Privacy Policy

Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative, Inc., a Massachusetts Nonprofit corporation (“AHSC”) respects the privacy of the visitors to its website (the “Website”).  This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy“) is intended to inform you of AHSC’s policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information and Anonymous Information you submit to AHSC through our Website.  By submitting Personal Information through the Website you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to AHSC’s use of your Personal Information for the purposes given where the information is collected. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to access or use our Website.

  • Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you like your name, address, email address, phone number or payment/donation information.
  • Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information and which does not permit the identification of individual persons.  Anonymous Information, such as information regarding your hardware IDs and device type, your carrier, your carrier user ID, basic usage statistics about your device, your location and your use of the Website, does not by itself identify you to AHSC, though such information may be unique or consist of or contain information that you consider personal.

Information You Provide to Us

AHSC may collect Personal Information from you in connection with your request for information about AHSC.  The Personal Information that AHSC collects is usually (but is not limited to) your first and last name, e-mail address, phone number and/or mailing address.  AHSC does not require registration or submission of Personal Information to obtain basic access to the Website.

Information Collected Via Technology

As you navigate the Website, certain information may be collected passively, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. AHSC may also uses “Cookies” and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and viewed.  Most browsers are automatically set to accept Cookies.  Personal Information collected through the use of cookies and other technology will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Information

In general, Personal Information you submit to AHSC is used to respond to requests that you make and to better tailor the features, performance and support of AHSC’s Website.  AHSC may also use your Personal Information to provide you with electronic newsletters or other correspondence, should you request to receive such communications from us.

AHSC may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. AHSC may use this Anonymous Information to analyze usage patterns so that AHSC may enhance our Website and services. AHSC reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion.


AHSC uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard your Personal Information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.  While AHSC takes precautions against possible breaches in our Website and customer databases, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. Accordingly, AHSC cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur and cannot be held liable for any unauthorized access or use of the data you have supplied to AHSC. Your use of our Website is at your own risk. AHSC urges you to take steps to protect your Personal Information when you are on the Internet.


If you provide feedback to AHSC, AHSC may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided that AHSC will not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. AHSC will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the Personal Information in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge and agree that all feedback is the sole and exclusive property of AHSC and may be used by AHSC (or its partners and licensees) for any purpose. If and to the extent you are deemed to have retained, under applicable law, any right, title or interest in or to any portion of your feedback, you hereby grant to AHSC an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, perpetual license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit, make derivative works and distribute such feedback and you further agree that AHSC is free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to AHSC.

Disclosure of Personal Information

AHSC may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with AHSC to provide some of the services and features of the Website and to help AHSC communicate with you.  However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).

If AHSC or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by AHSC and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. You hereby agree and consent to such transfer or assignment of your Personal Information or to a change of control of AHSC, and you further waive any claims that could be made against us in relation thereto.

Additionally, AHSC may disclose your Personal Information if AHSC believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of us, users and visitors of the Website or third parties.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

When you receive newsletters or other correspondence from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email you receive or by Contacting Us directly.  Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding the Website or notices of any updates to our terms of service for the Website or this Privacy Policy.

Regarding Children

Our Web Site is not directed toward anyone under the age of 13.  Except as may be required by law, AHSC will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any Personal Information from children under the age of 13.

Contact Us

If you think that the use of your Personal Information is not in alignment with the purpose for which you have provided it to AHSC, as described in this Privacy Policy, please visit our Contact Us page.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and changes will be posted on this page.  Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of any such notices of changes in AHSC’s privacy practices. Your continued use of this Website will signify your acceptance of these changes. If, however, AHSC makes any substantial changes in the way AHSC uses or discloses your Personal Information, AHSC will notify you at the email address you have provided to AHSC and obtain your consent to a change in the use or disclosure of your Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy was last updated December 2013.