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Boston Cares Website Privacy Policy

Policy Statement

Boston Cares is firmly committed to preserving the privacy of all volunteers and all visitors to our website. Access to volunteer and visitor information shall be limited to Boston Cares staff, volunteer leaders, and others involved with relevant Boston Cares operations. Volunteer and visitor information is kept strictly confidential and shall not be otherwise shared, given, loaned, or sold to any other individual or organization. We firmly believe in transparency regarding our data gathering processes.

Information Gathered

The Boston Cares website uses cookies to store user login information, which allows each visitor to access the platform without having to enter credentials each time the user navigates the website. The cookies also act as links to username, password, demographic information, volunteer history, and other information that the user has provided to the website.

Information Usage

The information provided by volunteers and visitors shall be used by Boston Cares to coordinate and track volunteer projects and to communicate with Boston Cares visitors and volunteers about Boston Cares opportunities and activities. Such information shall not be used for commercial, personal, or unlawful purposes.

Information or data gathered through the Boston Cares website is not sold, leased, traded or rented by the Boston Cares organization.

Volunteer leaders are responsible for coordinating projects under Boston Cares. While volunteer leaders may be provided with certain volunteer details while managing projects, they are not provided with full access to the information provided by volunteers as part of website signup. Likewise, certain volunteer details may be made available to agency partner staff serving in project leadership roles.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Boston Cares firmly upholds each volunteer’s and partnership agency’s right to privacy and confidentiality. Information concerning volunteers and partnership agencies including, but not limited to name, address, phone numbers, and volunteer history is kept strictly confidential. Boston Cares reserves the right to share information of applicable partners with Boston Cares volunteers.

Trademarks, Branding and Proprietary Materials

All graphics and Boston Cares-specific content included on this website (including, but not limited to logos, designs, and documents) may not be copied, duplicated, reproduced or altered without the explicit written approval of the Boston Cares organization.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out, please email

Boston Cares reserves the right to revise this privacy policy as needed and website visitors should note that this document may be updated or revised periodically.

This policy was last revised on May 28, 2020.

Boston Cares uses HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions, a platform to engage volunteers, track hours, and measure impact. The HandsOn Connect Privacy Policy can be found on their website at: