Types of Information We Collect
Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as his or her name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other account number, and information about his or her activities when directly linked to that person such as information about his or her donations. Personal information also includes demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences, when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies the individual.
Personal information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or clients, from which individual client identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service might be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Likewise, information you provide might be collected and combined with information provided by others. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and client needs so that we can better consider new services, and tailor existing services to community’s needs and desires. We might share aggregate information about our client with third parties for various purposes, such as helping us better understand and improve our services.
How We Collect and Use Personal Information
BCNC collects personal information from you at several different points on our Web site, as set forth below. In general, we use personal information for the purpose for which it was collected (such as to provide electronic newsletter, complete fee payment or collect donations), for our own internal operations, to respond to your inquiries and for other purposes as described below.
Sign up for BCNC Mailing List
You may provide your personal email address to BCNC in order to join our electronic mailing list.
You may provide your name, mailing/residential/business address, credit card number and other personal information when making fee payments through our Web site.
You may provide your name, mailing/residential/business address, credit card number, your employer’s name and tax ID number and other personal information when making a donation through our Web site.
If you join BCNC’s mailing list, you will a periodic electronic newsletter and other communications (e.g. e-mail address confirmation, administrative messages, etc.) at your e-mail address. We provide you with the opportunity to select whether or not you wish to continue to receive our electronic newsletter.
We use,and permit third parties to use, “Web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and Web bugs) on our Web site and in our e-mail newsletters, to monitor the effectiveness of advertising and for other lawful purposes. These Web beacons do not collect personally identifying information about you on our Web site.
We track log files on our Web site (i.e., we log your computer’s IP address into our log files when you visit a page on our Web site) and use them to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track your movements on the Web site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We might link some or all of this information to personally identifiable information that is stored on a cookie in your computer. We only use information gathered from these activities for our internal marketing and operational purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by BCNC, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
With your consent, we might disclose your personal information to third parties in order to provide you with products and services that you have requested.
BCNC’s Own Purposes
We use and disclose information about you for our own internal statistical, design, or operational purposes, such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns, and understand demographic, user interest, purchasing and other trends among our users. We might outsource these tasks and disclose personal information about you to third parties, provided the use and disclosure of your personal information by these third parties is restricted to performance of such tasks. We might also share personal information with third-party vendors who assist us in performing internal functions necessary to operate our business. We require our third party vendors to keep such information confidential and to only use the information for the purpose it was provided.
Protection of BCNC and Others
Information about our users, including personal information, might be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the assets of the company.
We do not intend, and the Web site is not designed, to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are 12 years old or younger, please do not register for our services or otherwise provide information on our Web site. You should instead ask your parent to do so for you.
Third Party Web site Advertising - General
Third Party Links
Third Party Sources
We use reasonable security measures to store and maintain personally identifying information so as to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction by unauthorized parties while it is under our control. We use secure socket layer (“SSL”) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as payment information, over the Internet.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving commercial e-mail from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in the message. Even if you opt-out in this manner, however, you will still receive account-related messages from us. To get placed on our “DO NOT E-MAIL” list, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your e-mail address is added to the “DO NOT E-MAIL” list, you will not receive any newsletters or other opt-in e-mail messages.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC)
885 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone : 617-635-5129
Fax : 617-292-6599