Privacy Notice Effective Date: April 20, 2016

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada (BBBSNN) respect your concerns about privacy and value the trust you have placed in us. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. In addition, we describe the choices you can make about how we use the information you provide to us. We tell you how you can update your contact information, remove your name from our mailing list, or answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

What types of information does BBBSNN collect and use?
We collect and use information to communicate with you about our products, services, promotions, programs and events, and to customize our communications in those areas. We also collect information to improve your website experience, enroll Big Brothers, Big Sisters and youth; enable donations to BBBSNN, enable contact with BBBSNN alumni, and enable you to stay informed on legislative issues important to BBBSNN. Here are the ways we obtain information about you, types of information we obtain, and how we use the information.

Register for Our Newsletter: When you ask us to send you our newsletter, you provide us with your email address so we can fulfill your request.

Website: Like many organizations, we use cookies and log files on our website. Cookies are small text files that websites often store on the computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. A cookie contains a unique code, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that was visited previously. Log files are small text files that websites automatically create when a user visits a site. We use cookies and log files to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies and log files may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Remember, though, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features, such as participating in online games and sweepstakes.

Enrollment: When you enroll online to become a Big or Little, you give us your name, email address and phone number. If you are under 13 years old, we ask you to have your parent or guardian enroll you, or you may call your local agency directly.

Participate in Contests, Raffles and Sweepstakes: When you sign up to participate in one of our contests, raffles or sweepstakes, you may provide us with information such as your name, credit card information or email address. We may use the information to enter you in the contest or sweepstakes and contact you if you win. Also, unless you previously asked us not to send you our newsletter, we will add your email address to our newsletter list. If you do not want to receive information about BBBSNN, you may choose not to participate in our contests and sweepstakes.

Donations: In addition to information to participate in contests, raffles and sweepstakes, you also give us contact information and credit card or checking information so we can process your donation. We use this information for that purpose and to customize our communication with you.

Other Ways We May Use Information to Provide Services: You may provide us with survey information to help us learn more about your preferences, or address information to provide services. We maintain information you provide to us in our database to provide you with the information, goods or services you have requested or information about our programs.

Does BBBSNN share the information it obtains about me with third parties?
BBBSNN does not share personal information about you with any third parties for their own marketing purposes. We do share this information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, but these service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We also may disclose information about you to other members of the BBBS family (such as our National Organization, which may have their own privacy policies) and as required by law.

How does BBBSNN protect personal information?
The security of personal information is a high priority for us. We maintain online safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration and destruction of the personal information in our possession. Our volunteer and donor databases are secure, third-party software sites. If you have any questions about what processes we use to secure information, please don't hesitate to contact us: [email protected].

How does BBBSNN update its Privacy Notice?
BBBSNN’s products, services, promotions and programs will change over time. This Privacy Notice will be updated periodically to reflect those changes and corresponding changes in our information practices. Whenever we revise this Privacy Notice, we will change the date on the notice to indicate when the revisions were made. We reserve the right to change our information practices and the terms of this Privacy Notice, and to apply the changed practices to all information we have about you.

Does the BBBSNN website contain links to other websites?
The BBBSNN website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of BBBSNN and are not under our control. We provide links to those sites solely for your convenience and information. Those sites have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked sites. BBBSNN is not responsible for information that is provided by those sites or for any other use of the sites.

How can I update my contact information?
Please email us to indicate that you would want to change the contact information we have for you. Please email us from the email address we would have on file so we can verify ownership.

What if I prefer not to receive communications from BBBS?
Please contact us to indicate that you would like to unsubscribe from our mailings. Please email us from the email address we would have on file so we can verify ownership.