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We take your privacy seriously, and we want you to know how we collect, use, share and protect your information.


What information we collect


We respect the right to privacy of all visitors to the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) site. We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. Information submitted through BVMI’s online forms may be collected to ensure technical functionality. It will also be utilized to address any inappropriate use of our website. We do not save personal information to use for other purposes, nor do we provide it to any other organizations.

Email communications, newsletter and related services provides you with the opportunity to receive communications from us. You can sign up for a free email newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.


IP addresses


The Web server automatically collects the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computers that access our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. It is not truly personally identifiable information because many different individuals can access the Internet via the same computer. We use this information in aggregate form to understand how our site is being used and how we can better serve visitors.


Cookies and other tracking technology

We collect information about visitors to our site using "cookies" (see definition on Webopedia). We use this technology to recognize a repeat visitor and to track a visitor's path through our site during a visit, to help us understand how people use our site.


How we use the information we collect

We use the information we collect for things like:

* Marketing and advertising services

* Conducting research and analysis

* Communicating things like special events and surveys

* Operating, evaluating and improving our business


Data retention


We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or other valid legal processes, we will not share any personally identifiable information we receive from you with any parties outside of BVMI.


To help us determine the effectiveness of, we work with Web analytics tools hosted by third parties who receive nonidentifiable information from your browser, including but not limited to the site or the advertisement you came from, your IP address, your general geographic location, your browser and platform information, and the pages you view within our site.


We use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. Your online donations are directed to, a third party website that securely processes all transactions. Bloomerang uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL protects information you submit via our website, such as making a donation, including your name, address and credit card number. That being said, BVMI cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and so we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.



Links to other websites

Our websites link to other websites, many of which have their own privacy policies. Be sure to review the privacy policy on the site you're visiting.


Privacy policy updates

We may need to update our privacy policy as technology changes and BVMI evolves. If we make significant changes to the privacy policy, we'll post a prominent message on our websites.


Contact information

Website Security and Privacy Officer, BVMI, 75 Essex St., Hackensack, NJ   07601.

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