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Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Police Athletic League of Wilmington (PALW). 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.

Our Policy

The PALW uses every effort to respect the privacy of its online visitors. 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. PALW only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to make a financial donation online or completing an application. This information is used solely by PALW for internal purposes. The PALW 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 perform a background check on volunteer or employment applications; or (iii) we are required by law. The Police Athletic League of Wilmington has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions.

Is Credit Card Information Secure?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you sent to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling 1-302-764-6170.

The Police Athletic League of Wilmington 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.

children's images

In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, the Police Athletic League of Wilmington also protects the privacy of the youth featured on the website. PALW obtains consent from a parent or guardian prior to posting images on the website.

how do we use "cookies"?

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Police Athletic League of Wilmington’s website through the use of “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s 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 can come onto a visitor’s 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 Police Athletic League of Wilmington uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.