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Privacy Policy

Empire Justice Center is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website http://www.empirejustice.org/.  Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through our website and email lists.  If you have questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us by email: info@empirejustice.org

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so at anytime by updating your profile.  Additionally, an “unsubscribe” link will be located in all Empire Justice Center emails that you receive.

Resale and Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or email addresses with other organizations. Only Empire Justice Center staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site. 

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Personalization of Content

The Empire Justice Center website may use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience.  Cookies are pieces of information that many Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing and are used for record-keeping purposes by many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site.  By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies.  However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your user experience at our site (and other sites throughout the internet) may not be complete.  Additionally, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by us or other internet sites. 

Updating Your Information

You may review, correct or change your account profile information at any time by updating your profile.  Additionally, you can opt in or out of emails sent by us by updating your interests.  If you have questions on editing your user profile or interests please contact us by clicking on the contact us link located anywhere on our site or by emailing us at info@empirejustice.org.

Browser Information Collected on our Website

As with any website operator, Empire Justice Center will analyze our website logs in an effort to constantly improve the dynamic content of our website. We utilize an external service from Convio, non-profit web site software, to provide real-time reporting to us pertaining to browser accesses to our site. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users' personally identifiable information.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Financial Donations

Empire Justice Center is grateful for any donations that will help us further our core mission.  If you choose to make a donation through our site’s secure online payment system (or through any other means), your credit card information will be used only for the specific transaction that you authorize.  Empire Justice Center does not retain credit card information for future use.  As such, you will be required to re-enter your credit card number each time you wish to make a donation.

Security

All information provided to Empire Justice Center is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Empire Justice Center. Additionally, we have security measures in places at our physical office locations to protect against the collection of and misuse of information.  Although we will make every effort to protect your information, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and therefore we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend

If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. Empire Justice Center will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Empire Justice Center stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.  If your friend does not register with the Empire Justice Center website, his or her email will not be used to re-solicit them in the future.  

Sending Emails via the Empire Justice Website

In certain cases Empire Justice Center, will enable you to send individual emails to the New York State Governor, members of the State or local legislature, or other targets, through our website.  These messages will be sent in your name, with your email address as the return email address, which you will have provided in your initial registration to the Empire Justice Center website.    You will have the ability to review and personalize these messages before you send them.  As such, you are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool.  

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to third-party Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Empire Justice Center has no control over or responsibility for.  Third-party sites operate under their own Terms and Conditions.  By using the Empire Justice website you acknowledge that Empire Justice is not liable for nor endorses any content, advertising, products, or any other material located on these sites.  Furthermore, Empire Justice is not responsible for damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Changes to Privacy Policy

It may be necessary for Empire Justice Center to amend, update, or change this privacy policy.  If our policy is altered in any way, we will post these changes here and on our website home page, so that our visitors will always be aware of the information we gather, disclose, and how we may use that information.  We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of our affected users.  We encourage you to visit this page occasionally to review our current policy.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us at info@empirejustice.org.