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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

AVP 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 AVP news and services
  • Extend invitations to events
  • Request contributions to AVP

We use high-grade encryption and security protocols (Secure Socket Layer-SSL) when processing financial transactions. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it difficult for anyone to intercept the information you send to us. At AVP, 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. AVP 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.

Information about contributions and events can be accessed by AVP's development staff, the Executive Director and board members. Information about our email and e-blast constituents can be accessed by AVP's development and communication staff and the Executive Director. Note: We also collect limited data from people who report violence to us through our secure, online reporting form. 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. To opt out of the sharing of this information with any particular department and/or individual staff member, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and specify which department and/or individual staff with whom you wish not to share information.

We retain all information for a minimum of seven years. You can update your information by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a request to update and/or change any information.

Sharing Information with Others

AVP does not make our donor constituent mailing addresses available to other people or organizations.

Email Communications

We occasionally send out an email newsletter and direct email communications to AVP 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 AVP e-newsletters have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Links to Other Sites

AVP website provides links to other websites where you can find out more about our sponsors, partners, and other community resources. Please note that AVP 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, or to get a copy of the information we keep about you, please contact us. We endeavor to respond to every request within five business days or less. Your complete satisfaction in dealing with AVP is important to us. If you have questions about AVP's privacy practices described above, please send an email message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 212-714-1184.

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