Privacy and Data Protection Policy

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), and its wholly owned subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, Inc. (FCCS), place a high priority on protecting your privacy and your data. We collect information to further our mission and this privacy and data protection policy was created in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our donors, program applicants and participants, newsletter recipients, volunteers, and website users. This policy explains what types of information are collected by the FEEA and FCCS’s websites, www.feea.org and www.feeachildcareservices.com, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is Collected
Individuals who sign up to receive the FEEA newsletter or to volunteer with us voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, e-mail address, postal address, phone). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our electronic newsletter messages.

Applicants to our programs provide specific PII as requested on our online program applications to determine their eligibility for our programs. Applicants not ultimately selected for FEEA’s programs may request their applications be deleted at any time by sending an email to fedshelpingfeds@feea.org.

IP addresses
FEEA and FCCS use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.feea.org and www.feeachildcareservices.com and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies
www.feea.org and www.feeachildcareservices.com may use cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to enhance your experience while using the site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our websites will not function properly when you view them.

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide e-mail or direct mail messages to you; to market our programs or let you know how you can support us; to review your applications for support from our programs, etc. We may also use your information to track visitors to our websites. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

FEEA or FCCS may also release data when are compelled by law to do so.

Email, Postal Address, and Phone Privacy
FEEA does not share, sell, or rent email or postal addresses or phone numbers to anyone outside the organization. FCCS also does not sell or rent email or postal addresses or phone numbers, but may be required to share participant information with U.S. Federal Agencies who contract with us to provide childcare subsidy programs to their employees.

External Links
www.feea.org and www.feeachildcareservices.com include links to other websites, some of which collect information on behalf of FEEA or FCCS as part of our services (like our donation pages and online forms) where the data provided is sent to FEEA or FCCS and is covered by our policies when we receive it. FEEA does not store credit card numbers. Other links are external to our site. These links do not fall under the www.feea.org and www.feeachildcareservices.com domains, and FEEA and FCCS are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

We will use, and require our data management vendors to use, reasonable and appropriate security practices to safeguard your information. We store your data in our secure Salesforce, Dropbox, Click&Pledge, and MailChimp systems. You can find details about the security of those systems at:
Salesforce: https://trust.salesforce.com/en/compliance/
Dropbox: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnCLAA0&status=Active
Click&Pledge: https://clickandpledge.com/Privacy/
MailChimp: https://mailchimp.com/about/security/

Modifications
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.