Privacy Policy

Community for Education Foundation's Commitment to Privacy

Community for Education Foundation respects and protects the privacy of the individuals who use the Overcoming Obstacles website. Accordingly, we believe it is important for you to know how we collect, use and protect information about you that we may receive from your use of this website. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

If you have specific questions that are not answered by the material that we disclose here, we will address your concerns if you contact Community for Education Foundation by any of the methods noted below. This policy may be revised over time, particularly as new features are added to the Overcoming Obstacles website. Please check this site for information about revisions to our privacy policy.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Community for Education Foundation collects customer information in an effort to improve your shopping experience at the Overcoming Obstacles site and to communicate with you about Overcoming Obstacles products. We collect this information when you place an order online or by phone, register on the Overcoming Obstacles site, participate in promotions, request a catalog, inquire about our Overcoming Obstacles products, or receive a gift package.

This information may include names, email, shipping and billing addresses, telephone numbers, and when necessary, payment information. When you place an order on, we use your personal information to process your order, send you emails to confirm your order, or contact you by email, phone, or mail if we have questions concerning your order. We may also use this information to send you electronic (by email) or printed (by mail) information about Overcoming Obstacles products, training, support, or promotions announcing sales or offering other special, limited discounts. You will always have the option of declining to receive future information or promotions by contacting customer service. You will also be able to opt out of additional emails from CEF by unsubscribing on the link that appears on the bottom of every email, or by contacting CEF. CEF does not share customer telephone numbers, email addresses, or payment information with other companies.

We will strive to keep your personal information as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for its intended purpose. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the information that we maintain about you. You will have the ability to correct or update this information by contacting CEF.

In the unlikely event of a sale of some or all of CEF's business, we may disclose your personal information to a purchaser that agrees to abide by this privacy policy. We may also disclose information about you if required to do so by law, governmental request, or court order, or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with such law, request or court order or to protect the users of our website or the public.

If you want to learn more about your rights as a consumer and to receive less national advertising mail, contact the Direct Marketing Association at


CEF may use cookies to improve your shopping experience. Cookies do not personally identify you, but may be used to store your preferences, record session information (such as items that you add to the shopping cart), record information on what pages you access or visit, alert you to new areas that we think might be of interest to you when you return to our site, and record past activity in order to provide better service when you return to our site and to customize website content based on your browser type or other information that you send. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Links to Other Websites

The Overcoming Obstacles site may contain links to other sites that are endorsed by CEF. CEF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their policies may differ from ours.

Privacy of Children

CEF is concerned about the privacy of young children, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. No information may be submitted to CEF by persons under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, nor may persons under the age of 13 make purchases or take other actions on this site without such consent.

Site Security

The Overcoming Obstacles website protects your online order information by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL ensures data security and prevents the decoding of your information by unauthorized individuals. All of our order processing and credit card verification is done on machines that are not connected to the internet, so there's no danger of people gaining access to your information.

Advertiser Privacy Policy

For placements involving the collection of data from the advertiser website(s) or app(s), Client (or in the case of an agent, advertiser) will conspicuously post a link to its privacy policy on its website(s), app(s) and in relevant app store(s). The privacy policy must contain the following: (a) a statement that its site or app permits data collection for interest-based advertising, (b) a description of the types of data collected for such advertising, (c) an explanation of the purposes for which data is collected by, or transferred to, third parties, and (d) a conspicuous link to an opt out mechanism, such as the NAI, DAA or EDAA opt out page.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact CEF's customer service:

Overcoming Obstacles
1330 Avenue of the Americas,
38th Floor
New York, New York 10019
[email protected]