Policies

SpiralScouts International Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Washington.

Trademark notice:

The program level names RainDrops, FireFlies, SpiralScouts, and PathFinders are registered Trademarks of SpiralScouts International, Inc., and may not be used without the express written permission of SpiralScouts International, Inc.

SpiralScouts International and the Aquarian Tabernacle Church jointly own the trademark rights to these names and the Spiral logo.

Copyright notice:

The material on this site may not be published nor broadcast without obtaining prior permission, unless it is published or broadcast in total, without changes or editing of any kind. Because this offer is made, the "fair use" provisions of the International Copyright Convention and U. S. copyright laws do not apply, and permission MUST be obtained to abridge this material. Permission must be sought and obtained in writing, or the material must be published in its entirety as noted above. Copyright violations are prosecuted vigorously.

Use of the SpiralScouts name and logo:

In order to protect the rights this trademark affords us, and to protect our children, we have instituted the following policies.

No one may use the names or trademarks without first having requested and received written approval from SpiralScouts International, Inc. "SpiralScouts" is a registered trademark. It is one word, and the font (whenever possible) should be Comic Sans. The SpiralScouts logo is a clockwise spiral of stars and symbols, either in color or in black and white.

Only currently chartered Circles and Hearths have license to use the SpiralScouts name and logo on any and all materials they might find useful, as long as the use is in good taste and does not detract from the overall image of SpiralScouts International, in accordance with published rules.

Chartered Circles and Hearths must inform SpiralScouts HQ of any websites they create using the SpiralScouts name. For printing and other purposes, they may get printing done through SpiralScouts HQ or they may request camera ready artwork from HQ.

Only approved ProtoCircles (those who are seeking to form a SpiralScouts Circle or Hearth in their area) may use our name and logo in advertising upcoming meetings and in seeking sponsors, only by prior written permission and only accoring to published rules, as long as such use is in good taste and does not detract from the overall image of SpiralScouts International.

All other uses of our name and logo should be cleared with SpiralScouts HQ. Please e-mail volunteers@spiralscouts.org for more information

Social Media Policies:

Policies regarding Charters and the use of social media such as FaceBook, Yahoo!, Google +  etc for the purpose of communication within the Charter.

  1. Name must be: SpiralScouts Charter Name ###   (e.i. SpiralScouts Black Bear Circle 182).

  2. Group must be set to private (secret) and have Registered SSI members only.

  3. All Registered Members must comply with COPPA. (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

  4. All Registered Adults Must sign a statement that they have read, understand and agree to comply with COPPA.

  5. Must delete the group or remove the SpiralScouts Charter name if they decharter.

  6. It is suggested that all Registered Leaders be set as Administrators on the group.

  7. Must inform HQ of the group. (HQ@spiralscouts.org)

Commonly Asked Questions About Email Lists

Registered Adult Applications:

All Registered Adults must complete all SpiralScouts International Training within six months of HQ receiving the application. After this time if training is not complete, paperwork will be destroyed and fees will be non-refundable. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

Privacy and personal information:

Welcome to the SpiralScouts™ International (S*SI) Web Site. S*SI recognizes the desire of many Web Site visitors to protect their online privacy. S*SI has provided this Web Site Privacy Statement to inform visitors to all spiralscouts.org sites of S*SI's approach to online privacy.