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African Services Committee Privacy Policy

By accessing our web site (the site), you agree that you have read and understand the African Services Committee (ASC, we, or us) Privacy Policy (Policy) which describes how we use your personal information, and what options you have to update or request the deletion of information submitted to us.

Information We Collect
ASC does not collect any personally identifiable information from you through the site without your prior notice. Personally identifiable information refers to information you voluntarily provide to us that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, email address, or other contact information.

If you choose to make a donation to ASC, whether by telephone, postal mail, or this site, we will collect certain required financial information from you (such as your credit card information if you choose to submit your donation in that manner, and the donation amount). Online donations are processed by a third party service provider and you should read the section below entitled "Links and Third Party Web Sites" and familiarize yourself with the privacy terms of all such non-ASC sites before using them. Unless you provide it to us voluntarily, ASC does not collect personally identifiable information about you in connection with your use of our Site.

ASC does not want to collect personally identifiable information from minors (children under 13 years of age, or any other age defined under applicable law). If we become aware that a minor is attempting to or has submitted personally identifiable information through the site, we will notify the user that we may not accept his or her information. We will then delete any such personally identifiable information from our records.

Information You May Submit to African Services
By visiting our site, you may have the opportunity to request information from ASC, in which case an email or other contact information may be required in order to allow us to comply with your request, and for other purposes as may be disclosed at the time the request is made. If you request information from ASC or make a donation to ASC, we may add your email address or other contact information to our mailing list and contact you from time to time. You may elect to opt-out of receiving communications other than those relating to a specific query by following-up via email to info [at] africanservices [dot] org.

How We Use the Information Submitted
We will use the personally identifiable information you submit (i) to send you materials or information that you have requested, (ii) to notify you of other communications that may be of interest to you, (iii) to process donations, and (iv) as otherwise described in this Policy.

Disclosure of and Access to Your Information
Subject to applicable law, we may disclose your personally identifiable information:

To unaffiliated third parties, attorneys, accountants and advisors who provide ASC with assistance or advice or are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of ASC (collectively, Service Providers), and who are required to uphold and maintain our policies with respect to privacy and the treatment of your Personally Identifiable Information, provided that any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to our Service Provider;

To persons as permitted by applicable law or regulation; and

To law enforcement personnel and agencies, or as part of a legal process, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the Site or any other illegal activities.

In addition, certain of our officers, employees and advisors with access to your personally identifiable information pursuant to this Policy may also be officers, employees and advisors with respect to our affiliated partner organizations described throughout our site; to that extent, such affiliated partner organizations may have access to your personally identifiable information, but shall not be entitled to use such information without your consent.

African Services treats all personal information as confidential and will NOT sell, trade or share donation/membership lists with other organizations.

Links and Third Party Web Sites
This Policy applies only to This site includes links to both our affiliated sites and to non-affiliated sites, including access to content, products and services of such affiliated and non-affiliated sites (Other Sites). For example, online donations to ASC are facilitated by our non-affiliated partner Network for Good. When you follow links to make such a donation, you will be linked to Network for Goods’ web site, which is subject to separate privacy and other terms. In some cases, these Other Sites are made available via "framing technology", and may appear to be part of our Site. We urge you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy and other terms for each linked or framed site prior to submitting any personally identifiable information.

How to Request Changes of Opt-Out of Future Communications
If you would like to receive a copy of the personally identifiable information we have received from you, please send a request to info [at] africansevices [dot] org or to African Services, 429 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027 USA, Attention: Development Director. If this information is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know, and we will correct or update it promptly. You may also ask us to remove your name and other personal information from our database, in which case we will make all reasonable efforts to do so, subject to legal and other considerations.

In order to stop receiving electronic communications from us, you may unsubscribe to our publications and other communications by emailing info [at] africanservices [dot] org. In addition, you may always contact our Development Director at 212-222-3882.

Changes to This Policy
We will post any material changes to this Policy at least thirty (30) days prior to the changes taking effect. After the changes take effect, all current and new information will be subject to the terms of the revised Policy. Your access to or use of the site following a change to the Policy shall be deemed to be your consent to the revised Policy.

How We Store Your Information
ASC maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect your personally identifiable information. Your information is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. All of ASC’s personnel and affiliates are dedicated to maintaining and upholding your privacy and security and are made aware of our privacy and security policies.

The servers where we store your information are located in the USA. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that your personally identifiable information once submitted will be transferred to our servers, and the USA currently does not have uniform data protection laws in place.

Consent to Processing
Subject to your opt-out choices and all of the provisions contained in this Policy, you hereby consent to the collection, processing and transfer by ASC of your personally identifiable information for the limited purposes described under this Policy. Your consent relating to a right to transfer information referred to in this paragraph shall be deemed to include your consent to the transfer of your Personally Identifiable Information to jurisdictions that may have different levels of privacy protection than that available to you under your local law.

Other Terms
Your use of our site is subject to and contingent upon your agreement with other terms and conditions, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Except as described in this Policy, ASC will not use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose unless we first obtain your express authorization. If you have questions concerning this Policy, please contact us at 212-222-3882, or via email at info [at] africanservices [dot] org. Last Updated September 30, 2009.