Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 4th, 2022 

The New York Women’s Foundation (“NYWF,” “we,” “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your information. 

This privacy statement describes how we collect and use information we collect when you visit our website located at (the “Website”). Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Website. They do not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may provide links for your convenience. 

What Information We Collect

When you interact with us, whether by using our Website or communicating with us, we may collect the following information from you: 

Information You Give Us 

You may give us information about yourself in the following ways: 

– When you sign up to receive e-mail updates; 
– When you register for our programs, activities, initiatives, and events; 
– When you donate to us 
– When you correspond with us (by email, telephone, or otherwise); 
– When you apply for a grant; 
– When you submit an employment application; 
– Any other time you knowingly volunteer information. 

Depending on what you provide directly to us, this information can include your name, address, email address, phone number, employment application information (including information included in your cover letter and resume), grant application, and financial information.   

Information Automatically Collected 

In addition, each time you visit the Website, certain information will be created and automatically recorded by our IT systems. That information includes: 

– Device information: We collect and store certain information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information; 
– Activity information: We use cookies to automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Website, such as what pages you view. We use this information to provide you with a more customized experience on the Website. We also collect and store additional data such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses. You can see more details about how we use cookies below, including how to manage cookies. 

Information We Collect From Other Sources 

We may receive information about donors  from other sources, including information collected offline by NYWF and information received from third parties (e.g., contact information from government funders or grantor information). We may combine information gathered from these sources into a single user record. We also use and/or combine information that we collect offline or receive from third-party sources to edit, enhance, and/or check the accuracy of your record. 

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including to: 

– Provide, maintain, improve, and protect the Website; 
– Resolve technical issues; 
– Communicate with you about, among other things, your account, donations, grant application, employment application, or changes to our policies; 
– Provide more tailored services to you; 
– Send you newsletters, mailings, and information about programs, initiatives, activities, and events; 
– Process your grant or employment application; 
– Register you for an event or program; 

– Marketing, including fundraising activities or programs;  
– Develop new products and services; 
– Confirm your identity, verify accounts and activity; 
– Monitor suspicious or fraudulent activity and identify violations of our terms; 
– Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website and their usage patterns. 

How We Share Your Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy or with your consent.  We do not sell your personal information to third parties. 

We may provide your information to third parties who are acting on our behalf or assist us in providing services to you, such as data storage, maintenance services, hosting services, database management, marketing, web analytics, and payment processing.  Our contract terms with third parties limit the purposes for which  your information may be used, such as only permitting them to process your information for specified purposes, or in anonymized or de-identified form and in accordance with our instructions. They are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any information they receive. 

We may also use or disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, our agents, or the users of the Website or the public. 

In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers. 


Like many websites, we use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. We use cookies to track use of our Websites and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Websites, and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. You have the ability to decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at ( Please bear in mind that declining cookies may have an impact on user experience.  

We also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as an “action tag” “tracer tag,” or “single-pixel GIF”) is an invisible graphic on a web page or e-mail newsletter that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given website or newsletter, e.g., whether you opened the e-mail. Like cookies, web beacons allow NYWF and its technology providers to summarize overall usage patterns for our analysis and provide personalized services to you. We do not share or provide personally identifiable information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names or e-mail addresses. 


You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or update emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at 

If you would like to update your account or if you believe NYWF has erroneous or incomplete information about you, please send an e-mail to 


NYWF strives to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the Website, but no transmission and storage of data is completely secure, and submissions are at your sole risk. 

The Website may contain links to third-party websites, applications and services, including for the purpose of facilitating and processing your donations to NYWF.. When you access third-party websites or use third-party services, including by providing credit or debit card details or any financial or other information, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that we are not responsible for such risks. We do not control, and assume no responsibility for such third-party websites and applications or their privacy practices, which may differ from ours, and we do not endorse or make any representations about those third-party websites and applications. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by third-party websites and applications that are not under our control, and such information is not governed by this Privacy Policy. We cannot protect your privacy once you leave our Website, so when you visit third-party websites and applications, we encourage you to to be aware that you are leaving our Website. We encourage you to review the terms of service and privacy policy of each such third-party website or application that you visit or utilize and be careful about the information you submit or share. 

California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes by emailing us at 

International Users

The Website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. U.S. LAW MAY NOT PROVIDE THE DEGREE OF PROTECTION FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY OR LOCAL JURISDICTION. 



The Website is a general audience site. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of thirteen and no part of the Website is targeted to anyone under the age of thirteen. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen, you may contact at and we will remove such information from our files. 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and will alert you of those changes by indicating the date of the last update at the top of the page. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests regarding this policy, please send an e-mail to 

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