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{{Alert|'''Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about anyone under the age of 18 is ''strictly prohibited'' on this website. Any [[User]] who violates this policy will be ''banned''.''' Additionally, we may report such actions to the appropriate local and/or National council.}}
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==What is ''Personally Identifiable Information''?==
==What is ''Personally Identifiable Information''?==
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While there are varying definitions of what ''officially'' constitutes '''Personally Identifiable Information (PII)''', our definition is pretty straight-forward:<br /><br />
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While there are varying definitions of what constitutes '''Personally Identifiable Information (PII)''', our definition is pretty straight-forward:<br /><br />
{{quote|'''Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to ''identify'', ''contact'', or ''locate'' you.'''}}<br />
{{quote|'''Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to ''identify'', ''contact'', or ''locate'' you.'''}}<br />
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* Last name
* Last name
* Home or work address
* Home or work address
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* Information revealing some "other" place where you can be found at a given time
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* Information revealing some '''''"other"''''' place where you can be found at a given time
: &mdash; such as: The fact that you're a member of Troop 1234 could be used with other seemingly unrelated information to find you.
: &mdash; such as: The fact that you're a member of Troop 1234 could be used with other seemingly unrelated information to find you.
* Age, birthday, date of birth
* Age, birthday, date of birth
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===Example===
===Example===
"Hi! My name is James. I'm 13, a Life Scout, and am the PL of the Goth patrol in Troop 123 at ''ABC'' Church, Anytown... WE ROCK!"
"Hi! My name is James. I'm 13, a Life Scout, and am the PL of the Goth patrol in Troop 123 at ''ABC'' Church, Anytown... WE ROCK!"
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Note: ''MeritBadgeDotOrg'' is '''not''' a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_service social network service] !
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==See also==
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==External links==
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* ''Official'' [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/UnitWeb.aspx BSA Unit Website Guidelines] <small>''&mdash; Last accessed: April 4, 2011''</small>
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===BSA===
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* ''Official'' [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/CouncilWeb.aspx BSA Local Council Website Guidelines] <small>''&mdash; Last accessed: February 21, 2012''</small>
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* ''Official'' [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/UnitWeb.aspx BSA Unit Website Guidelines] <small>''&mdash; Last accessed: February 21, 2012''</small>
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* ''Official'' [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/SocialMedia.aspx BSA Social Media Guidelines] <small>''&mdash; Last accessed: February 21, 2012''</small>
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===Wikipedia===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Guidance_for_younger_editors Wikipedia:Guidance for younger editors] <small>''&mdash; Last accessed: February 21, 2012''</small>
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This page documents an official MeritBadgeDotOrg policy, an accepted standard that all users should follow. Before editing a page, please make sure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page of the article in question.


WARNING! Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about anyone under the age of 18 is strictly prohibited on this website. Any User who violates this policy will be banned. Additionally, we may report such actions to the appropriate local and/or National council.

What is Personally Identifiable Information?

While there are varying definitions of what constitutes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), our definition is pretty straight-forward:

Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate you.

Factors

The combination of any two (or more) of the following constitutes Personally Identifiable Information on this website:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Home or work address
  • Information revealing some "other" place where you can be found at a given time
— such as: The fact that you're a member of Troop 1234 could be used with other seemingly unrelated information to find you.
  • Age, birthday, date of birth
  • School or grade
  • Hometown or place of birth
  • Gender
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Zip Code
  • Photographs or images (of course)
  • ....you get the idea.

Combining any of these seemingly harmless facts constitutes Personally Identifiable Information — information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate you.

Example

"Hi! My name is James. I'm 13, a Life Scout, and am the PL of the Goth patrol in Troop 123 at ABC Church, Anytown... WE ROCK!"
Note: MeritBadgeDotOrg is not a social networking service !

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