Privacy Policy

At AsylumConnect, your privacy is important to us. In this privacy policy, we tell you what information we collect, share with others, and how we use it to connect LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other members of the LGBTQ+ community with verified safe services and support.

Last updated on: October 11, 2019

AsylumConnect (“AsylumConnect,” “we,” “our,” and/or “us”) values the privacy of individuals who use our websites, apps, and other online products and services (collectively, the “Service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

AsylumConnect’s free resource website and app is specifically designed to address the unique needs of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other vulnerable LGBTQ+ people. Our website and app offer an anonymous user experience to protect asylum seekers’ confidentiality and privacy online. For example, those who choose to register for a free asylum seeker user account can input an alias email address in order to preserve their confidentiality.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION 

AsylumConnect uses Google Analytics with anonymized IP addresses to help analyze how visitors use the site. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. No personally identifiable information is collected about you, unless you explicitly submit that information on this website.

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

TRACKING COOKIES DATA

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

USE OF DATA

AsylumConnect uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our service

  • To notify you about changes to our service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

  • To provide you with news, updates

Please note that by registering for a free user account on our Service you are also agreeing to our tech partner One Degree’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

TRANSFER OF DATA

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

AsylumConnect will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

AsylumConnect may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of AsylumConnect

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

SECURITY OF DATA

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data,  no security measures can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of Users’ data.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

AsylumConnect is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has given us personal information, please contact us.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

AsylumConnect

AsylumConnect.org

40 Rector St, 9th Fl

New York, NY 10006

hello@asylumconnect.org