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Privacy policy

Respecting the wishes of our volunteers and supporters is very important to Playground Ideas – that’s why our privacy policy is important. We want our friends to be comfortable sharing their names and contact information with us, and to be aware of what we do with their information when it’s entrusted to us.

Playground Ideas does not sell, distribute or transfer personally-identifiable information obtained through our website from you (we’ll call you ‘User’) to a third-party organisation; the only exception to this is when it is necessary to share certain information for processing online donations.

Any information collected on the Playground Ideas websites will only be used for the purposes stated. This privacy policy applies to the Playground Ideas website and services offered from the Playground Ideas website.

Registration on the site

Users have the option to register on the Playground Ideas website. Users will be asked to provide at a minimum:name, email address and postal code/zip code. In return for providing this information, Users will gain access to additional resources, as well as the ability to post comments directly to the site.

Users who log into the portal are not anonymous to us. The information we collect is used to:

* Improve the content of our websites for your future visits;

* Customise the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual consumer;

* And notify Users about updates to our website (if you have asked to be notified of updates or new releases).

Only Users who register, ask for information from us or who donate to Playground Ideas through our website will receive periodic programmatic or promotional email communications from us. Any User may request at any time that Playground Ideas cease sending email communications to the User by emailing Playground Ideas at [email protected]

The choice to ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’

When a User writes to Playground Ideas from our website’s ‘Contact page’, the User may request that his/her email address is not added to our mailing list to ensure that the User does not receive periodic electronic mail from Playground Ideas. Playground Ideas will respond by email only to address the User’s question or comment.

When a User is signed on as a project leader/manager by project administrators using our website’s Playground Projects page, the User may be contacted via email by the Playground Ideas staff to discuss the project. Building a playground can be complicated and staff may need to contact you about your project.

For all users

Playground Ideas may use technology to obtain non-personal information from your browser when you visit our website and your browser interacts with us; these are often called cookies  (see below).

Cookies

A cookie is a way for websites to recognise whether or not you have visited the site before. A cookie is a piece of data given to a browser by a web server and handed back to the browser on subsequent visits. We use cookies at log-in registration and elsewhere when you enter customised information. Recording a cookie at such points makes your online experience easier and more personalised. It also allows us to recognise you as a registered user and automate your online experience. Additional information about cookies can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_cookie.

Cookies and privacy

It is important for you to know that cookies neither read your hard drive nor can they be used to reveal anything about you that you have not chosen to enter as a user on a website. In addition, cookies are unique to servers and are not shared among web servers.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser to alert you of a cookie being offered or to reject all cookies. You can also turn cookies back on if your login is not recognised. Access the ‘help’ function on your browser for complete instructions.

This technology is not used by Playground Ideas to obtain personal information, nor do we share the non-personal information obtained with third parties.

Are cookies dangerous to your computer?

No. Presently, there are no known cases of cookies being used to introduce or spread computer viruses. Technically, a cookie cannot be used to access your hard drive. Your browser may save cookie values to your hard drive, but that is the limit of the effect on your computer system.

For each visitor to our website, we collect information on what pages you access or visit. The information we collect is used to:

* Improve the content of our websites for your future visits.
* Customise the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual consumer.
* Notify Users about updates to our website (if you have asked to be notified of updates or new releases).

We also collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email in order to reply to their correspondence, to service projects and for marketing purposes.

Transactions/Donations

Any financial transactions made on our website are done through secure services to protect our Users from online theft or fraud. At any time, a User may opt to donate to Playground Ideas or purchase Playground Ideas merchandise offline by telephone or mail.

PlaygroundIDEAS donor privacy policy

Playground Ideas values and respects your right to privacy. Playground Ideas does not sell, trade or rent your name or address, including your email address, to others.

On occasion, Playground Ideas recognises and thanks donors publicly. If you would prefer not to be recognised, or that your gift remain anonymous, please let us know. Your wishes will always be respected.

If you would prefer not to receive fundraising communications from Playground Ideas, please email us at [email protected].

Web links

We are not responsible for the collection, use or security of information by companies or organisations outside of Playground Ideas that may be linked to our website. Users are encouraged to read the privacy policies of websites reached through the use of links from the Playground Ideas website.

For comments or enquiries into our privacy policy, please contact Playground Idea via email: [email protected]