Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Side by Side Kids respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website, www.sidebysidekids.org (“Website”). This notice explains our online information practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our homepage and on every page within our Web site. Additionally, each page that requests personally identifiable information reminds you of the importance of your privacy and provides a link to the privacy policy. By visiting Side by Side Kids at our Website, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. You may click on any underlined word to receive a more in-depth explanation of the term.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies, small files that are sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, to improve your Web site experience. The cookie is used to speed up your access to the Web site and the information you wish to see, but it does not contain any personal information. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some Website functionality may be lost.

Data Collection

We collect two types of information:

  1. Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.
  2. Personal information.We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you volunteer, request information, or donate, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry. Publications: If you choose to order a publication, we may collect standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date) and keep a record of your financial transaction. Credit card numbers are held only until the charge can be processed (usually several minutes), then the number is only available for purposes of problem resolution.Contributions: If you choose to donate to our organization, we maintain a record of your contribution. Our partner, (Network for Good) collects standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date) and keep a record of your financial transaction. Credit card numbers are held only until the charge can be processed (usually several minutes), then the number is only available for purposes of problem resolution. Requests:If you submit an online request for Side by Side Kids products such as free brochures, or submit a question through a “contact us” query, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will vary with the request but often includes name, address, telephone number, and email address. Public Forums: If you choose to participate in a chat room, discussion board, news group or another public forum that we make available to our users, please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding whether or not to disclose your personal information.

Data Use

We limit the use of information provided to us on our site to the following:

Internal Use

  1. If you do not make a service request, donation, purchase, or otherwise identify yourself, we will have no personally identifiable information about you. We will only use aggregate information derived, in part, from your use of our site to improve our site and our service to you.
  2. If you provide personal information, we may enter your name into our database and contact you in order to:
    • Supply you with information including after school or mentoring related news, Side by Side Kids programs, events and services.
    • Request voluntary time or monetary contributions to Side by Side Kids.
    • Request your participation in a Side by Side Kids research study.
  3. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email. Inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate Side by Side Kids program for response and may be entered into our constituent database. If your name is entered into the database, we may contact you (see (2) above).

External Use

Your information is privileged and confidential and will not be shared or released to any organization or business entity.

Your Options

We respect your privacy and allow you to restrict internal and external sharing of your personal information. For more information on how to inform us of any desired restrictions, please info@sidebysidekids.org. If you contact us with an opt-out request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that you will not receive any of the selected communications from us in the future. If you do not wish to opt out at this time, you may do so at a later date should you so desire.

If you opt back into a specific service, you will receive communication in that manner, regardless of your overall opt out selections. These services may include newsletter subscriptions or email communication by asking a question using “Contact Us.”

Access

Upon request, we will provide you with the information we maintain about you so that you may request corrections. This information will be sent via postal mail, which we believe is the most secure method of communication. Please contact us by email at or in writing at: info@sidebysidekids.org

Security and Privacy Requests

Side by Side Kids

500 E. St. Johns Ave. Suite 2.800

Austin, Texas 78752

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.

Data Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards.

We process your financial transactions (donations and purchases) via encrypted SSL service through our third-party vendor, Network for Good. SSL is the industry standard for securing Web-messaging transactions.

Whenever Side by Side Kids permits Network for Good to access personally-identifiable information, appropriate procedures are followed to help ensure that the information is used only for authorized purposes and by authorized persons in a manner consistent with the choices Side by Side Kids constituents have made under this statement, and that the security, integrity and privacy of the information is maintained. While Side by Side Kids will employ procedures to help ensure that your information is only used for authorized purposes as described above, we cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of such third parties.

Links Within Our Web Site

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Side by Side Kids Website. This site may contain links to other sites, including sites that have a special relationship with us. We do not disclose personably identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those Web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Contact Us

This privacy statement will be updated periodically and posted on our Website. It applies only to our online practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. It applies to the online practices of Side by Side Kids. References to “Side by Side Kids”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to Side by Side Kids, Inc. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use our Website so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Side by Side Kids Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an email at info@sidebysidekids.org or in writing at:

Security and Privacy Requests

Side by Side Kids

500 E. St. Johns Ave. Suite 2.800

Austin, Texas 78752

Policy Updates

We reserve the right to update this policy at any time.