The personal information we collect typically consists of or includes, but is not limited to:
- phone number
- mobile phone number
- email address
- birth date
This information is requested when you: (a) participate in a SGAP Leaders program as a student, educator, volunteer or other capacity; (b) join the SGAP Leaders Site or create a user account; (c) submit a comment; (d) make a donation; or (e) otherwise similarly interact with SGAP Leaders.
In limited circumstances in connection with SGAP Leaders events, we may also collect:
W9 related information, including social security number (if you receive a gift) Medical insurance information (for event emergencies), and Demographic information (for surveys).
Information We Collect
By Automated Means When you visit and interact with the SGAP Leaders Site, we may collect information that does not inherently reveal your specific identity. SGAP Leaders uses this information to understand better how visitors use the SGAP Leaders Site, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, and provide visitors with customized services and information. SGAP Leaders also uses the information collected to assess and improve our program, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes. Examples of this data collected include:
We will not allow third parties to place any cookies, web beacons, or other similar devices on the SGAP Leaders Site. SGAP Leaders is not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We use the information discussed above in a number of ways, such as:
- Processing donations;
- Verifying your identity (such as when you access your account information);
- Preventing fraud and enhancing the security of your account or our online services;
- Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
- Managing your preferences;
- Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages you view;
- Providing you tailored content and communications on topics and developments we believe will be of interest you, including program related activities, including text messages if you have opted in to receiving SMS communications;
- Operating, evaluating and improving our programs (including performing data analytics and accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
- Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies;
- Coordinating event activities; and For any other purposes that we may specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your information.
What Personal Information We Share With Others
We may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:
- Credit card processing companies, to process donations;
- Other network partners in order to provide you information on additional related programmatic opportunities;
- Other organizations we work with to provide services, research, products or programs;
- Other similar charities;
Security and Third-Party Sites
Although the SGAP Leaders Site has certain security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information you provide, no email or web transmission is completely secure against interception or incorrect routing. Thus, there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your personally identifiable information. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below to coordinate sending your information via encrypted email.
Credit Card Transactions
All credit card transactions processed through the SGAP Leaders Site occur via a secure area payment gateway to protect you from any loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected. When you make a donation, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption.
User Generated Content
Letters of Encouragement Project
We invite 13-18 year old students to create their own letters, drawings, short stories or poems to share with residents in local Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers who have been affected by the Pandemic or who have been isolated for other reasons.
Students earn a total of up to 4 community service hours (SSL) by participating. The recipients are residents in local nursing homes. Students may forward their submissions as a PDF to service@SGAPleaders.org or they may mail their hand-written submissions to SGAP Leaders ℅ 2211 Wimbledon Circle Silver Spring MD 20906.
Parents or guardians may mail or drop-off hand-written submissions to SGAP Leaders c/o 15800 Crabbs Branch Road, # 300, Rockville, MD 20855.
Each student must complete an online registration (QR code). Registration forms may be forwarded to parents or students upon request. We will accept submissions (letters, drawings, poems and short stories) until midnight on September 30, 2020. Each approved submission accounts for 30 minutes of community service. To receive community service hours, we ask that student include their first name, grade and school name on their submissions, as well as adhere to the submission specifications below:
- Letter – at least 150 word
- Drawings – must be submitted on a 8" x11" sheet of paper
- Short Story – at least 250 words (may include illustrations)
- Poems – at least 50 words
- All submission must be the student’s original work (please do not plagiarize someone else’s work)
SGAP Leaders reserves the right not to accept submissions which include any form of vulgarity, nudity, or any and all offensive terms which may demean or insult any individual or group of people. Please note: Nursing Home and Assisted Living residents may not respond to submissions received.
Students may answer one of the following prompts as aids with their submissions:
- What signs of encouragement have you witnessed over the past months?
- What do you do or say to encourage yourself or others?
- Share a story of how a complete stranger encouraged you.
Please, do not share any pictures or likeness of the students as well as personal information such as home address, email or phone number etc. We ask that students include their first name, grade and school only on each submission. All approved submissions will be shared with residents of Nursing and Assisted Living facilities. Please note: Nursing Home and Assisted Living residents may not respond to submissions received.
How you earn your community service hours (SSL):
Each approved submission accounts for 30 minutes of community service. The maximum number of community service hours earned is 4. Community service forms with the total hours earned will be distributed via email to the students (cc’d to parents) to those students who complete registration, adhered to the rules and email or drop off their submissions.
A Special Note on Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the internet and who participate in our program. Our website is not designed for or directed to individuals under the age of 13. No information should be submitted nor posted to the SGAP Leaders Site by individuals under the age of 13 without express parental consent. In certain jurisdictions, notification, prior written permission, or other verifiable consent may be required of a parent or Guardian® for children from 13 to 17. If you believe your child has provided us with information without your consent, please email us at the address set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
Visiting Our Website from Outside the United States
Updating And Accessing Your Personal Information
Keeping your account information and preferences up to date is very important to us. You have rights over your personal information may include the right to review your information, request that we stop using it, or update account information. You can do this by logging in and accessing the account profile section of each online service for which you have registered. If you cannot locate, access or make desired changes to the information or permissions online, you may send a request by emailing us at service@SGAPLeaders.org. Of course, we cannot track down “de-identified” information to change it or undo any prior use of data we already used with your actual or implied consent.
How To Contact Us
service@SGAPLeaders.org or by mail at:
Student Global Ambassador Program
15800 Crabbs Branch Way #300,
Rockville, MD 20855