Please note: Our mission is to find, educate, and nurture families for children in foster care in Utah. That means we partner with many third party groups — such as the State Office of Licensing (OL) and the Utah Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS). By using our web site, you recognize that information we collect from you may be shared with these and other partners in order to fulfill our mission.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you respond to a survey, fill out a form, or comment on our Facebook pages.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or names of family members or other parties.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
• To improve our level of service: your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and needs.
• To process transactions: your information — whether public or private — will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to another company that is not expressly involved in fulfilling the mission of UFC.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
• To send periodic e-mails.
How do we protect your information?
We follow industry standards for protecting our servers and the data stored on them.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We will disclose your personal information to third parties ONLY in the following circumstances: 1) You request more information about becoming a foster parent and wish to begin the process in which case, we will furnish your private information to the DCFS and other related offices. 2) You are signing up for a camp or activity funded or sponsored by UFC where we are required to provide some personal information (e.g. Foster Family Camp at Aspen Grove or Chalk Art Festival). 3) You are making a donation to our web site in which case our auditors may view your donation transaction to verify its legitimacy. 4) You make comments on our blog that suggest the need for law enforcement intervention.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
A Word to Our Parents
Inasmuch as we are discussing privacy, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our parents to refrain from sharing information via the web that could lead to the identification by the public, of any child placed in your care. This might include tweeting about a placed child by name; sharing a photograph of a placed child in a public or semi-public forum; or making a Facebook post that includes names or photos of placed children. This would not include using the name of a placed child in a private e-mail or e-mailing a family photo to grandparents.
As always, best judgement should be used.
This policy was last modified on 22 February 2012.