Unit Visit Tracking System: Personal Information
the scouting.org Web site, which is available at http://scouting.org/PrivacyPolicy.aspx
By the terms of that policy, we have agreed to provide notification of any
instance in which we deviate from its stated practices. The following information
pertains to personal information used by the unit visit tracking system.
What information does this site collect?
In order to use the system, users are be required to create an account that
includes a personal profile that contains their name and e-mail address. A
space is also provided for a user to enter a telephone number, but it is
How does the BSA use the information it collects?
The information collected by the unit visit tracking system will be used only
to communicate with users about the system and to send them other communications
relevant to their existing relationship with the organization as a commissioner
service volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
With whom does the BSA share the information that is collected?
Aside of professional employees of the Boy Scouts of America, the only
individuals who will be able to view this information are other members of the
commissioner service in each user's specific district and/or council. These
individuals are volunteer members of the organization.
How does the BSA maintain the information it collects?
Since the information requested is of a personal, yet low-risk nature, it is
maintained in a location on the Web server that is not accessible to the
public and accessible only to those who create an account on the system.
Any user may access his own data via the system for the purpose of making
updates or changes, and users are empowered to delete their own accounts,
which will immediately and permanently remove personal information from the
system, with the exception of their names, which are permanently associated
with any data they may have entered as a validated user.
Is it possible to use the system without providing personal information?
To some extent, yes: a valid e-mail address must be provided to create an
account, but a user may enter a false name and omit their telephone number to
protect his identity. Also, he may elect to use the tool to monitor his own
unit visits, but refrain from "validating" the account, which means any
information provided (user profile and unit visit data) will not be shared
with district and council volunteers.
However, when users who choose to validate their accounts and share their
information, their district and/or council may insist upon providing factual
information about their identities and they may elect to dissociate any account
from the district/council if this information is falsified.