FAQ & PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

Bridges Outreach places a high priority on protecting your privacy.  This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate Bridges’ firm commitment to the privacy of our donors, supporters and website users.  This policy explains what types of information is collected by the Bridges’ website, www.bridgesoutreach.org, and through all other methods, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected

Individuals who (i) register at www.bridgesoutreach.org, (ii) sign up to receive Bridges Outreach e-communications and/or (iii) donate to, volunteer with or otherwise support Bridges voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address, postal address, phone number, and credit or debit card info).  We may use this information only for specific, limited purposes described below.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your information to provide you with personalized service, to send email alerts to you, to answer your requests, to mail information or donation requests to you, to schedule and arrange a street Run, etc.    We may also use your on-line information to track visitors to our website.  This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve users’ needs.  It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.  You may choose to opt out at any time as described below, which will cease all communications from us.

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically.  We maintain the option to modify this policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website.  Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

IP Addresses

ridges Outreach uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.bridgesoutreach.org, and for statistical metrics to track website visitor traffic.

External Links

www.bridgesoutreach.org includes links to external websites.  These links do not fall under the www.bridgesoutreach.org domain, and Bridges Outreach is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.  Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Use of Third Party Software

Bridges employs several third parties to provide software services.  While we make every attempt to ensure the security of these programs and platforms, Bridges cannot be held accountable for security breaches

Cookies

www.bridgesoutreach.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services.  They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before.  The “cookie” is placed in your computer and read when you come back to our website.  Cookies let us to take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in.  They also let us track your usage of www.bridgesoutreach.org, so we know which parts of our site are most popular.  You can reject cookies or cancel them by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser.  If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available.

Opt-Out

Bridges Outreach provides users with the ability to opt-out of communications.  Users can choose to opt-out of any or all communications through any of the following methods:

  • Call us at 908-273-0176
  • Send us a request via postal mail to:
    Bridges Outreach

PO Box 1444

Summit, NJ  07902

  • Click on “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any of our mass emails to stop further electronic communications.

When contacting us, please be sure to include any information that will help us identify you in our databases, such as full name, home address, or email address.  In addition, please specify which communications (i.e., email only, or all) you no longer wish to receive.

Bridges Outreach does not trade, share or sell any donor or supporter information to anyone outside the organization, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, except: (i) to provide products or services you’ve requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii) when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (iv) where you request us to do so.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

We Are Accountable

Bridges Outreach is a non-profit organization providing humanitarian assistance through street outreach, case management and linkages to social, medical and legal services. We are transparent in our mission, our work, our finances and our operations.

Annual Reports

Bridges Outreach publishes its annual report each October for the previous fiscal year (ends May 31).  Please click here to view the 2016 Annual Report.

Financial Statements

To view Bridges’ latest Financial Statements, please click below:
Download Financial Statement

990 Tax Forms

As a charitable corporation, we are required to file the form 990 with the Federal Government, and the financial information is presented in accordance with IRS regulations. You can review our most recent form 990 by clicking below:
Download 990 Form

Bridges Outreach is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gifts to Bridges are tax-deductible in the United States. For more information about our financial or non-profit status, contact us by phone at 908-273-0176