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Privacy Policy

 Last Updated September 26, 2023

Brooklyn Org (“Brooklyn Org”, “we” , “us” or “our”) respects your privacy, and we are committed to protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and describes how we collect information about you and use that information in connection with our website (the “Website”).

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to our collection and use of information as described in this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. If you do not agree, you are not authorized to use the Website.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

We have developed the Website so that you can access and use it without being required to provide your name, email address or similar personal information. However, certain features of the Website may allow you to voluntarily provide such information to us. This includes:

  • When you subscribe to our email newsletter;
  • When you submit questions or comments via our “Contact Us” form;
  • When you register for our programs, activities, initiatives, and events; or
  • When you donate to us or one of our funds.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you interact with the Website, certain information about your use of the Website is automatically collected.

This information includes your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Website and the pages you visit.

Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC address, browser version, etc.). The tracking technologies employed when you use our Website may be first-party or third-party.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including to:

  • Communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and requests;
  • Send you newsletters, mailings, and information about programs, initiatives, activities, and events;
  • Provide, maintain, personalize, optimize, and improve the Website, including research and analytics regarding use of the Website, or to remember you when you leave and return to the Website; and
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal.

How We Share Your Information

We will only share your personal information with third parties in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy or with your consent. For these purposes, “personal information” means your name, email address, home address, phone number, and other information that personally identifies you.

We may provide your personal information to third parties who are acting on our behalf or assisting us in providing services to you, such as data storage, maintenance services, hosting services, database management, marketing, web analytics, and payment processing.

We do not sell your personal information to third parties, nor do we not share personal information (in this case, as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law) with third parties and/or affiliates for such third parties’ or affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes.

We may use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, our agents, or the users of the Website or the public.

We may share information we collect about you (other than personal information), including de-identified information, with third parties, including researchers.

Our Use of Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. We use cookies to track use of the Website and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Website, and make it easier and/or more relevant for your use.

You have the ability to decline cookies by modifying your browser settings. However, declining cookies may impact your user experience with the Website.

We may also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as an “action tag” “tracer tag,” or “single-pixel GIF”) is an invisible graphic on a web page or e-mail newsletter that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given website or newsletter (for example, whether you opened an e-mail). Like cookies, web beacons allow us and our technology providers to summarize overall usage patterns for our analysis and provide personalized services to you. We do not share or provide personally identifiable information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names or e-mail addresses.

Newsletter Opt-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our email newsletter or other update emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those emails, or you can contact us at


Brooklyn Org strives to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the Website, but no transmission and storage of data is completely secure, and any submissions you make are at your sole risk.

Other Brooklyn Org Websites and Portals

The Website may contain links to other websites or portals provided by Brooklyn Org, including our [Donor Advised Fund Portal], our Advisory Council Portal, and our Grantee Portal (collectively, the “Brooklyn Org Portals”). Each Brooklyn Org Portal has its own privacy policy that describes the collection and use of information on such website or portal. Please make sure to review the applicable privacy policy for any Brooklyn Org Portal that you access or use.

Third-Party Websites, Applications and Services

The Website may also contain links to other third-party websites, applications and services, including for the purpose of facilitating and processing donations to Brooklyn Org. When you access third-party websites or use third-party services, including by providing credit or debit card details or any financial or other information, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that we are not responsible for such risks. We do not control, and assume no responsibility for such third-party websites and applications or their privacy practices, which may differ from ours, and we do not endorse or make any representations about those third-party websites and applications. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by third-party websites and applications that are not under our control, and such information is not governed by this Privacy Policy. We cannot protect your privacy once you leave our Website, so when you visit third-party websites and applications, we encourage you to be aware that you are leaving our Website. We encourage you to review the terms of service and privacy policy of each such third-party website or application that you visit or utilize and be careful about the information you submit or share.

International Users

The Website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you are thereby consenting to (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the U.S. and the application of U.S. laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Please note that U.S. law may not provide the degree of protection for personal information that is available in your country or local jurisdiction.


The Website is not specifically targeted to children, we do not actively solicit information from children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children without proper parental consent. If you believe we have collected personal information from someone under the applicable age of consent without parental consent, please contact us at and we will promptly address the issue.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such changes will be posted here and will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping yourself apprised of any such changes.