Online Privacy Policy

We at The New York Foundling (“The Foundling”) respect the privacy of every individual who contacts us. We are grateful for your support and the crucial role you play in helping us continue our essential work. As part of our commitment to safeguarding your privacy we have adopted the online privacy policy outlined below.  This Privacy Statement may be changed or updated at any time.
Please note: this privacy policy applies to website visitors only. Please read the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, which applies to The Foundling’s clients and consumers.

Collection and Use of Information

We collect two kinds of information from our website visitors: site usage data, which is not individually identifiable, and individually identifiable information, which is provided, voluntarily, by the visitor.

Site usage data

Our Web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name of each visitor to our website. We collect information about visitors to our site, such as the number of visitors, what pages they access, and the length of their visit. This information is used in aggregate form in order to manage our website and improve its content.

Individually identifiable information

We collect individually identifiable information about you when you choose to share information about yourself, for example, when you make a donation. We use individually identifiable information to provide you with information or to deliver the service you have requested. We maintain this information on a proprietary database. If you provide your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address to The Foundling online, you may receive periodic contacts from us.

At this time, we do not make our constituent email or postal addresses available to any third parties. If we change this policy, we will notify our constituents via this page and provide them with the opportunity to designate their Privacy Preference.

Email Communications

We occasionally send out an email newsletter and email communications to update our constituents on Foundling programs and newsworthy events. You may elect not to receive communications from us by contacting The Foundling by postal mail with your request. In addition, Foundling email communications have easy-to-follow “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of each email.

Links to Other Sites

The Foundling website provides links to other websites including our community partners and sponsors. Please note The Foundling is not responsible for the privacy practices of linked sites; we encourage you to review the privacy policy of each site you visit.

Social Media Policy

The New York Foundling Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nyfoundling, is the official Facebook page affiliated with The New York Foundling, one of the oldest and largest child welfare organizations in New York City.  Our goal is to foster a positive environment on The Foundling Facebook page, through which members of the Foundling Family and friends can communicate with the agency and with each other.

Please remember that, as a voluntary member of the Facebook community, you are responsible for any correspondence or communication you have with individuals on any Facebook page.

We ask that all “fans” of The New York Foundling page respect the interests and views of other fans of the page.  The administrators of The New York Foundling Facebook page reserve the right to delete comments/posts that may be considered offensive or threatening.  The administrators of The New York Foundling page may report or block any fan whose postings or comments the agency deems inappropriate.  Any concerns regarding the use or administration of The New York Foundling Facebook page should be directed to the current administrator.

Children Online

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we adhere to the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA site. Whenever we collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, we obtain parental consent before any personally identifiable information is collected, used or disclosed. We also follow strict rules when sending email; and we provide parents reasonable access to information collected from their children, and the ability to correct or remove that information.


In order to prevent unauthorized access and protect our site users’ personal information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect online. For example, online contributions are processed using a secure server. This secure server software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates.

Questions or Concerns

By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of The New York Foundling Privacy Statement as posted at the time of your access or use. Your complete satisfaction in dealing with The New York Foundling is important to us. If you have questions about The New York Foundling’s privacy practices described above, please send us an e-mail (compliance@NYFoundling.org). Thank you.

If you have general questions about New York Foundling programs and services, please email us ( info@nyfoundling.org)

The New York Foundling
Development Department/Website Inquiries
590 Avenue of the Americas, 13th Fl
New York, NY 10011

Thank you for visiting our site.

July 2010

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