Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the
protection of your privacy is essential to maintaining the relationship
of trust that exists between boardnetUSA and all of our
users, whether they are nonprofit organizations, board candidates
is intended to help you understand our online information security
The Information We Collect
You may have accessed boardnetUSA directly by visiting our Web
site, the home page of which is located at www.boardnetUSA.org,
or through the Web site of one of our third-party partners with whom we
have teamed to provide board service opportunities and board candidates
("Partners"). This notice applies to all information you submit
to boardnetUSA, whether through the boardnetUSA Web site
or through the Web site of one of our Partners. Please note that we cannot
be responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties,
including our Partners, who may have their own posted policies regarding
the collection and use of your information. We urge you to review the
policies of our Partners through whom you may access our services
How We Use Information
We use the Information we collect about you to facilitate the connecting
process and to provide information to you about boardnetUSA and
related industry topics. We use return email addresses to answer the email
we receive. Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our
services, we share your Information with candidates, nonprofit organizations,
or our Partners, as applicable:
For Board Candidates
If you indicate to us that you are interested in a particular board
service opportunity we will forward your Information to the nonprofit
organization that is hosting that opportunity so that the organization
can contact you regarding your potential involvement, and, if the particular
nonprofit organization (including a nonprofit organization that is a Partner)
has a regional or national office or is closely affiliated with or a member
of a related nonprofit organization (each, an "Affiliate"),
then we may also share your Information with the applicable Affiliate.
To the extent that you have provided any Information to us through our
Web site or the Web site of one of our Partners regarding board service
opportunities associated with one of our Partner, we may share your Information
with the applicable Partner. Each of our Partners has its own policies
regarding the collection and use of personal information, and boardnetUSA
is not responsible for their use of your Information.
For Nonprofit Organizations
If you submit Information to us as nonprofit organization, then,
subject to the terms and conditions as a nonprofit member of boardnetUSA,
your Information will be accessible by anyone granted candidate
or administrator access to boardnetUSA.
Partners that receive email addresses from potential board candidates
are strongly encouraged to adopt privacy standards similar to those of
boardnetUSA. Each such organization, however, has its own policies
regarding collection and use of personal information and we are not responsible
for their use of your Information. Inappropriate use of personal information
received from boardnetUSA may jeopardize membership with boardnetUSA.
boardnetUSA reserves the right to determine, at its discretion,
what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about
an organization's policy, please contact them directly using the contact
information posted for that organization on our site.
In addition, boardnetUSA collaborates with select contracted Partners
to provide additional services to facilitate connections including but
not limited to customer service support and resolution of communication
failures. As part of this process these Partners have access to profile
data entered by users and individual usage records for both nonprofit
organizations and board candidates using boardnetUSA. Information
from all nonprofit organizations and board candidates are automatically
made accessible to these partners. The only exceptions are board candidates
whose portal sponsor (e.g. employer, association or leadership program)
has chosen not to participate in this support network. Please contact
boardnetUSA at customer.service@boardnetUSA.org
if you have any questions regarding your sponsor's participation.
Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites commonly write to your
hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when
you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify
Third-party Access and Use
Occasionally, we hire third-party service providers to help us
provide or improve the services we offer you. Sometimes it is necessary
for these providers to have access to the Information we collect
about you. In those cases, we take reasonable steps to ensure that
these providers do not use or otherwise disclose any Information
we collect about you except for the purpose of fulfilling their
service obligations to us.
In addition, we share aggregate information about our users with
certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a
whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually
identify you. We use aggregated information we collect about users
to continue to improve our service for you.
Accessing Another Web Site through boardnetUSA
This site contains links to other sites. boardnetUSA is not
responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
If you are a nonprofit member or candidate, you may access all your
personally identifiable Information that we collect and maintain online
by simply inputting your Login-ID and password in the login area. You
may make any changes or correct factual errors in your information 24
hours a day. We use this procedure to better safeguard your Information.
If you have problems changing your Information, please contact customer
service at customer.service@boardnetUSA.org.
If you are a candidate and would like to have your Information
deleted from the site, you may do so by contacting your sponsoring
organization administrator by selecting the Contact Us in the Site’s
top navigation bar.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the
correct use of Information, we have put in place appropriate physical,
electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information
we collect online.
In the unlikely event that Volunteer Consulting Group, the 501c3 organization
that operates boardnetUSA, undergoes a sale or transfer of all
or substantially all of its assets, the acquiring entity will be subject
In addition, in the further unlikely event that Volunteer Consulting Group
is adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent (a) there will be no further use
or disclosure of your personally identifiable Information by Volunteer
Consulting Group and (b) your personally identifiable Information will
be destroyed. In addition, there will be no use or disclosure of your
personally identifiable Information by any entity that acquires assets
of Volunteer Consulting Group pursuant to such bankruptcy or insolvency
Changes to Policy
boardnetUSA will notify you of any such changes by posting notice
of the changes on the boardnetUSA home page. If you object to any
such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the boardnetUSA
Web site. Continued use of the boardnetUSA Web site following notice
of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such
changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of
How To Contact Us
We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement,
the practices of this site, or your dealings with boardnetUSA.
To contact us use the contact us link at the top of every page or send
email to customer.service@boardnetUSA.org
or you can send mail to boardnetUSA c/o Volunteer Consulting
Group, 6. E 39th Street, Suite 602 New York, NY 10016.
Revised September 26, 2005.