Privacy Policy

Dreams for Kids has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.dreamsforkids.org.

Our site’s contact form requires users such as donors, newsletter subscribers, program and site registrations, volunteers, contact form submissions, act to give us contact information (like their name and email address). We use donor contact information from the registration form to send the user our electronic newsletter and other information about Dreams for Kids. The donor’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We will not give, or sell your email address. The only exception to this is if another charity assumes responsibility and takes control of our donor list. In that case, you will be given two weeks’ notice before the transfer to opt-out.

This site contains links to other sites. Dreams for Kids is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO OUR USING ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR THAT WE COLLECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, DO NOT VISIT OR USE THIS WEBSITE.

How We Use Your Personal Data

The information that we collect and that you provide to us is used for our purposes and the purpose for which you provided it, including, without limitation, to support our charitable mission and/or to respond to your requests or correspondence. This provides Dreams for Kids with a lawful basis to collect and retain your information and to analyze it so that we can serve you in the best manner possible on our Website through enhanced features and functions and to provide you with useful information, including, without limitation, information from third parties.

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to third parties, except (i) to parties who perform services for us, such as sending you mail or e-mail, web hosting, credit card processing, and other similar services; (ii) when we believe that such disclosure is required by law; (iii) to enforce this Policy; (iv) to protect the rights, property, security or safety of Dreams for Kids, Website users or the public; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) as otherwise stated in this Policy.

We will not sell your information or provide it to third parties for our own financial gain. In fact, we only share your Information when such sharing genuinely furthers our charitable mission. Nevertheless, we may employ third-party agents or third-party service providers to operate the Website and/or to perform functions on our behalf, such as processing donations or store purchases, sending mail and e-mail, and analyzing data or other administrative tasks. These third parties have access to the information needed to perform their functions. We attempt to limit such third parties to use the information that is shared with them solely for the purpose of providing such services, however, we cannot be responsible for such third parties’ use of information not in compliance with this Policy.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Our shopping cart is run on a secure server. If you directly email us, we suggest that you send two emails and separate your credit card number in two sections. Send half the number in one email and the other half plus the expiration date in the other email.

Children Under Age 13

This website and our activities and services are not directed at children under the age of 13 unless a parent or guardian signed consent has been received by Dreams for Kids for such a child.  The privacy and protection of children who access the internet are important to us.  Accordingly, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Consequently, this website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13 without the supervision of a parent or guardian, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age) without the written consent of a parent or guardian.

If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us. You may rely on your parent or guardian to assist you. If you are a parent of a child under age 13 and become aware that your child has provided information to us, please contact us by email at info@dreamsforkids.org so that we can either (a) gain your consent to the collection of the information or (b) receive your instructions to delete the Information. If we learn that we have collected information from a child without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will take all
reasonable steps to delete the information unless we are required by law to retain it, in the absence of contrary written instruction from such parent or guardian.  Please contact us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy if you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected personal data from a child.

Choice/Opt-Out

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications.

1. You can send email to info@dreamsforkids.org (you will have to clear yourself through our spam filter)
2. You can send mail to the following postal address:

Dreams for Kids
820 W. Jackson, Suite 805
Chicago, IL 60607

3. You can call the following telephone number: (312) 585-4995

Change/Modify

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications. We will give you access to your personal data upon request, subject to any relevant legal requirements, and exemptions. Correction and deletion: you have the right to correct or amend your personal data if it is inaccurate or requires updating. You may also have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

1. You can send email to info@dreamsforkids.org (you will have to clear yourself through our spam filter)
2. You can send mail to the following postal address:

Dreams for Kids
820 W. Jackson, Suite 805
Chicago, IL 60607

3. You can call the following telephone number: (312) 585-4995

Anti-Spam Policy

We do not send emails to people that do not have a relationship with our organization. This relationship can start in the following ways:

Is a current or former donor, volunteer, or partner, of Dreams for Kids or one of the partners associated with Dreams for Kids, opted in to one of our email lists joined our electronic newsletter list, joined our website resources section, or attended one of our events and provided an email address for future correspondence.

Effective Date

These Terms were last updated on August 17, 2020.

Contacting Dreams for Kids

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact:

Dreams for Kids
820 W. Jackson, Suite 805
Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 585-4995