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Donor Privacy Policy

Updated October 2023


As a donor submitting personally identifying information (“Personal Information”) to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing and use of Personal Information for the purposes stated below. 

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us via one of the email addresses identified on our website or when you otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question.  We collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.  We also collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, at a special event, over the phone or by mailing in a check.  The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by The Belafonte Family Foundation. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above. 

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We only rent or exchange lists we maintain that may include your Personal Information, collected on the website or through any other activities, with other third parties we believe engage in activities that are not inconsistent with the mission and core beliefs of The Belafonte Family Foundation. You may opt out of having your Personal Information shared by us by following the process described in our general privacy policy. 

  • We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.

  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration. 

  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us.  

  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud.  We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation.  If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

  • You have the right to review information that we have collected about you.  To review that information please contact us in writing: 

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties. 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we do, we will note the last update at the top of the page.

You can learn more by reading our general Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

The Belafonte Family Foundation (BFF) strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our supporters and others through all of our communication channels and from website visitors. The protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.

This privacy policy will communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that is provided to us and can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number(s), email address, among other information (hereinafter “Personal Information”), as well as certain non-personally identifiable information collected when visiting our website such as the type of browser you are using (such as Safari or Chrome), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., AT&T or Verizon), aggregate data about the number of visits to the site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited (hereinafter “Aggregate Data”).

This policy also applies to our social media channels, as well as to personal information we collect offline. This policy does not apply to information or data BFF might chose to purchase from other sources. BFF uses its best efforts to not share information it collects from those persons it provides services to (commonly referred to as “clients”).  See our supplemental Donor Privacy Policy for how we use the information we collect through social media fundraising efforts, including but not limited to DonorBox and text to give programs and which applies to donors in tandem with this Privacy Policy. For DonorBox Donor Privacy Policy please go to

This policy will be updated periodically, so please feel free to reread periodically. (The updated date is listed above). By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that The Belafonte Family Foundation may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Belafonte Family Foundation Collection and Use of Personal Information:

BFF collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by individuals, supporters, volunteers, and visitors to this website.  We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support. In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from BFF or make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other BFF activities and/or fundraising campaigns, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection.  We may also use your name, postal address and telephone number(s) to contact you offline.

In the event an employer establishes a giving fund their employees can contribute to, BFF might ask for the donor (employee’s) consent in sharing their personal information back with the employer, for the limited purposes of substantiating the donation and acknowledging the employee’s support.

If you do not wish us to contact you offline, receive such mailings or share your information with these organizations, you may opt-out by contacting us in accordance with the “Opt-Out” section of this policy.

BFF uses third-party vendors to provide services on our website and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services, such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions on our behalf.

Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, BFF will not give or sell the Personal Information you provide online.

Use of Email Address:

When you donate to BFF or sign up on our website, take an advocacy action, share your story or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address. BFF does not sell or rent your email address to any third party. Email addresses gathered from donors or subscribers are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

BFF complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. All email solicitations from third parties contain a link to unsubscribe.  You may subscribe or unsubscribe to BFF at any time by contacting or sending a notice by United States mail to the following address at the end of this policy.  


User Submissions:

As a user of this site, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting.  Therefore, do not impersonate another person and not transmit material to us that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you won them or have the permission of the owner; do not send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; do not send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; and do not send sexually explicit images, advertising or solicitations of business, or chain letters.

You represent and warrant that any information and/or material you post or provide to BFF through any medium is truthful, accurate, not misleading, not confidential property of others, and not in violation of any other third party’s rights.  


Calls and Texts:

If you give us your number, we may call or text you regarding BFF’s programs or seek donations.  We will contact you through these methods only in accordance with applicable legal requirements, and you always have the ability to opt-out of further calls or texts.

Cookie Policy, tags, and other tracking technologies:

We use cookies, small files that are sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, to improve our site’s operation.  The cookie is used to speed up your access to the site and the information you wish to see, as well as for website analytics, marketing efforts, and for functionality.  We may also use other tools to collect data when you visit our website, including pixel tags and other tracking technologies.

BFF may use “cookies” and similar tools like pixel tags and similar tracking technologies, through third party services on our website, to collect aggregate statistical information and data. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose.  Your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies.  Please be advised that if you block cookies, some site functionality may be lost.
Types of Cookies We May Opt to Use: We may use the following types of cookies on our site:

  • Session cookies – These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. This cookie is automatically placed onto your browser by the server software.

