Privacy Policy

Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site.  We strongly believe that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately.  To protect online privacy, the organization has implemented the following policy.

About the Information We Collect

Most of the data and information we collect through our Web site is used only to help us achieve our mission.  It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our clients knowingly provide.

GCBBBS’s Commitment to Online Security

Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. All GCBBBS staff and contractors with access to personal information obtained on GCBBBS Web sites are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract with GCBBBS.

Personal Information that GCBBBS May Collect Online

We collect and use information about you to communicate with you about our services, promotions, programs, and events, and to customize our communications in those areas. We also collect information to improve your website experience, enroll Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Littles, and enable you to make donations to GCBBBS.

From Casual Website Visitors and General Users

We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our Web site.  When you use the public areas of our Web site you are doing so anonymously.  We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page.  We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don’t collect any personally identifying information.

From Our Clients, Donors and Other Customers

If while visiting our Web site you request information, you will be asked to provide certain information.  In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. When you enroll online to become a Big or Little, you give us your name, email address, and phone number. If you are under 13 years old, we ask you to have your parent or guardian enroll you, or you may call your local agency directly.

BBBS will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of non-BBBS organizations.

Credit Card Account Information

We utilize secure transaction methods when collecting credit card information via PayPal over the Internet.  Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. does not disclose credit card account information provided by our clients.

How can I update my contact information?

Please email us to indicate that you would want to change the contact information we have on file for you. Please email us from the email address we would have on file so we can verify ownership.

Email us at agency@gulfcoastbbbs.org 

If you have any questions about this Policy or GCBBBS’s privacy practices, click here.  If you feel that we are not abiding by this Policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 409-763-4638 or via email to agency@gulfcoastbbbs.org. 

Dated: January 25, 2017