What we collect
The Bronx Institute is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Bronx Institute may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from October 15, 2009.
We may collect the following information:
- Name and job title
- Contact information including email address
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our services.
- We may periodically send email about information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West APEX 241 Bronx, NY 10468.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
To address potential social networking issues, the following guidelines are established for The Bronx Institute. The terms minor or child refer to anyone under the age of 18.
Social media is viewed as a new and important tool to foster communication and further the work of The Bronx Institute. Our various social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.) are intended to increase accessibility to our programs and extend our engagement with the community. Bronx Institute staff work diligently to post accurate, timely, relevant content. We respond to feedback with respect and courtesy, and request our “friends” and “fans” do the same.
The community we serve is encouraged to share content with us such as photos and stories of their experiences in Bronx Institute programs. It is expected and required that anyone sharing such user generated content has the right to do so and has permission of the photographed individuals. No one should post photos you do not have permission to post, including photos of children without the permission of a parent or guardian. Bronx Institute staff, partners, and program participants must not create social network profiles representing themselves in any official capacity as The Bronx Institute, Lehman College, or the City University of New York.
Constructive feedback is always welcome, but we reserve the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate due to offensive language, attacking of a single person or group, unsupported accusations, or spam that explicitly promotes a product or service. We reserve the right to ban repeat offenders.
Bronx Institute staff working with minors must adhere to the following guidelines:
Staff may not initiate contact or accept requests for social networking with minors they meet in our programs. If a student under the age of 18 finds your personal social networking profile and requests to be linked as a friend, you must respectfully decline. Social network sites include, but are not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, MySpace, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, and blogs. Staff is expected to read and follow Bronx Institute social media policies. Any exceptions, including prior relationships, require written explanation before the fact and are subject to prior approval by the Executive Director.
Bronx Institute staff shall not post any pictures or video of minor children in BI programs, activities, or on BI sites on their own social network pages. Posting pictures of minor children that are taken outside of our programs may also cause concern if they are deemed to be inappropriate or in violation of Bronx Institute policies or code of conduct.