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” 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 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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or sending a notice by United States mail to the following address at the end of this policy.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies:
Go to the heading “Manage Cookies” and click onto the option you prefer, either stopping cookies being installed, or notifying you of them;
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 https://www.aboutcookies.org. (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.
BFF MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR SAFETY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. BFF MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF HARMFUL COMPUTER CODE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BFF, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE.
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.
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 https://www.belafontefamilyfoundation.org/.
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.
Belafonte Family Foundation
119 West 72nd Street
NY NY 10023