Effective as of: May 7, 2018

Online Privacy Statement

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation (collectively, "New York Civil Liberties Union, or NYCLU") has a long history of being at the forefront of protecting individual privacy, and we are particularly committed to protecting the personal information that you provide and entrust to us when using the NYCLU’s websites. This Online Privacy Statement describes how we treat user data collected during your visit to the New York Civil Liberties Union site. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) site is www.nyclu.org, and includes all web pages whose domain name contains www.nyclu.org or action.aclu.org. This is not the online privacy statement for other NYCLU websites that don’t contain these domain names – for example, [insert URL from microsite or remove this line] – unless those websites link directly to this Online Privacy Statement. Neither is it the online privacy statement for other websites (e.g. blogs or social networking sites) where NYCLU has a presence, such as NYCLU pages on Facebook. Finally, this is not the online privacy statement for the websites of any NYCLU affiliate organizations. In all of those cases, site specific privacy terms apply, and are posted accordingly. Privacy and the Internet The Internet, generally speaking, is not currently a private place. As you visit websites, use search engines, and conduct business on the Internet, many different companies and organizations are gathering information about your online behavior by tracking your searches, visits, and transactions, and then by matching that data with other information about you. There are some things you can do to prevent your information from being collected. We encourage you to read our Easy Steps Everyone Can Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy to help protect your privacy online. NYCLU takes many steps to protect your privacy when you visit the NYCLU website. In order to advance our advocacy and outreach programs, and to provide you with a better experience while you are on the NYCLU Site, we do allow some tracking to take place. How and when we do so is explained below.

Our Collection and Use of Information About You Passively Collected Data
Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser when you visit NYCLU. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL. We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site. On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site. Voluntarily Submitted Data Certain pages on the NYCLU site may invite you to share personally identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number. Sharing that information will allow you to make a donation, join our email list, sign a petition, or participate in other similar online activities. We may use that voluntarily submitted data to:

  • Fulfill your orders or transactions. Approved final text as of May 4, 2018
  • Contact you about other NYCLU activities or news, or about opportunities to support the ACLU.
  • In the case of petitions, we may display on our website your first name, last initial, city and state, and deliver your first and last name, city and state, zip code, or congressional district to the advocacy target. Where required for federal agencies to accept public comments, we may also submit your email address and other required information.
  • In the case of direct messages to advocacy targets (such as your member of congress), all required information fields (e.g. name, email address, etc.) will be passed on to the advocacy target with your message.
  • In the case of blog comments, post your comment and, if given, your name.
  • Deliver content to you on platforms such as social media, other websites, search results pages and mobile apps.
  • If you have joined People Power, share your name and contact information with other volunteers, and acknowledge your participation in specific volunteer activities.

When We May Share Your Information With Other Organizations

When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties such as coalition partners or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so. We sometimes allow other nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations to contact our members, or to contact other individuals who have chosen to share their information with us. Working with other organizations in this way, either on a rental basis or in an exchange, is critical to maintaining a strong membership base by allowing us to lower costs while reaching the widest possible audience. In order to protect your privacy, we do this through secure arrangements in which the external organization does not directly receive information about you. All such communications are done on a one-time use basis and are carried out by a third-party vendor, which keeps your information confidential. The external organization learns information about you only if you choose to respond to that third-party communication. If you don’t wish us to make information about you available for this type of communication, please let us know by clicking https://www.aclu.org/contact-us and submitting a request to opt out. We will be sure to honor your request. In addition to those ways of sharing information with unrelated organizations, we may also share information with our own ACLU affiliates around the country. Our affiliates are bound to use that information only as allowed under this Online Privacy Statement, and with regard to their own operations.

Our Email List

If you sign up for our email list, we may collect data by using an embedded image to track whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken an action, such as clicking a link in an email or signing an online petition. This allows us to build a more effective advocacy program, to inform you about the NYCLU issues you care about most, and to make it simpler for you to sign petitions and fill out surveys.

