This Web site is owned and operated by A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO). We recognize that visitors to our site may have concerns about the information they provide to us, and how we use and treat that information. We are highly committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement describes how we collect, use and secure the information we receive.
INFORMATION COLLECTION & USAGE
General Visitor Information
When you visit our site, we collect non-identifying basic information that includes the total number of visitors, pages viewed by each visitor and other metrics that are typically collected by web hosting companies. The statistical and non-identifying information we gather is used solely for our internal purposes, to determine how we may improve our website. None of this statistical information is used to identify a specific visitor or linked to any personally identifying information about a visitor.
Personally Identifiable Information
All on-line donations and purchases are made through secure, outside systems. When you make a donation or purchase on line, we obtain your name, address, telephone number, email address and credit card information. This information is required to process your payment, and to verify the credit card data. We also store this information in a secure database to facilitate future communication. If, for any reason, you would like to be removed form our email list, you can unsubscribe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “remove” in the subject line.
We do not share your personal information with any third parties. It is our policy not to sell, trade or rent your personal information to anyone.
Encryption and Secure Transactions
We care about the safety and security of your information. Our interactive site components use high grade encryption and the https protocol to communicate with your browser to ensure maximum security. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols.
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data is automatically collected by us through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that websites use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow us to track visitor behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Cookies are not programs and will not damage your files.
We welcome children who want to learn more about our organization. However, we encourage this to be done only with the knowledge and supervision of parents and/or legal guardians.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
The following guidelines outline what ALTSO deems to be appropriate and proper behavior for ALTSO associates when interacting not just with children but with all beneficiaries of ALTSO's programs. Throughout this policy all ALTSO program participants whether child or young adult will be referred to using the term ‘beneficiary.’ This policy is designed to protect both the children participating in ALTSO’s programs, whilst also protecting ALTSO associates from accusations of inappropriate behavior or abuse. Please note: This is not an exhaustive or exclusive list. All ALTSO associates should avoid actions or behavior that may constitute poor practice or potentially abusive behavior. If an associate is unsure at any time, they should present their query to ALTSO Management immediately.
It is essential that all ALTSO associates treat every beneficiary equally, with dignity and respect regardless of their ethnicity, religion, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation and economic circumstances.
ALTSO associates shall not engage in any acts of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or exploitation, this includes but is not limited to:
● Kicking, pushing, hitting, slapping, pinching
● Threats of violence
● Sexual relationships with minors or any beneficiaries
● Viewing, making or distributing child pornography
● Behaving in a manner which is in its nature inappropriate or sexually provocative
● Using inappropriate or offensive language – directed towards or in front of a beneficiary
● Yelling at a beneficiary
● Making suggestions or offering advice which is inappropriate or offensive
● Speaking or behaving in a way intended to shame, humiliate, belittle or degrade a beneficiary
● Showing differential treatment, or favoring particular beneficiaries to the exclusion of others
● Asking beneficiaries or staff to assist with personal jobs, such as running errands of a personal nature.
ALTSO requires that all ALTSO associates maintain the confidentiality of all beneficiaries and their case related information.