Effective Date: December 10, 2009

This is the official privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) of America’s Promise Alliance and forms part of our Terms of Use and together forms your agreement with us. Any terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings set forth in the Terms of Use. Our Privacy Policy does not supersede the Terms of Use but supplement its terms and conditions and is incorporated herein by reference. Any conflict between the two shall be determined in favor of the Terms of Use.

By using our web sites, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted on our sites as well as the terms of our Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree with any term in this Policy or our Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site or provide any Personal Information to us.

Information that May Be Collected by America’s Promise Alliance

As used in this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means any information that is linked to your identity such as your name, street address, telephone number, screen name, age and/or email address.  Some of our websites may require registration and disclosure of particular information such as street address in order for you to utilize the Service (as that term is defined in the Terms and Conditions).  AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE may not collect financial or other sensitive data information about our users.

When you provide us with Personal Information, you are authorizing us to use that information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, which includes your right to limit our use of your Personal Information as described in this Policy.

How We May Use Personal Information

Your Personal Information and any data, personal or otherwise, that you disclose is used to provide services to you in a manner consistent with our Terms of Use as well as all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other legal obligations. 

We may use cookies and related technologies to enhance your online experience on our website.  Cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us Personal Information.  You may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser although this may affect your access to certain portions of our website.

We may share your Personal Information with our operational service providers that assist in delivering our services to you but those operational service providers will only use your Personal Information to provide our services to you and for no other purpose.  In addition, we may also enhance your Personal Information by linking it to data obtained from third parties, such as non-personally identifiable information (e.g., demographic and geographic characteristics) as well as other publicly available data such as census information. Such enhanced information allows us to provide our users with a more customized experience.

How We Will Not Use Personal Information

We will not use any of your Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide you with information about AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE and/or its Services.  We will not share your Personal Information with any non-affiliated parties, unless you “opt-in”, except as otherwise stated within our Terms of Use or as otherwise necessary to provide our services.

How to “Opt Out”

You may choose to “opt-out” of receiving emails from us by accessing the Preferences section of the Update Profile page (http://www.americaspromise.org/Accounts/ProfileEdit.aspx) or by by sending us an email to webhelp@americaspromise.org. If you prefer to not allow the use of cookies, you should consult your web browser’s help section on how to disable the acceptance of cookies.   However, you should note that your refusal to accept cookies may result in an inability to visit certain areas of the web sites or to receive personalized information when you use our Services.

Note to Parents And Kids

We ask for your Personal Information when you sign up for one of our mailing lists or make a donation or enroll in one of our programs.  When you sign up for any of these purposes on our website or over the phone, we may ask for your name, organization (if applicable), address, city, state, zip code, phone, fax, email, gender and birth date.

Note to Parents

If we collect Personal Information from someone we determine to be a minor (defined as a person under the age of 13 years), we will notify that minor’s parent or legal guardian by telephone, email, or mailThe parent or legal guardian of such minor may review and/or request the deletion of that minor’s Personal Information and refuse the further collection or use of that minor’s Personal Information by contacting us via email or mail using the addresses given at the end of this policy.   The parent or legal guardian of such minor may agree to the collection and use of that minor’s Personal Information without consenting to the disclosure of that minor’s Personal Information to third parties.  We will not require a minor to disclose more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in any activity as a condition of participation.

If a parent or legal guardian of a minor would like information on the types of Personal Information that we collect or the specific Personal Information that we have collected about their minor then that parent or legal guardian may forward such a request to us by contacting us via email or mail using the addresses given at the end of this policyWe must take reasonable steps to verify that we are dealing with the minor’s true parent or legal guardian before divulging such information to the minor’s parent or legal guardian and will do so by whatever means we determine will result in an accurate confirmation.

Security of Personal Information

We take commercially reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information including email address secure.  All access to the information we collect is subject to physical, electronic and managerial restrictions to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

Our website may contain links to the websites and services of third parties.  We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy and data collection policies and practices implemented by such affiliate partners or third parties, some of which may be substantially different from our corresponding policies and practices.  AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE has no obligation and is not liable for the treatment or maintenance of any information, content, data or materials transmitted, distributed or otherwise provided by or to you via any such affiliate partner or third party website or service.  It is your sole responsibility to review their respective policies and practices and determine whether the same are adequate.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

We have the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time by posting an updated version on our website without advance notice to you.  The revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting.  We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy often so that you are aware of the most current terms and conditions that apply to you.  We may also, at our discretion, email you about these changes.  Your continued use of our website and/or services indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, maintenance, management and storage of your Personal Information as described.  This Privacy Policy remains applicable to your Personal Information for as long as your Personal Information is in our possession, even if you terminate or discontinue your use of our website or services.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning our Privacy Policy, what information about you we collect and use, or if you do not understand any of the terms or disclosures noted above, you may contact us at: webhelp@amerciaspromise.org or AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE PRIVACY POLICY at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005 or at (202) 657-0600.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND FULLY COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on December 10, 2009 and is effective immediately.