1. Information That We Collect
A. Non-Personal Information
B. Personal Information
In addition to the non-personal information described in the previous section, we may also gather personal information that you give us, including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail. For example, we collect personal information when you make a donation online, including credit card numbers and associated billing information. We refer to this information as “Billing Information”. If we collect personal information directly from you, we may use it alone or in combination with information we acquire about you from third parties, or that is publicly available from other sources, in order to better tailor and personalize our offerings and our communications with you. Upon your request, we will provide you with access to personal information we have collected from you. You can help The Asian Cultural Council maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, phone number, or e-mail. To access or update your information, or to stop receiving communications from The Asian Cultural Council, please contact The Asian Cultural Council by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at the following address: The Asian Cultural Council, 333 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018. If you contact us in writing, please include your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections. Please note that in order to verify that we are communicating with you or someone authorized to act on your behalf, we may make access to your personal information conditional on the verification of certain information previously provided by you.
2. Using the Information That We Collect
A. Operation of Our Business and This Website
The Asian Cultural Council uses the information we collect about and from you to respond to your requests, resolve problems, provide our Website to you, improve our offerings and to create new services, and market our products or services and those of our affiliates, partners and third parties to you. We use Billing Information only for purposes of authentication and to process donations online. We may also use information collected above to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, policies and procedures, and for internal administrative purposes.
Aggregated / Anonymous information. We may use information that is in aggregate / anonymous form to create compilations of aggregated data and/or statistics and reports, and any other uses without restriction. This includes information in order to evaluate the value of our services as well as to market and improve our services. We also use aggregate / anonymous data to analyze website usage and customize the website’s content, layout and services. These uses improve the website and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with an efficient and customized experience while using the website. Information that is in “aggregate / anonymous” form refers to non-identified information or information that is reported in the aggregate (provided that such aggregated information is not identifiable to a natural person), and does not include information as to which identifying characteristics have been removed without means reasonably likely to be used by any person to re-identify the natural person directly or indirectly.
Opting Out of Marketing Communications
If you receive marketing or promotional emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by sending an email to the address provided in the “Contact Us” section.
B. Sharing Information With Certain Third Parties
With the exceptions below, we will not share personal information about you with any other entity.
a. Our Service Providers
We provide your information to third-party companies to perform services on our behalf, including data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service, and to assist in our marketing efforts. We may also use a payment processing service to receive and process your credit card transactions for us. Our service providers do not have any right to use the information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. We direct all such third-party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and not to use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on The Asian Cultural Council’s behalf.
b. Purposes of Safety, Security, and Compliance With the Law
Your information and the contents of your private online communications may be accessed and disclosed (i) in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant, or subpoena); (ii) when we have a good-faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process; (iii) in other circumstances in which The Asian Cultural Council believes the accny.org site is being used in the commission of a crime (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit-risk reduction); (iv) when we have a good-faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; and (v) when necessary either to protect the rights or property of The Asian Cultural Council, including to enforce our Terms of Service or to render the service you have requested.
c. In Connection With a Sale or Merger
In the event that The Asian Cultural Council undergoes a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, we may transfer all of your information, including personal information, to the successor organization in such transition. If material changes to The Asian Cultural Council’s privacy practices will occur as a result of the business transition, we will notify you of the business transition prior to transferring your personal information.
3. Our Policies Concerning Children
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any portion of the accny.org website intended for children under 13 will not request any personal information. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.
4. Security of Your Information
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the information we process, we maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect information in our possession against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection and other access and authentication controls.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your information has been compromised, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.
We have a security incident response program designed to promptly respond to and escalate any potential privacy or security incident. If we learn of a security incident, we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence of the breach in accordance with applicable law.
5. Disputes and Choice of Law and Location for Resolving Disputes
6. International Users
The Asian Cultural Council’s website is hosted in the United States of America. If you are accessing the website from the European Union, Asia or any other jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure which differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your use of the website, you are transferring your personal information to the United States of America and you consent to that transfer. We do not represent or warrant that our service, or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to use the website and/or access our services do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the availability of the website and our services in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
8. Contact Us
If, for whatever reason, you have any questions, comments, complaints or compliments about the privacy of the website or our services, please contact our email support. Please also use this email address if you believe you have received a marketing communication from Us that you feel makes use of your information in an unauthorized or unwelcome way. Please contact us using the information below:
The Asian Cultural Council
333 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018