Privacy Policy

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley (“GESMV”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to its website (the “Website”).  We provide this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive when you visit and use the Website.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to GESMV through the Website or that is automatically collected when you access, download, or use any information, services, or content appearing on the Website.

Children’s Privacy

Children under the age of 18 may not use the Website for any purpose.   If you believe your child may have submitted personal information to the Website, please contact us at and we will delete the information.


The Connection is committed to making the information on the Website accessible in accordance with provisions of applicable policies and guidance.  If you have difficulty obtaining information from the Website, please contact us at

Information We Collect

When you register to complete surveys, sign up to receive newsletters or other notifications, or otherwise use or visit the Website you may voluntarily submit personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you and administer your account (“Personal Information”).  Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, telephone number, mailing address and e-mail address.  Submitting information through the Website constitutes your consent foe GESMV to use the information for the stated purpose.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

GESMV will use the Personal Information provided by you at the Website only to the extent necessary to fulfill your direct requests and to provide you with full access to the Website’s services.

Accordingly, Personal Information may be used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve our services, features and content; (ii) to administer your use of our services and accounts; (iii) to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Website; (iv) to better understand your needs and interests; (v) to fulfill requests you may make; (vi) to personalize your experience; (vii) to provide service announcements; (viii) to assess the level of general interest in the Website and specific information included in the Website; and (ix) to provide you with further information and offers from us or organizations that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on related services.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.

We may employ third party service providers to provide services on our behalf or to perform services related to administration of the Website (including, without limitation, maintenance, hosting and database management services, web analytics, payment processing and administration).  These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your Personal Information for any other purpose.

Except as provided elsewhere in this policy, absent your express consent, the Connection will not disclose your Personal Information obtained through the Website to third parties outside of GESMV and its service providers, affiliates, vendors and business partners unless the Connection has the good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to:  (1) cooperate with law enforcement authorities or comply with legal process served on GESMV;  (2) protect the property and rights of the Connection, GESMV, their affiliates or a third party;  (3) protect the safety of the public or any person; (4) prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable; (5) complete, as permitted by law, a business sale, asset transfer, merger, acquisition or reorganization; or (6) fix or debug problems with the Website’s servers, software or service.

Use of Cookies

As you use the Website, our servers automatically record information that the browser sends whenever it points to a website or online service (“Log Data”).   Log Data may include, but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to one of the Website and information you search for, or view on the Website.

Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information.  A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes.  A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address.   We use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with the Website and to monitor web traffic routing on the Website and aggregate usage of the Website.  You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.  If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Website or all functionality of the services.

We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services, all for the sole benefit of GESMV. Users of the Website shall not be entitled to any compensation stemming from the use of such aggregated or non-identifying information.


GESMV is concerned with safeguarding your information.  We employ a variety of industry-standard measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access.  For site security purposes and to ensure this service remains available to users, our computer system may employ programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.  If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement activities.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Website may contain links to other websites.  If you choose to visit an advertiser by clicking on a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website.  The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices.  We do not exercise control over third party websites.  These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.  Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of any other websites you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice.  Please review this Privacy Policy each time you visit the Website so that you will be apprised of any changes.  Continued use of the Website subsequent to any posted changes to this Policy means you accept those changes.

Contacting the Connection and GESMV

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley at .

Your California Privacy Rights

A business subject to California Civil Code section 1798.83 is required to disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom the business has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please send an email to


Last Updated:  December 14, 2016