Privacy and Terms & Conditions

Camp Fire National Headquarters (Camp Fire) takes the privacy of its national website users seriously. Please review the following Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Camp Fire’s treatment of personally identifiable information that Camp Fire collects when you are on the Camp Fire website and when you use Camp Fire services. It also covers our policy related to Camp Fire’s use of official social networking sites.

Camp Fire collects personally identifiable information when you register, use, or purchase certain Camp Fire events, products, or services; or if you make a charitable donation to Camp Fire online. Personal information is also collected by the social networking sites where we have a presence in order to connect to our information, activities, and events on those sites. Camp Fire collects personally identifiable information when you register, use, or purchase certain Camp Fire events, products, or services; or if you make a charitable donation to Camp Fire online. Personal information is also collected by the social networking sites where we have a presence in order to connect to our information, activities, and events on those sites.

Camp Fire also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address. Camp Fire uses information for these general purposes: to customize the content you see, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and to contact you about special activities, new products, and fundraising.

The personally identifiable information you provide is used by Camp Fire only for internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking your order, subscription, or registration; analyzing trends and statistics; and informing you of new products or special promotions. Under no circumstances will Camp Fire sell, rent, or give your personal information to anyone or to any company for marketing purposes.

Camp Fire will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

1. We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.

2. We need to send the information to companies that work on behalf of Camp Fire to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any rights to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.)

3. We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.

4. We find that your actions on our websites violate the Camp Fire Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services. Camp Fire will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

1. We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.

2. We need to send the information to companies that work on behalf of Camp Fire to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any rights to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.)

3. We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.

4. We find that your actions on our websites violate the Camp Fire Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Camp Fire gives you the ability to edit your information and preferences at any time, including whether you want Camp Fire to contact you about specials and new products. You may request deletion of your Camp Fire account by sending an email to info@campfire.org.

Your Camp Fire Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security.

In certain areas, Camp Fire uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. Security of credit card numbers and other personal information is a top concern to Camp Fire. Camp Fire’s Online Store has sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your credit card information, and Camp Fire will do its best to protect the security on its systems. Specifically, every page in Camp Fire’s Online Store ordering process that requests credit card information uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, which is designed to render information unreadable should anyone try to intercept it.

To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.” To help ensure that others will not have access to your credit card information while on Camp Fire’s Online Store, please close your browser window when you have finished your visit, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.

If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.

If you are aged 12 or under, you need parent/guardian permission to access Camp Fire’s Social Networking Site.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and rule (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests, and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA at www.coppa.org.

Camp Fire is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

Parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at 1-800-669-6884, or via email at info@campfire.org. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained, in retrievable form, by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.

Camp Fire believes it is good policy to not collect more personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under the age of 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.

Camp Fire encourages parents and children to read and sign, together, the Internet Safety Pledge. The link for this pledge is found on the Social Networking page of the website. Internet Safety Pledges are age-appropriate and provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Camp Fire welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our website. For this reason, Camp Fire follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under the age of 13. However, we encourage that this be done only with the parent’s knowledge and supervision. Also, for any activities that will involve public posting, we encourage children to use aliases (e.g., “Bookworm,” “Skater,” etc.), first names, nicknames, initials, or other alternatives to their full names or screen names that correspond with their emails.

In keeping with CARU’s principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents’ roles in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of email and other online activities.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from a Web server and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. When you return to that website, the cookie will tell the website that you have been there before. The website can then offer you products or ads that are tailored to your interests. By using cookies, information may be collected without your express knowledge. Camp Fire does not use cookies to track your use of our website, although we employ cookies to make your search of our site more efficient. Refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of the website, but some portions of our website may not function properly without cookies.

This site may be linked to other sites and services, including social network sites that are not maintained by Camp Fire. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to using them. We have no responsibility for linked websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

The social network sites that are linked from our home page are not maintained by Camp Fire. We do have several pages and groups officially established for information sharing and networking by our friends, families, alumni, volunteers, and professionals. These pages are regularly monitored by staff and volunteers of Camp Fire. We reserve the right to delete any submissions that engage in unlawful, illegal, unethical, discriminatory, disruptive, threatening, or offensive activity or practice. If any user is found violating local or national Internet policies, the offending user will be removed or blocked from access to the site or sites. Additionally, we may report unlawful, illegal, or threatening activity or practice to law enforcement agencies, as appropriate.

