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We Value Your Privacy

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. This statement is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.

We serve Utah's children by finding, educating, and nurturing families to meet the needs of children in foster care. We do partner with a select few third party groups — such as the State Office of Licensing (OL) and the Utah Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS). By using our web site, you recognize that information we collect from you may be shared with these and other partners in order to fulfill our mission.

Donor Privacy Policy

The work and mission of Utah Foster Care Foundation (UFCF) are accomplished through public trust and the generosity of others. Donor stewardship is the foundation for building trust and lasting relationships between the UFCF and those who support UFCF’s mission. UFCF will maintain the public trust through efficient, cost-effective, and compassionate stewardship of resources. UFCF will strive to earn and convey trust through integrity, openness, and honesty.

UFCF has a record of responsible fiscal management and program excellence and the UFCF Board of Directors has affirmed the Utah Nonprofits Association Standards of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights. Charitable donations provide an important and unique source of voluntary financial support for the work of the UFCF. Truthfulness, donor confidentiality, and responsible stewardship are the foundations for the UFCF’s fundraising. Donors entrust funds to the UFCF with the confident expectation that their gifts will be managed in a fiscally responsible, ethical and timely manner. Every effort will be made to ensure that donor confidence in UFCF is well placed and that all monies are expended and reported under the guidelines and within the timeframe requested by donors.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you respond to a survey, fill out a form, or comment on our Facebook pages.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or names of family members or other parties.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

• To improve our level of service: your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and needs.

• To process transactions: your information — whether public or private — will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to another company that is not expressly involved in fulfilling the mission of the Foundation.

• To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.

• To send periodic e-mails.

How do we protect your information?

We follow industry standards for protecting our servers and the data stored on them.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving you. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We will disclose your personal information to third parties ONLY in the following circumstances: 1) You request more information about becoming a foster parent and wish to begin the process in which case, we will furnish your private information to the DCFS and other related offices. 2) You are signing up for a camp or activity funded or sponsored by the Foundation where we are required to provide some personal information (e.g. Foster Family Camp at Aspen Grove or Chalk Art Festival). 3) You are making a donation to our web site in which case our auditors may view your donation transaction to verify its legitimacy. 4) You make comments on our blog that suggest the need for law enforcement intervention.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Accessibility

This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at moreinfo@utahfostercare.org

Online Profile Updates and Donations

When you complete the Profile update form and share your information, please be assured that this information will be used only to provide you with further information about our organization or to contact you with invitations or volunteer opportunities. It is always your right to opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

Online Privacy Statement Only

This online privacy statement applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy statement.

Changes and Questions to our Privacy Statement

If we decide to change this privacy statement, we will post those changes on this page, and update the Privacy Statement modification date below. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, we encourage you to contact us at moreinfo@utahfostercare.org.

Last modified on 26 June 2012.