Privacy Policy

Creative Alternatives of New York values your right to privacy on the World Wide Web. Following is a detailed description of the Privacy Policy for the CANY website. We provide easy access to this policy on every page however CANY is not responsible for the privacy practices of any website that is linked to the CANY website. Questions regarding this policy may be sent to the CANY site coordinator at info@cany.org. This Privacy Policy is subject to change.

Online Donations

Your online donations are safe and secure. Donations made through our website are in compliance with PCI data security standards. We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed. All on-line donations are confirmed by a follow-up email. We at CANY value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your donation. If you donate online CANY will never sell, rent, give or trade this information to a third party.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to, first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone and fax number, and email addresses. CANY does not collect personally identifiable information unless it is voluntary and knowingly given to us. It is not necessary to register on the CANY website to gain access to most of the information available on the site.

You do have the option to register, however, in which case CANY will ask you to provide personally identifiable information. A cookie, which is a tiny element of data that a website sends to your browser and then stores on your hard drive, will only be used to help us identify registered repeat users of our site. Other instances when personally identifiable information is requested include: online registration for events and conferences, online donations, e-commerce purchases, sending e-newsletters, online inquiries, and requests for written information or to be added to our mailing list.

CANY does not sell, rent, share, or disclose your personally identifiable information with or to other organizations. You may amend your personally identifiable information or change the purpose for which it was sent to us at any time. If you make a donation in memory of or honor of another individual the same policy applies to that individual’s personally identifiable information

Aggregate Information

In addition to the information provided to us by our visitors, we use standard Internet tracking tools that collect general information about the traffic to our site. This information is stored in log files and is used for aggregate traffic analysis which includes: total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, referring websites, search engines used, etc. We use this information to improve the quality of the CANY site for our audience.

Links to Other Sites

Because much of our site is information-driven, we frequently provide links to other websites which contain information and resources that our visitors may find useful. These sites operate independently of CANY and have established their own privacy and security practices. We encourage you to independently review the privacy policy of any site you visit.

Updates to Privacy Policy

Periodically, CANY may make changes to our Internet Privacy Policy or alter the functionality of our website. This statement is updated accordingly when such changes occur, so we encourage you to check back periodically for the latest information on privacy practices.