Last Updated: January 29, 2021
Your Personal Information. When you access or use the Services, or otherwise interact with us, we may collect certain categories of personal information about you, such as your name, date of birth, nationality, contact information, immigration status and A-number, and other background information like your education and employment experiences. We may also collect information about you through your communications to us, including questions you send to us, communication preferences, and survey responses. We may also automatically collect technical information like your browser type and IP address. In some cases, we may also collect information about you from other sources, like government records, in order to assist members
How We Use Your Personal Information. We may use the personal information we collect from or about you to assist members and provide and improve the Services, to track our donor base, to manage our website, to hire staff or contractors; to fulfill our contractual obligations; to communicate with you; and to ensure the safety and security of our members, staff and other assets. We may also aggregate, anonymize, or otherwise de-identify your personal information and use it for any purpose permitted by law.
Disclosing Your Personal Information. ASAP understands that information security is of critical importance to asylum seekers. As a result, we will do everything we can to ensure that our members’ information is not shared with the government, unless our members have explicitly consented for us to do so. We may disclose your personal information to third parties only for legitimate purposes in keeping with this Privacy Notice. Specifically, we may disclose your personal information to any business entity that is or becomes part of our corporate family; to third party vendors who provide services in support of our operations; to relevant third parties in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a merger or restructuring; where required in order to comply with applicable laws or defend our rights or claims against us; and, in certain cases, to other third parties with your consent. ASAP will do our best to protect member information against any subpoena or government demand.
Protecting Your Personal Information. We have implemented and maintain commercially reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your personal information. Please note, however, that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We therefore cannot guarantee and do not warrant the absolute security of your personal information. We retain your personal information for no longer than reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it or to comply with the law, prevent fraud, or exercise our legal rights. Depending on your location, the personal information we collect about you may be transferred to a jurisdiction that does not provide the same level of protection of personal information as the jurisdiction in which you reside..
Your Choices and Rights. You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Services. Once you have registered for an account with us, you may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by using the contact information provided below. If you do not wish to receive legal or marketing communications from us, you can opt-out by using the unsubscribe process at the bottom of the email or by replying “STOP” to the text message, but you may still receive administrative or transactional emails from us. Although your changes will be reflected in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics. Depending on your location and subject to local law, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal information. To make a request related to your personal information or otherwise exercise your rights, you may contact us using the contact information provided below. In order to fulfill your request, we may require additional information from you.
Children Under 13. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information directly from persons under 13 years of age (“children”). If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Services at any time or in any manner. If we learn that information has been collected through the Services from children and without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us using the contact information below to request that we delete the information from our systems.
Changes. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Notice at any time, without notice. We will notify you about changes that significantly impact our use of your personal information by placing a prominent notice on this website or by sending you an email or text message. Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Notice. Disputes arising under this Privacy Notice will be resolved in accordance with the Privacy Notice in effect at the time the dispute arose.
Contact. Please contact us with any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Notice or our use of your personal information by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail at Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), 228 Park Ave. S. #84810 New York, NY 10003-1502.
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