What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Who we are
FootstepsToFamily.com provides an easy way for intended parents to find egg donors and surrogates.
Information we collect about you
FootstepsToFamily registration form requires users to provide contact information such as an email address, year of birth, gender and/or demographic information. This information is kept confidential.
Our purpose in collecting information from you is to help us provide you with better services, such as notifications about special offers and promotions. We will not fully disclose any individually identifiable information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you visit, register on our site or enter information on our site. You can change your personal information at any time by logging into your account.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
On the other hand, FootstepsToFamily may email its members to inform them about the status of the website or of upcoming changes to the site. Additionally, we may email a Member at any time regarding issues with the account.
How do we protect your information?
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
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 (FootstepsToFamily.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites). We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
FootstepsToFamily may share accumulated, anonymous statistical information regarding site usage and traffic patterns with our advertisers and sponsors. Information in these aggregated summary reports cannot be linked to you individually. We will not share personally identifiable information with any third party without your express consent.
Opting into email notifications
At any time, you can opt in or out of email notification, when signing up you are automatically opted out, unless you selected to opt in while signing up, you can change these settings at any time in your personal admin area.
Who can I ask if I have additional questions?
Feel free to contact us any time with any questions you may have regarding our privacy statement.