Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc.

Information Collection and Use

Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Cookies

At the present time, Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. does not use tracking cookies to remember certain user actions on our site. If the use of cookies is implemented in the future, this Policy will be updated to reflect such usage. Users have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on their browsers*. If users opt to disable cookies, they will still be able to use our Web site.

*Different browsers have different cookie settings. With Firefox, you can ask the browser to allow, warn you, or completely disable cookies. Internet Explorer has an additional feature where you can specify different settings for different security zones. You can choose to allow Web sites to create cookies for you in your “trusted sites” (like Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc.), to warn you before you create them in your local Intranet zone, and to give you an option to never allow them in a “restricted zone.” See the “Help” section of your particular browser for more information on working with cookies.

Web Statistics

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are never linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and donors. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We only share this information to help support our mission and focus our efforts most effectively.

Links

This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Surveys

Occasionally, our site may request information from users via Web surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic data (such as zip code and age), but nothing that can identify any individual person will be collected. Survey results will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Send This to a Friend

If users elect to use our “Send This to a Friend” function, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. will automatically send friends a one-time e-mail message inviting them to visit the site. Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc. stores this information temporarily for the sole purpose of sending this one-time message.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.