jstart.org Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Your privacy, and the privacy of all visitors to jstart.org and readfortherecord.org, is important to us. Accordingly, we have adopted the following privacy policy. Our policy is based on the principles of notice, choice, access and security in the collection and use of all information regarding our users and their activities at our site. In addition, we have adopted other special precautions described below regarding the collection and use of information relating to children.

1. Notice

This policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact us at webmaster@jstart.org if you have any questions regarding its contents.

Types of Information Collected:

At Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org, our policy is to create Web site content that requires minimum collection of personal information from our visitors. In general, the children that visit Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org cannot navigate the Web site without the accompaniment of an adult to read and explain the Web sites' content. It is our policy, therefore, to refrain from knowingly collecting information from children under the age of 16 without the explicit written consent of a parent or guardian. We may also collect from parents additional types of information (e.g., credit card and billing information) when they purchase products and offerings at our site.

In connection with your use of our sites, we ask for and may collect a variety of information from and about you in different ways. For example, when you register on our site or sign up as a participant for our Read for the Record Campaign, we ask for and store your name, address, email address and other identifying contact data. At your option, you may provide us with the first names and ages of your children. We also collect any information you disclose on any of our event bulletin boards.

Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org will not collect personally identifiable information about you -- your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or payment and billing information -- unless you provide it to us voluntarily.  For any personally identifiable information we collect from you online, you may: opt out of having your information used for any reason other than follow-up correspondence from us in response to your request, or restrict how this information is being used by indicating your preferences on the form we use to collect information or by e-mail. Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org uses the collected information to improve our content, notify Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org visitors of Web updates, and validate visitors' Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org affiliation to allow them to access select Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org resources.
Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org do not share this information with other organizations for commercial purposes. Please be aware, however, that Web sites linked to our site may collect information about you when you arrive on their sites. The information practices of those Web sites linked to the Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Privacy of Our E-mail List:

Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org maintain an e-mail list to keep subscribed members informed about: developments in the communities we serve, featured projects, special reports from the field, project updates and campaign updates. Individuals may subscribe to our free e-mail alerts through http://www.jstart.org. A subscribed member can unsubscribe at any time by emailing webmaster@jstart.org. Additionally, each e-mail sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving e-mail from us. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any e-mail.

Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org maintain an e-mail list for those who have previously donated and those we have an existing relationship with but have not yet subscribed to our e-mail updates. From time to time, we may send an e-mail update to those on this list. A carefully selected third party service provider may be used to send our e-mails on our behalf, but our service providers are authorized to use your e-mail address only to deliver Jumpstart e-mail updates.

Disclosures of Personally Identifiable Information:

We may share personally identifiable with our affiliates, service providers, and joint marketing partners for the purposes for which you provided the information or as reasonably needed for our internal administrative and business purposes. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will obtain your permission before disclosing personally identifiable information to third parties for other purposes.  
We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as may be required by law; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process; if we determine that such disclosure is necessary to assert or protect our legal rights or property, or to protect the legal rights or property of others; to prevent harm to any person; or in connection with an actual or proposed merger or other transaction or proceeding involving a transfer of all or part of the programs or assets to which the information pertains.


Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org have taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access.

Accessing and Updating Information:

It is important to us to maintain accurate and up-to-date information. You may ask to review, amend (or delete) electronically personally identifiable information that we maintain about you. To submit a request to access or amend your information, please send an email to webmaster@jstart.org. Please note that we may be unable to delete personal information that is maintained only in data storage archives. 

Cookies and Log Data:

Cookies are information files that your Web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a Web site. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies allow Web sites to "remember" users' activities on a Web site as well as users' visits to a site. At Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our Sites over a given period and to remember user screen names so that the need for multiple logins is eliminated. We do not store any personal information in cookies, nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that visitors submit online when participating in our activities. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. Log data collected on Web servers within Jstart.org's and readfortherecord.org's control supplies Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. Jstart.org and readfortherecord.org use such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many people as possible.

Sharing of information with partners of Jumpstart:

If when "Pledging to Read" or registering to receive email communications through either website you select "Yes" to the prompt: "I would like to receive email news and offers from Jumpstart's partners." you have agreed to allow Jumpstart to share your email address with all of Jumpstart's current partners
 to be sent news, updates, and offers.

Mobile Usage and Communication Policy:

Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting 'STOP' to 90999. Click here for full terms.

Changes to this policy:

We reserve the right to modify this Terms of Use policy at any time. Any changes will be reflected in this notice. If the changes materially affect our uses or disclosures of personally identifiable information that we have previously collected, we will notify you here, by email, or by posting a notice on the Sites.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:

308 Congress St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210