Privacy Policy

Juvenile Law Center takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting the information that we collect from you when you visit our website, www.jlc.org, all web pages under the www.jlc.org domain, the website for submitting donations hosted on the https://jlc.org/donate domain, and all other web pages or websites otherwise developed or maintained by Juvenile Law Center now or in the future (all of which are referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Site” or “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you, how we use your information, and the choices you have with respect to that information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our Website, including to submit donations. By accessing, browsing, or using our Website or by providing Juvenile Law Center with personally identifiable information, you are accepting the terms described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We May Collect

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is any information that may be used to identify you as an individual, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and debit/credit card information (for those who make donations). It is always your choice, or the choice of someone acting on your behalf, whether or not to provide Juvenile Law Center with personally identifiable information.  We may collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit when you join our email list, make a donation, or submit personally identifiable information to us for any other reason.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Website, including, but not limited to, number of visitors, Internet Protocol address, domain name and host for Internet access, browser type, operating system and pages viewed, and date and time of access, but we will not combine such data with any personally identifiable information. We use any non-personally identifiable information we collect in the aggregate to determine how visitors use our Website so we can improve our Site and services.

We may use “cookies” (text files placed on your computer by a web page server) or other technologies to collect such non-personally identifiable information. You can turn off your computer’s ability to receive cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you disable cookies, however, certain functions and conveniences of the Website may not work properly.

How We May Use Information We Collect

In general, Juvenile Law Center may use personally identifiable information we collect from you to further our mission and operations, and to engage in the specific activity for which we collect the information. Examples of the ways Juvenile Law Center may use personally identifiable information collected from you include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • provide information about our events, programs, or services;

  • respond to your inquiries or requests;
  • conduct market research about our Site and our services;
  • develop and display content tailored to your interests;
  • solicit donations;
  • process donations;
  • provide receipts for or confirmations of donations;
  • otherwise maintain and administer the Site; and
  • perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time your information is collected.

In addition, in processing donations, we provide you the opportunity to make a donation to Juvenile Law Center in honor of someone else. If you elect to honor someone else through your donation, we will ask you for the contact information of the honoree. We do not use the information you give us about the honoree other than to record the honoree’s name as receiving a dedication and to notify the honoree of the donation.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties under any of the following circumstances:

  • To Third Parties Performing Processing or Other Services. We may provide the information to third-party organizations who provide a product or service on our behalf, including, but not limited to, processing donations.  Any such third-party organizations are only provided the information they need to deliver the product or service, are required to protect the privacy and security of your information and are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
  • To Third Parties for Legal Reasons. We may disclose the information to conform or comply with the law, or for other legal reasons. This may include, but is not limited to: where we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with the requirements of law or any legal process served on us (including, but not limited to, a search warrant, court order, or subpoena); to cooperate with an investigation by law enforcement or regulatory authorities; to participate or cooperate in a judicial proceeding; to enforce terms and conditions of this Website; and, in urgent circumstances, to protect the safety of persons or property, including this Website.
  • To a Third Party in the Event of a Transaction or Other Event. In the event of a merger, consolidation, or reorganization involving the Juvenile Law Center, acquisition of Juvenile Law Center by another organization, a sale of all or a portion of Juvenile Law Center’s assets, or other similar transaction, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to the control of a third party.

Your Privacy Choices

If you choose to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we may only transfer that information within Juvenile Law Center or as described above. Except as described above, Juvenile Law Center will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent.

You may opt out of receiving communications, including marketing information, from Juvenile Law Center and our third-party service providers, at any time, including at the point of collection, as instructed in communications you receive, or by contacting us by mail, email, or phone, using the contact information provided below.

To the extent you do not take affirmative action to indicate that you do not want to receive marketing materials, we may use the information you provide for direct marketing or market research purposes.

Our Commitment to Donor Privacy

Juvenile Law Center is dedicated to respecting and protecting the privacy of its donors, both financial and in-kind, regardless of the method through which they donate (including donations made online through this Website, by mail, or by any other online or offline application or method). Juvenile Law Center will not share, sell, exchange, or trade our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity. In addition, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, for third-party fundraising or marketing purposes.

To the extent any donations to Juvenile Law Center are processed through a third-party service provider, the personally identifiable information of our donors will be used only for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Our Commitment to Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, Juvenile Law Center has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online. For example, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, passwords, and firewalls to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information on our computer systems.

Children and Privacy

This Website is a general audience site and is not intended for use by children. Juvenile Law Center does not knowingly collect or retain personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has submitted online contact information to us via this Site, we may use that information in the following ways: to respond to judicial process; for disclosure to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety, to the extent permitted by law, and where such information is not to be used for any other purpose; or to respond to the child’s specific inquiry on a one-time-only basis, in which case we will not disclose or maintain in our records that information except where required to satisfy any law or judicial process. To the extent further use is warranted (e.g., to protect the child’s safety), we will take all reasonable efforts to provide notice to, and/or obtain verifiable consent from, such child’s parent or guardian regarding our collection, use, and disclosure practices. In all other instances, we will delete the information.

If you have any inquiries regarding this provision, you may contact us by mail, email, or phone, using the contact information provided below. 

Links to Other Websites

This Website may contain advertisements and links to third-party sites (“Third-Party Websites”) over which Juvenile Law Center has no control. Juvenile Law Center assumes no responsibility for the content or privacy policies of Third Party Websites. Since Juvenile Law Center does not control these Third-Party Websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those Third-Party Websites so that you understand if/how they collect and/or use information from you or your computer.

Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, a California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom the California resident has established a business relationship has the right to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by mail, email, or phone, using the contact information provided below.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

Juvenile Law Center maintains the right to update and revise this Policy at any time. You can determine if this Policy has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Effective Date of Current Policy” date at the bottom of this page. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the Policy. You should review this Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of future amendments.

The Juvenile Law Center Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

Contacting Juvenile Law Center

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Privacy Policy, or would like to review, revise, or delete any of your personally identifiable information held by us, or otherwise advise us regarding how you would like your personally identifiable information to be used or disclosed, you may contact us by sending an email to privacy@jlc.org. You may also write to us or call us at:

Katy Otto
Director of Communications
Juvenile Law Center
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-625-0551