Privacy Policy


Welcome to the official Web site of the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, incorporated in the State of Hawai'i and headquartered in Honolulu, O`ahu, Hawai`i.  Girl Scouts of Hawai'i online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under

Girl Scouts of Hawai`i is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide us online.  By using the pages on this Web site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Web site. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.

Girl Scouts of Hawai'i’s online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under


Girl Scouts of Hawai'i uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors.  At our Web site, 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 Web site. Girl Scouts of Hawai`i 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 is collected in order to process online donations or membership or volunteer inquiries.  This information is used solely by Girl Scouts of Hawai`i or other entities who are involved in the operation of this Web site for internal purposes.  We do not sell information you provide to us online 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 Web site, or (iii) we are required to by law.  Girl Scouts of Hawai`i has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.


The Girl Scouts of Hawai'i Web site is designed for and towards adults.  We do not knowingly solicit and/or collect personal information from children through this Web site.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.



Follow-Up Communications

If you submit personal information on our Web site, we will contact you to (1) verify your submission and (2) follow-up on the purpose for the submission.  For example, if you submit an inquiry about membership in Girl Scouting, we will contact you to verify your request and to answer any questions that you may have about our organization and participating in the Girl Scout Program.  We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.


Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i Web site through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a Web site 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 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. Girl Scouts of Hawai`i 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 Web site.


This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by Girl Scouts of Hawai`i.  These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them.  We have no responsibility for linked Web sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.



The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us.  We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of any personal information you choose to disclose as it is transmitted to us via the Web site.  SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our Web site servers.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Credit Card Safety
We use PayPal to conduct all online donations and do not receive your credit card number.  For more information about PayPal’s privacy policy, please visit .




If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
420 Wyllie Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (800) 691-4333
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