Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 10, 2024

This Web site is owned and operated by Teens for Food Justice, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in 33 W. 60th St., Ste. 1211, New York, NY 10023 (“TFFJ,” “we,” “us,” or “our“).  This Privacy Policy applies to this Web site and other sites, mobile apps or other services we provide that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively referred to below as the “site“). 

TFFJ is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share (“process“) Personal Information we collect online or that you provide to us in other ways including when you use our services (“Services“), such as when you:

  • Visit our website at, or any site of ours that links to this Privacy Policy
  • Engage with us in other related ways, including in connection with our volunteer programs, donations, or events 

“Personal Information” is information that could reasonably be associated with or linked to an identified or identifiable person, for example, your email address, name, or phone number. If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting our revised Privacy Policy on our site. By using the pages on this site or other services covered by the posted Privacy Policy, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Questions or concerns? Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Services. If you still have any questions or concerns, please contact us at


Personal information you disclose to us

We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our Services, when you participate in activities or events related to our Services, or otherwise when you contact us.

Personal Information Provided by You. The Personal Information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the features you use. The Personal Information we collect may include the following:

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Mailing addresses
  • Contact preferences
  • Contact or authentication data
  • Billing addresses
  • Debit/credit card numbers
  • Job titles

Payment Data. We use a third-party service provider to process donation payments to us on the site and we receive information about you directly from you and from the third-party service provider when you donate such as your name, donation amount, email address, and zip code. We may also collect data necessary to process your payment, such as your payment instrument number and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by service provider. You may find their privacy notice link(s) here:

All Personal Information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such Personal Information.

Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

The information we collect includes:

  • Device Data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other device you use to access the Services. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model, Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information.
  • Location Data. We collect general location data based on IP address from your computer or mobile device.


We process your Personal Information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:

  • To provide and maintain our Services
  • To notify you about changes to our Services
  • To process and receive donations
  • To provide, support, and improve our community programs and experiences
  • To provide you with information, or services that you request from us or that we believe may be of interest to you
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on the site
  • To identify usage trends
  • To request feedback
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues


We may share any of the Personal Information we collect with the following categories of third parties:

  • Service Providers:  We work with a variety of service providers that help us process your personal information as outlined in Why Do We Process Personal Information above, such as to facilitate the operation of our Services; support our fundraising, marketing, communications, and advocacy programs; and deliver messages to you on other platforms.
  • Industry Experts and Other Third Parties: We collaborate with non-profit partners, third-party consultants (database and systems maintenance), event planners, and others to assist in the operation of our Services.
  • Fundraising Partners: We share certain demographic information, including general location data, with our funders as part of our impact reporting and funding application processes.

We may need to share your Personal Information in the following situations:

  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or in the event of, an organizational change, including a sale of assets to another organization.
  • When we use Google Maps Platform APIs. We may share your information with certain Google Maps Platform APIs (e.g., Google Maps API, Places API). We obtain and store on your device (“cache”) your location. You may revoke your consent anytime by contacting us at the contact details provided at the end of this document.


Like many websites, we use “cookies” or other automatic tracking technologies (like web beacons or flash cookies) to access or store information. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of data files that are inserted and stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive.

Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Third parties serve cookies through our site for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Most Internet browsers will allow you to block cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer, and we will honor browser “do not track” settings. However, if you choose to eliminate cookies, the functionality of the site may be impaired.

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our site or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.


We retain your Personal Information as long as we need to achieve the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or any other notice provided at the time of collection, taking into account applicable statute of limitations and records retention requirements under applicable law. We may retain your Personal Information for a longer period in the event of a complaint or in reasonable anticipation of litigation.


The safety and security of your experience is important to us. We implement safeguards to try to protect your Personal Information. However, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information.


We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.


If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at or contact us by post at:

Teens for Food Justice

33 W. 60th St.

Suite 1211

New York, NY 10023

United States

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