  • Analytical cookies – Our website uses third-party cookies, such as Google Analytics and ClickTale cookies (third-party cookies) for the following purposes cookie to record the time of your first visit to website, the time of your most recent visit to the website and the time of your current visit;

    •     a cookie to record your device type;

    •     a cookie to record your geolocation;

    •     a cookie to record which page(s) you visit on the website;

    •     a cookie to record how long you stayed on the website;

    •     a cookie to record how you located our website (i.e. Google search, keyword, link from other page etc.); and

    •     cookies to provide additional analytical data regarding your use of our site.

 Third-Party “Cookies” - We use third-party advertising companies to create and distribute advertising on our behalf. These companies may also employ cookies and action tags (also known as single-pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is anonymous.

BFF might also partners with digital platforms that utilize cookies for website retargeting. purpose of website retargeting is to find visitors of these partners advertising clients’ properties (websites, apps, and newsletters) and send them digital advertising based on their visit or interaction with the client’s owned properties or advertising. The digital platforms use cookies to identify users and then personalize ads based on their browsing experience. 

We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please see Types of Cookies Used by Google. The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and do not store your personal information. They will not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.  However, outside of the Google Analytics platform, BFF may use unique IDs to link Personal Information to Google Analytics data. You can opt-out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page

Technologies other than HTTP cookies may be used by third parties in a similar way, to recognize the email recipients’ computer or device and to keep track of which user identities match to which devices or browsers, and those technologies may not respond to browser settings that block conventional cookies. You may opt of many of these types of technologies by visiting the Network Advertising Opt Out page. You can also opt-out of display re-marketing ads directly by clicking on the blue triangle called ‘AdChoices’ in the right-hand corner of the ad and follow the instructions. Please note if you delete your cookies or switch devices this exclusion won’t carry over.  We are not responsible for third parties’ use of cookies.

Disabling cookies
If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies:

  1. Go to the heading “Manage Cookies” and click onto the option you prefer, either stopping cookies being installed, or notifying you of them;

  2. From the list provided, click onto the program which your computer uses; if this is not shown on the list, click on the “help” heading on the bar at the top of this page, search for information on “cookies” - an explanation of how to delete cookies will appear, then follow the instructions.

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.

How you adjust your browser to stop it accepting cookies or to notify you of them, will depend on the type of internet browser program your computer uses. You can follow the appropriate instructions for your specific browser type at (BFF is not responsible for external websites).

Cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third-party websites or external data suppliers. If you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our site do not work properly.


Protecting your information; Security

We understand that no matter how we collect your information, we have a responsibility to protect it.

We and our third-party service providers constantly look for threats and take reasonable steps to respond to those threats, protecting the information users share with us.  Of course, no method of Internet transmission or data storage can provide guaranteed protection to your information.  If anything should ever happen to your information, we’ll let you know as soon as we can and try our best to make it right.

BFF is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed primarily by U.S. law.  Where we are subject to the privacy laws of other countries, we comply with those requirements.  If you access or use our services or provide information to us, your information will be processed and stored in the United States, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under your local law.

This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure.

Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.




External Links

Links to other Websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those Websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other Websites are provided by BFF as a convenience to its users. BFF is not responsible for the materials contained at any Website linked to this site. If you visit the Websites of any of our partners, please consult their privacy policy.  Our privacy policies and terms of use apply only to your use of the BFF site and direct interactions with BFF. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.

A Special Note About Children:

BFF does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.  You must be 13 years of age or older to access the site.  BFF has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.

Binding Effect/Modification of Policy and Terms

By accessing the BFF, you agree that the terms, combined with your act of using the website and/or services offered on or through the website have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable stature of frauds.  You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability or admissibility of the terms on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized.  In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print the terms.

BFF may change this Privacy Policy and Terms of use at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on the Website.  Your continued viewing of or use of this website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.

Opt-out/Deletion/Contact BFF:

If you wish to have your data deleted, opt-out of receiving future communications, opt-out of having your information shared by BFF, or exercise any other privacy right you may have by law, please contact BFF at the below address or submit your request via BFF’s website

Postal Address:  
Belafonte Family Foundation
119 West 72nd Street
NY NY 10023

All deletion and opt-out requests will be honored, within 8 weeks for opt-out changes to be fully implemented.

Should you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, contact BFF at:

Belafonte Family Foundation
119 West 72nd Street
NY NY 10023

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