Camp Fire may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

If you have questions or suggestions about this website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Camp Fire 1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1900 Kansas City, MO 64106-2197 info@campfire.org

Terms & Conditions

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Welcome to Camp Fire National Headquarters’ public Website. Camp Fire National Headquarters (Camp Fire) provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (TOS), which may be updated from time to time without notice to its users. When using particular site services, users and Camp Fire shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Camp Fire currently provides users with access to a rich collection of online resources, including various communications tools, online forums, shopping services, and personalized content through its network of properties (the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Camp Fire properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided “AS-IS” and that Camp Fire assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web (WWW), either directly or through devices that access Web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the WWW, including a computer and modem or other access device.

3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or Camp Fire has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Camp Fire has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof) by you. Camp Fire is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly youth.

4. CAMP FIRE PRIVACY POLICY

Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy.

5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Camp Fire of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Camp Fire cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with requirements in Section 5.

6. MEMBER CONDUCT

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Camp Fire, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the Service. Whereas Camp Fire does control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, Camp Fire cannot always guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will Camp Fire be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to not use the Service to:

a. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

b. harm minors in any way;

c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Camp Fire official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

e. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

f. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;

g. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “Spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;

h. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

i. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

j. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;

k. “stalk” or otherwise harass another user; or

l. collect or store personal data about other users.

You acknowledge that Camp Fire does pre-screen some Content, and that Camp Fire and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Camp Fire and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Camp Fire or submitted to Camp Fire, including without limitation information in the Alumni section and in all other parts of the Service.

You acknowledge and agree that Camp Fire may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Camp Fire website, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

8. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE

Camp Fire does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Camp Fire the following world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Camp Fire’s Website, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service will be used solely for the purposes of providing and promoting Camp Fire to which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or Camp Fire removes such Content from the Service.

With respect to photos, graphics, audio, or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible area of the Service, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display such Content on the Service will be used solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or Camp Fire removes such Content from the Service.

With respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio, or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service other than Camp Fire’s Alumni section, Camp Fire holds the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

“Publicly accessible” areas of the Service are those areas of the Camp Fire network of properties that are intended by Camp Fire to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include portions of the national Website that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Service would not include portions of the Camp Fire Website that are limited to members only, Camp Fire services intended for private communication such as private electronic mail or areas off of the Camp Fire network of properties such as portions of World Wide Web that are accessible through Camp Fire network of Websites, but are not hosted or served by Camp Fire.

9. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Camp Fire, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service or access to the Service.

11. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

You acknowledge that Camp Fire may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Camp Fire’s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Camp Fire has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that Camp Fire reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Camp Fire reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

12. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

Camp Fire reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Camp Fire shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.

13. TERMINATION

You agree that Camp Fire, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Camp Fire believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Camp Fire may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Camp Fire may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Camp Fire shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

14. LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Camp Fire has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Camp Fire is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Camp Fire shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.

15. CAMP FIRE PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Camp Fire or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.

16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly understand and agree that:

a. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. Camp Fire expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

b. Camp Fire makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.

c. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

d. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Camp Fire or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the “TOS.”

17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You expressly understand and agree that Camp Fire shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if Camp Fire has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.

18. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of sections 16 and 17 may not apply to you.

20. NOTICE

Notices to you may be made either via email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.

21. TRADEMARK INFORMATION

Camp Fire, the Camp Fire logo, and product and service names are trademarks of Camp Fire (the “Camp Fire Marks”). Without prior permission from Camp Fire, you agree not to display or use in any manner the Camp Fire Marks.

22. COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENTS

Camp Fire respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Camp Fire Copyright Agent the following information (“Notice”):

a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

b. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;

d. your address, telephone number, and email address;

e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Camp Fire’s Copyright Agent for Notice of Claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent for Notice of Claims

Camp Fire National Headquarters

1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1900

Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2197

Telephone: 816-285-2010

Fax: 816-285-9444

E-mail: info@campfire.org

23. GENERAL INFORMATION

The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and Camp Fire and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and Camp Fire. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and Camp Fire shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Camp Fire agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Jackson, state of Missouri, United States. The failure of Camp Fire to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

24. VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the TOS by contacting Camp Fire National Headquarters, 816-285-2010, info@campfire.org.

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