Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 24, 2018

This is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) for www.bloombergassociates.org (“Website”) and does not apply to information collected in any other way, unless expressly indicated by the Bloomberg.org Group (such as by including a link to this Privacy Policy on other Bloomberg.org Group websites or otherwise displaying these terms). By visiting and/or using this Website, you have agreed to this Privacy Policy.

The Bloomberg.org Group (“we” or “us”) reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to this Website. Such changes will be effective upon posting. The Bloomberg.org Group may include, but is not limited to, Bloomberg Philanthropies Support LLC, 25 East 78th Street LLC, Fund for Cities of Service, Inc., C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc., Bloomberg Associates Foundation Inc., Bloomberg Associates LLC, The Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc., and the philanthropic programs of Bloomberg L.P.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We and third parties working on our behalf collect personal information through this Website, which may include, but is not limited to, when you fill out the “Contact Us” form or provide information for a grant application or event registration. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, social media handles, and photographs.  If you do not provide certain personal information, not all functionality on this Website may be available.

We, third parties working on our behalf (e.g., service providers), and third parties with whom we work (e.g., our partners), may place, view, and/or use “cookies,” web server logs, web beacons, and other electronic mechanisms to collect information about your use of this Website and other websites. This information may include, but is not limited to, information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed this Website, the web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Website.  To opt-out of Google Analytics, please click here.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, note that portions of this Website may not function properly if you disable cookies.

We require that users under 18 years of age or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction not submit personal information. In accordance with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.

Do not provide information about others unless you are authorized to do so and consent to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting the information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you have received authorization from the person about whom you are providing the information and that person has consented to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We and third parties working on our behalf use this information for carefully considered business purposes which also benefit our users and which include some or all of the following:

  • to communicate with you;
  • to provide you with information regarding the Bloomberg.org Group or other parties that may be of interest to you;
  • to enhance your experience with this Website, including to save your preferences
  • to analyze website usage and analyze use of the Website;
  • to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Bloomberg.org Group or others and to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of any agreement with the Bloomberg.org Group;
  • to operate our organization and systems properly.

 

Third parties working on our behalf and third parties with whom we work, including, but not limited to, our partners use the non-personally identifiable information that they may collect during your visits to this Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice and how to “opt out” of cookies placed by the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) member networks for this purpose, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

You may instruct the Bloomberg.org Group at any time not to use your personal information collected in connection with your request to provide you with offers and promotions by contacting us at privacy@bloomberg.org. Please also note that these processes may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law. Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you.

To assist us with the uses described in this Privacy Policy, information we or our designated service providers have collected about you through this Website, including your use of this Website, may be aggregated, analyzed or enhanced with personal or other information about you that we have from other sources.

We may disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of us, any member of us, or others; (d) to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of service on this Website; (e) to provide our services and products (including in connection with the transfer of any assets or allowing a purchaser or successor of us or any member of us, any organization in Bloomberg Philanthropies, or this Website to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products; (f) to provide you with information about our products and services and those of third parties that may be of interest to you; or (g) to operate the systems that provide our services and products properly.

We may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf and to respond to your request or inquiry. We may also share your personal information with partners, affiliates, and/or third parties interested in serving you or informing you about their companies or organizations. You may instruct us at any time not to share your personal information with such partners, affiliates, and/or third parties by contacting us at privacy@bloomberg.org.

We are not responsible for the collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by affiliates and third parties, including, but not limited to, our partners. Such collection, use, and/or disclosure by partners, affiliates, or third parties are governed by their privacy policies.

If you participate in certain features of this Website, please note that any information you or others voluntarily disclose through use of these features becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated and will be visible to such individuals for their use. We are not responsible for the information that you or others choose to disclose publicly on this Website, and neither our use nor others’ use of such information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

We may use or disclose on this Website or elsewhere the information and contents of the material you submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available on this Website, such as in a grant application. You understand and agree that such information and contents of the material will not be treated as confidential by us. You further understand and agree that the outcome of any grant application that you submit will not be treated as confidential.

ACCURACY, SECURITY, AND RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Any of your personal information collected by us through this Website is kept on secure servers. We use security measures appropriate to the provision of the relevant product or services, such as reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personal information on such servers. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of any username and password you set up in connection with your participation in this Website’s service, if any. Personal information is retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements.

RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict use of certain personal information covered by this Privacy Policy. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may also have the right to request that we refrain from processing personal information. Please bear in mind that if you make such a request this may affect our ability to provide our products and services. For inquiries about your personal information, please contact us at privacy@bloomberg.org. Please include the following information in all requests: first name, last name, and e-mail address and “Privacy” in the Subject line. While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws. Please note that it may take some time to process your request, consistent with applicable law.

TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES

Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Policy may involve the transfer and processing of your personal information to and in various countries that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country. By using our products and services, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and other countries around the world that may not guarantee the same level of protection for such information as your country and to the processing of your information in these countries.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

This Website may contain links to third-party websites, including to social networking websites. We are not responsible for any personal information you may provide while on such websites. Any information provided on such websites is governed by the privacy policies of the third-party websites.

QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@bloomberg.org.