Privacy Policy


Last Updated: March 30, 2021

826NYC (“we,” “us,” “our,”) respects your privacy.  This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is intended to describe how we collect, use, and share information that you submit to us and that we collect through our website, www.826nyc.org and 826NYC’s online store at www.superherosupplies.com (together, the “Website” or “Site”).  

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information we collect or receive through the Website.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to other 826 National chapter websites or to information collected or submitted to us through means other than our Website.  For example, if you become a volunteer with us, or if you engage us to rent our spaces, our processing and use of your information will be governed by our contractual agreement with you in connection with that relationship.

Information We Collect

As described in this Privacy Policy, we may collect certain personal information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the Website.  You are not required to provide all personal information identified in this Privacy Policy; however, please be advised that if you do not provide the personal information requested, we may be unable to provide some or all of the products or services to you.

Personal Information.  “Personal information,” for purposes of this Privacy Policy, generally includes information that may be used to identify you.  The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, phone number, and other information you choose to submit to us.  If you make a purchase through our online store or make a donation, we may also collect your payment information, such as your debit/credit card number and shipping and billing address.

Cookies and Similar Technologies.  We may collect certain personal information using cookies and other similar technologies. We may use browser cookies for different purposes, including cookies that are strictly necessary for functionality and cookies that are used for personalization, performance/analytics, and advertising. When you visit the Site, we may also automatically collect certain data about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, and time zone. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we may collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.  The “Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies” section contains more information and options to control or opt-out of certain data collection or uses related to cookies and similar technologies.

Anonymous or De-identified Data. We may create de-identified or anonymous data from personal information by removing data components (such as your name or email address) that makes the data personally identifiable to you or through obfuscation or through other means.  Our use of anonymized and de-identified data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

How We Collect and Use Information 

We may collect personal information as follows:

when you use or interact with our Site or make a purchase or donation;

when you communicate with us, including when you submit information through the Site, submit inquiries, or request information from us, including inquiries or requests regarding renting our space;  

when you subscribe or sign up to receive communications, materials, or other information from us;

when you apply to be a volunteer with us and sign up for our volunteer orientation courses;

when you register for or participate in our events or programs;

when you engage with our online communities, blogs, and forums, including any information you may provide through your interaction with or participation in our social media pages and groups.  Please note that online forums may be publicly accessible and other users may view information you post in the forums.  We encourage you to exercise care in deciding what information and content you wish to disclose on the areas of the Site that are accessible to the general public.

when we collect data from third parties or publicly-available sources.  

We use the personal information we collect as described in this Privacy Policy, including for the following purposes:

to provide the products and services, fulfill your orders, and administer and process purchases and donations;

to process, administer, and respond to your requests to volunteer or participate in our programs;

to contact and communicate with you and to address and respond to inquiries or requests;

to develop and improve the Site, including to better tailor the features, performance, and support of the Site, for research, statistical, and analytics purposes, and for marketing and advertising purposes;

for fraud, loss, and other crime prevention purposes, to assist in the investigation of suspected illegal or wrongful activity, and to protect and defend our rights, interests, and property, or the rights or safety of third parties; 

to enforce agreements or to comply with laws, regulators, court orders, or other legal obligations, or pursuant to legal process.

How We May Disclose Information

We may disclose personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, including to other 826 National chapters and affiliate organizations within the 826 National network (“Affiliates”).  Where we share personal information with our Affiliates, we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.  We may also disclose personal information to our contractors, service providers, vendors, and other third parties we use to support our organization and provide and administer our programs and services, including our payment processors, hosting providers, for technical and processing functions, technical support, analytics,and for marketing and advertising purposes.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances

We may also disclose information in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.  We also may provide information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect the rights, property, or safety of our organization or any person, to enforce our agreements, or as otherwise required by law.

Subject to applicable law, we may disclose information to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or other sale or transfer of all or a portion of our assets. If any such transaction occurs, the purchaser will be entitled to use and disclose the personal information collected by us in the same manner that we are able to, and the purchaser will assume the rights and obligations regarding personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

The Site may use cookies and similar technologies to improve user experience, for performance and analytics, and to improve our content, products, and services.  A “cookie” is a small text file that a web server stores in browser software.  A browser sends cookies to a server when the browser makes a connection to the server (for example, when requesting a web page from the same domain that created the cookie). The purpose of cookies is to remember the browser over time and distinguish one browser instance (or user) from all others.  Some cookies and other technologies may serve to track personal information previously entered by a web user on the site. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them, and how to remove them.  Cookies can remember login information, preferences, and similar information.  

Cookies, as well as other tracking technologies, such as HTML5 local storage and similar mechanisms, may record information such as a unique identifier, information you enter in a form, IP address, and other categories of data. We may also use web beacons or “pixels,” and in certain circumstances may collect IP address, screen resolution, browser software, and operating system types, clickstream patterns, dates and times that our site is accessed, and other similar categories of data.  

You can choose to block or delete cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser.  Please note that if you block or erase cookies, certain parts of the Website may not function properly.  For information on how to disable cookies, you can refer to your browser’s settings and instructions.

Use by Children

We do not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 13 years without parental consent.  No information should be submitted to our Website by individuals under the age of 13.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as permitted by law.  If you believe we may have any collected information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, please contact us using the contact information set forth in the “Contact Us” section.

Updating Your Information and Communication Preferences

If you would like to update or make changes to your information, please contact us via the information set forth in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

If you would like to stop receiving newsletters or other marketing or promotional messages, notifications, or updates, you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions that appear in these e-mail communications.  You may also unsubscribe by contacting us via the information set forth in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.  Please be advised that you may not be able to opt-out of receiving certain service or transactional messages from us, including legal notices.

Do-Not-Track

Do-Not-Track is a public-private initiative that has developed a “flag” or signal that an Internet user may activate in the user’s browser software to notify websites that the user does not wish to be “tracked” by third-parties as defined by the initiative.  Please note that the Site does not alter its behavior or use practices when we receive a Do-Not-Track signal from your browser.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure and protect personal information.  Please note, however, we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the storage and transmission of personal information.

Links to Other Sites

Our Site may contain links or otherwise provide access to another website, mobile application, or Internet location (collectively “Third-Party Sites”).  For example, if you choose to make a donation, we may utilize a Third-Party Site to manage and administer the donation process.  Please note that we have no control over and are not responsible for Third-Party Sites, their content, or any goods or services available through the Third-Party Sites. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to Third-Party Sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any Third-Party Site with which you choose to interact.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is identified at the top of this page.  We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of how we may process your information.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at admin@826nyc.or or contact us via the below information.

826 NYC
372 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-9884
Our website address is: https://826nyc.org.