Website Privacy Policy

At Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) we understand that privacy is important to you, and we are committed to respecting your privacy when you visit the NFTE website (the “Site”). The following Privacy Policy is designed to help you better understand what information we gather from you through our Site and our online services, how we use and disclose this information, and who we might share this information with. This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

By visiting this Site, and/or by using any of the online services made available on this Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

General Information Collection and Use– The primary reasons for collecting personal information on this Site are to send you information you may request and to thank you for your support.

Personally Identifiable Information– We only collect personal information from you when you are interested in donating time, money, or other resources to NFTE or making purchases from the NFTE Store. If you make an online donation or online purchase, any information you provide is stored on a secure part of the Site. This is solely for the purpose of completing the online transaction.

If you volunteer to make a donation of time, money or resources, we may request personally identifiable information about you (such as your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, or credit card number). We seek such information to communicate with you and to facilitate your transaction. If you agree by clicking “yes” when prompted, we may use the information that you provide to contact you and deliver information to you through, for example, email updates.

 For donors, unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may include your name in lists of donors that appear in NFTE brochures, on the Site, and in benefit programs to recognize the generosity of those who have given to our cause. We do not sell our donor lists to anyone, nor do we include donor lists in direct mail solicitations.

Third Party Uses– Some of your personally identifiable information may be accessed by NFTE consultants and service providers for the purpose of improving the Site and facilitating the services that it offers to you. In addition, we sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform promotional, marketing and data analysis functions on our behalf, such as sending postal mail, removing repetitive information from donor lists, analyzing data, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may have temporary access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but they may not use it for any other purpose.

 Aggregate Data– NFTE may collect and use aggregate data that is not personally identifying to improve this Site. This type of de-identified aggregate data may be disclosed to third parties such as NFTE consultants and service providers for the purpose of improving the Site. This aggregate information cannot be used to personally identify you or your computer.

Cookies– “Cookies” are small files placed on your computer or mobile device if your web browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Site.

Cookies help us improve this Site and provide better service. We use cookies to determine whether our Site is functioning properly, tell us how and when pages in our Site are visited, and discover what our users’ technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use).

Additionally, you may encounter cookies on our Site that are placed by third parties (such as social media networks if you utilize social sharing apps, for example). We do not control the use of cookies placed by third parties.

Security– We care about the security of your transactions and employ industry best practices to safeguard data such as credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.

Sharing Information– As a matter of policy, we will not sell or rent information about you and we will not disclose information about you in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy except as required by law or government regulation. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.

Providing Us with Information About You– Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization, we ask that children under 13 do so only with parental supervision. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected].

Other Information Collectors– Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites to which we link or to the websites of our partners. We do not control the privacy policies of others. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Accessing Your Information– We work to process and maintain accurately the information that you share with us. If you have donated to us, for example, you are invited to access your online giving account and let us know of any errors.

Governing Law– You agree that your use of this Site, this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Manhattan, New York.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about our website or this Privacy Policy.