Privacy Policy

Last Modified: May 15, 2023


Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York, Inc. d/b/a LAUNCH (“LAUNCH” or "Organization" or "We") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website, https://www.launchcny.org/, (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This Policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.

  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Organization or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or

  • Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13:

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may directly provide any personal data to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal data directly from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal data from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Info@launchcny.org.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It:

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website depending on your interaction with the Website. Through the use of the Website, we may collect (collectively “Your Information”):

  • Personal Data: By which you may be personally identified, such as first and last name, e-mail address, or any other information you may submit through your use of the Website ("Personal Data").

  • Usage Data: Data may be collected from you automatically when you access our Website about how you access and use the Website ("Usage Data"). Usage Data may include information such as your device's Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), internet domain, browser type, browser version, and other diagnostic data.

  • Aggregate Data: LAUNCH may collect data that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as statistical information and analytic data relating to Website usage.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us including:

    • Information that you provide when you subscribe for our newsletter on the Website. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.

    • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses) if you contact us.

  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website.

When you donate online through our Website, you must submit your name, your credit card number and billing information for credit card verification purposes. This information allows our credit card processor to process and fulfill your donation. LAUNCH does not have access to your credit card number or other card information when you donate through our Website, and your sharing of such information is governed by our payment processors applicable privacy policy and terms of use.

Technologies Used for Automatic Data Collection:


We may use “cookies” to collect certain information to ensure that you get the most out of the Website. A cookie is a file stored on your computer or device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your computer or device. When you visit the Website again, the cookie allows the Website to recognize your browser. Cookies allow us to improve the Website’s usability and to personalize the content for you.

If you do not wish to receive cookies for these purposes, you may change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

We may use the following cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are required for maintaining security, improving Website navigation, accessing secure areas of the Website, and storing products in our online cart, among other essential functions. These cookies cannot be disabled.

  • Preference Cookies – We use these cookies to remember your preferences you select when you visit our Website including language, region, login credentials, and other choices you made in the past.

  • Statistics Cookies – We use these cookies to track your activity on our Website, which includes the pages you visit, products you view, and links you click.

Third Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:

Some content or applications on the Website may be served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Data or they may collect information, including personal data, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. These third parties include, but are not limited to, Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a web analytics website offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google Websites. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Third Party Links:

The Website may contain links to other websites or access to applications, which are operated by Us or third parties. Please be aware that LAUNCH is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party, including any third party with whom it has an affiliation or business relationship. Once you enter those websites from a link from our Website, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use do not apply. We do not control and accept no liability or responsibility for those websites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. Please consult the terms and conditions and privacy policies of those third-party websites to find out how they collect and use Your Information and to establish whether they use cookies and what they use them for.

We may receive some information that you submit to a third-party website or application that you access through the Website, including but not limited to information from your social media profile if you connect with us on a social media platform.

How We May Use Your Information:

LAUNCH may use Your Information for the following purposes:

  • To grant you access to the Website.

  • To provide and maintain our Website.

  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

  • To contact you: To contact you by email, telephone calls, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, regarding updates or informative communications.

  • To manage your requests and to provide customer support.

  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

  • To prevent and detect criminal and/or fraudulent activity that would be damaging to you and us.

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Website.

  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information:

We may disclose aggregated information and information that does not identify any individual without restriction.

We may disclose Personal Data that we collect, or you provide on this Website as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Data confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of LAUNCH’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by LAUNCH about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide. For example, if you leave us feedback with contact information to contact you, we may use such information for that purpose.

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Data:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use [INSERT AS LINK TO WEBSITE'S TERMS OF USE] and other agreements.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of LAUNCH, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information:

We strive to provide you with choices regarding Your Information. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Promotional Offers from LAUNCH: We may use your Personal Data to provide you with newsletters, marketing, or promotion materials. If you do not wish to have your email address used by LAUNCH to promote our services or Website, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to info@launchcny.org If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.

Text Message Donations: You may text us to provide a donation. By doing so, you consent to LAUNCH contacting you at the provided number via text concerning your donation. If you do not want to receive text messages about your donation, you may provide donations in another way. Consenting to text messaging is not a condition for receiving services. Message and data rates may apply. To opt out of text messaging, please reply “STOP” in the text message chain.

Data Security:

We have implemented measures designed to secure Your Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, the safety and security of Your Information also depends on you.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy:

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website, prior to any material change becoming effective and update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us:

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:info@launchcny.org