Privacy Statement


Pathway to Adventure Council is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Pathway to Adventure Council website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Pathway to Adventure Council website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information
Pathway to Adventure Council collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Pathway to Adventure Council also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Pathway to Adventure Council. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Pathway to Adventure Council for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Pathway to Adventure Council website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pathway to Adventure Council public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Pathway to Adventure Council does not read any of your private online communications.

Pathway to Adventure Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Pathway to Adventure Council so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Pathway to Adventure Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Pathway to Adventure Council and Pathway to Adventure Council family of websites.

Use of Personal Information
Pathway to Adventure Council collects and uses your personal information to operate the Pathway to Adventure Council website and deliver the services you have requested. Pathway to Adventure Council also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Pathway to Adventure Council and its affiliates. Pathway to Adventure Council may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Pathway to Adventure Council does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Pathway to Adventure Council may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Pathway to Adventure Council may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pathway to Adventure Council, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Pathway to Adventure Council does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Pathway to Adventure Council keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Pathway to Adventure Council, in order to determine what Pathway to Adventure Council services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Pathway to Adventure Council to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Pathway to Adventure Council websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pathway to Adventure Council or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pathway to Adventure Council; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pathway to Adventure Council, or the public.

Use of Cookies
Pathway to Adventure Council website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Pathway to Adventure Council pages, or register with Pathway to Adventure Council site or services, a cookie helps Pathway to Adventure Council to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Pathway to Adventure Council Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Pathway to Adventure Council features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pathway to Adventure Council services or websites you visit.

Security of Personal Information
Pathway to Adventure Council secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Pathway to Adventure Council secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
Pathway to Adventure Council will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Pathway to Adventure Council encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Pathway to Adventure Council is protecting your information.

Contact Information
Pathway to Adventure Council welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Pathway to Adventure Council has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Pathway to Adventure Council at Scott.Seibert@Scouting.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.