Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Website and E-Mail Privacy Policy describes how The Asian Cultural Council collects, uses, and shares non-personal and personal information when you visit the accny.org website and when you receive e-mails sent by The Asian Cultural Council. The effective date of this policy is May 12, 2012. 



Please note that this privacy policy does not apply to any websites other than accny.org, including websites to which you may link from accny.org (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), or to e-mails that are not sent by The Asian Cultural Council. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies on other sites and the privacy policies put in place by other e-mail senders for information concerning their privacy practices. 



    1. Information That We Collect



      Non-Personal InformationWhen you visit the accny.org site, we may collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet. In addition, we may gather information about the type of browser you are using (including the specific version), the type of operating system you have on your computer, and from which site you came.
When you browse our site or receive one of our e-mails, The Asian Cultural Council uses cookies and/or web beacons (sometimes referred to as “pixel tags”) to collect information and store your online preferences. Cookies are widely used and most browsers are set up to accept them automatically. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or set your browser to automatically block any cookies. Please note that if you decide to set your browser to block cookies, some features and services on our site may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize you. It is important to note that cookies and web beacons do not capture any information that can personally identify you. The information they gather helps us improve your interactions with the accny.org site, as well as our communications with you, and may include: 
your response to one of our e-mails; time and duration of your visit to our site; pages you viewed while on our site. veloped by us or other companies to customize certain offerings.

    2. 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. 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 dbyrnes@accny.org or by postal mail at the following address:
 The Asian Cultural Council,
6 West 48th Street, 12th Floor, 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.


  1. Using the Information That We Collect


    1. Operation of Our Business and This Website

      The Asian Cultural Council uses the information we collect about and from you in connection with the operation of our business.


    2. Sharing Information With Certain Third Parties

      With the exceptions below, we will not share personal information about you with any other entity.

      1. Our Service Providers

        We provide your information to third-party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service, and to assist in our marketing efforts. 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.

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Security of Your Information

    The Asian Cultural Council works to protect the security of your information during transmission by using secure sockets layer (sometimes referred to as “SSL”) software, that encrypts information you input. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, you should also be sure to sign off when you have finished using a shared computer.

  4. Changes to the Website and E-Mail Privacy Policy

    Please note that this Website and E-Mail Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and use of personal information that we gather is subject to the privacy notice in effect at the time of use. You should check the accny.org site periodically to see recent changes.