Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website or use our service and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you may choose not to use our website or service.

What information do we collect?
GaysWithKids® collects personal user data directly from our users, all of which is necessary to provide our services and products.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

- To educate you about out services, we may use the information we collect:

- To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

- To send periodic emails

- The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of technical, administrative and logical security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We do provide limited amounts of personally identifiable information to trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential; however we strive to minimize the information to what is necessary for a particular service.

For example, third parties that assist us in operating our website or understanding how people use our website, may receive information such as IP address or cookie IDs but would not receive contact or other more sensitive identifiable information as such more detailed information is unnecessary for the services they are providing us. As a further example, if you request more information from us through our website, we may ask for contact information so that we can respond, inform you about our services, or provide you with other marketing types of information and we may provide this information to third parties that assist us in these marketing and advertising programs.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, from time to time, we provide non-personally identifiable website visits or traffic or information regarding our users, may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, and otherwise to help us support our business or other uses. Any use of this information is made in accordance with contracts we have with these third parties, and are subject to their privacy policies.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies for those sites to understand how they collect and use your information. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy.

Non-US Users; Users from the European economic area

Privacy laws and expectations vary from country to country. If you are visiting our Website from locations outside the United States, please note that by providing your information to us, you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to, and the collection and processing of such information in, the United States. U.S. laws regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and processing of information may vary from those in other countries and may be less stringent than the applicable laws in your jurisdiction. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), please note the following:

Data transfer: In order to ensure that your information is protected when transferred out of the EEA, we rely on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or by adopting other means to ensure that adequate safeguards are applied.

Individual data rights: Individuals from the EEA have certain rights under European law with respect to your personal data, including the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, object to or limit the use of your personal data, or to request data portability. If you wish to exercise these rights, please reach out to us at info@circlesurrogacy.com.

Legal basis: We note, for individual from the EEA, that when we obtain your personal data we serve as a data controller, and we process your personal data pursuant to consent (such as, when you provide us with registration information), contract (when you enter into an agreement with us to participate in our service) or to pursue legitimate business interests described above (such as to support direct marketing efforts). If you wish to withdraw consent previously provided to us, please contact us at the contact information below. If you have entered into a contract with us, we ask that you refer back to the contract with regards to your rights and obligations. IYf you believe that your personal information has been used in a manner that is not consistent with the relevant privacy policies listed above, please contact us using the information below. You have a right to make a complaint regarding our data practices with the applicable supervisory authority in the members state of your residence.

Data Retention: For individuals in the EEA, our policy is to retain your personal data as follows: for individuals requesting education regarding our service information or applying for our service, we will retain your personal data for up to 3 years; for individuals that participate in our screening and evaluation processes, we will retain your information for up to 7 years as we have found that important decisions such as this one, often take a number of years and to make, If you enter into an agreement with us to work with us as we support your journey as a parent, we will unless you decide to participate in our service. We may retain your information beyond these retention periods as we have until you terminate your account, or otherwise if needed to meet outstanding contractual requirements, retention requirements imposed by a legal process, health requirements, or for similar mandated operational or similar audit requirements.

You can make changes to, or request, your information at any time by clicking here.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) creates new consumer rights for residents of the state of California relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses. Under this act, California consumers have the right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold; and they have the right to:

- Request personal information held by businesses be deleted

You can make changes to, or request, your information at any time by clicking here.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 19th June 2020

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Proud Families, LLC

200 High Street, Suite 600

Boston, MA 02110

dads@gayswithkids.com