How We Work With Third-Party Vendors Approved final text as of May 4, 2018
We work with a variety of vendors who help us process data, facilitate the operation of the NYCLU site and deliver messages to you on other platforms. For example, outside vendors may help us analyze traffic on our site, process credit card transactions, or facilitate activities such as the collection and delivery of petition signatures. To the extent that any vendor has access to personally identifiable data about you, by virtue of the fact that it participates in the operation of the NYCLU site, we require that vendor to promise that it will keep that data confidential and use it only for the purpose of carrying out the functions we have engaged it to perform. That is true both as to passively collected data and as to voluntarily submitted data, and also as to data from any cookie or other tracking device. There are two exceptions to this rule. First, we do allow some vendors to use certain aggregated data for other purposes, as described immediately below. Second, if you join our People Power volunteer program, some of the vendors who provide tools for that program will have broader rights to retain and use information about you. Please see the “People Power” section further below for an explanation of the special rules that apply to that program. In some instances, we may agree to allow a vendor to take aggregated and anonymized data about activity on the NYCLU site, and use that data for other purposes such as improvement of the vendor’s products or benchmarking for the vendor’s other clients. But we won’t agree to that unless we believe, in each instance, that the data won’t be recombined with other information to create any record about you as an identifiable individual. People Power People Power is the ACLU’s nationwide program for enrolling and organizing volunteers. When you indicate that you wish to join People Power, information about you may be passed through a variety of digital tools, such as tools for sending emails, scheduling events and allowing volunteers to communicate with one another. Some of these People Power tools are provided by vendors, and those vendors are not subject to the same limitations we describe above under “How We Work With Third-Party Vendors.” In the People Power context, each of the tools we use has its own privacy rules, determined by the individual vendors. You can see those other rules by reviewing the respectively posted privacy statement as you interact with each of the tools, for example as you use a texting tool or one of the scheduling tools. Some of the vendors may use tracking devices, or otherwise automatically collect information about you. Some may use information about you for purposes other than those of People Power, or disclose information about you to other parties. Our Use of Cookies We use cookies to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data. By “cookies” we mean small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. “Cookies” may also refer to local storage, which is a mechanism similar to cookies where the information is stored within your web browser. In some instances we place these cookies ourselves. In other instances we allow outside service providers to place these cookies, but only if those providers agree to the terms described above under “How We Work with Third-Party Vendors.” We use cookies as follows: Website Performance Website performance cookies allow us to make the website easier and more pleasant to use. For example, they may enable us to:  Determine how often and where you see our “breaking news” alerts or promotions.  Save you time when filling out a form by populating it with information you provided in previous visits. Approved final text as of May 4, 2018 Registration If you are visiting our website as a registered user — for example, when you manage your subscriptions for our email lists — we place cookies in your browser that allow our website to recognize that you are logged in. Analytics We use analytics tools that place cookies, in order to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our website. That in turn allows us to gauge the current performance of Website features, and to develop better content. Analytics cookies provide us with information like:  How many individual visitors we have  How many visitors are new or returning  How often visitors come to the website  What content they’ve visited  How visitors interact with particular pages or content In addition, if you click on a link in an email we send to you — for example, to sign a petition — a cookie may be generated that enables us to identify that you have signed the petition. How Certain Content Hosts May Place Cookies and Gather Information About You Our site is connected in a variety of ways to content residing on other platforms. We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and to content on other sites, such as articles posted on the sites of news organizations. Our site also features embedded media, such as videos, that are hosted on other platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide. When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content. To learn about how those content hosts treat the data they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance. To learn how you can minimize the information about you collected by these types of content hosts, please see our Easy Steps Everyone Can Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy. Security Measures and Data Transmission We have taken physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect. We work to ensure data accuracy and protect against unauthorized access to, and improper use of, information we collect online. Information that can be readily linked to you personally, such as your name and address, is stored on secure servers and is not publicly accessible (unless, as discussed above, you have chosen to have us disclose information about you when you have signed a petition or submitted a blog comment). Additionally, all data transmitted to and from our website, including credit card numbers, are encrypted using industry standard measures to provide an additional level of security. Approved final text as of May 4, 2018 However, as noted above under “People Power,” different rules apply when you choose to participate in our People Power volunteer program. The various vendors who provide digital tools for that program each have their own approach to data security and data transmission. We do not generally impose data security standards or perform security audits on those vendors. Procedure When We Update This Statement Our privacy statement may change from time to time. We will post privacy statement changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on our website. We will also keep prior versions of the Online Privacy Statement available for your review in this section. Revisions: [Below is national’s revision list. Affiliates please insert your own revision list or remove this section entirely.]  January 18, 2013 (comprehensive restatement)  June 7, 2016 (comprehensive restatement)  October 26, 2016 (clarifications of prior version, and new adjustments allowing us to reach website visitors on other online platforms)  April 20, 2017 (clarifications to prior version regarding sharing visitor information with other organizations)  May 7, 2018 (additions setting out the rules that apply when a visitor chooses to join our People Power volunteer program and clarifications regarding disclosures when we process petitions and other direct advocacy messages)

