Alliance for Community Empowerment (the “Alliance”) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency that was designed as the anti-poverty agency for the Greater Bridgeport Area in September of 1964 by the Office of Economic Opportunity. Alliance for Community Empowerment serves more than 35,000 individuals annually through its broad range of services in an eight-town area, covering Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, and Westport, Connecticut. The Alliance offers diverse programs including early learning, youth services, energy assistance and many other supportive services.
How We Collect Information
Information You Choose to Share Primarily, we collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. For example, when you apply for a job through our website or seek out more information about one of our programs, we request information about you, such as your name and contact information. We may also collect similar personal information from you in person.
As discussed below, we may also supplement the information we collect with information we receive from other federal and state government agencies (such as the IRS and the Connecticut Department of Social Services) as well as private information clearinghouses.
Information Collected Automatically
• Log Files
When you use our website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information is periodically deleted as part of normal maintenance routines.
How We Use and Disclose Personal Information
We use your information for the purposes of providing our applicable services – for example, if you apply for energy assistance, we will use your information for the purpose of evaluating your eligibility and administering your benefits for such program. We may also use your information (i) to support our internal operations and the improvement of our website and services, (ii) to comply with applicable law, and (iii) to communicate with you, including responding to your inquiries.
We do not sell any of your personal information that we collect through this website or otherwise received by the Alliance. We may disclose your personal information to employees and agents of the Alliance with a need to know in the course of performing services on behalf of the Alliance. We require these employees and agents to keep your information confidential and to use your personal information only in the performance of services for the Alliance. In addition, in order to verify and supplement the personal information we receive from you, we may disclose personal information you provide to us to several state and federal government agencies, including, without limitation, the Connecticut Department of Social Services.
Information that we automatically collect through our website is used to improve our website and the user experience, better safeguard your personal information, and to protect the integrity of the enrollment process.
Safeguards We Have Implemented to Help Ensure the Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is very important to us. We have put in place reasonable operational, administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the information we collect, as required by applicable law. We cannot guarantee, however, that all communications between us or information stored on our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, such as hackers.
Changes to this Policy
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