Troop1379.org was created by one of the adult volunteers for Troop 1379, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, now Troop 71379. It is a private non-commercial web site. It is not connected with GSEP, which has no control over the content. There is no paid advertising, and any links are for your convenience only.
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Like EVERY website on the internet, when you visit, your IP number (internet address) is recorded. This is the only way the images and text on this site will know how to find their way across the internet to your computer so you can see them.
This site participates in the Cloudflare network. Cloudflare is a free service that uses data from Project Honey Pot to protect sites from website visitors who are using computers known to have been compromised by criminals.
They support their services in part by collecting non-personally-identifiable data about traffic to and from the sites they serve, and they set a cookie when you visit. The cookie is only used by Cloudflare; the troop1379.org website will work just fine if you choose to block it.
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If you had to solve a Cloudflare CAPTCHA before you were able to view this site, your computer is using an internet address that has previously been used by criminals. Most criminals hide their tracks by using malicious software to infect the computers of innocent users, so any actions they take will be logged as coming from the victim's IP, not the criminal's.
If you are on a dynamic IP address (most home users in the US are), or if you are on a computer network at work, you may or may not be the one whose computer is infected. But you should investigate to find out if you have a problem. Most people infected by malicious software do not see any warnings like slowness or pop ups. Yet their computer could be recording every key they type, including their passwords, tax return information, or credit card numbers. That's why we feel giving victims a heads-up via Cloudflare is a valuable service to them.
To investigate further, first visit Ajax DNS. Look at the number in the large box at the top of the page. That is the IP address you are logged into. Then go to Project Honey Pot and enter that IP number in their search box. Look through the results to find learn how long the IP has been listed and when the last time it was seen visiting honeypots. If your modem was logged off the internet and logged back in since the last time it was seen in a honeypot, then your computer is not the one they detected. (To get a "clean" IP, simply log your modem out for several minutes and log back in again.) But if you have been logged in a long time without being disconnected, you need to get help checking your computer for malware
We also have a contact form. This is the preferred contact method, as it makes it easier to find your message among all the spam emails. Completing this form generates an email that is sent to the webmistress. Like ALL email messages, it can be read by other people as it travels the internet. All information collected by the contact form is optional (no required fields); you just won't get a reply if you don't include a way to reply to you. We do not have a newsletter or other form of continued contact that you need to opt out of. We do not share your email address with anyone else, and it is not available to Cloudflare.
If a computer visiting from your IP address engages in malicious activity like posting spam or attempting to hack the site, we may use the IP number to try to identify whom to contact to report it. When we believe the owner of the computer is an innocent victim, we may attempt to alert them of the problem directly. We may also attempt to identify any sponsors that may be profiting from such activity and report them to their hosting companies or registrars. Most hosts and registrars have terms of service prohibiting this activity, and their response to abuse reports will usually be to shut down the account. We define "spam" as unsolicited commercial email; all commercial messages sent via our contact form or mailed to a @troop1379.org email address are unsolicited. In particular, any offers to improve our website or optimize our search engine position will result in your domain or email address being reported for abuse.