Procedure for Updating Your Personal Information or Preferences
If you wish to withdraw or change personal information you shared with us previously or adjust personal preferences — such as your preferences regarding email lists — you may contact us to update our records. You have the following options to do this:

  • Click on the link in the footer of any email you receive from the ACLU or NYCLU and use our preference center
  • Send e-mail to: aclupreferences@aclu.org
  • Send mail to our address: ACLU Membership Department, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004

To send us any other feedback, please visit: https://www.nyclu.org/contact-us. 

 

 

 

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation (collectively, "New York Civil Liberties Union, or NYCLU") has a long history of being at the forefront of protecting individual privacy, and we are particularly committed to protecting the personal information that you provide and entrust to us when using the NYCLU’s websites. This online privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how we treat all user data collected by the New York Civil Liberties Union during your visit to the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Site, both technical data that is automatically collected and voluntarily submitted data. The New York Civil Liberties Union is comprised of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation. To learn more about the differences between the two organizations, click this link. For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the “New York Civil Liberties Union Site” is the website whose home page is www.nyclu.org, and includes all web pages whose domain name contains the following: www.nyclu.org and some pages of secure.aclu.org where a link to this privacy statement exists. The New York Civil Liberties Union also operates other websites that don’t contain these domain names, such as marriageny.com. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites (unless those websites specifically link to this Privacy Statement) and the terms of the privacy statements for those other New York Civil Liberties Union websites may differ from the terms of this Privacy Statement. Additionally, this is not the privacy statement for internet sites (e.g., blogs, forums or social networking sites) where The New York Civil Liberties Union has a presence that are on websites other than The New York Civil Liberties Union Site. Further, this is not the privacy statement for the websites of the national operations of the ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union or the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (“ACLU National”) or for any ACLU local affiliates other than The New York Civil Liberties Union, and you should refer to the privacy statements on those organizations’ websites or contact those organizations to learn the manner in which they treat information you provide to them through their websites’ (or provide to them in any manner other than through the The New York Civil Liberties Union Site). This also is not the Privacy Statement applicable to websites linked to from the New York Civil Liberties Union Site. See also “Third-Party Functionality” to learn about third-party optional functionality that appears on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site. The New York Civil Liberties Union may occasionally update this Statement. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the Privacy Statement has been modified and provide a link to the revised Privacy Statement. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.

User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to The New York Civil Liberties Union Site (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Voluntarily Submitted Data").

Automatically Collected Data.
We automatically collect and store Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer on our server and may know some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on “Cookies” below for more information.) We also track the number and frequency of hits per page as well as length of website visit, using IP addresses and/or session cookies. In addition, if you come to The New York Civil Liberties Union Site from a website link, we may also identify the source of that link.

Voluntarily Submitted Data.
We may collect and store Voluntarily Submitted Data, including personal data, that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, and transactional information, such as giving and action-taking history, when you participate in certain activities on The New York Civil Liberties Union Site, including (but not limited to) when you:

  • join or renew your membership to The New York Civil Liberties Union;
  • make an additional contribution to support The New York Civil Liberties Union;
  • sign up for our New York Civil Liberties Union e-mail network;
  • send correspondence , place a call, or inform us about a call to your government representative, or send correspondence to a friend (e.g., when you tell-a-friend or send an e-card) or to other targeted representatives through The New York Civil Liberties Union Site;
  • register for our message board;
  • register online for an event;
  • participate in one of our online petitions or surveys;
  • post a blog comment;
  • submit feedback to the ACLU; or
  • participate in any activity that requires your Voluntarily Submitted Data.

