Friends of Recovery – New York (FOR-NY) has developed this privacy policy as part of our commitment to maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of visitors to This policy applies solely to information collected by this website and explains 1) why we collect certain information and 2) how we will protect visitors’ privacy on our website.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

FOR-NY is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to information that you voluntarily provide via email or other direct contact from you. We do not require you to provide information to us in order to view our site. It is sometimes necessary, however, for us to collect personal information from individuals when they make a donation, sign up for our mailing list, event or training or apply for a position or volunteer to work with us. Our forms may require users to provide us with contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, and similar information. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors or donors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

We do not share the information we acquire from visitors or donors through our website with unaffiliated third parties nor will we sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your contact information to tell you about upcoming events, addiction recovery support services, FOR-NY news or similar information, as well as changes to this privacy policy.

Opting Out

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can change/correct any data we have about you by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, event registration) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store or manage personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies

Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our site to, among other things, track activities on the site, help us manage content, and compile statistics about site usage. We also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our supporters, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third Party Analytics

We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our site and our mobile application. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our site. We use these tools to help us improve our site, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services.

Third-Party Sites

Our site may contain links to, or appear on, third-party websites. Any access to and use of such third party websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites, and we are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.

Security of Personal Information

We have implemented precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your information, passwords, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose or not disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and/or demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify participants of results. Survey information may also be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, pages of our site that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.


Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience visiting Cookies are small files that many websites transfer to the computer browsing it. They do not harm visitors’ systems or files. Rather, cookies make web-surfing easier by performing certain functions (i.e. saving your passwords or your personal preferences regarding use of the particular website to make your next visit seamless or ensuring that you don’t see the same ad over and over.

It’s likely that your browser is set by default to accept cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to refuse them, however, if you adjust settings to refuse cookies, it’s possible some areas of the site will not function properly when you view them.


We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that could identify an individual person.

Children under 13 Visiting this Site

FOR-NY does not knowingly ask for information from children under the age of 14. Visitors who are under 14 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance in using the website and should not submit any personally identifiable information to FOR-NY.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. We encourage you to check back regularly as any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, contact us immediately at 518-486-4395 or via email at