This website is the property of Girls on the Run International, Inc., a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. (“Girls on the Run”)
Please direct any comments or questions to our office at:
Girls on the Run International
801 East Morehead Street, Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28202
We can be reached by telephone at 800.901.9965 or by submitting a question here.
GIRLS ON THE RUN PRIVACY PLEDGE
At Girls on the Run we are keenly aware of the trust you place in us, and our
responsibility to protect the privacy of the girls and families we serve, as well as our
many volunteers, sponsors, and donors. As part of this responsibility, we let you
know what information we collect on our website, how we collect it, and how we
use this information to improve and sustain our program.
Policy will be posted on this page. Accordingly, you should visit this page
periodically to review our current privacy practices. By continuing to access or use
the website after a modification, you agree to be bound by such modifications to this
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
For each visitor to our website, our web server does not recognize information
regarding the email address — just location and web browser used.
We collect information about our program participants and their families via our
online program registration website. During program registration we collect names,
postal and email addresses, demographic information about families and
participants, emergency contact information, participants’ health histories, and
other information you voluntarily submit to us.
We collect personal information of visitors who submit their information via our
online forms (e.g., Volunteer Coach Application and New Site Application) as part of
our volunteer placement and new site processes. We also collect your personal
information when you generously choose to donate to Girls on the Run via our
INFORMATION THIRD-PARTIES COLLECT ON OUR BEHALF
We use third-party service providers to perform certain services, including to
manage our registrations, operate our online shop in order to make Girls on the Run
merchandise available to you, and collect donations you generously make to Girls on
the Run. The third-party service providers may collect your bank or credit card
information if you submit a payment, but that information is not passed on to Girls
on the Run. The third parties conform to information security industry standards for
We also use a third-party service provider to collect information needed to conduct
background checks on our volunteers (e.g., date of birth and social security
number). This third-party service provider conforms to information security
industry standards for safekeeping personal information.
Email: We maintain an internal email list of all persons who have requested
information, enrolled in our programs, volunteered, or made an online payment or
donation. We may use this list to send occasional updates and announcements about
our program or emails of a marketing nature, such as annual giving campaigns. If
you do not wish to receive email, you may opt out at any time. Email requests may
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests are processed within 10 business days.
Please note that transactional emails may still be sent to you on an as-needed basis.
Postal Mail: Persons who submit their postal address with the goal of receiving
further information, enrolling in our program, volunteering, or donating may
periodically receive postal mail from us. If you do not wish to receive mail, please let
us know by sending a request to email@example.com. Please include your exact
name and address so we can be sure your name is removed from our postal mailing
Phone: Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers may receive
telephone contact from us responding to a request for more information about our
program, volunteering, or a transaction (e.g., coaching opportunities, program
registration, payment of program fees, requests, documentation for financial
assistance). We do not make unsolicited marketing calls.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
With Other Companies and Organizations: The personally identifying
information we maintain at Girls on the Run is for internal use only, and will not be
sold, rented, or exchanged with any third party except when (1) you have consented
to share the information; (2) we need to share information in order to provide a
product or service requested by you; or (3) we need to share the information with
others who work on our behalf to provide a requested product or service to you.
These third parties do not have the right to use the personally identifying
information that we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
With Our Affiliates and Volunteer Coaches: Personally identifying information of
enrolled participants is shared with our local councils and volunteer coaches in the
form of team rosters that include the participant’s name, emergency contact
information, health history and other information directly related to participation in
As Aggregate Data: We may aggregate data and share it with third parties,
including other councils, sponsors, donors, and community representatives, after
personally identifiable information has been removed.
As Required By Law: At times Girls on the Run may be required by law or litigation
to disclose personally identifying information. If we are required to do so by law, or
we believe, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law,
defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation, we may
disclose any information in our possession.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
Girls on the Run takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against
loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and
destruction. We have physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place, as
well as document retention policies that safeguard and secure the information we
collect from you.
We may use “cookies” to monitor how people use our website. A cookie is not
software and therefore cannot alter your computer or computer files or software in
any way. It is simply a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard
drive which records how you have used the Girls on the Run website. If you do not
cookies, or to alert you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
If you would like to know what personal information Girls on the Run has collected
about you or your daughter, we will be happy to share this information with you.
This includes transaction information (e.g., dates on which you made payments,
amounts and types of payments, financial assistance, background check reports),
communications from our staff (e.g., program-related emails, newsletters), and
contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number). You may email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to review this information, have the
information deleted, or request that there be no further collection or use of your
information or your child’s information. Your request must contain your child’s
name, your name, your relationship to the child, your signature, and the date of your
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN
While certain Girls on the Run services advertised on this website may be designed
for children, the website itself is not designed for or targeted to children under the
age of 13, and Girls on the Run will never knowingly collect the information of a
child under the age of 13 through the website unless such information is submitted
by that child’s parent or guardian in connection with such Girls on the Run services.
Any information submitted to Girls on the Run about a child under the age of 13 by
anyone other than that child’s parent or guardian will be deleted. Any information
that Girls on the Run reasonably believes originated from a child under the age of 13
will be deleted.
IF YOU HAVE PRIVACY CONCERNS
contact us at the above addresses or phone number, or state and local chapters of
the Better Business Bureau, state and local consumer protection office, or the
Federal Trade Commission.
Updated: September 28, 2016