Welcome to the official website of Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC). This website is owned and operated by Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Information We Collect
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy and personal information of our online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals, unless they provide it voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to view our site. To process online transactions, we do collect identifiable data including names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc. when voluntarily submitted by a customer. This information is used solely by GSHNC in the internal operations of our site. We do not sell information to third parties and will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share; (ii) sharing the information is necessary to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to share by law.
COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) was established to promote safe internet usage by children. The Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council website uses its best efforts to comply with the COPPA guidelines on data collection, particularly from children. We encourage you to read more about COPPA.
Credit Card Safety
Protecting the safety of your credit card information is important, so we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website servers. Your credit card number is encrypted when you place an order and when a transfer is made to participating merchants. GSHNC limits access to personal information to employees with a specific need for this information. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer. If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.
Links to other Websites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by GSHNC. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide links solely for the convenience of our visitors.
The safety and security of your online experience is of utmost concern. We ensure appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online.
How to Contact Us
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
7007 Idlewild Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28212