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Quest Autism Foundation (QAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, dedicated to funding services for adults with autism and their families. Quest Autism Programs (QAP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization partially funded by QAF which is dedicated to providing vocational, community and recreational services to adults with autism, 21 years or older. While these are separate entities, both organizations share a common website, donor database and mailing list.


This Privacy Policy applies to: (a) information we collect from persons, either electronically, via postal mail, in-person or over the phone, in connection with their relationship with QAF and/or QAP whether it be for a donation, application, user of services, as an employee or other sites that link to this Privacy Policy.


The Policy describes QAF’s and QAP’s collection and use for its legitimate interest of users' Personal Information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name, postal address, telephone number, email address, or credit or debit card number) where that information is not otherwise publicly available.   



Personal Information

"Personal Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address and credit or debit card number.


Personal Information You Submit

QAF and QAP collects personal Information when you submit it to us via email, regular mail or over the phone, including but not limited to when you submit a donation, register for certain events or services, participate in an auction, take a survey, apply for a job, use an interactive feature, or participate in a forum. QAF and QAP currently does not collect any personal information via this website.


Personal Information We Receive from Third Parties

QAF and QAP may receive Personal Information about you from third parties, including, for example, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access an Online Service through a third party connection or log-in, such as Facebook Connect, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account, any information you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.


Other Information

"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information. QAF and QAP may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.


Other Information You Submit

QAF and QAP collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your age, gender, education, occupation, financial information, interests, photos, connections, and comments.


Other Information We Receive from Third Parties

QAF and QAP may receive Other Information about you from third parties such as Facebook, Instagram and PayPal, including but not limited to, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.


Other Information We Collect Automatically When You are Online


Personal Data

Personal data is collected when users provide personal information that is not publically available to QAF and QAP, for example by registering through the Site and donating funds. The personal information that you provide must be true, accurate and complete and all registration details (where applicable) must contain your real name, address and other requested details.


Aggregated information, such as information on traffic patterns within the Site, is collected by QAF and QAP through various methods:


IP Addresses

The Quest Autism Program (QAP) collects IP addresses through the Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from the Site, our servers log your IP address. The Site does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us.


Use of Cookies

The Quest Autism Program (QAP) website may use cookies and other tracking technologies (including browser cookies, pixels and beacons), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier.  A cookie is a small data file that most major web sites write to your device for record keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow us to measure activity on the Site and to improve your user experience, for example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences. Cookies are used by QAP to measure activity on the Site and make improvements and updates based on which areas are popular and which are not. We will make available cookies, containing non-personally identifiable information such as IP address and pages viewed, regarding your activity on the Site to certain third party providers with whom we work, in order to show advertisements relating to this Site that may be of interest to you. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the Site will not function properly if you do so.


Children and Privacy

We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13.




QAF and QAP use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.


To improve the quality of our services, we may combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information that you provide to us in connection with us.


To provide and manage our relationship and/or services. We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you to provide information to you about our services, including, without limitation: to process and fulfill your donation, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, and to respond to inquiries.


To contact you. QAF and QAP may periodically send fundraising materials or notifications related to our services and/or the products and services of third parties such as PayPal or Venmo to the email or postal address you provided. To help make these fundraising materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you fundraising materials. If you want to stop receiving fundraising materials from us, please let us know by contacting us as described in the Contact Us section below or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.




Information Made Public Through Use of Our Services and User Privacy Settings


QAP and QAF currently do not use features on our website or other online services such as forums, message boards, chats, and community profiles.


Our Disclosure of Information


We also share your Personal and Other Information:


To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing Our Services. QAF and QAP may make your Personal and Other Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage donations to our organizations, for example: sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments; auditing; and processing data or statistics.


To permit third parties to send you promotional materials. We may share or trade your Personal and Other Information with other third party fundraising vendors, groups, or non-profit organizations to directly market events or send relevant information to you.


To protect the rights of QAF and QAP and our users. There may be instances when QAF and QAP may disclose your Personal and Other Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of QAF and QAP, or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of our services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.




Means of Notice and Choice. This Privacy Policy is the primary means by which we provide you with notice and choice about our collection and use of your Personal Information. If we ask for specific Personal Information that will be used in a manner different from what is described in this Privacy Policy, we will inform you at the time of collection.


Privacy Policy Changes. QAF or QAP may modify this Privacy Policy as necessary.


Data Retention. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.




QAF and QAP takes reasonable efforts to secure and protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of your personal information we collect over the phone, email, or US postal mail and protects it from unauthorized access, misuse, alteration, and loss. QAF and QAP currently does not transmit personal information on its website via a form or other means.




You can access or modify your information and modify your preferences by contacting us as indicated in the Contact Us section below. 




If you have any further questions regarding this privacy policy or the use of your Personal and Other Information under this privacy policy, you can contact us at or at the address below.


Development Director
Quest Autism Foundation
159 Godwin Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432



You may request to stop receiving electronic or postal notifications from Quest Autism Foundation or Quest Autism Programs at any time by contacting us at In the subject field, type "Opt Out" and provide us your name and the e-mail, phone or postal address you wish to be removed.


This policy was updated: June 2021

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