Privacy Policy

At the Center for Community Progress, our commitment to advancing communities includes protecting your data. Our team works diligently to ensure our visitors, partners, and the residents we serve are protected as they engage with our resources both on- and offline.

What information do we collect?

We collect information when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletters and alerts, donate to Community Progress, and complete forms.

When ordering or registering on our site(s), as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number.

We may also collect log data, which is information collected whenever you visit a website. This log data includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type and some settings, the date and time of your request, how you used our site(s), and cookie data. Depending on how you are accessing, we may use “cookies” (small text files stored by your computer when you visit our website) or similar technologies.

How do we use your information?

The email address you provide may be used to share information or respond to inquiries and answer questions or requests. If you are a current member of our email list and wish to unsubscribe, you may do so by clicking unsubscribe in the footer of the email or by clicking here.

How do we protect your information?

Our team implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access our sites. We engage the help of third-party providers who conform to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards for Data Privacy Process.

Do we disclose any information to third parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to personally identifiable information to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in delivering digital solutions (e.g. website), conducting business, or serving visitors and communities, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.

How do we protect the information of our online donors?

We do not sell, trade, otherwise transfer our donors’ personally identifiable information, including cardholder account numbers or card transaction information to any outside party. This policy applies to all information collected through the Community Progress website “Donation” link.

To the extent any donations made through our website are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information, including cardholder account numbers or card transaction information, will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

If you have set up monthly donations and wish to cancel future donations, click here.

How do we leverage User Generated Content (UGC)?

Community Progress may engage social media and website users to seek their permission to feature our favorite content on our various sites, social channels, and various promotional materials.

When you share User Generated Content (“UGC”) on Community Progress’ website(s) and digital properties, you agree to these Terms of Use.


UGC (User Generated Content) refers to the content added by you to website(s), social media sites or any other digital medium. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you grant Community Progress, its legal representatives and successors, as well as persons and companies acting with its permission (collectively, “we”, “us”, or “our”), a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium or technology throughout the world in any manner in their sole discretion, without compensation or obligation to you.

You understand that we may use your UGC, and any ideas, concepts or know-how contained therein, without payment of money or any other form of consideration, for any purpose including advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. You agree that UGC may be copied or exported from the Site and published elsewhere on the internet, including on any social media sites. In addition, you understand that any UGC may be removed from the Site at any time for any reason.

You grant us the right to use your username, real name, image, likeness, descriptions of you, location or other identifying information, including but not limited to your voice, in connection with any use of your UGC.

When you provide UGC, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control the rights to your UGC and that the UGC is your original creation, has not been copied, recreated, reproduced, previously published, derived from or otherwise taken in whole or in part from any other work and the UGC does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws or regulations. You also warrant and represent that each person in the UGC has given their written permission and consent to be included and displayed publicly on the Site and our other social media sites and marketing materials and advertising, which you agree to provide to us upon request. You also represent and warrant that:

  • You are at the least the age of legal majority in the state in which you reside;
  • The UGC is not obscene, indecent, does not defame, disparage, invade the privacy of, or infringe upon or violate any rights of any kind whatsoever of any individual or entity;
  • The UGC does not violate any law, rule, or regulation of any governmental entity;
  • The UGC is not subject to any obligation of confidentiality;
  • The UGC does not contain any fraudulent statements or misrepresentations that could damage Community Progress or any third party; and
  • You have not received any compensation of any kind for any UGC, unless properly disclosed pursuant to FTC guidelines.
  • You hereby release, discharge and agree to hold us, and any person acting on their behalf, harmless from any liability related in any way to our use of your UGC.

The UGC that you submit is deemed non-confidential and we have no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any submission, except pursuant to our respective privacy policies. By using this Site or the Services, you are consenting to our collection of any personal information you provide for our use and disclosure in connection with the use of your UGC as described herein. If you do not agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in this way, please do not use this Site or the Services or otherwise provide us with personal information. Your personal information may be transferred to servers located outside the country in which you live or to third parties in other countries so that they may process personal information on our behalf. By using the Site or the Services or otherwise providing the Licensed Parties with personal information, you agree to the foregoing collection, use, disclosure, transfer and processing of your information in accordance with the terms of these Terms, the Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws and regulations.

You understand that, under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any UGC, including, without limitation, for any errors or omissions in any UGC, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred by you as a result of the use of any UGC transmitted, uploaded, posted, e-mailed or otherwise made available via the Site.

You also agree that we are under no obligation to use any UGC. You acknowledge that we reserve the right to change, condense, edit, modify, transmit, display, or delete any UGC, and you waive any rights you have in having the material altered or changed posting, e-mailing or otherwise making available on the Site or other social media sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. If you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, please contact us in writing by letter or by emailing

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy may be changed at any time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on October 6, 2020.