Anti-Violence Project



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ONLINE privacy policy

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project respects the privacy of each individual who contacts us. As part of our commitment to safeguarding your privacy, we have adopted the online privacy policy outlined below.

Collection and use of information

Individually identifiable information

The Anti-Violence Project does not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you make a donation, register for an event, request to be added to our mailing list or e-newsletter distribution list, for example, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information.

If you provide personal information, we may enter that information into our constituent database and contact you in order to:

  • Supply you with information, including Anti-Violence Project news and services

  • Extend invitations to events

  • Request contributions to the Anti-Violence Project

We use high-grade encryption and security protocols (Secure Socket Layer-SSL) when processing financial transactions, currently through Hush Communications. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it difficult for anyone to intercept the information you send to us. At the Anti-Violence Project, data is stored on password-protected servers. Our staff is educated about the importance of safeguarding your information. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our web site is invulnerable to all security breaks. The Anti-Violence Project makes no warranty, guarantee or representation that the use of our web site is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.

Note: Information from individuals who contact us via email through our website regarding counseling and/or direct services is routed only to our Client Services department and is not shared with any other part of the agency.

Sharing Information with Others

From time to time, the Anti-Violence Project may make our donor constituent mailing addresses available to other worthy nonprofit organizations whose services may be of interest to our supporters. We carefully screen these organizations. If you do not want us to share your postal address with other organizations, please be sure to indicate this in the comment sections when you are contacting us or making a donation.

Email Communications

We occasionally send out an email newsletter and direct email communications to Anti-Violence Project constituents to highlight news and information. You can elect not to receive communications from us by noting your preference in response to communications from us. In addition, all Anti-Violence Project e-newsletters have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Links to Other Sites

The Anti-Violence Project website provides links to other websites where you can find out more about our sponsors, partners, and other community resources. Please note that the Anti-Violence Project is not responsible for the information practices of linked sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of each site you visit.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here. We encourage you to review our policy from time to time.

Questions or Concerns

Whenever you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Your complete satisfaction in dealing with the Anti-Violence Project is important to us. If you have questions about the Anti-Violence Project’s privacy practices described above, please send an email message to or call 212-714-1184.

Thank you for your interest in the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.

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