Volunteer Centre County’s PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to the website www.volunteercentrecounty.org and to the VOLUNTEER CENTRE COUNTY app accessible via iTunes, the Google Play store, and from www.thestoryapp.io both owned and operated by Sedum, Inc. DBA Volunteer Centre County, a 501(c)(3) organization ("we", "us", or a similar term), a Pennsylvania corporation.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and users of our app with regard to the information that they shared and/or collect in the VOLUNTEER CENTRE COUNTY App. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website or app.This Privacy Policy is intended to be a general statement that describes how we collect, use, and process personal information you provide on this website or Internet applications (referred to as “sites”).

When personal information is requested, we adhere to the following privacy principles regarding how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information.


By using our website and/or app, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Privacy Practices

1. Information Collection

When you register an account on this site, post information, or take other similar actions, we may collect or obtain from you information including, but not limited to, your name, email address, phone number, and profile preferences.

We may also collect information your Internet device or web browser sends whenever you visit one of our sites, including an Internet Protocol address.

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

2. Use of Personal Information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our app and website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our app and website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our app and website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the app and the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

We may also use the personal information you provide to fulfill requests you make and to allow us to contact you to (a) seek your voluntary feedback on website features or content, (b) help fulfill our site’s mission, or (c) address internal needs, including auditing, data analysis, system troubleshooting, and research.

In addition, we may use both the personal information you provided and the information your web browser sends (see section 9 below) in order to detect users who appear to be causing harm to our sites or in order to personalize users’ experiences on our sites.If your information will be used for any purpose besides those outlined above, we will specifically inform you and obtain your consent, if legally required.

From time to time, we may also make you aware of options to opt out of using or opt in to use certain features.

All users will have the ability to delete their accounts and corresponding data if they so choose.

When we become aware of content that we consider to be offensive or that could compromise the privacy of your personal or confidential information or that of another person, we will make a good-faith effort to block or remove such content.

3. Log Files

The VOLUNTEER CENTRE COUNTY app follows a standard procedure of using log files.

These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and it is a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the app and website, and gathering demographic information.

4. Retention

We retain collected personal information and submissions for a reasonable period of time to fulfill the collection purpose and then delete it from our records, with the exception of limited historical information.

Again, all users will have the ability to delete their accounts and corresponding data if they so choose.

5. Access

We endeavor to maintain the accuracy of personal information and rely on you to ensure your personal information is complete and accurate.

You may verify, correct, or remove your personal information through your registration profile where applicable.

If you experience problems with modifying or updating your personal information, you can contact us by sending an E-mail to info@volunteercentrecounty.org. Upon receiving your E-mail message, we will do our best to provide you with a response within 30 days.

If we cannot honor your request within the 30-day period or cannot provide you access to the requested information, we will explain why.

6. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We regard your personal information as confidential and do not sell it to anyone. We do not share your personal information with other parties except in the following circumstances (or in other instances where we specifically inform you and obtain your prior consent):

A. Third-Party Providers. We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal functions on our behalf (for example, maintenance, security, data analysis, hosting, and so forth). In such instances, the providers will be contractually required to protect personal information from additional use (including for marketing purposes) or transfer in accordance with this Privacy Policy and industry standards.

B. Legal Requirements. We may access and disclose your personal information, posts, online chats,content, or other submissions to any website if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information and other information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent a violation of our other agreements; to take precautions against liability; to protect the rights, property, or safety of the site, of any individual, or of the general public;to maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; to protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or to assist government law enforcement agencies.

7. Protection of Information

We use technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we receive against loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration and to protect its confidentiality.

We regularly review our security procedures and consider appropriate new security technology and methods. We also use current encryption technology to encrypt the transmission of data on our log-in pages. However, because we cannot guarantee the complete security of these encryption technologies, please use caution when submitting personal information online.

8. Third-Party Data

Where local law permits, you may submit personal information about someone other than yourself (in other words, a third party) in your submissions or through other features on the website. When providing personal information about anyone other than yourself, you must first obtain the other person’s informed consent if his or her consent is legally required.

If you or someone else has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed or that we do not contact you, please follow the unsubscribe or opt-out procedures provided on the specific site, newsletter, email notification, or the like, or contact us directly.

9. Passive Data Collection: Tracking Technologies, Cookies, and Analytics

When you visit any of our sites, our servers (using log files) or filtering systems may collect information that your web browser sends any time you visit our site. This information may include but is not limited to your browser type, operating system, language preference, any referring web page you were visiting before you came to our site, the date and time of each visitor request, and information you search for on our sites. We may also share this information with our employees, contractors, service providers, and affiliated entities as defined in section 6 of this policy.

We and our third-party service providers (such as analytics providers) use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering our resources, tracking users’ movements around our resources, and gathering demographic information about our user base to better understand how you use and interact with our website to improve your experience. We may receive reports based on these technologies by these service providers on an individual as well as an aggregated basis.

We may use, and also third parties with whom we contract may use, HTML5 Cookies (Local Storage) to store content information and preferences.

The VOLUNTEER CENTRE COUNTY app has no access to or control over any cookies that may be used by third-party partners.

You can change your web browser settings to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the resources you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use some sections or functions of our resources. You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of any third-party ad servers for more detailed information if needed. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt out of certain options.

10. Rights Regarding the Privacy of Personal Information

We prescribe to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Data Protection Rights (c.f., https://edps.europa.eu/data-protection/our-work/subjects/rights-individual_en) by empowering individuals and give them control over their personal data.

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

11. Children's Privacy

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

We do not knowingly collect information from minors and children under the age of 13 on our site or app. If you think that your child provided information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best to promptly remove such information from our records.

12. Third-Party Links

We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party sites. For your own protection, you should review the policies of other sites to ensure they meet your personal privacy expectations.

13. Future Changes to Privacy Policy

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and may change, modify, add, or remove portions as needed. If we change this Privacy Policy in ways that affect how we use your personal information, we will notify you here or in a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective. We will also update the revision date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time to remain informed of any changes.

14. Questions About This Privacy Policy

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: info@volunteercentrecounty.org

Address: P.O. Box 92, Port Matilda, PA 16870

Effective Date

This version of the Privacy Policy became effective on May 24, 2023.