Any visitor to the site can access and browse all publicly available pages of our Website without providing any Personal Information. If you choose to sign up to be a volunteer through our website, you must provide the following information: First Name, Last Name, Email, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Emergency Contact Name, Emergency Contact Phone Number, so that we can communicate with you by email about volunteer opportunities.
Personal Information is collected in the following ways:
Online Volunteer Registration
We use volunteers’ personal information to contact them about volunteer opportunities.
We use Personal Information provided by visitors to answer any questions/concerns you might have expressed.
For our mutual convenience, when you register as a Volunteer you will receive an email confirmation, as well as one or more emails which will facilitate your volunteering for the Friends. From that point on, you will receive periodic communications that are intended to provide Volunteers with information about the Friends. Because these communications are vital to our relations with Volunteers and the services we provide, no “unsubscribe” function is provided with regard to this kind of communications.
The Friends may share your Personal Information with companies that help us to process credit card payments and newsletter subscriptions. We never provide your Personal Information to other organizations without your permission.
Disclosure Under Legal Duty
If compelled to do so by valid subpoena or court order or other governmental process, we may disclose your Personal Information as we are legally required to do. We may also use or disclose your Personal Information if necessary to protect the interests of The Friends.
How You Can Control the Use of Your Personal Information
There are several methods to contact us listed in this section. If you would like to change your Personal Information in our records or remove your name from our mailing list, contact us using one of the methods set out below.
Email us using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address and include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a note of instruction
Call us at: 1-831-427-7716
Write to us at: Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, P.O. Box 8472, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, and include your name, address, telephone number, and a note of instruction.
We collect information on thousands of visits to our site about how users navigate through our website. For example we use “cookie” technology to track which pages on our site our visitors view and which web browsers they use. We analyze this information in aggregate – that is, we collect this information and analyze it as a whole. We use this information to improve our site by making it more responsive to the needs and preferences of our users. Note: this aggregated information will not identify you or any other user of our web site.
How We Strive to Protect Personal Information
There are many unscrupulous individuals operating on the internet today who would think nothing of fabricating an email to make it appear that it comes from the Friends. These individuals may be engaging in a practice known as “phishing” in which they attempt to trick unwary recipients of email into divulging Personal Information. The Friends will never request Personal Information in an unsolicited email message to you.
If you have any question about the genuineness of an email you receive that appears to be from the Friends, contact us at email@example.com and do not furnish Personal Information in response to the email unless its authenticity can be verified.
Secured communications on the web require attention to authentication, encryption and data integrity. All three are addressed by the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Authentication is the process of establishing that you are communicating with our web server, as opposed to another server assuming our identity. The SSL certificate confirms that we are the recipients of your communication. Encryption is the process of scrambling data (through the use of keys and mathematical encoding algorithms) to prohibit anyone from understanding it if they intercept the data while it is on its way from your browser to our server. Encryption protects communications between your browser and our system. Data Integrity ensures the data passed between your browser and our server is not being tampered with while in transit. SSL protects information en route to us, and as mentioned, the SSL certificate confirms that we are the recipients of this information. We strive to protect your data with the utmost care at all points in the process. However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. Therefore, we do not warrant or ensure the security of any information sent to us online. If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-831-427-7716.
To ensure you are in SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or secure mode for your transactions, look at the address of the page. Secure pages will usually appear with an address that begins with https:// rather than the standard http://. They may also include a lock symbol.
You must be 18 years of age to volunteer with the Friends; we do not work with persons under age 18. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not submit any Personal Information to the Friends.
Changes to Our Policy
Our current Statement was last updated October 1, 2021. For further information, about any of the information in this Statement, please send an email to email@example.com.
- The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
- Phone: 831-427-7716
- Mail: P.O. Box 8472, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopted by the FSCPL Board of Directors on 10/19/2021