Information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide you with a smooth, efficient and customized experience; to send you information and invitations upon your request; and to thank you for your support of the causes we support.
In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our site. This information might include which URL you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate. This collective data helps us to determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you.
We may also aggregate data and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to organizations that have provided us with funding, for informational and fundraising purposes.
Personally Identifiable Information
Unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may list the names of all donors in annual reports, newsletters, brochures, benefit programs and online to recognize the generosity of those who have given to our cause. We do not otherwise share our donor lists with anyone (except internal and external service providers as stated below). In particular, we do not sell our donor lists to anyone or include them in any direct mail solicitations.
NYC Outward Bound Schools does not accept liability for postings, by you or anyone else, of any of your or others’ personally identifiable information on any part of our website.
You may choose to apply for a position at NYC Outward Bound Schools through our jobs links, or by sending us a resume and letter (containing personally identifiable information) related to employment or internship opportunities at NYC Outward Bound Schools. Any information you provide to us in this regard will be viewed only by NYC Outward Bound Schools, strictly for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications as an employee or intern for the organization.
You may choose to contact NYC Outward Bound Schools, by e-mail or otherwise, with other inquiries. Any personally identifiable information you provide in connection with such inquiries will be collected, accessed and used by NYC Outward Bound Schools solely for the purpose of ensuring that your inquiries are answered.
We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services, and therefore, may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we use other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as processing donations and credit card payments, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, providing customer service, and developing and hosting our databases. These companies and individuals may have access to your personally identifiable information as needed to perform their functions, but, under our agreements with them, may not use it for any other purpose.
“Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive; each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our website, and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.
If you donate on our site www.nycoutwardbound.org, we will save your e-mail in a cookie. Our website will not, under any circumstances, save your credit card number in any way.
You should be aware, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet; third parties could unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.
As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or might expose us or you to liability.
Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has otherwise provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us at 718-706-9900; if that parent or guardian requests that such content be taken down, we will do so.
Other Information Collectors
Accessing Your Information
We work to process and maintain accurately the information that you share with us. If you have donated to us, subscribed to our communications, or otherwise provided personal information that you believe we have processed in error, please call us at 718-706-9900.
We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy, based on your comments and our need to reflect accurately our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website.