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Privacy Policy

March 14th, 2013: Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for www.bloomberg.org (“Website”) and does not apply to information collected in any other way.

The Bloomberg.org Group (“we” or “us”) reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time by posting revisions to this Website. Such changes will be effective upon posting. The Bloomberg.org Group may include, but is not limited to, 25 East 78th Street LLC, Fund for Cities of Service, Inc., C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Inc., The Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc.. and the philanthropic programs of Bloomberg L.P.

• WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? •

We and third parties working on our behalf collect personal information that you provide on this Website, which may include, but is not limited to, when you fill out the “Contact Us” form or provide information for a grant application. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, name, address, and e-mail address.

We, third parties working on our behalf (e.g., service providers), and third parties with whom we work (e.g., our partners), may place, view, and/or use “cookies,” web server logs, web beacons, and other electronic mechanisms to collect information about your use of this Website and other websites. This information may include, but is not limited to, information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed this Website, the web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Website. The information collected may be used for various reasons, either on behalf of us or for the other parties’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to enhance the experience of this Website, to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this Website and other websites, and to provide online advertising on this Website and other websites.

Your information, including information collected by the cookies or similar electronic tools, may be linked to other information we have about you (including information from other online and offline sources). For example, we may use third parties to collect information about use of this Website, including webpages viewed, websites used prior to visiting this Website, and whether you have been to this Website before, and to provide us reports about use of this Website. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, note that portions of this Website may not function properly if you disable cookies.

We require that users under 18 years of age or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction not submit personal information. In accordance with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.

Do not provide information about others unless you are authorized to do so and consent to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By submitting the information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you have received authorization from the person about whom you are providing the information and that person has consented to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

• USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER INFORMATION •

We and third parties working on our behalf use the information we have about you to communicate with you, provide you the product or service you request, respond to your inquiries, enforce any terms of service on this Website and its Privacy Policy, enhance our services to you, compile aggregate statistics, and improve this Website. We and third parties working on our behalf may also use your information to provide information about this Website, its services, and about us.

Third parties working on our behalf and third parties with whom we work, including, but not limited to, our partners use the non-personally identifiable information that they may collect during your visits to this Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice and how to “opt out” of cookies placed by the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) member networks for this purpose, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

We may disclose your information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of us, any member of us, or others; (d) to enforce any terms of service on this Website; (e) to provide you and other users with the services or products requested by you and/or other users (including in connection with the transfer of any assets or allowing a purchaser or successor of us or any member of us, any organization in Bloomberg Philanthropies, or this Website to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products; (f) to provide you with information about our products and services and those of third parties that may be of interest to you; or (g) to operate our systems properly.

We may share your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf and to respond to your request or inquiry. We may also share your information with partners, affiliates, and/or third parties interested in serving you or informing you about their companies or organizations. You may instruct us at any time not to share your information with such partners, affiliates, and/or third parties by contacting us at privacy@bloomberg.org.

We are not responsible for the collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by affiliates and third parties, including, but not limited to, our partners. Such collection, use, and/or disclosure by partners, affiliates, or third parties are governed by their privacy policies.

If you participate in certain features of this Website, please note that any information you or others voluntarily disclose through use of these features becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated and will be visible to such individuals for their use. We are not responsible for the information that you or others choose to disclose publicly on this Website, and neither our use nor others’ use of such information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

We may use or disclose on this Website or elsewhere the information and contents of the material you submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available on this Website, such as in a grant application. You understand and agree that such information and contents of the material will not be treated as confidential by us. You further understand and agree that the outcome of any grant application that you submit will not be treated as confidential.

• SECURITY •

We use reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personal information.

• LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES •

This Website may contain links to third-party websites, including to social networking websites. We are not responsible for any personal information you may provide while on such websites. Any information provided on such websites is governed by the privacy policies of the third-party websites.

• ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION •

To request access to personal information collected about you through this Website, please contact us at privacy@bloomberg.org. Please include the following information in all requests: first name, last name, and e-mail address. While we will make reasonable efforts to fulfill your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws.

• CONSENT TO TRANSFER •

By submitting your personal information via this Website, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States and other countries around the world that may not guarantee the same level of protection for such information as your country and to the processing of your information in these countries.

• QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PRIVACY POLICY •

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@bloomberg.org.