This privacy statement applies to the Website produced and maintained by Cass 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 our site. Please read this statement before using our site or submitting any personal information to us. By using our website you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. Cass 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 our site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

What personal information we collect

CASA of Cass County 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, Cass 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 our site we collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personally identifiable information. For example, if you make a donation, become a member, request an invitation to an event, fill out a form or register for an event through the site, we may collect your name, address, phone and email. We collect similar information if you purchase an online event reservation. You may also provide us with credit card information for payment of purchases, donations, membership fees or other fees collected by Cass County CASA. However, credit card information is only used to process the transaction. In addition, from time to time our site may request information as part of surveys or in connection with grant applications and reporting.

Passive collection

Our software automatically collects certain information from your computer (such as your Internet address and browser type) using log files, not cookies

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

How we use the personal information we collect

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

  1. to contact you about your use of the site or about our programs, services, products, activities or special events
  2. to advocate for children and otherwise further our mission
  3. to respond to your comments or requests
  4. to request feedback and to enable us to develop and improve the site and our products and services
  5. for internal and marketing, promotional, informational and fundraising purposes
  6. 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 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 Cass 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 and outside shipping companies to ship orders. 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 Cass County CASA, its constituents and the public.

Please note: This site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Cass County CASA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users/subscribers to be aware when they leave our 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, Cass 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 Cass County CASA.

How you can correct/update your personal information

If you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information, please contact us 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.

choices you have regarding the use of your information

You may “opt out” of receiving communications from Cass County CASA, except to the extent such information is not necessary to complete any services or transactions you have entered into, please email us.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or how personal information collected on our website is used, you can contact us with your questions.