Privacy Policy


Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the protection of your privacy is essential to maintaining the relationship of trust that exists between boardnetUSA and all of our users, whether they are nonprofit organizations, board candidates or other visitors to the site. This notice of our privacy policy is intended to help you understand our online information security practices.

The Information We Collect

You may have accessed boardnetUSA directly by visiting our Web site, the home page of which is located at, or through the Web site of one of our third-party partners with whom we have teamed to provide board service opportunities and board candidates ("Partners"). This notice applies to all information you submit to boardnetUSA, whether through the boardnetUSA Web site or through the Web site of one of our Partners. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties, including our Partners, who may have their own posted policies regarding the collection and use of your information. We urge you to review the policies of our Partners through whom you may access our services

How We Use Information

We use the Information we collect about you to facilitate the connecting process and to provide information to you about boardnetUSA and related industry topics. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your Information with candidates, nonprofit organizations, or our Partners, as applicable:

For Board Candidates

If you indicate to us that you are interested in a particular board service opportunity we will forward your Information to the nonprofit organization that is hosting that opportunity so that the organization can contact you regarding your potential involvement, and, if the particular nonprofit organization (including a nonprofit organization that is a Partner) has a regional or national office or is closely affiliated with or a member of a related nonprofit organization (each, an "Affiliate"), then we may also share your Information with the applicable Affiliate.

To the extent that you have provided any Information to us through our Web site or the Web site of one of our Partners regarding board service opportunities associated with one of our Partner, we may share your Information with the applicable Partner. Each of our Partners has its own policies regarding the collection and use of personal information, and boardnetUSA is not responsible for their use of your Information.

For Nonprofit Organizations

If you submit Information to us as nonprofit organization, then, subject to the terms and conditions as a nonprofit member of boardnetUSA, your Information will be accessible by anyone granted candidate or administrator access to boardnetUSA.

For Partners

Partners that receive email addresses from potential board candidates are strongly encouraged to adopt privacy standards similar to those of boardnetUSA. Each such organization, however, has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information and we are not responsible for their use of your Information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from boardnetUSA may jeopardize membership with boardnetUSA. boardnetUSA reserves the right to determine, at its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about an organization's policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site.

In addition, boardnetUSA collaborates with select contracted Partners to provide additional services to facilitate connections including but not limited to customer service support and resolution of communication failures. As part of this process these Partners have access to profile data entered by users and individual usage records for both nonprofit organizations and board candidates using boardnetUSA. Information from all nonprofit organizations and board candidates are automatically made accessible to these partners. The only exceptions are board candidates whose portal sponsor (e.g. employer, association or leadership program) has chosen not to participate in this support network. Please contact boardnetUSA at if you have any questions regarding your sponsor's participation.


Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously. Our site does not use cookies to maintain a user's identity.

Third-party Access and Use

Occasionally, we hire third-party service providers to help us provide or improve the services we offer you. Sometimes it is necessary for these providers to have access to the Information we collect about you. In those cases, we take reasonable steps to ensure that these providers do not use or otherwise disclose any Information we collect about you except for the purpose of fulfilling their service obligations to us.

In addition, we share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use aggregated information we collect about users to continue to improve our service for you.

Accessing Another Web Site through boardnetUSA

This site contains links to other sites. boardnetUSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

If you are a nonprofit member or candidate, you may access all your personally identifiable Information that we collect and maintain online by simply inputting your Login-ID and password in the login area. You may make any changes or correct factual errors in your information 24 hours a day. We use this procedure to better safeguard your Information. If you have problems changing your Information, please contact customer service at

If you are a candidate and would like to have your Information deleted from the site, you may do so by contacting your sponsoring organization administrator by selecting the Contact Us in the Site’s top navigation bar.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online.

In the unlikely event that Volunteer Consulting Group, the 501c3 organization that operates boardnetUSA, undergoes a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of its assets, the acquiring entity will be subject to this Privacy Policy in its use of your personally identifiable Information. In addition, in the further unlikely event that Volunteer Consulting Group is adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent (a) there will be no further use or disclosure of your personally identifiable Information by Volunteer Consulting Group and (b) your personally identifiable Information will be destroyed. In addition, there will be no use or disclosure of your personally identifiable Information by any entity that acquires assets of Volunteer Consulting Group pursuant to such bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings.

Changes to Policy

boardnetUSA may change this privacy policy from time to time. boardnetUSA will notify you of any such changes by posting notice of the changes on the boardnetUSA home page. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the boardnetUSA Web site. Continued use of the boardnetUSA Web site following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

How To Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with boardnetUSA. To contact us use the contact us link at the top of every page or send email to or you can send mail to boardnetUSA c/o Volunteer Consulting Group, 6. E 39th Street, Suite 602 New York, NY 10016.

Revised September 26, 2005.