Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2018-06-12T23:01:55+00:00

Privacy Policy of Golden Cradle Adoption Agency

This Privacy Policy Notice is being provided to you as directed by the Federal Trade Commission pursuant to the requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 and amendments. This notification is being provided to you under the privacy disclosure regulation.  The purpose of this rule is to ensure clients are aware of the agency’s use of nonpublic information for certain types of business relationships.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://goldencradle.org. You can find more information about us on our About page.

Golden Cradle Adoption Services, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy, and that includes protecting the privacy of any data you share with us. This policy sets out what data we collect, what we do with your data, when and how we store your data, and what you can do if you have questions or wish to exercise rights you have with respect to your data.

Information Collected by Golden Cradle

Our agency collects non-public personal information from you for purposes of our services provided to you.  Our client engagements routinely require us to obtain private information about our clients so that we can proceed with the various services we perform for our clients as part of the business relationship.  Depending upon the particular service a particular client has engaged the agency to complete, we may request nonpublic personal information, from you, or sources other than the client, concerning the matter at hand on your behalf with your prior consent.

Information Disclosed to Third Parties

It is the policy of the agency to never disclose nonpublic information, or any other information, about our clients or former clients, except as necessary or specifically required to provide contracted services.  Nonpublic personal information is defined in the regulations as: any publicly available information that we may acquire by using information that you have provided us in connection with any professional services we perform for you, which is not public information.

For purposes of our business relationships with our clients, all information acquired is only disclosed under the following conditions:

Employees of the Agency

Employees that need such information to provide or complete a service for which the client has engaged the agency.  All of our employees are subject to the agency’s privacy policy.

Service Providers

As with any business, we have service firms which we may need to provide information that the regulations consider nonpublic personal information.  An example might be computer consultants that must have access to certain client records so as to be able to increase the efficiency of our computer processing systems.  We have always insisted that any such information that needed to be disclosed for a business purpose be considered confidential and not used for any purpose other than the specific business need.  That well-understood policy of confidentiality will be reinforced by a contractual agreement between such service providers to the firm referencing the FTC regulations.

Others

Other than as stated above, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information, or any other information, to any outside party except as expressly authorized by the client.   An example would be other professionals that are assisting the agency in carrying out a client engagement, such as an adoption attorney or cooperating agency.  In such a case, we would require the client’s approval for such a disclosure.

Security Arrangements

We maintain physical and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard our clients’ nonpublic personal information, or any other information, so as to ensure our clients that their privacy is a major part of the agency’s commitment to provide the finest service possible.

Opt-Out Provisions

The Federal Trade Commission regulations provide that this notice must include a provision to you to request that the agency not release any of your nonpublic personal information.  While such a request would preclude the use of many of our on-line tools and services, you have the right to opt out.

If you have any questions, please contact Desiree Huffnagle.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

While we keep form submissions for customer service purposes they are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

If you contact us we will collect the email address you nominate and any other identifying information you provide, such as a name or phone number.

Please do not give us other personal or sensitive information.

Email Data Processing

We use MailChimp to process our email database. You can find a link to their Privacy Policy below.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Google Analytics can collect and analyze information on usage behavior anonymously. This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of preparing reports on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, please refer to the link below:
https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information such as email, name, etc.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Phone: +1 856-428-1180
Email: Send an email
Mailing address: 
795 Route 70 East, Suite F
Marlton, NJ 08053

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect customer data with the following site features:

  • This website uses SSL/HTTPS throughout. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so personal identifiable information is never captured by third parties without authorization.
  • Databases are sanitized (actual user personal details are removed) before deploying to development or testing environment.
  • This website has an active security plugin with a firewall.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, System administrators will immediately go through affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed after informing the user.

What third parties we receive data from

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • Google Analytics cookies – these are set for monitoring and tracking visitors behavior on the site.
  • WordPress logged-in cookies – these are used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
  • Wordfence cookies – these are used by WordFence for the security of this site. For more information, click here.