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Site Policies


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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Reconnecting America website and reviewing our privacy policy.

This is the website of Reconnecting America.

Reconnecting America respects the privacy of its online visitors and is committed to protecting their privacy and security. The privacy policy below advises you about how we protect your personal information. By using this website, you accept this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use this website or share your personally identifiable information.  This policy applies only to the site; not to any third party sites that may be accessible from here. Please read this policy carefully. We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our site. All changes will be posted here.

  1. We collect only a limited amount of information about the usage of our website: the type of IP address of visitors, time of access and specific web pages visited. We use this information in the aggregate solely to help us better target content to our users, for example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. Some of the non-personal data collected may be stored and compiled into reports by a third-party traffic analysis service provider that we utilize, Google Analytics. You may read about their privacy policies at their Privacy Center,
  2. Our website may set "cookies" for the purpose of collecting aggregate statistics about the total number of visitors to our website. We use cookies to store visitors' preferences, record session information, and record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site.
  3. We collect information voluntarily provided by people who donate to help support our work and by those you subscribe to our membership program. Payment information for donations is collected and stored by the third-party service provider PayPal. You may read about their privacy policy at this address:
  4. Members receive our daily email bulletin with news and blog coverage from around the U.S. about transit, transit-oriented development, and related government policy and investment. Members also receive our online monthly newsletter Platform and email alerts about new Reconnecting America publications and other resources.
  5. Should you send us an e-mail with a question or a comment, we may use your personal information in order to respond to your questions or comments. We may also keep your comments or questions for future reference. This is the only instance in which we get in touch with a user on an individual basis.
  6. We do not sell, trade, or share email, address, or contact lists.  However, if we merge with or transfer substantially all of our assets to another entity, we may share your personally identifiable information with that entity.  You will recieve a notice of such event, and we will request the new entity follow the practices disclosed in this Privacy Policy or notify you of any changes to it. 
  7. We will otherwise not release personal information about you or your account except comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.
  8. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact Andriana Abariotes at with "privacy at" in the memo line.
  9. And although we always strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you provide us. You disclose information at your own risk. 
  10. We reserve the right to change this policy, and you will be bound by its most current version.