Privacy Policy

Kids First Chicago for Education (“Kids First,” “we,” or “us,” or “our”) cares about your privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the kind of information we may collect during your visit to our websites or offline interactions with us (the “Sites”). By accessing the Sites, you agree to our collection and use of personal information as described in this Policy and in our Terms of Use.

Personal Information We May Collect

We collect your personal information when you visit our Sites, request information about our services, register for our newsletter, render financial donations, submit applications for a position, or otherwise interact with the Sites, email, or call us, or when you voluntarily provide information to us through the Sites.

The information we collect varies depending on how you interact with our Sites: for example, as a donor, parent, or school or community partner.

The personal information we collect may include your name, contact information (e.g., email address, physical addresses, telephone numbers), demographic and education information, debit or credit card information used to make donations, or your photograph should you choose to provide it (e.g., for use on our website and print materials).

For participants of our programs, such as Parent Leadership Fellowship and Parent Leadership Teams, we may also collect government identification numbers (e.g., SSN), date of birth, and bank account information.

We may also collect personal information from you automatically when you visit our Sites, as described below under “Cookies and Analytics.” This information may include your IP address, your device and browser type, and information about your interaction with our Sites and advertisements.

How We May Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information to provide you with the information you request and services that you request or that are rendered on your behalf. We may also use personal information to contact you from time to time to provide you with updates on educational policy, advisory support, required notices, or offers for services that we think may be of interest to you, including our services as well as those of our affiliates, or for any other viable reason.

We also use personal information about your use of our Sites to monitor and improve our Sites; for internal analysis; to prevent fraud, and activities that violate our Terms of Service or that are illegal; and to protect our rights and the rights and safety of our users or others.

How We May Share Your Personal Information

We may share your personal information with service providers that help us operate our organization, including through payment processing for donations, verifying donor information, managing and providing user services, facilitating scheduling, facilitating email communications, providing security services and cloud-based data storage, hosting our Sites and assistance with other IT-related functions, advertising and marketing of our products and those of our affiliates, providing analytics information, legal and accounting services, among other necessary functions.

We may also share information as described under “Cookies and Analytics” below.

We may also disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety, including to law enforcement agencies, and judicial and regulatory authorities. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information to third parties to help detect and protect against fraud or data security vulnerabilities. And we may transfer or disclose your personal information to a third party in the event of an actual or proposed sale, merger, reorganization of our entity, or other restructuring.

Cookies and Analytics

Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. They are used to help users navigate websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the websites. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

When you visit the Site, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g., web beacons) that recognizes you when you visit the Sites. These are used for technical convenience to store information on your computer. For instance, we may use a session cookie to store form information that you have entered so that you do not have to enter such information again. We may use information stored in such text files and images to customize your experience on this website and to monitor the use of this website. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Many web browsers also allow you to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of this website. You can disable cookies from your computer system by following the instructions on your browser or at www.youradchoices.com.

We contract with third parties who may use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information on our behalf or provide services such as promotional services, data management, or website troubleshooting and analytics. Additionally, we also allow third parties to set cookies and assign identifiers used by tracking technologies when you visit our Sites that may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites, applications or other online platforms. These third parties may use such information to, for example, provide analytics information or to offer products or services in which you may be interested, and they may combine information about your activities across different websites, applications or other online platforms to do so.

Some of these third parties may include but are not limited to, Google, Meta, Craft CMS, Vimeo, and other analytics companies or service providers.

For Google, we use Google Analytics to evaluate the use of our website. Google Analytics uses cookies and other identifiers to collect information, such as how often users visit the website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they visit prior to visiting our website. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects personal information, review Google’s Privacy Policy. To opt out of Google Analytics reporting on any site, install the browser add-on available from Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Do Not Track

We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) header signals at this time.

California Shine the Light

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits California residents that have an established business relationship with a business to annually request, free of charge, information about certain categories of Personal Information a business has disclosed to third parties for those parties’ direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. For information and to make a request, please contact us at (312) 853-1212 or media@kidsfirstchicago.org.

Personal Information of Minors

Our products and services are not directed to minors under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect the Personal Information of minors under 18 without first obtaining parental consent. If we discover that we have been provided with personal information about an individual under the age of 18 without first receiving parental consent, we will use commercially reasonable means to delete that information from our database.

How We Keep Your Personal Information Secure

We implement and maintain security measures appropriate to the nature of the Personal Information that we collect, use, retain, transfer or otherwise process. However, data security incidents and breaches can occur due to a variety of factors that cannot reasonably be prevented; therefore, our safeguards may not always be adequate to prevent all breaches of security.

Other Websites and Social Media Buttons

Our Site may contain links to other websites or social media buttons. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites or social media platforms. This Privacy Policy applies only to our business and the personal information we collect.

Changes to This Policy

We will review and update this Policy as required to keep current with rules and regulations, new technologies, and security standards. We will post those changes on the website or update the “last updated” date of the Privacy Policy. If the changes are material, you will be notified via a notice on our website.

Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that our communications are accessible to people with disabilities, and are continually working to optimize our user experience by applying relevant accessibility standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. To make accessibility-related requests or report barriers, please contact us at 312-853-1212.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this Policy or to request a copy of this Policy in another format you may contact us using the information below.

Email: media@kidsfirstchicago.org

Phone: (312) 853-1212