Privacy Policy

BGCA Youth Friendly Version

What type of things do you collect? 

We collect information about the members who use this website. This includes member first name, last initial, birthdate and the organization and club they're affiliated with. We also collect activity on the website, such as stars, badges and masterbadges that a member earns. Finally, if a user opts to share media through the website, we store the media and related information. 

We also collect information about the browsers that are used to visit the website, the duration of the visit and technical information like that. 

How do you use this information?

We use this information to understand which members and staff are using the My.Future technologies. This information, in aggregate and anonymized, is reported back to people who support BGCA. We also use this information to make the site better for all users. 

With whom do you share the data?

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to youth privacy and safety. We do not share your personal data.  

BGCA Full Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Effective August 28, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization that serves local independent member organizations (“Local Boys & Girls Clubs”). Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Local Boys & Girls Clubs form one of the nation's largest networks of local youth organizations dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development of youth throughout the United States of America.

Each Boys & Girls Club organization is a separate legal entity, is governed by an independent board of directors, executive committee, or other governing body, and is solely responsible for its own affairs, including, but not limited to, matters of safety; compliance with federal, state and local laws; physical facilities; uses of technology, finances, policies, and programs; and personnel policies and decisions. Each Local Boys & Girls Club has sole authority to hire, terminate, and prescribe the duties and establish the terms of employment of its employees and officers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has no authority with respect to employment policies or decisions of Local Boys & Girls Clubs. Accordingly, each Local Boys & Girls Club controls its own affairs and Boys & Girls Clubs of America does not control and cannot be held responsible for the actions of Local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Privacy Policy

This site is provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Use of this website is limited to members and staff of Local Boys & Girls Clubs. Members who wish to join the website must provide information to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. All membership requests are vetted by staff of Local Boys & Girls Clubs, who directly manage which of their members are allowed to use the website. 
By using or accessing this site, or permitting your child to use or access this site, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy in their entirety.

The Information BGCA Collects

Personal Information Collection and Use

We respect your privacy as our online guest, and we will not collect any identifying or personal information about you while you are here except as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
BGCA collects information in several ways from different parts of this site. First, registration as a member of this site requires that you provide BGCA with your first name and last initial, birthday, the name of the Club you attend, and the name of the organization that runs that Club. BGCA additionally collects and stores information about the stars, badges, and masterbadges that your Club staff have issued to you, information about the media projects you have uploaded, and about your likes and follows. 

BGCA also may ask you for personal information at other times, such as when you ask a question or report a problem with this site. If you contact BGCA through the site, BGCA may keep a record of that session or correspondence, including a record of your e-mail address. You are providing this information solely to enable the services this site provides.

Finally, although you own the rights to the content you create and post to the My.Future website, by posting content to My.Future, you give BGCA a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, publish, reproduce, display, and prepare derivative works of that content elsewhere on My.Future and in connection with BGCA, including without limitation for promoting My.Future, BGCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs. BGCA will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission. 

Non-Personal Information Collection and Use

BGCA also may collect IP addresses, domain names, and similar items regarding users of this site to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on this site, and similar data.
"Cookies" may be used in connection with this site. A cookie is a small amount of identifier data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. By using cookies, information is potentially collected without your express knowledge. BGCA uses cookie technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but permit you to change the setting to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent. While refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of some portions of this site, other portions of this site may not function properly without cookies.
How BGCA Uses the Information It Collects

BGCA uses the information it collects through this site to deliver member user experience, improve its content, and customize the site’s services, content, and layout. This information is used solely by BGCA and other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. BGCA does not share or sell the information you provide to us online to third parties. BGCA only shares personally identifiable information with third parties when we are required to by law. If you become involved in a violation of the site's security or terms of use or any party's rights, BGCA may use and/or release information about you to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any such incidents.

How Does BGCA Protect Your Data?

Not selling your information – BGCA will not sell, trade, rent or exchange member information.

Use of SSL and encryption – When BGCA transfers and receives certain types of sensitive information, we direct visitors to a secure server, which communicates via SSL encryption and which has been designed to reduce the possibility of interception and hacking. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the "http" portion of the BGCA website address in your browser changes to "https." The "s" stands for "secure."

Restricting who has access to your information – BGCA takes precautions to ensure that your personal information is accessible only to authorized individuals, whom are required to comply with our privacy policy.

BGCA employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while BGCA strives to protect your personal information, BGCA cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.

Privacy Practices of Other Sites

This Privacy Policy only address the use and disclosure of information BGCA collects online through this site. For your convenience, this site may contain links, or addresses, that you can simply click to open other useful sites where we do not control the content or privacy policy. Carefully review the approach these sites take to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.
BGCA assumes no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and BGCA is not responsible for these other sites' privacy practices, which may be different from BGCA's privacy practices.

California Residents

We do not disclose any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. For additional information about our privacy practices, or to review and request to have deleted any personal information you have shared with us, please send a request to myfuture@bgca.org.

Contacting BGCA About Your Personal Information

If you would like to review the personal information that BGCA has collected about you through this site in order to verify its accuracy and completeness, or if you have a question or complaint regarding BGCA's privacy practices, or to request that BGCA delete your personal information from its records, please contact BGCA at myfuture@bgca.org.

Children's Privacy Policy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA") protects the personal information of children under the age of 13 ("children"). This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. Because we are a non-profit and for other reasons, BGCA is exempt from COPPA. The provision of a safe and secure online experience is, however, of the utmost importance to BGCA, and we implement important COPPA concepts voluntarily in order to protect the privacy of children.

Information Collected from Children

We do not collect personal information in connection with use of the site unless a user registers, in which case we collect the information requested on our forms, which includes first name and last initial, birthdate, the name of the Club the child attends, and the name of the organization that runs that Club. We only collect as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in the site, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.

Information Posted By Children

We cannot control the actions of third parties with whom your child shares his or her information. We encourage parents to educate their children about safe Internet use and to carefully monitor their children's posting. Children own the rights to the content they create and post to the My.Future website, but posting that content to My.Future gives BGCA a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, publish, reproduce, display, and prepare derivative works of that content elsewhere on My.Future and in connection with BGCA, including without limitation for promoting My.Future, BGCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs. BGCA will not use any content that contains a child's image, likeness, or voice without permission from the child and his or her guardian. BGCA will never sell a child's content to a third party without permission from the child and his or her guardian.

Our Practices for Disclosing Children's Information

In accordance with the terms of our general privacy policy, we do not share, sell, rent, or transfer children's personal information, except:

  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request; and
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of our users or ourselves, including to protect the safety of a child.

Accessing, Correcting, and Deleting Your Child's Personal Information

At any time, you may review your child's personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the child's information. You can review, change, or delete your child's personal information by sending us an email at myfuture@bgca.org. To protect your privacy and security and that of our users, we may require you to speak with a representative or take additional steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information, make corrections, or disable your child’s registration.

Changes to These Privacy Policies

BGCA may revise these Privacy Policies at any time by updating this posting. Please consult these Privacy Policies regularly.

Last updated: August 28, 2017