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Website Visitor Privacy Policy

Website Visitor Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of Boys Town, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home. We recognize that visitors to our sites may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Website Visitors Privacy Policy provides some information concerning visits to our web sites. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time, without notice and at the sole discretion of Boys Town. This policy is applicable to all web sites owned and operated by Boys Town.

Boys Town employs several safeguards for all data that enters the local network from the Internet. Examples of these practices include use of firewall, e-mail filtering and a public key infrastructure to enforce perimeter security, use of anti-malware software, workstation and server disk encryption, file level and share level document security, and control of physical access to data centers. Boys Town also has a three-prong approach to data protection. All data is backed up to disk, then replicated to a secondary data center, and written to tape and stored in a third secured location.

Data transmissions from visitors that involve financial transactions are secured using the certificate-based https protocol.

What information do we collect?

When you interact with our website, we may collect the following information from you:

  • Website browsing data collected automatically including device and IP information, website actions and traffic patterns, which is automatically collected through cookies and other tracking methods as you navigate the website. Our website and other digital platforms also include third-party features and widgets (e.g., social sharing) that may collect data.
  • Information that you provide to us when you submit a contact form, create an account, subscribe to newsletters, fill out a survey or complete a transaction, and more.

Boys Town uses third party service providers and cookies to improve our service, user experience, and to analyze how the website is used. The information collected is anonymized traffic data including length of stay on the Website, browser information, and device information. The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people are accessing and using the Website.

What do we do with the information collected?

Boys Town and our third-party vendors may use your personal, platform or transactional data to:

  • Provide you with relevant information about our programs and services.
  • Carry out a request or transaction you have initiated.
  • Improve the performance and user experience of our website.

We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

We may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf. We only provide those companies with the information they need to deliver the service and prohibit them from using any information shared for any other purpose. Aggregated, depersonalized traffic data is shared with certain advertisers to optimize campaigns.

We may disclose the personal information we collect through the Website, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce the Terms or other agreements with you; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Boys Town, our users, or others.

About third party cookies

Data on site visitors and visits may be collected via pixels and cookies from Boys Town and third party providers. "Cookies" are small text files used to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are an industry-standard tool that are designed to facilitate site usability without impacting a visitor's system and files. The information we collect is used to understand the demographics and interests of our website audience, improve the content and functionality of our web sites, notify consumers about updates to our web sites, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes and employment purposes.

Opt-out of cookies

We collect data through third party providers which use cookies and technologies to collect and analyze data about the use of our website and online resources.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements. To serve such advertisements, these companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags). If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn about your choices in connection with it, please visit or

If you have concerns or questions about our site, our visitor’s policy, or the data we collect, we can be reached via email at or via traditional mail at:

Privacy Officer
C/O Boys Town Legal Department
14100 Crawford St.
Boys Town, NE 68010

Electronic Communications and Opt-out

Electronic communications policy

At registration and at various times as you use the Website, you will have the option of receiving regular newsletters, email, or Short Message Service (SMS) texts (electronic communications) with personally identifiable informational (PII) or promotional newsletters (Promotional Materials). While we do not charge fees to receive text messages, message and Data Rates from your wireless carrier may apply. Any costs incurred as a result are your responsibility. Messages may come from Boys Town directly and/or from third parties on our behalf.

You may elect to receive electronic communications through a variety of methods including, but not limited to express statements in which you provide your email address or mobile telephone number in order that we can contact you to communicate information such as test results or appointment reminders, or through general consents where you provide your contact information for general correspondence related to our ongoing relationship with you as a healthcare provider. By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive voice and electronic communications by voice and text and by providing your email address you agree to receive email and agree that the that the device(s) and account(s) that will receive the electronic communications are appropriately secured.

Opt-out of communication

If you do not want to receive electronic communication from us in the future, you may let us know by sending us an email to or by using the unsubscribe function in the footer on the email you are receiving. Please note requests to remove your email address from our lists may take some time to fulfill. Should you opt out, and once your request has been fulfilled, we will not send you general notifications or correspondence; however, you will still receive donation receipts in the event of an online donation. If you wish to stop receiving text messages at any time you may do so by simply responding STOP to any text message from us. For additional assistance, email

Social Media
Social media disclaimer and community guidelines

Boys Town does not tolerate abusive or violent content/language on our social media and digital community spaces. This includes material that is defamatory, obscene, harassing, bullying or otherwise inappropriate. Boys Town reserves the right to remove content from our social media channels if we feel it violates these standards. Boys Town reserves the right to block users for inappropriate conduct or behavior.

The information contained on this site is protected by copyright. No portion or element of this site may be copied, distributed, sold, displayed or altered without the advance express written consent of Boys Town.