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Privacy Policy

Powering Potential is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all of our donors, potential donors and visitors to our website located at

We use our website to tell you about what we do and to give those interested a chance to contribute to or to become involved with Powering Potential and our work. This Privacy Policy describes how Powering Potential handles the information you provide to us, and it applies to all information we collect from you, from any source, including without limitation, via the website, direct mail, social media, and phone or text message. Your submission of information to us via any source or your access to or use of the website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, as they may be updated by Powering Potential from time to time.

Your use of the Powering Potential website is also subject to the Powering Potential website Terms and Conditions.


Personal Information

You don’t have to tell us anything about yourself when you visit our websites. You can access our home pages and browse our sites without disclosing any personal data. We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

Powering Potential accepts online donations for the purposes of installing solar powered computers and provides digital libraries in remote villages. When you make a donation online or via mail, we collect donor information (e.g. name, address, gift amount, phone number, email address, date of transaction) that allows us to process and record your gift. We utilize secure technology to request credit card approval and to keep your personal information secure when making a donation online.

Many websites use cookies to facilitate viewing. Powering Potential does not use cookies to store information about specific individuals. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by changing settings on your computer. You can see and use our site even if you disable the cookie function on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features of our site may not be available to you.

We do analyze our website logs and user statistics to improve the value of our site. Our logs and user statistics are not personally identifiable and we make no attempt to link these logs and statistics with individuals who view our sites. These logs are reviewed for aggregate trends, not for the behaviors of individual users. Only authorized staff has access to our website logs and user statistics.


Our Website’s Services

The only information on our website is Powering Potential information. It is for contact between visitors and Powering Potential–it does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information for others to access. Our site includes links to other sites. If you choose to visit another site, we cannot assume responsibility for its content or information handling practices. We encourage you to review each site’s privacy policy.


Data Collection & Purpose

We do not look for or collect information about our visitors from other sources such as public records or private organizations. We do not compile, sell, share or trade consumer mailing lists. The only personal data we collect is that which you freely give us when you use some of the functions on Powering Potential Website, particularly as they relate to donations. Powering Potential does not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 18. We will never share, sell, trade or provide your personal information to non-Powering Potential organizations unless required to do so by law.

When we ask you for personal information we will give you a secure transmission method to send us:

  • Your primary personal data, such as your name and contact details
  • Other personal and profiling data, such as your family details, how you heard about us, your personal comments, etc.
  • Personal identifiers, such as your credit card details

Powering Potential has implemented its own security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • Unauthorized access
  • Improper use or disclosure
  • Unauthorized modification
  • Unlawful destruction or accidental loss

Any Powering Potential employees or data processors that have access to and/or are associated with the processing of personal data are contractually obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data.

We also ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to national or local authorities, agencies or institutions except where required by law or other legally enforceable regulation.

If, for any reason, our Privacy Policy changes, we will post and explain our intention on our website and give you a clear opportunity to opt out of this new policy. We may also contact you directly by email to inform you of our intention and seek your agreement directly. If you don’t agree to this new use, we will not use your information.

You can ask us if we hold any personal information about you, what it is and how we use it by:

  • Sending an email to:
  • Calling this telephone number: +1 (929) 265-1167

Once we receive your request we will make every effort to respond promptly. If we hold any relevant information about you, we will provide you with a copy of that information. We will not charge you for providing you with the information. We will request proof of identity before releasing any information.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Financial Data

Powering Potential does not retain any financial data about donors or sponsors other than that required to verify that a relationship and/or transactions exists or has existed, as this information is required for transparency purposes and to demonstrate financial integrity.

Powering Potential does not retain any credit card information or similar data. All electronic payment transactions operated through the Powering Potential website are handled by a secure and authorized third party which is contractually responsible for processing all credit card information and complying with applicable legislation.


Privacy Support

Powering Potential collects and utilizes personal data for the following purposes:

  • Technical administration of the web sites and databases: We work hard to ensure that our websites and databases operate well. We may pass personal information to staff and third party vendors responsible for these maintenance functions.
  • Research & Development: We may sometimes use or analyze data to help us better develop our website for those who support us.
  • Customer Administration: We want to ensure that contacts with visitors and supporters are accurately maintained.
    Marketing: We may use data we hold to improve our approach to sharing news and information as well as for fundraising.

It is important to Powering Potential that anyone who uses the website or who provides the organization with personal information is assured that such information is kept safely and used properly. 


Who We Are:

Our website address is:


What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data:

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have your your data:

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


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