When you send correspondence to a friend, your friend’s email address is only captured by us temporarily in order to complete your send request.

Other Collected Data.
We also may collect data concerning your use of the New York Civil Liberties Union Site or interest in New York Civil Liberties Union communications such as by using an embedded image in an email in order to track whether you open our email communications and using a URL contained in an email we send to you that enables us to identify that you have taken an action using a webpage. We may use this data for a number of reasons, including taking account of your interests in our work so that you do not have to miss the opportunity for us to inform you about, and offer you the chance to take action concerning, the New York Civil Liberties Union issues you care about most, and in order to simplify the process of your signing petitions and filling out surveys.

Cookies

We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your browser on your computer or device and either stored permanently for future access by the transferor ("Long-term Cookies") or temporarily to facilitate the transferor’s website analysis and functionality (“Short-term Cookies”) or that are transferred temporarily to your computer's Random Access Memory ("Session Cookies"). We may transfer a Long-term Cookie in circumstances in which you are notified prior to the cookie being stored. For example, when you select a "remember" option on The New York Civil Liberties Union Site. A Long-term Cookie will be stored on your browser on your computer or device solely for the purpose of automatically filling in the information you have asked to be remembered, for example, automatically filling in your password when you log in to The New York Civil Liberties Union Site or your postal address when you write a letter to your representative. We may use Session Cookies whenever you visit The New York Civil Liberties Union Site for our website traffic analytics application and the Site's interactive applications, such as in our online advocacy. Session Cookies last only as long as your browser session. They expire when you close your browser and are not permanently stored on your computer or device. We also use Session Cookies in e-mails containing the HTML-format. If you select "text-only" format preference, emails sent to you will not contain any Session Cookies. Some of our website analysis and functionality, such as maps and videos, are provided through third-party functionality and require the use of Short-term Cookies. These Short-term Cookies are set to expire within one hour of their being placed on your browser on your computer or device. Some elective, third-party media functionality on the ACLU Site may also use Cookies. Please see the “Third Parties—Third-Party Functionality” section below.

How We Use The Data We Collect

In addition to the uses described above, we use Automatically Collected Data to identify the source outside of New York Civil Liberties site traffic (for example, umich.edu, or aol.com), so that we can evaluate what content is persuading web users to become involved in the New York Civil Liberties Union's work. We use Automatically Collected Data, including IP addresses and/ or Session or Short-term cookies that indicates which sections of The New York Civil Liberties Union Site are most visited so that we can perform website traffic analysis, evaluate the popularity of our different web pages and continue to improve The New York Civil Liberties Union Site. In order to learn which New York Civil Liberties' website content inspired you to undertake action such as supporting our work protecting free speech, voting rights or reproductive freedom, we also use Automatically Collected Data we gather just prior to and in connection with your submission of Voluntarily Submitted Data by joining or contributing to the New York Civil Liberties Union or taking action on any New York Civil Liberties Union webpage. Automatically Collected Data also may be associated with the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us except to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity. We use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for various purposes:

  • To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, including sharing the data with its intended recipient (e.g., delivering a petition you sign or a letter you wish to send to the recipient of the petition or letter);
  • To analyze actions taken through our website so that we can learn which civil liberties issues prompt you to become involved in the fight to protect our freedom;
  • To periodically communicate with you concerning the New York Civil Liberties Union matters, such as delivering to you information and updates on our activities and action alerts, unless you opt out of receiving such information and updates;
  • To indicate you as the author of any comment you post, including on any New York Civil Liberties Union Site blog or forum, when you opt to identify yourself as the author or when posting such comment requires such identification, and to display any personally identifying or other information you voluntarily include in such comments;
  • To personalize the content that you see based on the activities that you have selected on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site;
  • To allow you to set and change user preferences;
  • To allow you to renew your membership in the New York Civil Liberties Union;
  • To offer you other ways to support the New York Civil Liberties Union, including solicitations for additional contributions if you have not opted out of receiving such communications;
  • To confirm your contribution to the New York Civil Liberties Union;
  • To confirm your registration to an New York Civil Liberties Union event;
  • To respond to an inquiry or feedback you have made to the ACLU; and
  • To follow up with you with an email specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in.

