Privacy Policy

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

A user of the Site must register to become a member by providing a name, email address, phone number and birthdate.  The user will then create a username and password.  We may use this information for specific or limited purposes.  A member may always “opt out” or “unsubscribe” from receiving contact (including, but not limited to notifications, emails, and messages) from SGS. 

IP ADDRESS

SGS uses IP addresses to help diagnose server/technical problems; to administer the Site; and for statistical metrics used to track website user traffic.

COOKIES

SGS uses “cookies” as a way to improve and tailor the content and materials on the Site.  A “cookie” is placed on your computer and is read when you come back to our website.  Cookies let us track your online interaction with the Site so we can take you to the information and features you are most likely to be interested in.  They also let us track your usage of the Site.  You can always reject cookies or cancel them on your browser settings. 

EMAIL PRIVACY

SGS will never provide, rent or sell your email address to any other organization. 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED

We will use your information to personalize your experience with our services and within our communications.  If you opt in to any of our e-newsletters, we also use this information to send you the e-newsletter. SGS will also track visits, most popular features, and other areas that allow the Site to best serve our user’s and member’s needs.  SGS can then provide aggregate data about our traffic and statistics to outside parties but the user or member will never be identified personally. 

You may opt out of our e-newsletters at any time by clicking "unsubscribe."

EXTERNAL LINKS

Any links on the Site to external websites fall outside the domain of the Site and SGS is therefor  not responsible for privacy policy, practices, or content of these sites.  

CHILDRENS POLICY

THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR AUDIENCES AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD.  SGS supports the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and makes a conscious effort to take all reasonable steps to ensure its members are at least 13 years old. Registrants must provide a username, password, email address, birth date and year.  If the birth year indicates a child under the age of 13, they will not be allowed to register. 

Periodically,  SGS program attendees and students under the age of 13 will be asked to fill out an online survey about their social media and technology usage.  This information serves as a research tool for SGS and aids in SGS’s ability to address relevant topics of concern.  These surveys do not require registration on the Site and the students/attendees will never have to provide their last name, email, phone number or any other method of contact. 

MODIFICATIONS

This privacy policy may be amended periodically with or without notice.  SGS will make every effort to electronically notify its users on the Site.  Your continued use of the Site after the date that such notes are posted will be deemed your agreement to the amended policy.