About the BCNC Privacy Policy

At Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (“BCNC”), we recognize the importance of your privacy. You may, nevertheless, be concerned with the information you provide to us or that is collected by us and how we use and disclose it. This Privacy Policy explains BCNC’s privacy practices for visitors to our Web site at http://bostoncnc.org (this or our “Web site”). By using our Web site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the BCNC Terms and Conditions of Use Notice. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a new policy on the Web site and update the “last updated” date set forth above. Therefore, we encourage you to check our Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Web site to see if it has been updated since your last visit. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at info@bcnc.net.

Types of Information We Collect

Personal Information

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.

Aggregate Information

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.

Fee Payment

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 “cookie” technology on our Web site. We might place one or more cookies in the browser file of your computer. Although such cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about you, we might link this information to personal information about you. If we do, we will treat it as personal information under this Privacy Policy. We use cookies to provide functional information about your browser, which is recorded in the Web site’s logs and which allows us to provide a better experience on our Web site. We also use cookies to gather broad demographic information and general usage patterns about you and other users of our Web site. In the event we place any advertisements on this Web site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. We use cookies to enhance and personalize your experience on the Web site, including helping authenticate you when you use the Web site and remembering your preferences. If you do not want these cookies stored on your computer you can reject cookies by modifying your browser settings accordingly (each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences).

Web Beacons

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.

Log Files

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

BCNC will not sell, rent, or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

Donor Privacy Policy

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

We disclose personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this privacy policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our users’ rights, property or safety; or to protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Web site; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of personal information without delay.


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

We may use one or more third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. We do not share personal information about you with any third party advertiser unless you give us permission to do so, separate from any permission you provide during the registration process. These advertisers might seek to use cookies and Web beacons to track session data about the ads you have seen and types of things in which you appear interested. These advertisers might also use combined information about your visits to our Web site and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about related goods and services of interest to you. Third party advertising networks may place a cookie on your computer to tailor ad content both on BCNC and on sites within the third party network that you visit in the future.

Third Party Links

This Web site has links to other Web sites. We do not control, and therefore cannot be responsible for, the collection, use, or disclosure of your information by any such third party Web site. Please carefully review the privacy policy of any third-party Web site that you link to from our Web site. The privacy policies of such Web sites might differ from that of our Web site; therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such Web sites before providing them with any information.

Third Party Sources

BCNC might also obtain information about you from third parties, such as demographic marketing information, address verification, or third party mailing lists, and add such information to, or combine it with, your personal information. Should we ever obtain this information and link it to you, we will treat it all as personal information under this Privacy Policy.


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.

International Users

We collect, process, and maintain your information in the United States, where privacy laws might not be as protective as in your home country. If you are using the Web site from outside of the United States, by providing your information to us you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintaining in a manner consistent with this privacy policy.

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 carmen.chan@bcnc.net. 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the privacy practices of this Web site, or your dealings with BCNC, please contact us at info@bcnc.net or use the following address, phone or fax number:

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC)
885 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone : 617-635-5129
Fax : 617-292-6599