Privacy Policy

Your Privacy and Security are Important to Us

Last updated: 3/1/16

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), both online and offline, on any Platform (website, social media, etc), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

BELL retains the right to publish donors’ first and last names unless the donor specifically indicates they would like to remain anonymous at the time of donation.

For additional questions regarding BELL’s donor privacy policy, please caroline [dot] ward [at] experienceBELL [dot] org (subject: RE%3A%20Donor%20Privacy%20Policy) (contact us). Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the site By visiting the site, you are accepting the privacy practices described below.

If you do not agree to any terms or conditions of this policy do not visit the BELL site or provide BELL with any information.

BELL’s Privacy Statement clearly discloses:

  1. What personal or non-personal information BELL collects.
  2. What personal and non-personal information third parties collect through the site.
  3. How BELL uses the information.
  4. With whom BELL may share or disclose the information.
  5. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  6. What types of security procedures are in place to protect information entered online.
  7. How users can correct any inaccuracies in or access the information provided.
  8. Our practices regarding children's privacy.
  9. General practices regarding links and policy changes.
  10. Contact Information.

BELL’s “constituency” refers to any persons or entities being served by or associated with BELL.

1. Information Collection

Personal Information
BELL collects personal information you give us when you visit our site; contact BELL by mail, phone or e-mail; fill out requests for information through our advertisements and promotions; and/or request our e-mail newsletters. We collect only personally identifiable information that you provide to us such as: name, address, phone number, e-mail address and for orders and any information you may volunteer, such as survey information.

Non-Personal Information
We may also collect and record non-personal information regarding information on how many visits each page receives and user-specific information on what pages on the site were visited. We may track the page you visited before coming to our site and the page you link to when you leave. And we obtain certain types of technical information when your Web browser accesses such as your Internet protocol (IP) address (a unique number that identifies your Internet access), the domain name and host from which you access the Internet and computer and connection information such as browser type and version and operating system. We may utilize software tools that measure and collect session information including download errors, visit length to certain pages, page response times and technical interaction information regarding scrolling, clicks and other methods used to browse the site's pages.

Like many Web sites, we receive and store certain types of information automatically through the use of "cookies." Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive that enable us to track your experience on our site and therefore customize our site for our constituencies in order to provide a more enjoyable web site experience. You may set your browser to reject cookies, but this may limit your ability to take full advantage of some of the features offered on our site.

2. Information Collection by 3rd Parties

BELL may employ third parties to perform certain business services on our behalf. These functions may include but not be limited to (a) collect information that you provide to us such as: name, address, phone number, e-mail address and any information you may volunteer, such as survey information; (c) analyzing data; and (d) generating and revising constituency lists. None of these third parties may use any personal information collected for any purpose other than to carry out their business function on our behalf.

3. Information Usage

The information we collect is used to better serve our constituency by making their online visits more enjoyable. We do so by responding to your requests, modifying areas that need to be improved upon, customizing your online experience and communicating with you for outreach purposes. We use non-personal information, technical data and information collected by third parties for internal business and outreach purposes, and to monitor site security.

4. Information Sharing

BELL does share constituency information under the limited conditions described below:

Agents: BELL shares certain constituency information with its third party business agents as described in Section 2. The provision of personally-identifiable information to such third parties is for core operational purposes, such as to process scholar enrollment or conduct background checks on prospective employees.

Other: BELL occasionally sends e-mail offers its constituency. If you would prefer to not be included in our e-mail campaigns, see your options in section 5 of this privacy policy below.

Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we may disclose personal and other collected information when required by law or when we deem it necessary to protect the rights or safety of site users, our employees or property. This includes exchanging information with third parties and organizations in connection with credit risk reduction and fraud protection. We may also transfer or disclose personal information in the context of the sale of some or all of our assets or our purchase of another party's assets.

5. Constituency Options

As discussed above, you can always choose not to be included in mailing lists or in e-mail outreach campaigns. In addition to these requests, if you do not wish to be included in online outreach efforts, wish to have your name removed from a mailing list or wish to correct or update personal information we have for you, please contact us. We will process your request, but please note that you may receive additional contacts before your request takes effect which could be up to 2 months. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

6. Security Procedures in Place to Protect Information

You are an important part of our constituency at BELL and your online visits are highly valued.

Our web servers are authenticated so you can trust that you are doing business with BELL. We protect the security of sensitive information you provide online by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security software that encrypts such information in transit to us. The security features are automatic. For example, once you've clicked the SUBMIT button on an application page, your browser looks for a digital certificate to confirm that it is communicating with Once a positive ID is made, your order continues. We use software to enable the use of digital certificates. For your security, the verification process happens in the background every time you make a transaction on our site.

Additionally, BELL employs industry standard firewall and anti-virus protection along with maintaining vendor security patches.

Although BELL has implemented measures designed to secure personal information collected on our website from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

If you have any questions or concerns about security on the BELL site, please contact us.

7. Information Correction and Access by Constituency

If you wish to change or modify information previously provided, or something isn't right, please contact us and we'll do our best to make it right.

8. Children's Privacy

While BELL’s mission focuses on serving children, BELL does not knowingly collect information directly from the children it serves in grades PreK-8. This site is entirely aimed at guardians and adults, who will, on behalf of their children, enroll them in BELL’s educational programs, thereby providing information about their children to BELL. Under no circumstances does BELL intend to collect information directly from children under the age of 13.

9. General

We may provide links to third party web sites on the BELL site. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Likewise, BELL cannot be responsible for policies relating to privacy on any of such linked web sites. We strongly advise you to review the policies at any web site you visit.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and any other places we deem appropriate. We may notify our constituency as appropriate via e-mail and/or by posting a notice on this site for 30 days if at some future time there is a material change to our information usage practices that affect your personally identifiable information, but you should check this privacy policy frequently for changes.

10. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact us.