What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give to us via e-mail or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We will use this information to respond to you, regarding the reason about which you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. 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 others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND TO WHOM
We will make sure that any required disclosures of personal information are made on a “need to know” basis, and where applicable, on a confidential basis, and in accordance with the provisions of IPELC and its associated Regulations. Personal information is never traded, sold or leased by us to any external companies. We may disclose personal information to:
- Professionals who may assist us in caring for the physical, emotional, social and/or intellectual well being and/or safety of the children in our care
When sharing personal information we release limited information as required for the function that will be performed by the representative on our behalf. We also ensure that every representative is clear on their obligation to protect personal information and only use the information for the purpose(s) for which it is being provided.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
IPELC discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IPELC’s behalf or to provide services available at IPELC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. IPELC will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IPELC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IPELC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IPELC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an IPELC website and have supplied your email address, IPELC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with IPELC and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. IPELC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the users via email
- Within 14 business days
What third parties we receive data from
It’s important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking
“COPPA” The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act “COPPA” (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 15 U.S.C. 6501-6506) is an Act of Congress designed to ensure that parents and guardians have control over what information is collected from their children online. If it is suspected that an Internet site is collecting information about a child under 13 without permission, the caregiver, youth, and caseworker shall, ACTION: Caregiver Contact the caseworker/supervisor. Youth Talk to your caregiver. Caseworker Contact the Regional DCFS Office of Legal Services. The Regional Counsel from the DCFS Office of Legal Services will contact the DCFS Guardianship Administrator about taking action to protect a youth’s information.
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