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Privacy Policy


General Privacy Policy

Breaking Ground provides this privacy policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we are committed to protecting your personal privacy within our website. The following information is designed to help you better understand the information we gather from our Site (https://breakingground.org) and the dissemination practices involved. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy in its entirety. Breaking Ground reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting. By visiting our Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please note that this General Privacy Policy applies only to the website. We maintain a separate, detailed policy regarding practices for safeguarding confidential information of our residents and clients. Please contact us via email if you would like to receive a copy of this policy.

Information Collection and How We Use Your Information

Our goal in collecting information is to provide you with an efficient experience that addresses your needs and is responsive to your concerns. In general our registration forms require users to give us contact information, including name, email address, mailing address, interests and similar information. We seek such information to facilitate your donations or volunteer interests and communicate with you about them. In addition we may use such information to improve marketing and promotional efforts as well as to improve our Site's services.

IP Address

Like all website owners, Breaking Ground receives and records information from your browser in our website server logs, including your IP address and the page you requested. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, track a user's movement and analyze interests and behavior to better understand and serve you. We use such data only in the aggregate. The IP address is not linked to any personally identifiable information.


Our Site may use "cookies" which are small files placed on your hard drive to enhance your experience while on our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that each website can send to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record keeping at many websites. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all or tell you when a cookie is set. You are always free to decline our cookies though it is possible some areas of our Site may not function properly should you choose to do so.

Google Analytics

Like millions of other website owners, we use Google Analytics software that collects data about visitors to our Site.

What information does Google Analytics record?

  • What website you came from to get here
  • How long you stay for
  • What kind of computer you are using
  • Other information, including demographic information

What do we do with your data?

Information from Google Analytics allows us to better understand the kind of visitors who come to our Site and the content they are reading or engaging with. No personally identifying information is included in this reporting, and all data is used for internal purposes only. All of our activities fall within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Want to opt out of tracking?

You can opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plug-in to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.



The security of your transactions and transmission of information is important to us. We use up-to-date industry practices to safeguard your account information, including high-grade encryption measures, which secure and guard against interception of the credit card information you give us.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell or rent individual personal information to any third party except with your express permission or to the extent required by applicable laws. Personally identifying information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information.

How to Stop Receiving E-mail From Us

Breaking Ground utilizes an email marketing provider. All marketing emails you receive from Breaking Ground contain an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email. If this is not functioning for any reason, you may also always email us at [email protected] to request that we unsubscribe you from any or all email lists.


All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics and other information communicated to Breaking Ground through our Site will be the property of Breaking Ground unless Breaking Ground expressly states to the contrary. Further, Breaking Ground will be entitled to use any submission for any purpose permitted by this privacy policy, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or anyone else.

Limitation of Liability

Breaking Ground and its affiliates will not be liable for any damages of injury that result from the use or inability to use our Site or its contents.

Governing Law

By your use of our Site you agree that any and all disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York. Any dispute relating to our Site and this privacy policy shall be resolved in the state or federal courts in New York County, New York.

Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to or from other sites that are not maintained by Breaking Ground. Breaking Ground does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of any unaffiliated site.