Privacy Policy


Updated and Effective: April 30, 2021

This online privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to the websites and Services offered by the New Voices Foundation, the New Voices Fund, and other members of the New Voices Family (collectively, “New Voices” or “we”). This Privacy Policy describes how New Voices handles the information of users of its websites (the “Website”) and Services, including the type of information we collect, how we use it, whether we share it with others, and how users can limit our use of Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below). 

This Privacy Policy applies to users of our websites, including;, and other websites, and to users of our Services, including newsletters, grant information and applications, job and internships and other services and outreach we offer. One key point: we collect, keep and share your Personal Information only with your consent.  

This Privacy Policy was developed under United States laws.  If you reside outside of the United States, the laws of your country regarding privacy may be different.  For that reason, we suggest that you check them. After doing so, you may decide not to provide Personal Information to us. However, if you do decide to continue to visit or use the Website, it is expressly understood that you agree to be bound by the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to us through this Website or any New Voices online resource.  Your continued participation on this Website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management, and storage of your Personally Identifiable Information as described below. 

  1. What Data Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

Personally Identifiable Information. As a non-profit organization with a growing community of supporters and donors, we may gather certain types of personal information from users of the Website and Services, such as your name, e-mail address, street address or other postal mailing address including ZIP code, telephone number(s), or other information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you (“Personally Identifiable Information”).

Certain areas of our Website and online resources allow you to submit your Personally Identifiable Information to us. For example, you may contact New Voices through our Contact Us functionality or you may request Services from us or enter a contest or promotion that we offer or sponsor. You may also submit Personally Identifiable Information to us if you email or send comments to us, or comment on or share our materials or social media posts, or if you submit your resume or other personal data to us through our New Voices Gigsite platform. We may use the information you provide to send you requested information, respond to your inquiry, improve our Website, verify your relationship with New Voices, provide Services to you, and take other actions as part of our responses to your requests and our provision of Services.

Where permitted by law, we may combine Personally Identifiable Information collected through our Website and online resources with New Voices offline records and other information provided to us by third parties. We use this consolidated information to improve our Website, Services and online resources, enhance our marketing activities, better design our offerings, and facilitate other functions.

Other Information. Our Website and online resources also collect other basic information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you or a particular device. We use this information to learn more about how our Website and online resources are used and to otherwise improve and administer the Website. We also use this information to enable us to deliver information tailored to your interests and preferences, based on your use of the Website. For example, we may collect the Internet Protocol Address assigned to your network or device by your internet service provider. This address may change from time to time (a “dynamic” IP address), or it may remain the same (a “static” IP address).

To collect basic information, we use the techniques described below:

Cookies. Our Website may use a tracking technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small data file that a website can place on your device’s storage, where your internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable us to recognize when a device being used to browse our Website has previously visited a New Voices Website or online resource. Cookies can also be used to enable a website to “remember” the information a visitor has previously inputted. Cookies may be placed on your device both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services. Further information concerning the use of third-party cookies on our Website can be found below, in the section titled Our Policy on Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Web Beacons. On certain web pages or in emails we send to you, we may utilize a technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). We may use web beacons to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring the number of visitors to a website or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a website.

Social Plugins. This Website may use social plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our Website, the operator of the social plugin may be able to place a cookie on your device, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our Website. If you have previously logged into the associated social media website (e.g., Facebook) before browsing on our Website, the social plugin allows that social media website to receive information about your visit to particular pages on our Website. The social plugin may collect this information for any such visitors who have logged into social networks, whether or not they specifically interact with the plugin on our Website (e.g., by clicking “Like” or “Share”). The social plugin may also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our Website with other users of their social media website. For further details about the information shared via a particular social media plugin, you should refer to that social media website’s privacy statement.

  1. Does New Voices Disclose Your Information to Third Parties?

We not sell, share, or otherwise disclose the information we collect through our Website or online resources, except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose information to our affiliates and to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings. We may also share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties with whom we work to provide you with Services or information, including sharing your information with sponsors of specific promotions or programs pursuant to your requests and consent. If you submit your resume or other personal data to us through our New Voices Gigsite platform, we may share your data with potential mentors, employers, or internship providers, pursuant to your requests and consent.

