Respecting Your Privacy
Breakthrough uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. Breakthrough only gathers personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to apply for a position, volunteer time to Breakthrough, make a donation online or sign up for a Breakthrough mailing list. This information is available to Breakthrough and third-party application service providers involved in the operation of this site. We make an effort to require all third-party application service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them.
As with most other Internet sites, our Web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the site, but not the e-mail address (where possible). This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (e.g. aol.com). We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our server, and to improve the content of our Web page. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
How do I control how Breakthrough uses my personal information?
If you supply us with your postal address or e-mail address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on our programs and services. If you do not want to receive postal mail and/or e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending your request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakthrough will never rent, trade or sell your e-mail address. However, we may on occasion share your name and postal address with other organizations unless you opt-out. If you would prefer that your name and postal address not be shared with other, simply send us a request via e-mail to email@example.com
Exceptions to Opt-Out
Breakthrough may disclose personal information if compelled by law or a regularity authority. In addition, we may need to disclose personal information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Breakthrough’s rights or property, Breakthrough Web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Is my Credit Card Information Secure?
Protecting your credit card information is of the utmost importance to Breakthrough. Breakthrough’s online donation site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We make every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using high-grade encryption and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information.
If you would prefer to give by mail, please send your check to Breakthrough, 4 West 37th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018. If you would like to make a credit card donation by phone or fax, you may call 212-868-6500 or fax your credit card information to 212-868-6501.
How Do We Use “Cookies”?
What rules apply if I “click” over to another Web site?
Do we collect information from children ages 13 and under?
Breakthrough believes every measure of precaution should be taken to protect children online and does not knowingly ask children ages 13 and under for any information. Visitors 13 and under should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using www.beta.breakthrough.tv and should not submit any personally identifiable information to the Breakthrough.
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