Birthday Bash Box is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Houston, TX, that celebrates the birthdays of elementary-aged children in under-resourced families through the Birthday Box Program. Our mission is to lessen the impact that poverty has on education, social exclusion, and social-emotional learning by giving children an exciting educational experience through personalized birthday celebrations.
Personal Information We Collect
We may collect personal information about children under the age of 13 when they or their parents/guardians register for the Birthday Box Program, make a donation, or communicate with us through our website, email, or social media channels. The information we collect may include:
Child's name, age, gender, and interests
Parent's or guardian's name, email address, and phone number
Mailing address for delivery of Birthday Box
Payment information for donations
We do not collect any personal information directly from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. Parents or guardians are required to provide their consent for their child to participate in the Birthday Box Program, and we may collect their contact information to verify consent.
How We Use Personal Information
We use personal information collected through our website, email, or social media channels to:
Deliver Birthday Boxes to children and their families
Communicate with parents or guardians about the Birthday Box Program
Send newsletters, updates, and fundraising appeals to our supporters
Process donations and provide donation receipts
Respond to inquiries and provide customer support
Improve the Birthday Box Program and our website
We may use non-personal information, such as website usage data and analytics, to improve our website and marketing efforts.
How We Store and Protect Personal Information
We store personal information in a secure and encrypted database, and we take reasonable measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction. We restrict access to personal information to authorized staff members who need to know the information to perform their duties.
We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. We securely dispose of personal information when it is no longer needed.
Sharing Personal Information
We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties for any purpose. We may share personal information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us with the Birthday Box Program, such as delivery companies and payment processors. We require these service providers to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal information and use it only for the purposes for which we have engaged them.
We may also disclose personal information if required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or court order, or to protect the safety and security of our users, staff members, or the public.
Your Rights and Choices
Parents or guardians have the right to access, modify, or delete the personal information we have collected about their child. They may also withdraw their consent for their child to participate in the Birthday Box Program and request that we delete their child's personal information. To exercise these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide an opt-out mechanism for our newsletters and fundraising appeals. Users may unsubscribe from our email communications by following the instructions in the email or contacting us at email@example.com.