Privacy Policy

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This statement explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide us is collected and used. AGBU is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the personal information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others under any circumstances. This Privacy Policy applies to all information received by AGBU, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written or oral communication.

This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. For easy and direct access to the most up to date terms you may find a link to this statement from our home page and all other pages of our website.

We care about the security of your transactions and apply industry-standard practices and technologies to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. The web servers for AGBU are located in a locked, secure environment, and computer systems are maintained in accordance with industry standards to secure information. You should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Online Donations
AGBU collects the following information through our secure online financial-transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. We may also, from time to time, collect optional data including alumni and professional credentials at your discretion. This personally identifiable information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on AGBU's mailing list if you choose to join it.

When you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.

Mailing List
AGBU provides an online form to join our mailing list. You may also request to be added to our list by voluntarily sending an email directly to an AGBU employee actively requesting to be included in our list.

The information we collect includes: name, address, e-mail address and phone number. You may also submit alumni and personal information. This information is securely stored internally.AGBU does not sell, trade or share any personally identifiable information with any non-AGBU entity. In addition, we do not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Please contact us directly by regular mail if at any time you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. Callers will be asked specific questions, including full name, address, phone number, and, if applicable, credit card numbers and/or expiration date, in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of AGBU's donors and members of its mailing list.

Email Marketing
You will be added to AGBU's email list only if you register to receive emails via an AGBU online form or by direct email request to, or to an employee email at AGBU. You may opt out og these communications by clicking on the “Opt Out” link included in every email we send.

Social Media Community Guidelines
AGBU social media channels provide a place where ideas and content can be shared, and conversation can flow freely and respectfully. We encourage you to join the conversation. Below are our guidelines for communicating on these channels.

Links to Other Websites
AGBU's site includes links, some temporary and some permanent, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of any other website or the nature of the content contained therein.

Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our Website, please send your request to

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree that AGBU may place cookies on your device and access them when you visit our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. The cookies we use aid us in improving our site and your experience by tracking which areas and features of our site are popular, making the site easier to navigate, count visits, and allow a registered user to remain signed in to his/her user profile throughout a visit. We may also use cookies placed on our site by third parties acting on our behalf. If you want to opt out of our cookies, you can delete them and any other cookies that are already on your computer. Please refer to the help and support areas on your Internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Some functionalities on our site may be affected if you delete our cookies.

Notice to Parents
AGBU has a variety of programs for children. We hope that children and parents will visit our websites together, so they can jointly learn about AGBU and opportunities for children to participate. AGBU does not knowingly collect personal information on our website from children under thirteen years of age. Parents enrolling their children in our programs using our online applications submit their own and their children’s personal information knowingly and through a secure platform.

Changes to This Policy
In the event that AGBU decides to alter its privacy policy, the changes will be added directly to this statement.

Contact Us
If you have specific questions or concerns about AGBU’s privacy policy, please contact us at or at the following address:

Armenian General Benevolent
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022