Online Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Policy

Effective as of April 2011

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is committed to protecting the personal information you provide and entrust to us when using the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice website. This online privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how we treat all user data collected by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice during your visit to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice website.

By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy"). The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such change here. Your continued use of the website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the website. In addition to our own website, we provide links to other third party websites that are not under the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s control. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is not responsible for the privacy policy or content of any website linked to from the websites.

What information does the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice collect?

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice collects non-personally identifiable information about you through your IP address, computer settings and/or most-recently visited website. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us, by, for example, filling out a survey or registration form. The types of information that may be requested include your name, address, email address, and telephone number. You may opt out of receiving communications from us by sending an e-mail to with your complete name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Astraea collects the following types of voluntary personal information at our website: name, contact information, partner name, address, email, and credit card/debit card information. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice assumes no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online credit card transactions. (Astraea uses Salsa for this purpose and their policy is included below.) You may request a record of your information by sending a written request with your name and signature to Development, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

How is the information used?

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver information to you about our Foundation as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration. Your information may also be used to contact you and share with other organizations that may want to contact you for other solicitation purposes. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. Occasionally, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice may contact visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on the website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service. The data collected may be shared with third parties on an aggregated basis.

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when: (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and (iii) we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice or the website, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) prevent or mitigate harm or potential harm or damage of any type to visitors to the website or the public.

By visiting the website you agree that information you submit to the website shall not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Does the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s use cookies?

When you register on our website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computers hard drive) or similar file. We do this to collect information about your activities on the website, make it possible for you to keep track of items you wish to purchase on our website, deliver to you content that is specific to your interests, and/or to prevent you from re-entering all your registration data at each connection. We also use conversion tracking cookies as part of our ad campaigns in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site. The cookies shall only be used to obtain non-personal information to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and delete any cookies you receive.

How secure is the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s website?

Our website has industry standard high encryption security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice makes every effort to protect your online order information by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. We do not store your credit card information.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


You can opt out of having your information shared with other organizations by contacting Development at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Updating Your Data & Comments and Questions

To update your information, to make corrections, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices, please send us your questions or comments via postal mail sent to Webmaster, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Astraea’s Use of Salsa

Astraea uses a trusted third-party vendor to process our email subscriptions, donations and event RSVPs. You can access their most recent privacy policy here:

Salsa’s privacy policy is as follows:


Salsa Labs and all affiliated services respect each individual's right to personal privacy. We will not share your information with any third-party organization without your explicit permission to do so. Personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement.

Information Collection and Usage

Salsa Labs collects two types of information: optional and/or voluntary information that users provide; and information that is automatically recorded in a standard, web server log file each time a page request is made.

Optional and/or voluntary information is provided by users when they take action on a member organization's campaign, donation, signup or other page created with the Salsa platform. This information belongs to the member organization and will not be used by Salsa Labs for any purpose other than aggregate statistics.

Some Salsa Labs services offer electronic newsletters and other publications to subscribers. We may also use this information to send emails regarding new services or features, or to send system alerts or other pertinent information. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we always present the option to unsubscribe from our communications.

Salsa Labs clients, partners and member organizations have all agreed to adhere to our strict privacy policy and will not share with a third party any personally identifiable information gathered through Salsa without the express consent of users.

We do not collect personally identifying information that users divulge about other people, such as the information provided in our tell-a-friend feature.

We do not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

We may collect demographic data through automatic logging files in order to enhance the usefulness of our site.


A "cookie" is a small file assigning you a unique ID that is placed on your computer by a web server. Salsa Labs' web site uses cookies within our action centers in order to identify return visitors and make it easier to take action. We may also from time to time use cookies on the homepage so that frequent visitors are not presented a pop-up window each time they visit.


We offer links to other websites. Please note: When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

Our website will offer forums and message boards. Please be advised that information posted in these venues becomes public knowledge.

Access to Information

Users may access their own personal information and contact us about inaccuracies they may find. Users may delete their information or edit their personal profile. Subscribers can remove their names from our subscriber list at any time.

Problem Resolution

If problems arise, users may contact the support, billing or service points of their vendor entity. We strive to resolve disputes within 72 hours.

Data Storage and Security

The data we gather from users is stored on our servers along with everything else on our servers, and the same security measures protect users' data as protect our own internal data.

We use industry-standard methods to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" anywhere on the Internet, we protect your data just as we protect our own. Furthermore, access to personal data is restricted within the company, and all employees are aware that personal data is private.

Your Choice to Opt Out

Salsa Labs and all affiliated entities provide users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us in every message we send.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.