If your Voluntarily Submitted Data includes a U.S. zip code or state and you are a member, donor or subscriber to New York Civil Liberties Union information, unless you choose otherwise (see Your Ability to Choose below), we may also share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with ACLU National, which may use that information for any purpose for which we may use that information as described in this Privacy Statement and, if you are a member, donor or subscriber to New York Civil Liberties Union and you list as your address a U.S. address that is within the geographic region of another local ACLU affiliate, we may share your information with that local affiliate which may use that information to:

  • If you have not opted out, to periodically communicate with you concerning local affiliate matters, such as delivering information and updates on the local affiliate's activities, action alerts concerning local matters and invitations to local events;
  • To confirm your registration to an event;
  • To follow up with you with an email specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in; and
  • If you have not opted out, to offer you other ways to support the New York Civil Liberties Union, including solicitations for additional contributions.

In some instances when you voluntarily take an action that uses email functionality, you will be alerted immediately following taking that action that you have opted in to receiving further email communications unless you opt out of receiving such communications by unsubscribing. If you voluntarily join a petition that is to be delivered to a third party, such as a governmental figure or agency, we will deliver to that third party the Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit in connection with joining the petition. Additionally, in order to encourage others to participate and show the geographic reach of our supporters, we also may publicize your participation in the petition on the ACLU Site by showing your first name and last initial and the city and state you submit in connection with joining the petition, but not other information you submit in connection with joining, such as your full last name and street or email address. The New York Civil Liberties Union Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Voluntarily Submitted Data from non-U.S. residents). If you are a U.S. resident, we may also from time to time combine your Voluntarily Submitted Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes.

Third Parties

Third Party Sharing
Generally, we do not share your Automatically Submitted Data, Voluntarily Submitted Data or Other Collected Data with third-parties. However, we do share such data with thosethird-party service providers who fulfill your orders or transactions, contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some other aspect of the New York Civil Liberties Union activities, services or products, including those third-party service providers who collect, process, store and transmit information we collect on this website on our behalf and those third-party service providers we use to assist us in our fundraising and communications efforts. These service providers have access to your Voluntarily Submitted Data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us on our behalf, and they are contractually prohibited from sharing your Automatically Submitted Data and Voluntarily Submitted Data with third parties other than subcontractors assisting them in their providing these services to us who also are contractually prohibited from sharing your Automatically Submitted Data and Voluntarily Submitted Data with any other third parties. Please note that we do not share data from non-U.S. residents with any other third parties (except where required by law, see below), even if a non-U.S. resident has subsequently authorized such use, for example, by checking an opt-in request. We may also share the Voluntarily Submitted Data of members and donors who are U.S. residents with other non-profit organizations and publications ("Sharing Organizations"), but never to any partisan political groups or to groups whose programs are incompatible with New York Civil Liberties Union policies. We never give your Voluntarily Submitted Data directly to the Sharing Organizations; instead we send the list to a third-party service provider that prepares the communication for the Sharing Organization (and that is contractually bound to use your Voluntarily Submitted Data only for this purpose and not to share it with any third parties other than subcontractors assisting them in their providing these services to us who also are contractually prohibited from sharing our Voluntarily Submitted Data with any other third parties). The Sharing Organizations never see our list and never know what names and related contact information are on it other than the names and contact information of those individuals who respond to the Sharing Organizations' communication. Exchanging lists can enable the New York Civil Liberties Union to expand our membership base. However, you can choose to opt out of having your data shared. To learn more, read the section on "Your Ability to Choose" below. Finally, we may disclose and use Voluntarily Submitted Data regardless of where you reside in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Statement, or when we, under what we hope to be extraordinary and infrequent circumstances, in good faith, truly believe that the law requires us to disclose your Voluntarily Submitted Data to third parties. Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we will not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.

