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Is participating in the Digital Cookie platform safe for girls?

The Digital Cookie platform emphasizes the safety of both girls and customers. Before girls are allowed to set up their site they are required to learn about Internet safety through our "Safe Selling for Smart Cookies" video. In addition girls take an Internet Safety Pledge and parents/caregivers agree to our Terms and Conditions before using the web-based platform. Parents/caregivers must also approve all updates and changes girls make when customizing their Digital Cookie site. Girls using the mobile app that enables them to process cookie sales on-the-go will adhere to the same safety standards as those participating in traditional Girl Scout Cookie sales.

What new skills do girls learn with the Digital Cookie platform?

Aside from honing in on the Girl Scout Cookie Program’s “5 Skills”—goal setting money management people skills decision making and business ethics—the Digital Cookie platform provides girls an opportunity to get hands-on experience with twenty-first-century skills in areas such as financial literacy social responsibility STEM innovation ecommerce entrepreneurship teamwork email marketing data tracking site setup and managing customer lists—to name just a few!

Is it safe to enter my credit card information on girls' Digital Cookie platforms? Is there protection against data breaches?

Our systems are fully Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant and consumers can feel absolutely confident that their financial information is not stored. Both the online and mobile platforms of Digital Cookie transmit financial data to credit card processors and “scrub” credit card and other identifiable information from the systems.

Are consumers able to find girls' Digital Cookie sites by searching online?

No. We take girls’ safety very seriously! In true Girl Scout style the girls always initiate the cookie sale. This allows girls to learn from the experience provide customers with all relevant information about the cookies they are offering and—most importantly—stay safe. Girls have pledged to only share their Digital Cookie personalized URL with trusted friends and family members.

Will Girl Scouts use my information in any other way aside from confirming my order and delivering my cookies? Will my personal information be shared with third parties?

We will not use your information other than to place confirm and deliver your order. We do not share personal information with third parties. For purposes of clarity individuals whose information is obtained by GSUSA through any alternate means shall not be subject to this exception.