Your privacy is important to Spurwink’s A Family for ME. Spurwink respects the privacy of every visitor to our websites. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, secure, and use information about our online visitors. We know you care about your information and we want you to be fully informed about our practices.

Our website is not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting Spurwink at one of our websites, you accept the practices described in this Policy.


Our websites provide convenient ways for you to access our services and learn about becoming a licensed resource parent in Maine, our mission, and Maine’s Heart Gallery. We collect information about our online visitors both directly from our visitors and indirectly from other companies that provide data to us. Information collected includes your IP address, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. We use this information to communicate with our supporters and clients and process their transactions. We do not sell it to other organizations.

When you use our websites to register for a program or special event or fill out a form to volunteer, learn more about becoming a licensed resource parent, or make a child inquiry we collect name, phone number, email, address, and licensure status.

We may obtain information about our online visitors from other sources as well. For example, we may engage vendors that provide contact information and other data. We use this data to help us engage with people who may be interested in participating in A Family for ME’s activities or contributing to the A Family for ME mission.

We also collect non-personal information about our online visitors using “cookies,” pixels, web beacons, and other technologies that operate automatically when you visit our website. We use this information to give our website visitors a more relevant online experience and to help us make website improvements. The information helps us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our online visitors are going, and how long they spend there. If you do not want us to collect information using cookies, you can disable this function in your browser. If you block cookies from us, however, you may not be able to see personalized content and our website may not function optimally.


We use a variety of security measures to protect your data. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of personally identifiable information.

No website or electronic data can ever be completely secure, but we are always working to maintain up-to-date and appropriate security mechanisms.

We have a secure system in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our website. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your computing environment. Please be sure to use a secure computer and network connection when you transmit information to us.


If you provide Spurwink’s A Family for ME with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs and activities. We may enter your information into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, request donations, or provide a more personalized online experience.

Spurwink’s A Family for ME does not sell, trade, or share our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity, except as described below.

Spurwink’s A Family for ME does provide your information to Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of resource parent licensure, Heart Gallery child inquiries and adoptive inquiries.

Our website is hosted by a third party who has access to all information on this site. Our partner is responsible for maintaining the privacy described in this statement. The third party retains no rights or privileges associated with the information. (They cannot distribute, sell, exchange the information collected.)


We hope that children and parents will visit our websites together, so they can jointly learn about Spurwink’s A Family for ME and opportunities for children to participate. Spurwink’s A Family for ME does not intentionally collect personal information from people under age 18.

Your Privacy Rights:

• Personal information will not be used for purposes other than those listed above without your consent.
• Consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information for the above purposes is voluntary. By entering personal information into Spurwink Services website, you have consented on behalf of yourself and your child, adolescent or adult family member to allow the use the personal information for the purposes described above. If you choose not to disclose or limit personal information, Spurwink Services’ ability to provide services to you or your family member may be limited.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or your own personal information, please contact us via phone at 207-871-1211, send us an email at or write to:
Attn: Development Department
901 Washington Ave, Suite 100
Portland, ME 04103