Privacy Policy

The Bodhi Tree Foundation (TBTF) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Website. TBTF respects your privacy. The following statement details our practices related to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We value your trust and appreciate your important sponsorship. If you have any questions or comments concerning our personal information management practices, please contact us. Our email and phone number are listed below.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. The Bodhi Tree Foundation reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

What Information The Bodhi Tree Foundation Collects:

Personal Information
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to TBTF.

Credit Card Information
To process donations, TBTF uses a third party vendor for processing credit card information. TBTF does not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. If you choose to provide your credit card information to TBTF we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided.

How The Bodhi Tree Foundation Uses Your Information:

TBTF may use your information:

  • To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project.
  • To personalize the content and improve the navigability of the Website.
  • To alert you to new projects, Website features, special events and services.
  • To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service.
  • To enforce our Terms of Use.

TBTF never shares (rents or exchanges) email addresses or phone numbers.

Your name and mailing address may sometimes be shared (rented or exchanged) with other like-minded non-profit organizations -- unless you request otherwise. Whether or not you choose to share your information will have no impact on your interaction with us. If you would not like to have your name and mailing address shared with other organizations, just tell us. See our Opt-Out and Correction Procedures below.

Opt-Out and Correction Procedures:
New members are provided an opportunity to opt-out of list sharing as they make their first gift. In addition, all gift acknowledgements include the opportunity to opt out.
In addition, any member or donor may opt out of TBTF list sharing at any time by following these procedures:

Send us an email or postal mail as follows:
Email to:
Send postal mail to:
Bodhi Tree Foundation
594 Broadway
Suite 1001
New York, New York  10012
United States

In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
Full Name
Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
Indication that you do not wish to have your membership information shared with other organizations, and/or other instructions.

Complaint Procedure:
If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn't comply with the Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies":
Our Website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Website. Cookies are pieces of information that some Websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Websites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Website and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Website will not function properly when you view them.

All information provided to the Bodhi Tree Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the Bodhi Tree Foundation. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other Websites:
Our Website contains links to other Websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Website for which the Bodhi Tree Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Informed Consent:
The statements made in this Privacy Policy constitute a complete and unambiguous disclosure of all personal information collection, use and disclosure practices to be conducted by the Bodhi Tree Foundation. Your access to the Website,  and your request to make a donation constitute your informed consent and acceptance with these stated personal information practices.
Contacting the TBTF About the Website:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the practices of this Website, you can contact:
Bodhi Tree Foundation
594 Broadway
Suite 1001
New York, New York 10012
United States
Phone: +1-212-967-9037

You can also send an email to