We may also disclose information we collect in special cases, including: (i) when we have a reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who have injured or interferred with our or others’ rights or property; or (ii) when we believe that it is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. Aggregate, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be shared with the third parties for marketing, advertising, or other lawful uses.

If all or part of New Voices is merged into or acquired by another entity, the information we have about you may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. We will try to obtain assurances that no Personally Identifiable Information that is transferred in such a transaction will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy without your consent. Your information may also be included among the assets affected by financing agreements undertaken by New Voices. Your continued use of this Website and other online resources would, however, signify your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

  1. Will New Voices Transfer Your Information Internationally?

Our Website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates and vendors in other countries. If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this Website, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations. As set forth in this Privacy Policy, we process your Personal Data on the grounds of legitimate interest and in order to perform agreements with you, depending on the specific situation.  We also may process your Personal Data when necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, or pursuant to your consent. You can always withdraw your consent and ask us to delete or change your Personal Data by sending us a message through our Contact Us webpage or by emailing us at

  1. Is this Website Intended for Children?

Our Website and online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13-years old. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us via our Website contact form to request the information’s deletion. Anyone under 18 years old should seek his or her parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information to New Voices.

  1. How Can You Control and Update Your Information with New Voices?

New Voices wants to keep only accurate information about you. To update or correct your contact information, please submit a request through our Website contact form or send us an email at At any time, you may also contact us via this form to ask that we remove your name, contact information, and email address from the lists we use to send our mailings and contact you. We may retain a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information, however, for our record-keeping purposes.

  1. How Does New Voices Keep Your Information Secure?

New Voices takes certain steps to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no internet transmission is ever completely secure or guaranteed to be error free. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that your information will be secure against unauthorized intruders.  As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Website cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) when you transfer any information to us, you do so at your own risk. In particular, email sent using this Website or any other online resource may not be secure. You should take special care before deciding to send us information via email, including through the Contact Us functionality.

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information. After a transaction, your private information, such as credit card information, will not be stored on our servers. Please visit our payment vendor’s website to familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions and privacy policies.

  1. Is New Voices Responsible for the Websites It Links to?

We are not. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of third-party websites or resources, and our Privacy Policy does not apply to any websites that are not affiliated with New Voices, even if you access them via a link on our Website. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party website before providing any information.

  1. Your California Privacy Rights 

California’s “Shine the Light”  law permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please submit it through our Website contact form. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law. California residents may request such information once a year.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) does not apply to New Voices, as the New Voices entities are non-profits. Even though the CCPA does not apply, New Voices is committed to protecting your privacy rights, as is shown by this Privacy Policy. 

  1. What Else Do You Need to Know?

Each time you use the Website or any New Voices online resource, you should visit and review this Privacy Policy. New Voices reserves the right to revise, modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will update the “Updated and Effective” date above to reflect the date of the changes. Your continued use of the Website or online resource after any update or modification indicates your consent to be bound by such revision, modification or amendment.

10.  Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the New Voices Privacy Policy, please contact us through the Contact Us form (offered on some New Voices websites) or by email to Please include your name and email address when you contact us.    


Cookies save you the trouble of reentering certain information in some registration areas, help to deliver content-specific information to you, and track which sections of the Website are most popular. A “cookie” is actually a file that our web server or the web server of one of our third-party partners may send to your device when you access one of our Websites. This file is then stored on your device.

  1. Why do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

As mentioned above, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for a number of purposes. For example, we may use cookies to “remember” information you have entered on our Website, like your email login to your New Voices account. We may use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of the information we supply to you and other users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

  1. How does our Website respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals?

Certain web browsers and other programs may be used to signal your preferences to New Voices n about how or whether New Voices or third parties may collect information about your online activities. Currently, our Website and online resources do not respond to such signals.

  1. What choices do you have about cookies?

The Digital Advertising Alliance maintains a website where consumers can opt out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the network advertising companies participating in the program (

In addition, most internet browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or to automatically refuse all cookies. Please be aware that some functionality on some of our Website and online resources relies on the use of cookies and may not be available should you choose to refuse all cookies.