in our aggregate database will not be deleted. Like all responsible website site publishers, we maintain backup files as a protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. Backup files protect you and us because they lower the risk of losing valuable data. Removing a record from our main files does not remove that record from any backup systems. It may take up to six months before all information in a backup record is completely erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same privacy and security protections as our other records.

governing law

The Children’s Trust provides the content for healthyfamiliesma.org from its offices in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. Healthyfamiliesma.org can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each such state or country may differ, by accessing healthyfamiliesma.org you agree with the Children’s Trust that the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will apply to all matters relating to use of this website. Both you and the Children’s Trust submit to jurisdiction in Massachusetts and further agree that any cause of action arising under these Terms of Use may be brought only in state or federal court located in Boston, Massachusetts. The Children’s Trust makes no warranty that materials on healthyfamiliesma.org are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and obtaining access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access healthyfamiliesma.org from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

We hope you enjoy healthyfamiliesma.org.