Bergen County CASA Privacy Policy

Updated 02.02.2021 

This privacy statement applies to BERGENCASA.ORG (the “Site”), which is produced and maintained by  Bergen County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Bergen County CASA). The information is being  collected by Bergen County CASA. This privacy statement is designed to tell you how we collect and use  personal information so you can make an informed decision about using the Site. Please read this  statement before using the Site or submitting any personal information to us. By using the Site, you  consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. Bergen County CASA reserves  the right to change the provisions of this privacy statement at any time but will alert you that changes  have been made by indicating on the privacy statement the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site  following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such  changes. We encourage you to review our privacy statement whenever you visit the Site to make sure  that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?  

Bergen County CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and  neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. In order to further this mission,  Bergen County CASA may collect certain information from you through the Site, including personal  information (i.e., individual information that may be used to personally identify or contact you).  Collection is done both actively (information you voluntarily submit to us) and passively (information  automatically gathered from your computer). 

ACTIVE COLLECTION  

At several places on the Site, we collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may  contain personally identifiable information. For example, if you donate, become a member, fill out a  form or register for an event through the site, we may collect your name, address, phone, and email.  You may also provide us with credit card information for payment of donations. However, credit card  

information is only used to process the transaction. In addition, from time to time the Site may request  information as part of surveys or contests or in connection with grant applications and reporting. If you  send us an email we may store that information as well. 

PASSIVE COLLECTION  

Our software automatically collects certain information from your computer (such as your Internet  address and browser type) using two methods: 1. “cookies” and 2. log files. 

Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the  user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Site. We use  cookies to track a user’s path for security purposes, to collect aggregate web statistics and in an effort to  enhance the experience on the Site. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to  your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. If a user rejects a cookie, they  may still use the Site, however they will be limited in some of its areas. For example, the user may not  receive certain information from us.

Log Files. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user’s movement, and gather  broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable  information. 

HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?  

Bergen County CASA is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. Personal information  that you provide Bergen County CASA (such as a personal email address) may be used by Bergen County  CASA in the following ways: 

  • to contact you about your use of the Site or about our programs, services, products, activities or  special events;  
  • to advocate for children and otherwise further our mission; 
  • to respond to your comments or requests;  
  • to request feedback and to enable us to develop and improve the Site and our products and  services;  
  • for internal and marketing, promotional, informational and fundraising purposes; and  for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.  

For example, we may send new members a welcoming email, and members and donors may  occasionally receive newsletters or information on our programs, services, products, fundraising  campaigns, or special events. Please see “What Choices Do You Have Regarding The Use Of Your  Information?” below regarding your options not to receive such communications. 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?  

We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is  disclosed in this statement without first obtaining your authorization. We may provide aggregate  information (i.e., information we collect that does not allow you to be personally identified or  contacted) to third parties without your authorization, such as information about your access and use of  the Site. 

We may disclose personal information you provide to independent contractors, volunteers, agencies,  service providers and consultants who are engaged by or working with Bergen County CASA and who  need access to such information to carry out their programs or services. For example, we may use credit  card processing companies to process payments. We may partner with other agencies or organizations  to provide specific programs or services and will share information with them in order to facilitate their  provision of such programs or services. We may also disclose personal information we have collected if  we are required to do so by law or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to  comply with legal process, to respond to any claims, or to protect the rights of Bergen County CASA , its  constituents and the public. 

Please note: This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Bergen County CASA is not  responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users/subscribers to be  aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects  personally identifiable information. Similarly, if you entered this Site through another Web site, Bergen  County CASA is also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating site before providing any personal information to that site. This privacy  statement applies solely to information collected by Bergen County CASA. 

WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?  

We use reasonable precautions to protect user information online. For example, our employees’ computers are password protected, and we provide regular education to our employees regarding our  security and privacy practices. When we collect credit card information we use a secure server with  Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software that makes unauthorized access more difficult. 

HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?  

If you wish to verify, correct, or delete any personal information, please contact us at  info@www.bergencasa.org and we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you have  provided us as you indicate to the extent such information is not necessary to complete any services or  transactions with us. 

WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?  

You may “opt-out” of receiving communications from Bergen County CASA, except to the extent such  information is necessary to complete any services or transactions you have entered into, by emailing us  at info@www.bergencasa.org 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or how personal information collected on our  Web sites is used, you can contact us at info@www.bergencasa.org 

Bergen County CASA
One Bergen County Plaza, Suite 334
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-336-7520