HTK Privacy Statement

Introduction
High Tech Kids (“HTK”) is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet and is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website (“HTK Website”). This HTK Privacy Statement is designed to help you understand what information we gather and what we do with that information. 

When you provide us with your information, you agree to the terms of the HTK Privacy Statement in effect at that time. To see important recent changes to our privacy statement please visit: Changes to the HTK Privacy Statement.

Contents of the HTK Privacy Statement:

Scope
Third-Party Links
How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information
Sharing Your Information
Security
Children’s Privacy
Your California Privacy Rights
Contact Information
Changes to the HTK Privacy Statement

Scope

This HTK Privacy Statement applies only to interactions with HTK and to visitors to the HTK Website (“Visitors”). You can identify the HTK Website by the ‘HTK Privacy Statement’ link at the bottom of the page.

This HTK Privacy Statement applies to information collected from Visitors through online and offline inquiries and transactions, registrations, forms, communications, and other interactions with HTK and the HTK Website. 

 
Third-Party Links
When visiting the HTK Website you may see links to third-party websites such as FIRST, Leonardo’s Basement, etc. As HTK does not have control over such websites, the HTK Privacy Statement does not apply and HTK is not responsible for the privacy practices at those websites. If you choose to visit a third-party website, we encourage you to read that website’s privacy policy to learn how they collect, use, share, and secure your information.

How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information
HTK respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information. We will not sell or rent your personal information.

Visitors to the public pages of the HTK Website can access information without revealing personal details. The HTK Website server may collect the time and IP addresses of Visitors to our wesite. This information is used to monitor use of pages on the site and assist us in improving the content on our website.

You may receive news and solicitations from HTK . If you register your team with the FIRST and/or HTK Website, you may be added to an email list that is used to communicate program updates.  

To opt-in or opt-out of receiving these messages please take one of the following actions:

 
·  Send an e-mail to info@hightechkids.org and type REMOVE FROM ALL MARKETING in the subject line.

·  Write to us at High Tech Kids,
111 3rd Ave South, Suite 145,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(include your name, address, and phone number in your letter)

·  Call us at 612-781-2203
 
Sharing Your Information
HTK may share your personal information with respected third-parties acting on our behalf to perform limited services such as to process your credit card payments.

If you choose to register your team for tournaments or events organized by HTK, your computer will communicate directly with Vanco Services’ Internet server and these interactions will be covered by Vanco Services’ Privacy and Security Policy.

HTK also reserves the right to share your personal information (1) as required by law, or (2) when in good faith we believe it is necessary to protect the rights or property of HTK.
 
Security
HTK has appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural security safeguards in place to protect and secure the information we collect.

We understand that many individuals are concerned about security on the internet. The HTK Website is designed in a manner consistent with websites designed for Internet commerce and employs industry standard methods of protecting the security of information sent over the site. When you provide personal information, register a team or provide a donation via the HTK Website using a credit card, the information is sent to us via a secure, encrypted connection. 

Please do not transmit personal information (such as credit card numbers) using your personal e-mail account. Common e-mail providers typically do not automatically encrypt outgoing messages. Likewise, if you receive an e-mail or telemarketing call from someone claiming to represent HTK who asks for your personal information, DO NOT RESPOND. When HTK needs personal information from you we will provide a secure online form, request the information when you call us or ask for the information when you are speaking with a HTK employee in-person.

Children’s Privacy
HTK is committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children when they use the internet. We do not intend to collect any personally identifiable information from children through the HTK Website. Please do not allow children under the age of 13 to provide any personally identifiable information, ask questions, or participate in chat rooms related to the HTK Websites. If we determine that a child under 13 has provided personal information in violation of this policy, we will delete that information as soon as practical. If you become aware that such information has been provided by a child under 13, please contact us.

Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of HTK who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. 
To make such a request, please contact us at:

High Tech Kids
111 3rd Ave South, Suite 145,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-781-2203
 
Contact Information
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about HTK’s Privacy Statement and HTK’s privacy and security practices, you can contact HTK via:

High Tech Kids
111 3rd Ave South, Suite 145,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-781-2203
Because we will continue to implement new technologies and improve the features and services we provide, the HTK Privacy Statement is subject to change. For that reason, we encourage you to periodically review the HTK Privacy Statement.
If we change our information practices or the HTK Privacy Statement so that your personal information may be used or shared in a materially different manner, you will have a chance to opt-out of this use of your information.
To inform you of such changes, we will post a prominent notice in this section of the HTK Privacy Statement. Registered users of HTK Websites will be notified by e-mail at the last e-mail address provided to us unless you have instructed us not to do so.