The Action Center for Education and Community Development, herein referred to as “The Action Center”, developed and maintains www.theactioncenter.com to provide our network of donors, service providers, volunteers and constituents with information about our work and our mission. Access to and use of The Action Center’s website, linking to The Action Center’s website as well as downloading The Action Center materials and content is subject to terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement.

Your use of The Action Center’s website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions. Please note that The Action Center reserves the right to alter or amend this Terms of Use at any time for any reason and without notice.  Residents of New York may obtain financial and/or licensing information from the below address: A copy of the most recent financial report is available from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Division, The Capitol, Albany, New York 12224- 0341. Privacy Policy The Action Center for Education and Community Development, herein referred to as “The Action Center”, created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices.

Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our website or in another manner (e.g. telephone, regular mail or face-to-face), we strive to honor your privacy preferences.

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO

  1. Abide by the practices described in this Privacy Statement, as may be amended from time to time, and
  2. The transfer, processing and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.

WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION:

You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, requesting communications, applying for a job with The Action Center and/or in connection with other The Action Center business (whether it is via the web site, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications).

INFORMATION SECURITY:

The Action Center has a layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server.

THE ACTION CENTER MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Personal information will be shared internally at The Action Center to complete your donations transactions, to contact you about our on-going work, discuss employment opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to help children in need. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs. The Action Center may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal address with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, The Action Center will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.

EXCEPTIONS:

The Action Center reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations: Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. The Action Center hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services and order fulfillment services. If you choose to make an application for employment, make a donation on-line, by phone, through the mail or by other means, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy. Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, charitable services or personal or real property (for example, see the Terms of Use), or if we have reason to believe that one of The Action Center website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority. Requesting Communications. We share information provided by our website visitors with third parties that provide services on our behalf – for example, to send communications. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

WEBSITE LINKS:

In order to provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include “links” to other websites from our website. The Action Center’s privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Anytime you leave The Action Center website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third- parties might do with the information. It is important that you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully, BEFORE you use any services or programs offered.