Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc. (AALFNY) is a New York not-for-profit corporation recognized under IRS section 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you use a contact us form, we will collect your email address, name, and the text of your comment. We will retain this information for the time necessary in order to answer your inquiry.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We utilize Google Analytics for statistics about your visit to our site. This includes your IP address, time and date of visit, geographic location of your browser, and other profile information that Google may have if you are also a user.

Who we share your data with

If you make a donation to AALFNY, your payment will be processed by, our merchant account provider. You will be subject to their privacy policy when you are on their payment page. Personally identifiable information about you, your payment method, amount, and other comments, will be retained by us indefinitely so that we can obtain payment, process a refund if necessary, issue a tax receipt for your donation, and record your donation to comply with Federal and state laws.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you visit the website, log information of your visit, including IP address, page visited, and time stamp, is maintained for 14 months after the visit.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, such as information about any charitable donations you make to us.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

Please visit our Contact Us page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your visits to this website using 2046-bit SSL encryption. Payments are made though a PCI-certified merchant site managed by our merchant account vendor, We do not collect or retain your payment information on this site.

Notifications about any privacy issues

Notification of any issues or concerns about privacy of this site should be made to Francis Chin, Director, at fchin -at-

What third parties we receive data from

We receive web analytics data from Google Analytics. We receive payment information from Visits through our Facebook page will send data about your visit from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not utilize automated decision making or profiling on our website. On our Facebook page, the appearance or non-appearance of our status messages and events are determined by’s algorithms without our control, which may include the use of information in your Facebook profile.