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This Website is owned and operated by the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. 

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at: 

American Red Cross Lee County Chapter
2516 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL  33907
or e-mail us at chapter@arclcc.org 

We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns. 

Our Policy
The American Red Cross Lee County Chapter uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The American Red Cross only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e- mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the American Red Cross, to schedule a blood donation or to make a financial donation. This information is used solely by the American Red Cross or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. American Red Cross lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. The American Red Cross has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions. 

Is My Personal Information Secure?
Yes. The same high grade encryption and https security protocols used for financial transactions on our site are used in collecting personal information to schedule your blood donation. Blood donations may also be scheduled by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or your local American Red Cross Blood Services Region. 

We Care About Doing It Right
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, the American Red Cross works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff are available to answer questions at chapter@arclcc.org

The American Red Cross employs error checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. And, independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site. 

How Do We Use "Cookies"?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the American Red Crossí Website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitorís ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitorís system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. The American Red Cross uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitorsí online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. 

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy
The American Red Cross welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through American Red Cross training programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision. For this reason, the American Red Cross follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Childrenís Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau. Special notices urging children to get their parent's permission before providing any personal information have been incorporated into our site. 

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us should you have any questions about the operation of the site. 

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