We at Working In Support of Education (“w!se,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared. This Privacy Policy relates to our collection and use of your information through our website located at www.wise-ny.org (the “Site”).

By visiting our Site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.

If you do not want us to collect, use and share your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any of your personal information.

Information We Collect

We do not collect any personal information (“Personal Information”) from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.

If you wish to use the “make a donation” or similar feature of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that the Site will link to a third-party service provider of ours that [AB36] will process your payment (“Third Party”), and that any information that you submit in connection with such donation will be submitted to such Third Party and will be subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of such Third Party.

Like most web sites, we use automatic data collection technology when you visit the Site to record information that identifies your computer, to track your use of the Site, and to collect certain basic information about you and your surfing habits. This information includes information about your operating system, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, keywords, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of a website you visit, and similar information concerning your use of the Site and the Services (the “Usage Information”).

We may collect this Usage Information by using cookies and pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs). Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web site users. You can reject cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet provider’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still visit the Site, but may not be able to use some areas of the Site.

We do not collect Personal Information in this way, but if you’ve provided us with Personal Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically. Automatic data collection may be performed on our behalf by our service providers.

How We Use Your Information

We will use your Personal Information and Usage Information for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes to this Site;
  • For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent; and
  • As otherwise specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

We may also use your information to improve our Site, and we may use cookies and other information to enable us to customize your user experience.

We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, hosting services, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, which may include Personal Information. We require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of such information and use such information only as necessary to provide us with designated services.

If we or all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that the information that we have collected, including Personal Information, would be transferred along with our other business assets.

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of this Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

How We Protect Your Information

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information and the Usage Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

Links

This Site may contain content, services, advertising and other materials that link to web sites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them.

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer.

Children

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Site. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through any website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will post any changes on the Site as soon as they go into effect. By accessing the Site after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at info@wise-ny.org, “PRIVACY POLICY” in the subject line, or send mail to the following address: 227 East 56th St., Suite 201, New York, NY 10022.


Terms of Use

Welcome! Please take a moment to scroll down and read these Terms of Use.

Working In Support of Education (“w!se,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) owns and operates the website located at www.wise-ny.org (the “Site”). By browsing the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not access the Site. These Terms of Use may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.

Use of Personal Data

Your use of the Site may involve the transmission to us of certain personally identifiable information (the “Personal Information”). Our policies with respect to the collection and use of Personal Information are governed according to our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.

Donations

If you wish to use the “make a donation” or similar feature of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that the Site will link to a third-party service provider of ours that will process your payment (“Third Party”), and that any information that you submit in connection with such donation will be submitted to such Third Party and will be subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of such Third Party.

Intellectual Property

The Site contains material, such as text, graphics, images, and other material provided by or on behalf of w!se (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or by third parties, and is protected under both United States and foreign laws. The Content includes, but is not limited to, the trademarks, service marks, and logos of w!se used and displayed on the Site, which are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of w!se and/or its licensors.

Except as otherwise provided in this Terms of Use, you have no rights in or to the Content, and you must not:

  • Use the Content except as permitted under these Terms of Use;
  • Use our trademarks except with our permission for each use;
  • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content;
  • Sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or use the Content for any public or commercial purpose;
  • Use or post the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment

Unsolicited Information

By submitting any unsolicited information and materials, including comments, ideas, questions, designs, and other similar communications (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”) to us through the Site, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you should not provide any Unsolicited Information through the Site. All Unsolicited Information will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY. We, or any of our affiliates, may use such communication or material for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and further posting. Further, we and our affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication or material you send to the site for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. By submitting any Unsolicited Information, you are granting us a perpetual, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer and sell such Unsolicited Information and to use your name and other identifying information in connection with such Unsolicited Information.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. w!se DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. w!se SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL w!se BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, REVENUES OR SAVINGS, EVEN IF w!se HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. IN NO EVENT SHALL w!se’s LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES ARISING UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE OR RELATING THERETO, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS w!se’s LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE, OR THE CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THIS SITE.

External Sites

This Site may contain links to third-party websites (“External Sites”), but w!se does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites. Please refer to the terms of use and privacy policies of the External Sites for more information.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assigns harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from: (i) your breach of these Terms of Use; (ii) your access to, use, or misuse of the Site, and (iii) your violation of any intellectual property or other right of any third party.

Compliance with Applicable Laws

The Site is intended to be used only by residents of the United States who are age 13 years or older. We make no claims concerning whether any Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

Termination

We may terminate these Terms of Use and your access to all or any part of the Site at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Site at any time without prior notice or liability.

Copyright Complaints

If you believe this Site contains any Content that infringes your copyright, please contact our Copyright Agent, as detailed below, with the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  • Your address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

To contact our Copyright Agent by regular mail, please write to:

227 East 56th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10022

To contact our Copyright Agent by email, please write to info@wise-ny.org, with COPYRIGHT NOTICE in the subject line.

Miscellaneous

In the event that any portion of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such portion shall be construed in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. This section, the section entitled Indemnification, and the section entitled Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability and Intellectual Property shall survive the termination of these Terms of Use. You may not assign these Terms of Use. No waiver shall be effective unless in writing. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use and any other agreements between the parties entered into through this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Except for proceedings commenced by w!se to protect its intellectual property or confidential information which may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction, the parties mutually agree that any and all disputes arising hereunder shall be resolved exclusively by state or federal courts located in the State of New York. These Terms of Use contain the entire agreement of the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersede all existing agreements and all other oral, written or other communication between the parties concerning its subject matter.

Questions or comments regarding this Site, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted using our email address info@wise-ny.org.