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Privacy Policy

Byram Hills Education Foundation ("BHEF") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. BHEF provides this Privacy Statement to inform you of our Privacy Policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and how that information is used. We hope that this will remove any concerns you may have about supplying information to us. By accessing and browsing the BHEF website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully and re-visit this page from time to time to review any changes that may have been made.

BHEF collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by making a donation, attending an event, or completing an on-line or off-line transaction. The collection of your personal contact information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number(s), email address(es), billing and transaction information, credit card information, contact preferences, educational and/or employment background are used only to further the stated mission of the Byram Hills Education Foundation. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or BHEF and will not be kept longer than necessary, unless you authorize us to retain your credit card information for future transactions.

BHEF may use a variety of information about you to send targeted emails, mailings and other marketing collateral. For example, we may send you news releases, in which case BHEF will use the user's contact information for disseminating such information.

We will not disclose, sell, lease, or rent your personal information to third parties with the exception of our retaining the services of other companies in order to provide limited services on our behalf, such as, but not limited to, processing transactions, fundraising database management, handling, processing, or delivery of mailings or email communications, providing customer support, or hosting websites; those companies are bound by our stated privacy policies.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

Please note that you can access the BHEF website and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. At the present time the BHEF website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by other visitors to our website.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected

BHEF is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, BHEF limits access to personal information collected to only those employees and/or members(s) of the Board of Directors who need access to the information in the performance of their duties in their work to fulfill the stated mission of BHEF.

In addition, BHEF has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations as part of our continuing commitment to the security of your private information.

For website management and email communications, BHEF reserves the right to use software programs to create summary statistics that are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance areas. BHEF reserves the right to collect and store the following information: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access this site; the pages you peruse and files you access; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the site.

One way we may gather this information is through the use of “cookies”; we may use cookies to store personal data and link information. Cookies are small computer files stored on your computer's hard drive that save and retrieve information about your visit to this BHEF website. If you are uncomfortable regarding the use of cookies, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. However, if you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas of our BHEF website.

The information that is collected automatically is used to improve our website's content and to help the BHEF understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the BHEF is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When an Email and/or Transaction is Completed

During your visit to this website you may complete a transaction such as an online form to volunteer or to make a donation. The information, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by BHEF to process your donation and/or to operate BHEF programs. Information submitted to the BHEF will be deemed confidential to the extent permitted under law.

BHEF does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access. BHEF strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof the security of information provided through this website. Information provided on this Web site is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, BHEF recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, BHEF makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this web site, and denies any expressed and implied warranty as to the same.

Additionally, we reserve the right to disclose information submitted by or concerning any user of this BHEF website as required by law, court order, or when we reasonably believe that such disclosure is necessary to protect our systems, our business or the rights of others.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites. If you access those links, you will leave the BHEF website. BHEF does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from BHEF’s. The BHEF Privacy Statement does not cover any personal data that you choose to give to unrelated third parties. Your use of the BHEF website acknowledges that we do not monitor or control the information collected by such sites or the privacy practices of any third parties, and we are not responsible for their practices or the content of their sites.

Changes to this Statement

If there are updates to the terms of BHEF's Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. By continuing to use the BHEF website after any changes are posted, you acknowledge your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Information

For questions regarding these policies, please contact Byram Hills Education Foundation by email to bhef1@byramhills.org, by mail to Byram Hills Education Foundation, PO Box 872, Armonk, NY 10504, or by telephone to (914) 273-4381 x1.