Privacy Policy

VCPA Privacy Policy

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Inc. (VCPA) is committed to the privacy of our online and offline supporters, including members, online users, donors, event attendees and visitors. VCPA operates in accordance with the following privacy policy. By providing VCPA with your information online or offline, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.

Data Collection

When You Make a Donation or Purchase a Membership or Event Ticket/Table Online or Offline
When making a donation and/or purchasing a membership, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your request. This may include your name, billing and shipping postal addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. When making a donation and or purchasing a membership online, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server only for as long as necessary to process your payment. When making a donation and or purchasing a membership over the phone or via printed materials, your credit card information will be maintained only long enough to process and verify payment, then destroyed.

When You Send VCPA an E-mail
VCPA is pleased to receive e-mails from you. Should you choose to send an e-mail to VCPA, your message and e-mail address will be forwarded to the appropriate department within VCPA and we will save your e-mail as part of our permanent records. Please be aware that any message, material, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to VCPA by e-mail will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Use of Information

Internal Use
We will use your personally identifiable information in order to respond to your request or process your contribution. Your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server only for as long as necessary to process your payment, or in the case of phone or print contributions, maintained only long enough to process and verify payment, then destroyed.

We may use your information to inform you of events, send you VCPA newsletters, request monetary contributions and send you promotions and updates about the Park. Out of respect for your privacy, e-mail recipients may opt out of receiving e-mails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the e-mail message, e-mailing, or calling 718-601-1460.

From time to time, VCPA will provide you with the opportunity to participate in surveys. Unless we inform you otherwise, your voluntary participation in these surveys is completely anonymous. We use the information gathered from the surveys to improve the experience of visitors to Van Cortlandt Park and VCPA’s website.

VCPA may combine the information you provide us online with other personally identifiable information in order to better serve our visitors.

VCPA’s website automatically collects some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” aggregate information, which may include visitors’ browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers, and other similar information. The information collected is used for statistical purposes to monitor how VCPA’s online visitors navigate our website, allowing us to tailor our website to better accommodate our visitors.

External Use

Third Party Vendors
VCPA may engage third-party vendors in order to help us better service our visitors and customers. VCPA requires its vendors by contract to maintain the confidentiality and security of VCPA information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by VCPA. In cases when users leave VCPA’s website to visit one of its vendor’s websites, users are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy statement of each website they visit.

Sharing VCPA’s List
VCPA does not sell or rent information any of our lists. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and we treat it with great care and respect. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your data with certain third parties. We will share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law.

Links to Other Websites
Users may find content on VCPA’s website that links to the websites and services of our partners, sponsors, or other third parties. In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects, or are established with persons or entities that have a significant connection to or relationship with our website. Although every effort is made to ensure that website referrals are to reputable and relevant sources, VCPA does not control the content or links that appear on these websites. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may change. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy at all. VCPA maintains a policy against the non-consensual collection or sharing of personal information and encourages visitors to review the privacy policies of any websites they visit to ensure their personal information is being protected.

Your Options
We recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you and use your information. VCPA offers the following options:

Opt out of receiving e-mails
You may opt-out of receiving VCPA emails by e-mailing or following the unsubscribe instructions included in the e-mail message.

Opt out of receiving postal mailings from VCPA
You may contact us at anytime by e-mailing or calling 718-601-1460 and letting us know that you would not like to be contacted by telephone or mail.

Data Security
VCPA does not process any underlying payments facilitated by its website; payments are processed by our partner Internet Payment Service Providers. Financial data you input to consummate a transaction is encrypted using SSL technology and sent to one of our payment partners. For recurring donations your financial and contact data is stored by a payment partner in accordance with industry standards. Only the payment partner has access to your credit card number. We do not have access to your credit card number. Data handled by a payment partner is subject to that payments partner’s terms and privacy policy.

VCPA takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children, and does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal data to VCPA. VCPA encourages parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and help enforce this privacy policy by instructing children to never provide personal data to VCPA without their permission. In the event VCPA learns they have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, VCPA will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from VCPA records.

The VCPA website uses cookies (small files that store information on your computer’s web browser) to enhance user experience on the website. Cookies are used to perform certain functions such as saving passwords, personal interests and preferences; delivering content specific to these interests and preferences; and analyzing website activity and user behavior on the website. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and delete any cookies you receive.

Changes to Privacy Policy
VCPA reserves the right to modify our policy as needed. A revised policy will apply only to information collected after the date that the new policy is posted.

California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your relationship with VCPA is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding VCPA’s disclosure, if any, of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy please contact:

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
80 Van Cortlandt Park South Ste. E1
Bronx, NY 10463
Telephone: 718-601-1460

Last updated 11/25/2019

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