Information Collection

PA Dutch Council, BSA is the sole owner of the information collected on and related sites. PA Dutch Council, BSA collects information from our users at several different points on our Website.

Sign Up for Email Communication

We collect contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address to be able to send email communications and to verify your registration status as a member of the PA Dutch Council.

Submit Suggestions

Suggestions for improvement are encouraged. To follow-up and respond to the suggestions, we collect contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address.

Children’s Information

All forms collecting information are directed toward adults, not children. The areas of the site directed toward children do not specifically require or request information from children under the age of 13 nor require more information than is necessary from a child in order to participate in activity offered on our sites.

Information Use

Information is collected only to be able to respond to inquiries or requests. These include one-time responses to user requests for information or to send requested email communications. We collect mailing addresses to verify membership status in PA Dutch Council.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. We simply use cookies to direct users to the local Boy Scout Council information within their zip code area. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will have to reenter zip code information

Log Files

Like most standard Website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use this information to assess the effectiveness of marketing efforts and to improve the usability of the site.

Communications from the Site

We only send email or postal mailings in response to requests for information.

Sharing Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Website.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We may share aggregated demographic information with other Boy Scout Councils that share in these sites. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Sharing of Users’ Personal Information

We DO NOT share personal information with third parties.

Service Providers

We partner with our web hosting company for application development and hosting. However, we have written non-disclosure agreements in place and information is shared only for development purposes.


Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and/or other email communications may opt-out by replying to the message with “unsubscribe” in the subject line of the email. The user may also contact us by phone at (717) 394-4063 or by postal mail at: PA Dutch Council, BSA, 603 Janet Avenue Suite B-114, Lancaster, PA 17601, to opt-out. User information is not being collected by any outside parties.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, PA Dutch Council, BSA are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.


We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure once we receive it. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in secured facilities. PA Dutch Council employees are trained and kept up-to-date on our security procedures. If you have any questions about security at our website, you can send an email to

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete users’ personally identifiable information. If a user requests deletion, all information will be removed from the site’s database. Correcting, updating or deleting users’ personally identifiable information can be done by emailing our webmaster at or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. If a parent believes that their child has submitted information to the site, they can contact the site administrator at for the PA Dutch Council to have their child’s information deleted from the site’s database.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices. Should we decide to start collecting information from children under the age of 13, the site will take the necessary steps to notify the parent and if needed, obtain parental consent.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

PA Dutch Council, Boy Scouts of America
630 Janet Ave #B114
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 394-4063