Legal & Privacy Policies

 

Family Central, Inc. is a not for profit organization that is providing this list of child-care agencies as a free public service. The listing of any child-care agency does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the agency. Furthermore, any information contained in this site regarding the child care agency has come directly from the agency and facilities themselves and that information is open to the public from the specific agencies listed. Family Central, Inc. enthusiastically encourages parents seeking child care help to conduct their own investigation and inspection of the agency and facilities before making a child care choice. In no way is Family Central, Inc. endorsing or recommending these child-care agencies. Family Central, Inc. will not be responsible for any occurrences, incidents, or accidents regarding the care of your child that may occur at the agencies listed. Family Central is a registered service mark of Family Central, Inc.
 
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Privacy Statement for FamilyCentral.org

Family Central has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.FamilyCentral.org.

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to collect regional usage data.

Our site uses “cookies” to identify you during a visit and to deliver content specific to your interests.  While you are logged into our site, we use “session cookies,” which exist only as follows:

  • While your browser is open and you have signed in to the FamilyCentral.org site
  • Until your visit session "times out," based on no activity for 20 minutes We do not, however, permanently store a cookie on your hard drive unless you give us prior permission to do so.  During registration, you may elect to give us permission to use a cookie to automate the login process. With this permission, we will store a login cookie on your hard drive. If you elect not to grant this permission, you will need to manually enter your user name and password each time you visit our site.

Our site's registration form requires you to give us contact information (like your name and e-mail address) and demographic information (like your zip code and membership type). We use member contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company. Contact information is also used to contact members when necessary. Visitors and members may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the Choice/Opt Out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

The Family Central Web site contains links to other Web sites. Family Central is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Our site uses forms for you to request information and services. We collect your contact information (like your e-mail address and mailing address) and demographic information (like your zip code and membership type). Contact information from the forms is used to send information about our company to you. Your contact information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary. You may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the Choice/Opt Out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

Our online surveys may ask you for demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level). Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

We may run contests on our site in which we may ask you for demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level). Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

Demographic Data Usage Policy

We use demographic data to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content that we think might interest you, and displaying the content according to your preferences.  

Family Central reserves the right to collect and assemble blinded demographic data.   This data will contain only general demographic information (like geographic regions, ages and income levels), but will not contain any personal, identifiable information (like names, mailing or e-mail addresses).  This data will be used to enhance your experience on our site by helping us better understand your needs.  Blinded demographic data may also be used to enhance buying power of the members of our site.  Family Central will not, however, sell or disseminate this data in a way that would intrude on your privacy.

Public Forums

This site makes consultations, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Security measures include:

  • Entry to the membership-only areas of the site requires a user name and password.
  • Credit card entry, when required for purchases, is performed in a secured (Secure Sockets Layer) area of the site.
  • Credit card numbers are not stored on the FamilyCentral.org server.  They are stored on the server hosted by our merchant server.  Children's Guidelines

The Family Central Web site meets the following guidelines for children's privacy on the Internet. 

Family Central will:

  • NOT collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child's request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent
  • NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent
  • NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information without prior parental consent
  • NOT give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent
  • NOT entice by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity Choice/Opt Out

Our site provides you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners during the registration process.

This site gives you the following options for removing your information from our database so as to not receive future communications or to cancel your membership.

  • You can send e-mail to webmaster
  • You can send mail to the following postal address:

Correct/Update

This site gives you the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

E-mail webmaster

Send mail to the following postal address:

Family Central, Inc
840 SW 81st Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Call the following telephone number:

Phone:  954-724-3900
Fax:      954-724-4082

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Family Central, Inc
840 SW 81st Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Webmaster