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Privacy Policy
This is a student extracurricular organization website created and run by Common Cents New York, Inc. The opinions expressed on this website shall not be attributed to the Department of Education in any of our affiliate cities.

At Common Cents, we understand that privacy is an important issue for visitors to the Common Cents website, and Common Cents is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors. The following information is designed to help you better understand what information we gather from our site, and how we handle the information once we gather it, whether we disclose it to anyone. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to this site, and not to any other companies' or organizations' web sites to which we link.

By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
Information Collection and Use
Our primary goal in collecting information is to enable schools to sign up for programs, apply for grants and order materials on-line, and to email news to people who request it. We understand the importance of obtaining parental consent and all other necessary consents before posting information on our web site. Thus, we use reasonable best efforts to obtain such consents. If you have previously given consent for use to post any information on our website, and now wish to withdraw consent, please contact us at

Aggregate Data

In general, we automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to this site. This information may include which URL that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, and to do internal research on our visitors' interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and our community and, so that we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible.

Additional Information

We also specifically ask for information about the school and the teacher involved in our programs. We may also ask for information regarding grade, borough, recreational activities, community concerns, personal reflections on experience with Common Cents, writings or artwork. We collect this information from schools that join our program online. This information is included in our year-end Grant Report made available to teachers, funders and the public generally.


"Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive; each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
Common Cents may use cookies that tell us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. Any cookies used by Common Cents would not collect personally identifiable information and we will never combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your screen name or e-mail address is.

Sharing Information

Common Cents is the sole owner of any information collected on this site.  However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse information that they collect form site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.
Common Cents cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Your contact information including your email address is kept private and will not be disclosed to third parties. Common Cents reserves the right to send you future emails including updates and newsletters. Every email we send has an unsubscribe option at the bottom of the email.

E-Newsletters and Mailing List
If you wish to subscribe to our e-newsletter, we require certain contact information so we can make sure you receive the newsletter as requested. Your contact information including your email address is kept private and will not be disclosed to third parties. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications using the specific instructions found at the bottom of each email broadcast.

Policy Towards Children

Common Cents takes special care to protect the privacy and safety of young people using our site. We do not specifically collect information about children and believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage you to participate in your child's experience in cyberspace and to observe general precautions before your child explores the Internet.

Other Information

Except as otherwise expressly included in this privacy policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of information you disclose to them. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

This website contains copyrighted material and visitors may not download material without prior consent and approval of the copyright owner.

Links to third party sites
To provide you with access to related sites, our site contains links to third party sites. Common Cents New York, Inc., is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of these linked sites. If you object to the contact on one of these sites, please email us immediately at
Common Cents treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.

Privacy Policy Changes
Common Cents may, from time to time, make changes to this policy, based on your comments and our needs to accurately reflect our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.
Common Cents New York, Inc.,  has consulted the New York City Department of Education Internet Acceptable Use Policy and has used reasonable best efforts to ensure that this website is in compliance with the regulations implemented thereby.
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