Christmasship Privacy Policy

Chicago's Christmas Ship


At The Christmasship, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of web site registered volunteer information. Your personal information will not be shared or distributed with any entity or organization other than the US COAST GUARD for homeland security purposes.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
The Christmasship complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.

Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you or your designated responsible adults.. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register before attending an event.

Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for four primary purposes:
To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once each year.
To alert you to, special events, volunteer opportunities and information from The Christmasship.

The Christmasship will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Christmasship;
b) comply with Homeland Security requirements
c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of The Christmasship volunteers.

Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, The Christmasship will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. The Christmasship may send periodic emails informing you of changes and updates regarding its web site.

The Christmasship strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above

The information provided on this web site is provided "AS IS", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By using this web site you agree that under no circumstances will the Christmasship, agents, or volunteers thereof be liable to you or anyone else for (1) any information contained in or omitted from this web site, (2) any person's reliance on such information whether or not the information is correct, current or complete (3) any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this web site or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in this web site connect to other web sites maintained by third parties over which the Christmasship has no control.

Changes to this Statement
It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this statement. The Christmasship will occasionally update this privacy statement.

Contacting the Web Manager
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or this web site please use the procedure described on CONTAC US pages of this web site.