Privacy Disclosure

Credit Card Security

Read Alliance appreciates the donations that help us continue our valuable work. It is very important to us that your personal information remains secure and that you understand how your information may be used. When you donate to Read Alliance online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company (PayPal, formerly known as Verisign). Also, your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. You will see the "closed" lock symbol in the lower part of your browser screen (often times it is yellow as well) when you are on our secure donation pages. You will also notice in your web site address bar that the domain name starts with an "https" on those donation pages. This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security. This actually makes it more secure than using a credit card in physical form at a store for example. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please email us, or call (646) 867-6100 for more information.

Cookie Usage

Read Alliance uses cookies to facilitate authentication and personalization across our web systems. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your Web browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Read Alliance uses only anonymous information (such as IP address) to track how our online visitors use our website. This data is sometimes stored using cookies.

In addition, we occasionally use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on this site. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web site, and your interaction with our site and services. They may also use information about your transactions and visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag and cookies, which are industry standard technologies, used by most major web sites. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know the name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third party service provider, please click here.

Email Addresses

We ask for your e-mail address on a number of pages within our site, but you may opt out of e-mail communications at any time by un-checking the box beneath where you entered in your e-mail address, by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every e-mail communication from Read Alliance, by selecting "No" when presented with whether or not you would like to receive email from Read Alliance, or by logging in and editing to your Personal Profile at any time and unchecking the box that indicates you would like to receive email located there. You may also call us at any time at (646) 867-6100, or email us, to be removed from our email distribution list.

Other Personal Information

You are not required to provide any personal information on our Web site unless you choose to do so. We do ask for personal information on our online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. We use this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to help prevent fraudulent donations. If you give a gift to Read Alliance your name and address will be placed on our physical mailing list for occasional mail updates. If you do not wish to receive physical mail from Read Alliance you may call us at any time at or email us, to be removed. If you are making a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, we will not use their personal information for any purpose other than sending the acknowledgement card.

We do not make postal addresses and telephone numbers available to other nonprofit and commercial organizations.

Opt Out

Read Alliance's site gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please uncheck the boxes, or select "No," at the point at which we request that information.

In some cases, our website uses JavaScript to store and record your preferences. So we can ensure that we are capturing your communications preferences correctly, please enable JavaScript when visiting Read Alliance's site. Click here for directions on how to enable JavaScript on your web browser. (Relevant to us)

This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. Read Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites.

Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the good will and generosity of our supporters and want to make sure that your experience with Read Alliance is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you abreast of the ongoing fight against poverty, but not at the expense of any personal information concerns. If you have concerns about your privacy with Read Alliance, please contact us here or call (646) 867-6100.

Share Services

Your use of Read Alliance web sites (including, content, electronic communities, products and services and downloading from our sites constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth herein. In addition to providing descriptions of our programs and how we help children in need of services, our sites, materials, electronic communities, products and/or services (collectively, "Materials") provide you with the opportunity to interact with us and our online community. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours.

Read offers a feature whereby Users of the Materials can share with others or post to their own member profile, videos, articles and other Third Party Applications, Software or Content from, and/or links to, Third Party Sites (the "Share Service"). You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Share Services and all links, User Content or Third Party Applications, Software or Content shared through the Share Service is subject to, and will fully comply with the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms.

Subject to these Terms, Third Party Sites that meet the requirements set forth herein may place a Share Link (as described below), in the form approved by Read, on pages of their web sites to facilitate use of the Share Service. A Third Party Site that posts a Share Link on its web site (each an "Online Content Provider") shall abide and be subject to the applicable sections of these Terms. A "Share Link" is a button and/or a text link appearing on an Online Content Provider's web page that, upon being clicked by a User, enables us to launch a sharing mechanism through which Users can share with others or post to their own member profile, links and content from that page.

If the Share Link is a button that contains any icons or other graphic images, trademarks or other proprietary materials of Read, Online Content Provider is granted permission to use such images, trademarks or other materials solely for the purpose of placing the Share Link on Online Content Provider's site and solely in the current form provided by Read. The rights granted in this paragraph may be revoked by Read at any time with or without cause in its sole discretion, and upon such termination, Online Content Provider agrees to immediately remove all Share Links from its site.

In order for an Online Content Provider to include a Share Link on its pages, the Third Party Site must not contain any web content that if shared or posted by a User would be a violation of these Terms. Without limiting the forgoing, Online Content Provider agrees not to post a Share Link on any web site that contains, and represents and warrants that such web site does not and will not contain, any content that is infringing, harmfol, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, lewd, fraudolent, or invasive of privacy or publicity rights or that may expose Read or its Users to any harm or liability of any type. Upon including of a Share Link, Online Content Provider agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Read, its affiliates, and each of its directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, volunteers, clients and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with such Share Link, any links, content or other items or materials which may be shared or posted through such Share Link, or any breach or alleged breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

By including a Share Link, Online Content Provider automatically grants, and represents and warrants that it has the right to grant, to Read an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use the Share Service in order to link to, use, copy, publish, stream, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), summarize, and distribute the content, links and other materials of any kind residing on any web pages on which Online Content Provider places the Share Link.

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