You do not have to share personally identifiable information to use this web site. BBP and the Conservancy do not collect personally identifiable information about people on our web site without their permission. However, please be aware that our web site links to a limited number of other web sites and we cannot control and is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those web sites.
- How we collect and use the information gathered when you become a member of the Conservancy or use one of our online services.
- How you receive emails and email newsletters from BBP and the Conservancy
- Children’s privacy
- How we share information
- How we protect your information
- How to unsubscribe from mailing lists
- How to contact us about privacy
2. How we collect and use the information gathered when you become a member of the Conservancy or use one of our online services:
BBP and the Conservancy gather contact information when you when you sign up for our email updates, or when you otherwise provide personal information on our web site. The Conservancy gathers contact information when you contribute to the Conservancy online or via mail. BBP gathers contact information when you apply for a permit, which BBP uses to issue and administer permits, and to contact such individuals in connection with their application. BBP and the Conservancy use this information to contact you and send you park updates and promotions, press releases, information about public programs, events and activities and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, the Conservancy uses this information to send you donation, membership, and renewal appeals.
BBP and the Conservancy may also collect information from public sources, third party companies, or other organizations that we may combine with information from other sources.
Our website automatically collects non-personally identifiable aggregate information, which may include visitors’ browsers, operating systems, Internet Service Providers, and other similar information. The information collected is used for statistical purposes to monitor how users navigate our website, allowing us to tailor our website to better accommodate users.
3. How you receive emails and email newsletters from BBP and the Conservancy:
You will only receive email newsletters from us if you have a) expressly signed up to receive emails from BBP and the Conservancy through brooklynbridgepark.org, b) taken action on behalf of BBP or the Conservancy either online or in person; c) signed up to receive emails at park events; or (d) become a Conservancy member. In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about email response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand our users’ web site usage patterns and also what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on the web site. All emails sent contain a link to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any newsletter or email communication from BBP and the Conservancy at any time.
4. Children’s Privacy
5. How we share information:
BBP and the Conservancy never share email addresses and telephone numbers gathered from subscribers with other organizations or parties. We may share mailing addresses with organizations or parties we consider to be supportive of our respective missions.
The Conservancy follows the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) Ethical Guidelines to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. Occasionally, the Conservancy does exchange or rent mail lists to like-minded organizations through bonded third-party vendors. From time to time, the Conservancy may partner with for-profit companies to provide you with special offers available to members, such as discounts. These organizations are never given direct access to the Conservancy’s membership database.
Should you not wish your information to be shared with other organizations, or to receive offers for member benefits, you may opt out at any time by contacting us at the Conservancy’s Member Services Department mailing address below, or by emailing us at [email protected].
BBP and the Conservancy also may be required to release information if required to do so by law or if, in our sole discretion, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our web site, BBP, the Conservancy, our officers, directors, employees, members, other users, and/or the public.
6. How we protect your information:
BBP and the Conservancy are extremely protective of the information gathered through our website and membership program. Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. All donor and membership databases containing personal information are securely stored and only accessed by authorized Conservancy personnel.
When you contribute to the Conservancy online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.
8. How to unsubscribe from mailing lists:
All BBP and Conservancy communication, whether via email or US mail, provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. Those wishing to opt out of receiving all communications (“do not contact”), or from being included in list exchanges with like-minded organizations (“do not exchange”) or from receiving special offers for Conservancy members from third party companies (“do not offer”) can simply contact us at [email protected] or via phone 718-802-0603, or via US mail at 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
9. How to correct information you have provided:
You may correct and/or change any information regarding your membership by contacting the Conservancy’s Member Services Department at [email protected] or by calling 718-802-0603.
10. How to contact us about privacy:
BBP and the Conservancy may modify or supplement this policy at any time, and reserve the right to do so without notice.