Privacy Policy

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The Center for Community Progress is committed to protecting your privacy and data. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you and our practices for collecting, using, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect on this website and in our email communications with you. This policy does not apply to information we may collect from you offline.

What information do you collect?

We collect several types of information from you, including information you provide to us and information we collect automatically.

We collect information that you provide to us when you fill out forms on this website, such as when you contact us, sign up for our newsletter, register for events, donate, apply for jobs, and respond to surveys. This information may include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, organization name, and job title.

When you use our website or interact with our emails, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect information, including your Internet Protocol address, browser type, operating system, the date and time of your request, location data, and how you interacted with our email and website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our website.
  • Web Beacons. Pages on our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Community Progress, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (such as recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie information we collect automatically to personal information about you that we collect from other sources, or you provide to us. This helps us to improve our website and audience services.

How do you use my information?

We use the information you provide us and information we collect from you, including any personal information, to provide any information or services you request from us, respond to your inquires, present our website and its content to you, and customize the communications and advertising you receive from us.

How do you protect my information?

We have implemented security measures designed to maintain the safety of your personal information. 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 you disclose any information to third parties?

Community Progress does not sell, rent, or lease your email or other information we collect to third parties without your consent.

We may disclose your personal information to contractors, service providers, and other trusted third parties we use to operate our organization, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

We may also disclose your information when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our agreements, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.

How do you protect the information of your 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 our website’s “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.

How can I control how my information is collected and used?

 You can use the following mechanisms to control how your information is collected and used:

  • Email Communications. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters, you can do so by clicking unsubscribe in the footer of the email or by clicking here.
  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements to you, you can opt-out by emailing [email protected].

How can I access and correct my information?

You can email us at [email protected] to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us.

How do you 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, emailing 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.

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 [email protected].

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 January 3, 2024.