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Privacy Policy

Policies Regarding Visitor Data

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy by informing site visitors of the our data collection and storage practices, and guidelines for use of visitor data. The following statements detail information gathering and dissemination practices for our Web site, located at http://www.svfreenyc.org, http://www.nycagainstrape.org, and any other associated sites using the nycagainstrape.org or svfreenyc domain.

Our servers collect and aggregate user information site-wide, including anonymous site statistics, such as the number of views of each page. We log domain names and/or IP addresses of visitors (such as umich.edu, aol.com, 209.168.1.1, etc.), which permits us to know "where" visitors are from, or what access service they use, without knowing their individual identities. Because we do not require users to register with us, this "host level" tracking is our primary basis for assessing traffic patterns.

On certain pages, such as our feedback pages, post an announcement form, alert function, or newsletter lists, we give users the option of providing us with names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, and other personal information, and various other kinds of details. This more personal information is gathered only with users' knowing and active permission and participation. It is never exchanged with other organizations unless the intention to do so is explicitly indicated at the point where the information is collected. However, if a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. We only store this information to send the friend a one-time invitation.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Our website uses persistent cookies which are written to visitors' hard drives to allow visitors to customize their experience by changing the display size of the site. These cookies are given only when a user explicitly customizes their experience. They are not logged on our servers, and contain no personally identifiable information. Other than this feature, our website makes no use of cookies.

We give our users the option to view or modify their personal information, to remove their records altogether, or to opt out of all communications. To do so, send an e-mail detailing the request to webmanager@svfreenyc.org.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email and by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Questions and Comments

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our Web Manager by email at webmanager@svfreenyc.org, by phone at (212) 523-4344, or by mail at
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
27 Christopher Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014