Online Privacy Policy

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas is committed to protecting your online privacy and providing a safe online experience for all of its users. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online when visiting our website and governs online data collection and usage at the Girls Incorporated site. Portions of our site are directed to donors, friends, volunteers and parents, while other areas include content specifically designed for girls. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on website privacy, and contact Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas if you have any questions at Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

By visiting this Web site you agree that no information you submit to the site shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to Girls Incorporated of Dallas. Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Overview of Website Privacy Policy

You do not have to provide personal information to visit and enjoy many features of our site. To make a contribution online, purchase products, or sign up for e-updates or newsletters, or engage in certain other activities, we will request personal information from you, such as your name, age, address, e-mail address, and, if visitors are identified to be under 13, a parent's e-mail address.

We use the information that you voluntarily provide to fulfill your requests, such as signing you up for e-updates or newsletters or filling your purchase order, and for surveys and user research to improve our site.

We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than with our vendor agents who provide technical support for our website. If you are under the age of 13 and wish to receive e-updates or newsletters, we will request your name, e-mail address, and your parent's e-mail address to notify your parent about this.

We may offer community features for girls at our site. If this does happen, we will collect anonymous, aggregate data to improve our site and features.

Information You Provide

Visitors can use our site without registering or providing personal information, but we do collect personal information to make certain features and options available. We collect an Internet Protocol Address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided, for instance when registering for e-mail updates, newsletters and alerts, completing our online surveys, making a donation, or purchasing products. To process newsletter and update signup requests for children under age 13, we also ask for a parent's e-mail address. In our adult area, we may ask for first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and an e-mail address; an address and phone number is required to process online orders or donations, and other demographic information is requested to help us understand our visitors' backgrounds, needs, and interests.

Information Girls Incorporated of Dallas Collects Automatically

Your web browser is probably set to accept "cookies" which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser. Our website is viewable even if you disable the cookie function on your browser; however if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features of our site will not be available to you.

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas may utilize cookie technology to assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. Cookies also enable us to provide online shopping; customize our content according to your preferences, and to age screen users for compliance with our policies for children under age 13. We DO NOT use cookies or other non-consensual methods to take personally identifiable or online contact information about you or your family off of your personal computer.

Children's Privacy

Although Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we do not operate a commercial website. Thus, we pay special attention to protecting the privacy of visitors under age 13. We use technical tools (i.e., cookies) to check the age of visitors who sign up for newsletters and updates. We ask visitors who indicate they are under age 13 when signing up for e-mail newsletters or updates to provide the e-mail address of a parent or legal guardian so we can send the parent a notice. Online contact information will be used only to directly respond to the child's one-time request or, with parental notification, to sign the child up for our e-mail updates.

Our Security Features - such as Is Credit Card Information Secure?

We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology encryption to protect credit card data during transmission. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Visitors from Outside the United States

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas and the server which makes this site available worldwide is located in the United States. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of Texas in the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to the U.S. By visiting this site and submitting information you authorize this transfer.

Protecting Our Site

We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.

Other Web Sites

Our site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Girls Incorporated of Dallas has no responsibility. We attempt to link only to those web sites which promote the goals of Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Referral programs

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas participates in several referral programs such as our arrangement with IGive, and others. Through these programs our website users have the opportunity to purchase products that generate royalties for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. When such purchases are made, the user becomes a customer of the company providing the product and is then subject to the policies of that company. Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas does not collect personally identifiable information about users in these transactions, however the affiliate company may choose to share customer lists back with us. These lists are entered into our member/donor database.


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Opt Out

You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email to with your complete name, address and email address.

Updating Your Preferences

A user can, at any time, change, correct, modify or delete any personal information they may have provided to Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. Users can also unsubscribe from any newsletters or opt out of various promotional e-mailings at any time by clicking on "unsubscribe" links in the newsletter or e-mails. Parents may review and request that we update or delete their child's information by sending a signed request, including their e-mail address, the child's e-mail address, birth date, and first name, to our WebMaster at the address below.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
2040 Empire Central
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 654-4530

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