The Pawling Community Foundation (“PCF”) is committed to protecting your privacy. Our privacy policy is intended to make sure that your personal information that is collected when you visit our site is handled securely and responsibly. By accessing our website, you consent to the use, storage and disclosure of your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

As we explain below, you can access PCF’s web site without providing any personally identifying information. However, if you choose to donate online or contact us through the site, then personal information will be gathered and maintained by PCF.

This Privacy Policy does not affect any personal information that we may already have about you, which was received through means other than your access to this website.

Tracking Information Collected By PCF

When you visit our website, PCF automatically receives and records information from your web browser, which includes your IP address and the page on our site that you requested. An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider when you access the Internet. When you visit our site, a file is stored on your computer, which is called a cookie. The placement of a cookie on your computer facilitates your visit to PCF’s website but does not provide us with any personal information.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected By PCF

Apart from tracking information, PCF collects the personally identifiable information you knowingly provide when you visit PCF’s website and make an on-line donation through the PayPal, as well as personal information you knowingly provide to us on-line for the purpose of contacting us. Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, or company name. We will use this information to communicate with you regarding PCF activities, offerings, and your relationship with PCF as a donor. We may share or disclose your personally identifiable information in the following instances:

  • To fulfill a service to you or to provide information to you regarding the activities of PCF. For example, if you email us a question, we may use your email address to process your request and respond to your question.
  • To unaffiliated third-party service providers, volunteers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our website and files and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, maintaining and analyzing data, and sending customer communications on PCF’s behalf). We seek to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties will not use the personally identifiable information for any other purpose than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible. Because such unaffiliated third-party service providers, volunteers, agents and other independent contractors help us administer our website and files and will have access to users’ personally identifiable information, if you do not wish for the providers to have access to your information, please do not register or submit any personally identifiable information to us.
  • To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our donors or end users.
  • To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and donors and provide such information to third parties.
  • To protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the information collected from these Sites. In the course of such verification, we may receive personally identifiable information about you from such services.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected By PCF

Non-Personally Identifiable Information” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender or interests. Non-personally identifiable information DOES NOT identify you personally. Non-personally identifiable information is used as described above and in any other ways as permitted by applicable laws. 

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise share or otherwise disclose your information to any third parties. You can request that we do not contact you with further information about PCF by writing to us via e-mail at or you can write to us at Pawling Community Foundation, P.O. Box 657, Pawling, NY 12564.


As we note above, donations to PCF are made through our site via a link to a third party service provider PayPal, which uses industry-leading technology to keep your personal information secure. PayPal helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations.

Links to Third Parties

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy statement applies only to PCF’s website and does not apply to any links to third parties, such as PayPal. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with PayPal’s privacy policy when you link from PCF’s website to the PayPal site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any sites to which PCF may provide links from this website.

Your Right to Access, Change or Remove Personal Information

you may request a copy of your personal information maintained by PCF via e-mail at or you can write to us at Pawling Community Foundation, P.O. Box 657, Pawling, NY 12564. You may request that we change any incorrect or incomplete information. You may also request that we remove your information from our records. In addition, you may direct any questions about our Privacy Policy to us at the above e-mail or mailing addresses.

Privacy Policy Changes

PCF reserves the right to change our Privacy Policy. We will post on this web page any noteworthy changes to our Privacy Policy at least 15 days prior to the time that they will become effective.