Third-Party Functionality
As discussed in the preceding section, to support certain functions carried out on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site, the New York Civil Liberties Union uses third-party service providers. In limited instances with respect to specific optional functions on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site, those third parties may have data collection, use or security procedures that differ from the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement and that may impact users of those optional functions. For example, a third-party service provider may allow us to stream videos through the New York Civil Liberties Union Site on an embedded video player (e.g., the YouTube embedded player) and, by viewing that video on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site, you are actually accessing that service provider’s website and subject to its data collection, use or security procedures. This third party may, for example, transfer a Long-term Cookie to your computer when you use this functionality. Please make sure that you review that third party’s procedures prior to using that optional functionality. In cases where it is not clear that you are using a third party’s functionality (i.e., it is not branded as the functionality of a third-party), we will notify you that your use of the functionality is subject to a third party’s data collection, use and security procedures and identify that third party.

Internet Transmission 
It is important to note that standard email sent across the internet is unencrypted. While emails the New York Civil Liberties Union personnel send to one another within the New York Civil Liberties Union system is encrypted, emails that leave the New York Civil Liberties Union system or are sent to the New York Civil Liberties Union] from outside the New York Civil Liberties Union system—including the information in those emails and the email addresses—are not necessarily secure. New York Civil Liberties Union does not, and requires that its third-party service providers that have access to Voluntarily Submitted Data do not, transmit emails outside the New York Civil Liberties Union system that contain Voluntarily Submitted Data unless that information is sent in a secure (e.g., password protected) manner or the New York Civil Liberties Union has your consent. With your consent, such as when you send emails to or receive emails from New York Civil Liberties Union personnel or you decide to use any New York Civil Liberties Union website email functionality, including Email a Friend, contacting legislators or engaging in other advocacy communications via email, the information transmitted in those communications, including your email address, will be transmitted across the internet in an unencrypted manner.

Coalitions

In furtherance of its mission, the New York Civil Liberties Union forms, works with and joins Coalitions of organizations and individuals collectively working on issues related to the New York Civil Liberties Union’s mission of defending and preserving individual rights guaranteed by the constitutions and laws of this country (“Coalitions”). The New York Civil Liberties Union does not share Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to the New York Civil Liberties Union Site with those Coalitions unless you have opted in to doing so, including by submitting Voluntarily Submitted Data to the Coalition through the New York Civil Liberties Union Site or by taking an action on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site that is specifically designated as an action of the Coalition (unless it states on the website page where you take such action that Voluntarily Submitted Data will not be shared with the Coalition). Once you have opted in to doing so (or have voluntarily submitted information to a Coalition in any manner other than through the New York Civil Liberties Union Site), that information is information you are submitting to the Coalition itself. Unless specifically stated otherwise on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site with respect to a Coalition action or a collection mechanism for a Coalition, this Privacy Statement does not address the treatment of personal information, including Voluntarily Submitted Data, that is submitted to a Coalition. Please contact the Coalition or review the privacy statement on the Coalition’s website, if it has one, to learn about the treatment of the information you provide to a Coalition.

Your Ability to Choose

When you provide us with your Voluntarily Submitted Data on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our email communications by unsubscribing to email communications, by un-checking or not checking the subscription request box on the form you are completing, by un-subscribing, by un-checking or not checking the subscription request box on our User Preference Page, by unsubscribing from further email communications of a specific type following receipt of an email of that type, or by contacting us via postal mail sent to The New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, Floor, New York, NY, 10004. You can opt out of having your Voluntarily Submitted Data shared with Sharing Organizations on the online form you are filling out or thereafter by emailing us at info@nyclu.org or by contacting us via postal mail sent to The New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, Floor, New York, NY, 10004. Again, please remember that if you are a non-U.S. resident, we will not use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for any purpose other than the one for which it was originally collected regardless of whether you check or un-check a box.

Children

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

Security

The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to us on the New York Civil Liberties Union Site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Updating Your Data

To update your Voluntarily Submitted Data or to make corrections, you can do so by using our User Preference Page, or by sending us the update via postal mail sent to to New York Civil Liberties Union.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you can email us at info@nyclu.org, or send us your questions or comments via postal mail sent to The New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, Floor, New York, NY, 10004.

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