Privacy Policy

Last Modified Date: June 4, 2018

This privacy policy applies to and all subdomains (ex:, owned and operated by Committee for a Better New Orleans and Benson Technologies LLC ("People’s Budget", “Big Easy Budget Game”, “Budget Game”, "we", "us" or "our"). This privacy policy describes how People’s Budget collects and uses the personal information provided on our web site: It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

General Information

We may collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages customers access or visit, and information volunteered by the customers and users (such as survey information and/or Budget Game input). The information we collect is used to improve our products and provide our services, and no personally identifiable information is shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We may use your email address to inform you about our products, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
  • We transfer information about you if the Big Easy Budget Game is acquired by or merged with another entity. In this event, the People’s Budget will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information Gathering and Usage

Before purchasing a License you will be asked to supply (i) billing address, (ii) email address, (iii) credit card number and (iv) the expiration date of your credit card. The People’s Budget uses Stripe to securely process payment and we do not store any credit card information. Credit card information is stored and processed by Stripe under their privacy policy. We store billing information for generating invoices, products and services provision, identification and authentication, product and services improvement, contact and research.


The People’s Budget may use your contact details to send you general updates regarding Big Easy Budget Game, along with news, special offers and promotions. You may at any time opt-out of receiving these updates.


  • A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
  • Cookies are required to use the People’s Budget website and applications.
  • We use cookies to record current session information. You are required to re-login to the websites after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Google Analytics

The People’s Budget uses Google Analytics to collect information about use of the People’s Budget website and the Big Easy Budget Game. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit these websites, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve the website and the Budget Game. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Log Files

When you use the People’s Budget website and/or the Big Easy Budget Game, our servers automatically record certain information sent by your web browser. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website or Budget Game, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, and other such information.

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

Whenever you use our website, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. When updating your information, you have to be signed in so that we can verify your identity before we act on your request.

At your request, you can delete your account with the People’s Budget and all your related information will be deleted, unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. We aim to maintain our service in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our service, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Links to Other Sites

The People’s Budget website and/or the Big Easy Budget Game may contain links to other websites that have a different Privacy Policy. If you submit personal information to any of those sites your information is governed by their privacy policy. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Confidentiality and Security

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission we make efforts to ensure security on our systems. All your data is password-protected and the password of your account is stored using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash algorithm. In case of any security system breach, the People’s Budget may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Data Storage

The People’s Budget and the Big Easy Budget Game use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run these websites.

When This Privacy Policy Applies

This Privacy Policy applies to the People’s Budget website and Big Easy Budget Game. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, sites that may include reference the People’s Budget or Big Easy Budget Game or other sites linked from our websites. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies or individuals who reference or link to our website or the Budget Game.


The People’s Budget may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or other legal or compliance mandates.


The People’s Budget may periodically update this policy. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your People’s Budget account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. The People’s Budget Software is not directed to persons under 13. The People’s Budget does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to purchase the Software. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via your preferred method outlined below.

Contacting the People’s Budget

If you have a privacy concern regarding the People’s Budget or this policy, you should contact us at or by mail at: Committee for a Better New Orleans, 4902 Canal Street, Suite 202, New Orleans, LA 70119.