NYLPI
Privacy Policy
Our Commitment to Privacy
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at website@nylpi.org or contact Tanya Silas, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc., 151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 244-4664.

Information We Collect
This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by or submitted to New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a nonprofit, civil rights law firm, through its Web Site. The Web Site provides information about New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and affiliated organizations allows users to sign and submit petitions, register for events, and request information. The information collected on the Web Sites falls into two generic categories: (1) information voluntarily submitted, and (2) information gathered via electronic means.

Information Voluntarily Submitted

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest only gathers "personally identifiable information" (information that relates to an identified individual) if you voluntarily submit such information to us through registration forms, feedback forms, donation forms, and profile update forms. The types of personally identifiable information voluntarily submitted on our Web Site include your name, title, company, department, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs and credit card information. You can always choose not to provide personally identifiable information, but if you do not provide such information, you may not be able to take advantage of the features of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Web Site (i.e., receipt of information from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest). We use your personally identifiable information in the following ways:

  • To supply news and information regarding New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and its affiliated organizations and the programs it sponsors.
     
  • To provide information regarding goods or services that we think may be of interest to you or that you have requested information about.
     
  • To respond to your questions or comments sent to us via e-mail or postal mail.
     
  • To comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order and to counter any attempted breach of security of our Web Site, or a physical threat to you or others.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purposes of processing donations and payments and for shipping orders. These third party companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest will not rent, sell or lease personally identifiable information to any third party unless we have received your permission.

Information Gathered via Electronic Means
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest also collects "non-personally identifiable information" (information that does not identify a specific individual) through the use of Internet Protocol tracking, log files and/or cookie technology.

  • We register your Internet Protocol address when you visit the Web Site to help diagnose possible technical problems and to administer Web Site quality. We do not use Internet Protocol addresses or clickstream data to personally identify users.
     
  • Log files (files listing every request made to the server) are used to statistically determine which areas of our Web Site users prefer and to better prepare future site content based on the interests of our users. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users, but rather the overall performance of each page on the Web Site.
     
  • In some parts of the Web Sites we use cookies, which are bits of information that are stored on your computer when you visit a Web Site. Cookies allow the Web Site to recognize you and, among other things, load your page more quickly. If you find this objectionable, you can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
Links to and From Other Sites
Our Web Site contains links to other Web Sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another Web Site. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Web Site can also be accessed via hyperlinks located on other Web Sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or other practices of such Web Sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements, as their policies may differ from ours. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Web Site.

Our Security Policy
Protecting your privacy and your information is our top priority. We have established physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard our physical premises and to protect against the loss, disclosure, alteration, misuse or unauthorized access of personal information both online and offline. Only those employees of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and/or our business partners who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. While we take reasonable efforts to ensure the security of information, there is no guarantee that any data transmitted over the Internet or stored via our Web Site is 100% secure; this is the case for any users of and service providers on the Internet.

Accessing and Updating Information

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest strives to maintain the accuracy of user records and only collects personal information that is relevant for the purposes for which it is used. If you have any questions about what information we currently hold about you or your organization or would like to make updates or changes, please contact us at website@nylpi.org.

Your Choices/Opt-Out Rights
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest will not use or share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to the ones described in this Privacy Policy without first letting you know and offering you a choice. If at any time you would like to stop receiving information from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, you may send an e-mail stating your decision to website@nylpi.org.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest does not intentionally collect information at our Web Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Web Site is intended to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to Privacy Policy
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time to clarify or improve our policy. Changes will be posted to the Web Site and the "Last update" date will reflect the date of the most recent changes. Your continued use of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Web Site following the posting of changes to these terms constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using any of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Web Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Web Site.
 


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