Privacy Policy
National Grandparents Day Council
www.grandparents-day.com
www.grandparents-day.net

THE BASICS:

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. As such, we guarantee to you that your name, email address, U.S. mailing address, or any other information you provide to us will not be sold, traded or given to anyone for any reason. We are a not affiliated with any service that requires us to give your personal information in return for services.

We may, at our discretion, use aggregate data to determine such things as number of "hits" per day, what browser is used to view our site, or in what region visitors are located. For example, we printed out a graph from our server which showed that Quarter 3 of 2009 yielded 16,417,223 requests for our website (as of August 26, 2009). We usually mail the graph to a prospective contest sponsor. Aggregate data (and resulting graphs) never include personal information--only accumulated statistics about general use. We value your privacy and the privacy of your children. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us.

THE SPECIFICS:

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL
PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL WEBSITES.

Information Collection and Use
THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL is the sole owner of the information collected in reference to this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Contests
Each year, during April through July, THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL requests information from users who desire to enter our contests. Entries from children under l6 must be accompanied by a permission form signed by their parents. (See Permission Form under "Contest Rules" section.) Entries which are not accompanied by the Permission Form signed by the parents are ineligible. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level).  Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.  Your personal information is not used in any other way nor is it shared with any other entity (i.e. advertisers or contest partners).

When we display on our websites any information about a contest entrant or winner, we display only first name (possibly last initial), their age, and the state they live in. If you would like this information kept off our websites, please indicate that on the contest entry form.

Registration
THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL website does not require registration by site visitors and no registration information is captured during your visit to this site.

Orders
THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL website does not offer any product or service for sale. We do not capture any order information during your visit to this site.

Cookies
THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL does not use cookes in any way. No cookies will be placed on your computer by our organization. (A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user.Again, we do not use cookies nor do we in any other way link to any personally identifiable information when you visit our site.

Some of our business partners (for example, advertisers and promotion partners) may use cookies.  However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. These cookies are only activated if you visit their site; we do not recieve any information from our advertisers and partners about your activities on their website.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We reserve the right to share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we at
THE NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY COUNCIL are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information.   

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will post information in this document, and acquire additional signed permission from each person affected by such change.

 

The National Grandparents Day Council 
is a non-profit corporation, established by descendants of
Marian H. McQuade, Founder of National Grandparents Day.

The purpose of the Council is to enlarge and enhance
the celebration of National Grandparents Day by
cultivating intergenerational activities throughout the year.
 
Our goals are to honor grandparents
and to strengthen
the bond between grandparents and grandchildren.  
Additionally, we strive to draw compassionate attention
to the eldest of society's elderly--those in nursing homes.