Victim Rights Help and Assistance
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, Website form, or other direct contact from you, but may also collect other types of information whenever you use the Website through automated means such as cookies (discussed below). We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, to guard against potential fraud, and to comply with laws and regulations. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to provide assistance to you (such as to collaborate with experts to fulfill a technical assistance request or to contact potential referral resources on your behalf) or to complete a transaction upon your request (such as submission of your online payment or donation information via a third party payment processor) or as stated below.
We may disclose information you have provided to us if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with the law, government action or with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property, including without limitation this Website; or (3) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (by way of example, if you provide false information or pretend to be someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of an investigation). If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless such notice could result in harm to others) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail, if you have given us a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. In addition, we may independently object to requests for access to information about users of our Website that we believe to be improper. You may opt out by contacting us as provided below.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact form provided on our website:
- Request that we delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us securely. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees, volunteers or contractors who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Device Information & Usage Data
Whether or not you submit personal data, any time you visit the Website, we or our service providers may collect, store or accumulate certain device information and usage data. This information may be used in furtherance of the purposes described above with respect to personal data and also in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as optimizing the Website, generating statistics and developing marketing plans, and otherwise for general administrative, analytical, research, optimization, and security purposes.
Information to and from Social Networks
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent this. However, not accepting cookies may make certain features of the Website unavailable to you.
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
You can contact us with questions or comments about this Policy by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated January 7, 2022.