Generally
American Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc. (hereinafter “AFDC”) respects your right to privacy and understands the importance of controlling the use of personal information.  AFDC provides this Website (“site”) in order to describe and further its charitable purposes to encourage and maximize the development, dignity, productivity, main streaming and social interaction of disabled, disadvantaged and otherwise challenged children with society at large.  Use of the site is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below in this Privacy Policy (“policy”). 

AFDC collects information from its Web site from those that register to receive email and mail from the organization regarding its events, its charitable activities, and other information.  Information is also collected by Paypal when an individual makes a contribution to AFDC.  The Privacy Policy governs users’ interaction with the site and users’ registration for the organization’s newsletter and to make charitable contributions to the organization.  Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy, AFDC does not release personally identifiable information about the site’s visitors without their permission.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy
By using www.amfdc.org, you affirmatively consent to the policies and practices described in this privacy policy.  By completing and submitting the form to join the AFDC mailing list, whether online or otherwise, or make a charitable contribution to AFDC via its website, you affirmatively consent to the policies and practices described in this privacy policy.  If you do not accept this privacy policy, please do not use the website.

What Information Does AFDC
Gather?AFDC gathers two types of information about the site’s users: non-personally identifiable information and personally identifiable information.

Non-personally identifiable information
 As users access the site, AFDC collects and aggregates information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were employed.  Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each visitor.  Although such information is not personally identifiable, AFDC can determine from the IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the user’s point of connectivity.

The non-personally identifiable information collected helps in diagnosing any server problems, administering the site, identifying the most popular areas of the site, and determining the effectiveness of promotional activities. 

For the same purposes, AFDC uses “cookies.”  These are small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive in order to help determine the type of content and sites visited, the length of time spent on a particular site, and the usage of services offered via the site.  For information on how users can control their Web browser’s acceptance of cookies, please refer to the documentation accompanying the browser.

Personally identifiable information 

When registering to join the AFDC mailing list to AFDC through its website, you are required to provide personally identifiable information including, your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and/or facsimile number. This information is gathered so that AFDC can identify to whom and where to send the AFDC mail and correspondence the individuals have registered to receive.  When making a charitable contribution through the AFDC website, individuals must have a PayPal account in order to make a contribution through the website.  PayPal gathers certain information from account holders and individuals should review the applicable Privacy Policies of PayPal for additional information regarding personally identifiable information.

AFDC does not control the acts of this site’s members or visitors.  All members and visitors should be aware that their disclosure of personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guest book, or other forum allows other parties to send them unsolicited e-mail.  In the event visitors encounter any user on this site who is improperly collecting or using information provided by the site’s members or visitors, please contact contactamfdc@sbclgobal.net

What About Children’s Online Privacy?

AFDC services are not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. AFDC does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites or service to children under 13.

How Does AFDC Use Gathered Information?

AFDC encourages all third parties involved to adhere to this site’s Privacy Policy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner.  However, AFDC cannot and does not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received from individuals using the website or from ADFC.  Nevertheless, in the event users encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with AFDC, who is improperly collecting or using personal information, please contact INSERT EMAIL who will forward the message to the third party.  AFDC will not release the user’s personally identifiable information to third parties.

Use of non-personally identifiable information 

AFDC uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the site visitors, and by measuring interests regarding specific areas of the site.

The site may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including other companies, charitable organizations, and other sites that may or may not be owned or operated by AFDC.  Unless otherwise explicitly stated, AFDC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors to the site click through links to those sites.  Even though such information might not identify the user personally, users should be familiar with the privacy practices of those other sites.

Use of personally identifiable information

The personally identifiable information collected in order to join the AFDC mailing list through the AFDC website, including, your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and/or facsimile number, is gathered for the sole purpose of identifying the individual and his/her address in order to send the AFDC mail and correspondence the individual has registered to receive. 

How do I “Opt-Out” from Receiving Promotional Communications?

Individuals must provide name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and/or facsimile number in order to register with AFDC in order to receive AFDC mail and correspondence.  Individuals may choose to “opt out” of receiving promotional materials notifying them of any upcoming events or other information related to AFDC.  If the user decides to discontinue receiving information from AFDC, please contact AFDC at INSERT EMAIL. 

AFDC limits its own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications.  The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature.

To Whom Does AFDC Share and Disclose Information It Collects?
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, AFDC will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to comply with applicable law or to respond to a subpoena, court order, search warrant or other legal process received by AFDC, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of a third party; (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service; or (4) to respond to an emergency. AFDC reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the merger of AFDC or dissolution of the organization whereby AFDC’s assets are transferred to another organization.  AFDC also reserves the right to disclose personal information as necessary to enable third-party service providers to support and maintain the operation of www.amfdc.org and to effectuate any charitable contribution or to provide any mail or correspondence to any individuals that have assented to receive said. You will be notified via e-mail of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Third Party Advertising
Ads may appear on this Web site by one of our Web advertising partners.  Our Web advertising partners may set cookies.  These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on.  This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by AFDC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links
AFDC contains links to third-party sites.  AFDC is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites.  When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site.  Our privacy policy only governs information collected on www.amfdc.org.

Security
Personally identifiable information collected in order to join the AFDC mailing list through the AFDC website, including, your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and/or facsimile number.  AFDC takes precautions to ensure that member account information is kept private.  AFDC use commercially reasonable measures to protect registrant information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to registrant information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our organization personnel and technical staff.  When registrants submit their personal information on www.amfdc.org, the information transmitted is protected by industry standard encryption.  However, as effective as any security measure implemented by AFDC may be, no security system is impenetrable.  As such, AFDC cannot guarantee the security of its database, nor can it guarantee that the information supplied by users will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.  For any additional information about the security measures we use on AFDC, please send us an email at contactamfdc@sbclgobal.net

Changes in Our Privacy Policy
Please note that AFDC reviews these privacy practices from time to time, and that these practices are therefore subject to change.  AFDC asks users to periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of the site’s Privacy Policy.  To contact AFDC about privacy issues, to report a violation of the site’s Privacy Policy, or to raise any other issue regarding the site, please send an e-mail tocontactamfdc@sbclgobal.net

Changing/Deleting Personal Information
If users would like to have personally identifiable information changed or removed from AFDC’s database, please contact contactamfdc@sbclgobal.net

California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of AFDC who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please send us a message via email at contactamfdc@sbclgobal.neti or write us at the American Foundation for Disabled Children (see information below)

Questions?
Questions regarding the Privacy Policy should be directed to:

American Foundation for Disabled Children
84 New Dorp Plaza, Suite 207
Staten Island, New York 10306
Tel: 718-987-6911
Fax: 718-980-1271
e-mail: contactamfdc@sbclgobal.net