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Ongiara Foundation Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Ongiara Foundation. Your privacy and security while on is of the utmost importance to us and we are committed to protecting all personal information you provide that is transmitted to or through our website.

This privacy statement has been created to inform you of our privacy policies and practices and to explain how your information is collected and used.

Statistical Information

Ongiara Foundation collects information regarding overall website traffic patterns to monitor its online effectiveness and make improvements to through “cookie” files (described in section below), and server log files. Normally, web pages/servers collect this type of file to monitor traffic information as part of their web log process. We do not report on individual user sessions, nor use collected statistical information for any other purposes than monitoring and improving the Ongiara Foundation website.

  1. Cookies
    To collect statistical data, we may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you knowingly supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Ongiara Foundation uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

    You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser settings. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive a warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site, however, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys that we have already implemented or choose to implement in the future.

  2. Log Information
    When you use, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Personal Information

We collect personal information only when you provide it to us by filling in an online form.  Personal information is collected when joining our mailing list, using our onsite contact form, or when making an online donation. You do not need to give personal information to receive information from this site.

We do not share any personal information we collect about our donors, members or clients with any other organizations and we never rent or sell statistics or customer information lists of any type whatsoever.

Online Donations

When you choose to make an online donation through the Ongiara Foundation website, we may request the following information:

  1. Contact Information: First and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information. This information is used to process your donation.

  2.  Credit Card Information: Donations are processed using standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date, security code) via a secure, encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session hosted on SSL is the proven standard for secure web transactions. This information is only used to process the payment of your donation. We do not store any credit card information whatsoever on our server.


Our website contains several e-mail links that allow visitors to easily send an electronic inquiry or feedback to Ongiara Foundation. Examples include e-mail inquiries to the college’s information services, the webmaster, or to specific staff in specific departments throughout the organization. When you use the e-mail links, your e-mail address and the subject of your inquiry are provided to the Foundation. We only use this information to respond to your inquiries and track the service we provide. This information helps us improve our website, provide more relevant information to our site visitors and update our site as needed.

External Links

The Ongiara Foundation website has links to other websites that are not under its control. Ongiara Foundation is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that Ongiara Foundation endorses that website.

Please be aware that Ongiara Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

This website is owned and operated by Ongiara Foundation. No materials from any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Ongiara Foundation may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of Ongiara Foundation.


Ongiara Foundation regularly reviews its compliance with this policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this policy or Ongiara Foundation’s treatment of personal information by contacting us at or by writing to:  Ongiara Foundation, 187 Hodge Ave, Buffalo, New York, USA, 14222

Changes to This Policy

Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of policy changes). Each version of this policy will be identified at the bottom of the page by its effective date.

Privacy Policy last updated on: April 2, 2008



Ongiara Foundation
187 Hodge Ave, Buffalo, New York, USA, 14222

641-715-3900 ext. 50634 |