Privacy Policy

This page describes how Camp Fish Tales handles information that we learn from visitors to our website, www.campfishtales.org or through contacts made by phone, mail, or email. Any personally identifying information you provide is voluntary. We use it to fulfill a request you make or to assist us in carrying out our mission; it may be disclosed to others for such purposes.

If you browse our Web site to browse, read, or download information:

We automatically collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site.

We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more useful. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals.

We do not use persistent “cookies” or tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information on our site.

If you choose to identify yourself when you call us, write to us, send us email, or use our secure online forms:

Information we collect: We will collect any personally identifiable information that you provide including: name, street address, phone number, and email address and any other information you provide to us. This is considered active information collection.

In accordance with the camper’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), when a visitor makes a request online and indicates an age under 13, no personally identifying information is collected in conjunction with that submission.

How we use the information we collect: If you send in an application to camp (mail, fax) we will keep that application on file for at least seven years and enter the personal information on the application into our database. A camp application includes information such as name, age, gender, family address, email address, family phone number, and dates requesting to attend camp.

Our database is used primarily by the Director, Medical Director, and other administrative staff.

We use the information you provide to contact with information periodically through email, phone calls, and direct mail including: newsletters, brochures, camp applications, and other available camp programs.

If you contact us by phone, email, or our Online Waiting list sign-up form, we will enter the information you provide in our database and use it to contact you about potential camp openings and place you on our mailing list. This includes such information as name, street address, home phone number, email address, and camper’s name, camper’s gender, and camper’s school grade.

We may share information we collect with third parties for purposes such as fundraising, correcting complaints, creating mailing lists for brochures, newsletters, etc., or other activities necessary in order to carry out the mission of Camp Fish Tales. We will only disclose as much information as necessary to fulfill the needs of the activity. For example, when we use the mailing service of our printer, we send them only the family name, street address, city, state, and zip of the recipients and protect the other information we have collected. Any third party we share information with has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information.

Parents retain the right to refuse the disclosure of their camper’s information to third parties.

Camp Fish Tales does not sell or share information from our database with third parties except for the stated reasons above.

Photographs:
Camp Fish Tales reserves the right to take photographs (film and digital) of campers and retreat groups during their stay at camp Fish Tales requires parents sign a medical release. If parents choose to refuse to sign a medical release then pictures are not taken of their camper.

Camp Fish Tales retains the right to use any pictures of campers to promote Camp Fish Tales – as stated on the camper application.

Photographs posted on our website of campers, while they are at camp, will be viewable through a public gallery.

Camp Fish Tales will make its best effort to honor any request from a parent to remove a photo of a camper/campers from its website.

Activity Participation:
For any activity or contest hosted by www.campfishtales.org, Camp Fish Tales cannot and will not condition a camper’s participation in an activity on the camper providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for the activity (in accordance with COPPA regulations)

Parental Rights:
A parent can review a camper’s personal information, have it deleted, and refuse to allow the further collection or use of the camper’s information.

Parents retain the right to refuse the disclosure of their camper’s information to third parties.

Call 989-879-5199 or use the contact information below in order to review your camper’s information, have it deleted from our site, or to refuse to allow the further collection or use of the camper’s information.

Contact Information:
If you have questions or concerns regarding Camp Fish Tales’ privacy policy please contact one of the following:

Camp Director
Camp Fish Tales, Inc.
2177 East Erickson Road
Pinconning, MI 48650-9419

Our Web sites link to documents located on sites maintained by other agencies and organizations. Once you access another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.