Privacy Policy



Last Updated:  [9/19/16]


Your privacy is important to Discover Your Hero, Inc. (“DYH”).  This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) tells you how we protect and use information we gather through this website located at (the “Site”). 

By using this Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.  DYH reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of Privacy Policy upon reasonable notice to you.  You agree that notice of such changes posted on the Site shall constitute reasonable notice.  Your continued use of the Site and/or the services provided through the site following reasonable notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy.  If you do not accept any changes made to this Privacy Policy, you should immediately discontinue use of the Site.  At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of this Privacy Policy, the Site’s Terms and Conditions [link to Terms and Conditions], and all applicable laws and regulations.  DYH highly recommends that you review this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. 

The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our Site. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that, on its own, is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or password) (“Personal Information”).

Each time you visit this Site to read or download information, we may collect certain information about you from your computer.  We may track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the referring URL), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.  We may also collect your IP address, which may or may not identify you personally.  You may need to register to access some portions of the Site.  If you only read or download information on our Site, we do not collect or learn your name, email address, home address or other Personal Information about you.  We may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit.  For more information about our tracking policy and cookies, please see the “Online Tracking” section at the end of this Privacy Policy.

There are no restrictions on the way DYH can use or share non-personal information under this Privacy Policy.  We will use non-personal information to help us make our Site more useful to visitors and for other business purposes.  We may prepare reports and other materials using non-personal information.  Since these reports and materials contain no Personal Information, we may share them with others.

Some services provided by DYH, including services designed to help match individuals and organizations with specific charitable needs with specific donors to fulfill those needs, will require submission of Personal Information.  When you register with us, you will need to complete certain fields and submit such information to DYH.  In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible: (i) to receive or provide donations, or (ii) for you to gain access to certain parts of the Site.

DYH may use the Personal Information we collect to facilitate the donation process, including publication of any information you provide to us that is part of your Story (as defined the Site’s Terms and Conditions); collect a donation; match potential donors with individuals or organizations in need; respond to your requests; contact you via email, regular mail or otherwise; provide you with information that we believe may be of interest to you; demonstrate compliance with laws and government agency regulations; develop and improve our programs, services and content; enforce this Privacy Policy and the Site’s Terms and Conditions; or for any lawful use.  By submitting Personal Information, you agree that we may keep a record of it and may use it in accordance with the above.  We also may use your Personal Information to help us in our business, including, but not limited to, improving and providing Content for our Site, marketing and/or the development of new services.  In some cases, we may make your Personal Information available, including for consideration, to similarly situated third party non-profits that share a common mission.  DYH will not sell, rent, or exchange your Personal Information with or to third parties without your permission, except as permitted under this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions , or in conjunction with the sale of DYH (or a business unit) or substantially all of its assets, or in connection with any merger, dissolution, acquisition or other similar event.

DYH may transfer your Personal Information to the subsidiaries, divisions or other entities under common ownership with DYH.  You also agree that DYH may share your Personal Information as necessary to help facilitate the donation process and with others who help us with the activities set forth above, such as hosting or related activities.  We use service providers that we reasonably believe can and do provide appropriate levels of protection for such information.


Except as otherwise permitted under this Privacy Policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with others, unless you consent; the disclosure is necessary to comply with a law or regulation, court order, subpoena or other legal process; to protect our rights or property; to enforce the Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy; or to protect someone’s health or safety.

You agree that we may use your Personal Information to mail or email information to you about DYH and its charitable services.  If you prefer not to receive optional emails or other communications from us, you may email us at and request to unsubscribe from these lists. You may also review and request updates and corrections to your Personal Information that DYH has collected through the Site, including the removal of your Personal Information from our databases by emailing us at  Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, all archival copies may be impossible to delete.  

While we take commercially reasonable steps to protect the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot and do not guarantee that our security measures will prevent any unauthorized third-parties from obtaining Personal Information without permission.

This Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger.  Please contact us if you think we may have collected information from a child under the age of 13.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at any time. Or write to us at:

Discover Your Hero, Inc.
PO Box 294

Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

Attn: Website Administrator


Online Tracking


What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing a small amount of data, usually a unique string of letters and numbers.  They are commonly used throughout the Internet and are stored on and accessed from your device when you visit a website (including the Site).  This allows the website to recognize your visit from those of other users of the website. You can find more information at  If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings.

Cookies used on the Site

The Site reserves the right to use tracking cookies, including Google Analytics tracking cookies.  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site, third-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests, and the pages they visited).  We use the information to compile reports of our users’ browsing patterns so that we can improve the Site. You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting their ad settings page:

Consent to using cookies

By using this Site, you agree that we can store and access cookies and similar technology on your device.  Consent may be withdrawn by you at any time but you will need to take specific actions to prevent cookies from being set and to ensure that all cookies from the relevant website are deleted from your computer.  If you do not delete the cookies they may remain on your computer.

We may partner with third party ad networks to display advertising on our website.  In addition, we may partner with an ad network, which may use cookies and or similar technology to collect information on your activities on this Site, to provide you targeted advertisements based on your interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking [ or []. If you are in the European Union and would like to opt-out, please click [].  Please note this would not opt you out of being served advertising.  You may continue to receive generic ads.

If you object entirely to our use of cookies on our Site, you may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser.  For further information about how to do so, please refer to  Please note that if you adjust your Internet browser settings to refuse the setting of cookies, you may be unable to access or fully use certain parts or functionality of the Site.

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