The FDNY Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and users. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. Note: You must be 18 years or older to use this web site.
Collection and Use of Information.
The FDNY Foundation collects information to improve the content of our Web page and to contact users. When you visit, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other information. If you are contributing we also collect payment information in order to process your donation. Information you provide to us may be collected by us even if the process was started but not completed or otherwise cancelled. We do not make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, and agents. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. We use information we collect to communicate with you, to process contributions, to provide you with enhanced services and to keep you updated on The FDNY Foundation news and events. We may share your contact information with successor organizations and they may contact you.
Other Information and Use.
To better understand how our visitors use our site, we log and analyze IP addresses, domain names and cookies in order to improve the value of our site. We use this information on an individual and aggregate basis. IP addresses are the locations of computers or networks on the Internet. We log IP address for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. A “cookie” is a tiny text file that we store on your computer to customize your experience and support some necessary functions. We also collect aggregate numbers of page hits in order to track visits or the popularity of certain pages. We do not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any personal Information through these processes. We only accesses information set by The FDNY Foundation and this is neither shared nor revealed to other sites. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. We do not look for other sites’ information on your computer. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. However, if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our site and other sites throughout the World Wide Web may not be complete. Also, you would be unable to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.
Children’s Personal Information.
We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact, collect, maintain or disclose personal information from or about children under 13, without express and verifiable parental consent. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. Parents or guardians with questions may write us at the address below.
Use of Images.
We regularly takes photographs and video (“Images”) of events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on this website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips. We do not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. We reserve the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission. In the event that an image of a child is used, we will not disclose the child’s name, age or other “directory information” without specific written and verifiable consent by the child’s parent or guardian. All images submitted to us, both solicited and unsolicited, become our exclusive property. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against us, our successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve us of liability for its use of the image(s). By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. We reserve the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on our part.
From time to time, we develop better ways to keep you informed and we may use information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of any material changes in the use of personal information and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. Users may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by writing to us at the above address. We encourage you to check back at our web site and review this policy for the latest information. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom of the page.
Updated June 08, 2011