Privacy Policy

Updated January 1, 2019

BSA Troop 709 considers your privacy and security a top priority. As such, we wanted to provide you important information on our policies. What  information do we collect?  

  • We collect personally identifiable information to identify our site visitors, to respond to e-mail, to register and confirm registrations for programs and services, to process and fulfill online donations, for promotional purposes and to otherwise augment our users’   access to and experience with the website.
  • When making a donation or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address.
  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies on our site.  Google's use of the cookie enables it to enhance your website experience based on your visit to the site and other sites on the Internet.

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 personalize your experience. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve your website experience which helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and needs.
  • Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any  reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering confirmation of a donation made or program service registration.
  • To send periodic emails - The email address you provide for may be used to send you information and updates pertaining donation or program  service, in addition to receiving occasional Troop 709 news alerts, updates, and related program service information, etc.
  • Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?  We implement a variety of industry standard security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.  

Do we use cookies? Yes. We use two different types of cookies, session cookies - that track how visitors move through our site during a particular visit, and persistent cookies - small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if  you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use these cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the fu1ture. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. We use certain features of Google Analytics. BSA Troop 709 and Google use  cookies such as the Google Analytics cookie to inform and optimize your site visit based on your past visits to the BSA Troop 709 website. This means that vendors, including Google, may display BSA Troop 709 promotional material on other sites you visit across the Internet.

Can I opt-out of BSA Troop 709 newsletters or other mailings?  You may opt-out or unsubscribe from a BSA Troop 709 newsletter, email  or mailing. To unsubscribe, please click the unsubscribe link featured at the bottom of this website, notify us by e-mail at or write to us at  the address listed below.  

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 program,  or servicing you, and we require these parties to agree to keep your 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 others rights, property, or safety.  However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.  

Do we use third-party software for e-commerce transactions? We use a leading cloud-based payment processing and business management software service that complies with the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) Security Standards, with strong security standards to protect credit card numbers, for BSA Troop 709 online donations.  

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance.  Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.  We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside  parties without your consent. As part of the California Online Privacy  Protection Act, all users of our site may request us to remove all  personal information from our information system. 

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance.  We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, programs and services are all  directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. 


Online Privacy Policy Only. This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our websites and not to information collected offline. 

Your Consent. By using our website(s), you consent to our websites’ privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. 

Contacting Us.  If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below. 

BSA Troop 709
Mrs. Liz Gritt, Committee Chair
490 S. Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081