Your privacy is critically important to us.
This policy was last updated August 25, 2020.
What we collect
You provide information by contacting us or donating to us via our Website, via email, by phone, by joining one of our Bridge to Promise groups, or by attending one of our events. Depending on how you provide your information, we will collect some or all of the following information when you contact us or attend one of our events:
where you attend one of our events, your address and proof of address;
reason for attending or registering;
brief summary of why you have contacted us.
We will also process sensitive personal data (such as data concerning your gender identification) about you in the course of our legitimate activities.
When you donate via PayPal, PayPal will send us the following information about you when we request it:
email address; and
What we do with the information we gather
As it is in our legitimate interests to understand your needs and provide you with excellent service, we use your personal data:
for security purposes (so that we can: verify the identity of the member, safeguard our membership groups; keep our events safe and secure);
to provide our services;
for internal record keeping;
to improve and tailor our services;
to arrange events and programs; and
where you consent, to send you promotional emails about new projects, or request feedback, or provide other information which we think you will find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
When you donate via PayPal, PayPal will send us your name, email address and address. We use this information where it is in our legitimate interests in order to maintain our records for legal (tax) purposes and for donor relation purposes.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Website or over email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access or modification.
We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
Sharing and storing your personal data
The personal data provided when you contact us or attend one of our events is stored in our management database…
We will only share your personal data in emergencies, where we will share your personal data with the emergency services, to the extent necessary to protect your vital interests.
How long do we store your personal data?
We retain your information as follows:
If you are one of our Bridge to Promise program members, we will retain your data so that we can easily retrieve it when you call us or attend one of our events. However, if we have no contact with you for two years, we will contact you to confirm whether you wish to remain a member. If you do not wish to remain a member or we do not receive a response from you, we will delete your data.
If you are a member of one of Bridge to Promise groups, you can terminate your membership at any time. If you terminate your membership, your information will be deleted within 12 months.
If you donate, we will retain the personal data collected for the purposes of administering the donation for 24 months, and then the data is deleted if there has been no additional activity.
After you have terminated your use of Bridge to Promise services, we will store your information in an aggregated and anonymized format in order to use this data for statistical purposes to improve our services and in order to complete grant applications.
You have certain rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you. Some of these only apply in certain circumstances. We have described these situations below, as well as how you can exercise your rights. To exercise any of your rights, please email us: .
Please note that for each of the rights below we will, in some instances, have valid legal reasons to refuse your request, in such instances we will let you know if that is the case.
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
Access: You have the right to know whether we process personal data about you, ad if we do, to access data we hold about you and certain information about how we use it and whom we share it with.
Portability: You have the right to receive a subset of the personal data you provide us if we process it on the bases of our contract with you or with your consent in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and a right to request that we transfer such personal data to another party. If you wish for us to transfer the personal data to another party, please ensure you detail that party and note that we can only do so where it is technically feasible. We are not responsible for the security of the personal data or its processing once received by the third party.
Correction: You have the right to require us to correct any personal data held about you that is inaccurate and have incomplete data completed.
Erasure: You have the right to request that we erase the personal data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
→ where you believe it is no longer necessary for us to hold the personal data;
→ we are processing it on the basis of your consent, and you wish to withdraw your consent;
→ we are processing your data on the basis of our legitimate interest and you object to such processing;
→ you no longer wish us to use your data to send you marketing; or
→ you believe we are unlawfully processing your data.
Please provide as much detail as possible on your reasons for the request to assist us in determining whether you have a valid basis for erasure.
Restriction of Processing to Storage Only:
You have a right to require us to stop processing the personal data we hold about you other than for storage purposes in the following circumstances:
→ you believe the personal data is not accurate for the period it takes for us to verify whether the data is accurate;
→ we wish to erase the personal data as the processing we are doing is unlawful, but you want us to simply restrict the use of that data;
→ we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require us to retain the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
→ you have objected to us processing personal data we hold about you on the basis of our legitimate interest and you wish us to stop processing the personal data whilst we determine whether there is an overriding interest in us retaining such personal data.
Objection: You have the right to object to our processing of data about you and we will consider your request. Please provide us with detail as to your reasoning so that we can assess whether there is a compelling overriding interest in us continuing to process such data or we need to process it in relation to legal claims.
Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
Children Age 13 and Under: Our services are not directed at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We also recognize the special obligation to protect personally identifiable information obtained from children age 13 and under. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, WE REQUEST THAT YOU NOT SUBMIT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO THE SITE. If we discover that a child age 13 or younger has signed up on the Site or provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s identifiable information from our records.
Bridge to Promise nonetheless encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:
Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
Know the sites your kids are visiting, and which sites are appropriate.
Look for Website privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.
Check out the FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children's privacy online.
Withdrawal of Consent
Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing .
Objection to Marketing
At any time, you have the right to object to our processing of data about you in order to contact you about Bridge to Promise news and events and we will stop processing the data for that purpose.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at and we will endeavor to deal with your request.
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Third-Party Services & Links to Other Websites
In general, the third-party providers used by us, such as PayPal, Facebook, and Instagram, will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Any material changes we make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@BridgetoPromise.org or you can write to us at: Bridge to Promise, PO BOX 247, Roosevelt, NY 11575.