Privacy Policy

Papitto Opportunity Connection Privacy Policy Summary  

Effective Date: October 28, 2021  

The website (“Website”) is owned and operated by the Ralph R. Papitto and  Barbara A. Papitto Private Family Foundation d/b/a Papitto Opportunity Connection (“POC,”  “we,” “us” and “our”). This Privacy Policy describes and governs how we collect, use, and  disclose that information in connection with your use of the Website. We respect your privacy  and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.  

The Information We Collect  

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to fill out  your information on the Website. In general, you may browse the Website without providing any  personally identifiable information about yourself. We do automatically collect certain non personally identifiable information when you visit the Website, such as the type of operating  system, the type of browser you are using, and your IP address in order to provide better  usability. We collect this non-personally identifiable data to help us improve our Website and to  deliver users a better and more personalized experience.  

Log Data  

As is common practice with most website operators, we collect information that your browser  sends whenever you visit the Website. This Log Data may include information such as your  computer’s internet protocol, or “IP,” address, browser type, browser version, the pages visited,  the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. We may use  this Log Data to improve site content and usability.  

In addition, we may use third party services such as, but not limited to, Google Analytics,  Google AdSense and other online advertising platforms that collect, monitor and analyze user  data to provide additional information or selected service offerings.  

Children Under the Age of 13  

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may  provide any personal information to, or on, the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal  information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information  on this Website, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen  name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information  from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If  you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us  using the “CONTACT” link on the Website.  

Cookies and Similar Technologies  

As is common practice with most websites, the Website uses cookies, which are tiny files that  are stored on your computer’s hard drive, to improve your experience. You can instruct your 

browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not  accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. We use cookies and similar  technologies to create more targeted and relevant marketing communications and advertising  messages, to personalize your browsing experience, and to support the features and functionality  of the Website.  

Links to Third-Party Websites  

The Website may contain links to other sites, including social media sites whose information  practices may be different from our practices. You should read such third party’s websites  privacy notices. POC does not control those sites or their privacy practices. We do not endorse or  make any representations about third-party websites.  


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but by accessing or using this  Website, you acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of  electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to  protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  

How We Use Information About You  

We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage to improve the Website. We  use personally identifiable information you provide solely to:  

Respond to your inquiry  

Process a scholarship application form you have completed on the Website  Contact you with other information and/or services that we believe will be of interest to  you (unless you have chosen not to receive these communications)  

Address security and fraud prevention  

Estimate our audience size and usage patterns  

Store information about your preferences, allowing us to tailor our Website to your  preferences and habits  

Speed up your searches  

Recognize when you return to our website  


By accessing or using this Website, you consent to POC using your personally identifiable  information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This policy may change from time to time.  Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those  changes, so we encourage you to please check the policy periodically for updates.  

Right to Opt Out and Withdrawal  

POC respects your privacy considerations. You may opt to not provide personally identifiable  information or information sought to be collected. You may also withdraw your consent by  communicating to POC in writing, via the “CONTACT” link on the Website. 

Accessing, Correcting, or Modifying Personal Information or Preferences  

Applicable laws, including specific exceptions and exemptions, govern any requests regarding  your personal data, such as for access, correction, update and deletion. You may have the right to  access, rectify, oppose the processing, or delete your personal data.  

Should you wish to exercise these rights in accord with applicable laws, please see the Personal  Data Request Form section of this Privacy Policy.  

Governing Law  

This Privacy Policy and your use of the Site is governed by the laws of the state of Rhode Island,  U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.  

Personal Data Request Form  

Should you desire to access, correct, update, or delete your personal data, please submit a written  request to the address identified in the “Contact Information” section of this Privacy Policy  containing the following information (fields marked with an “*” are required):  

First Name *  

Last Name *  

Email *  



Contact Information  

Any grievance or complaint in relation to processing of information, should be sent to POC in  writing via the “CONTACT” link on the Website.