Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

Notice of Privacy

This web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of A Very Special Place, Inc. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we use that information. By visiting www.avspny.org, you accept the practices described in this statement. This Privacy Statement may be changed or updated at any time.

Our Policies

A Very Special Place, Inc. uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. We will not share your personal information with any third parties. This includes name, address, financial information, and email address.

Data Collection

Personal Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you register for further information or submit information related to a job opening for example, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address. If you provide personal information, we may enter that information into our constituent database and contact you in order to:

• Supply you with information, including news, events and services from A Very Special Place, Inc.

• Request voluntary time or monetary contributions to A Very Special Place, Inc.


• Seek futher information related to potential job openings.

Donations are accepted through Justgive.org on behalf of A Very Special Place, Inc. Justgive.org uses high-grade encryption and security protocols (Secure Socket Layer-SSL) when processing financial transactions. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it difficult for anyone to intercept the information you send us. Please read their privacy statement for further information.

At A Very Special Place, Inc. data is stored on password-protected servers. Our staff is educated about the importance of safeguarding your information. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our web site is invulnerable to all security breaks. A Very Special Place, Inc. makes no warranty, guarantee or representation that the use of our web site is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.


Standard web server traffic pattern information

General traffic, site usage and length of stay information is collected. This type of information is used to help A Very Special Place, Inc. improve the functionality of our web site and such information is not linked to individual visitors.

External Links

Our Privacy Statement applies only to your use of A Very Special Place’s web site. This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the material or policies of those web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information they may be collecting from you.


Contact Us

This Privacy Statement applies only to our online practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. By accessing or using the web site, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policies or compliance, you may send an email to info@avspny.org or write to:

A Very Special Place, Inc.

49 Cedar Grove Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10306


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