Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The FDNY Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, customers, visitors, and users. Personal information of all donors and users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.

Our Commitment to Our Donors

The FDNY Foundation is committed to respecting our donors’ privacy. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity nor will we send donors mailings on behalf of other organizations. Information about donors will be kept strictly confidential unless permission is obtained from donors to release information. This policy applies to donor information received online and offline.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. If you make a contribution or register for an event, we will request personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, email address and debit/credit card information. All information provided to the FDNY Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server (website) and a client (browser). We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by qualified employees of the FDNY Foundation. Credit card information is collected via Stripe (www.stripe.com). Stripe’s terms of use are available at https://stripe.com/us/terms and its privacy policy is available at https://stripe.com/us/privacy.

Collection and Use of Information

The FDNY Foundation collects information to improve the content of our Web page and other program information to contact donors, visitors, and users. When you visit, we may ask for your basic information. If you are contributing we also collect payment information. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. The FDNY Foundation does no phone solicitation. However, non-personally identifiable information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Upon request we provide users with access to all information that we maintain about them. Users can access this information or have it corrected by contacting us using the contact information provided below.

Other Information and Use

To better understand how our visitors use our site, we makes use of “Cookies”; small text files placed on your computer to customize your experience and support some necessary functions. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, however please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Use of Links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. Third party links have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these links.

Email Lists
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties. If you wish to opt-out of receiving information and be removed from our mailing list, please inform us using the contact information provided below.

Children and Privacy

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. Parents or guardians with questions may write us at the address below.

Use of Images

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. 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 images. By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the images, and that it was taken lawfully. We reserve the right to edit and use any images.

Online Privacy Only

This policy applies only to any information collected.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes

From time to time, we develop better ways to keep you informed and we may use information for new, unanticipated uses. If our information practices change, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.

Contact

To update your donor information or if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please email [email protected].