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(Last Updated:  October 8, 2020)

The Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture ("PSOT", "we", "us" or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our web site. The following discloses our policies concerning the gathering and sharing of information through this website, (the "Website").


In brief, our policies are these:

  • We monitor general trends in the use of our Website but do not track individual visitors.

  • We do not collect information concerning individual visitors unless that information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by filling out our online membership form.

  • At any time, users who have signed up for a specific service can have their names removed from the relevant mailing list.


Normal Website Usage

You can visit all portions of PSOT's Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal Website visit is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the Website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.


This information is collected on an aggregate basis only. For example, PSOT tracks which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, but we do not track information on which pages an individual visitor might look at during a visit to our Website. We do not collect any other information, such as the name, mailing address, email address or phone number of the visitor without the visitor's knowledge and permission.


All information we collect is used for internal review only and not shared with third parties. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.


Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our Website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our Website are the most and least popular, and provide us direction to improve our users’ online experience.


Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

There are instances when PSOT requests personally identifiable information, such as name, mailing address, email address, and possibly additional information, to provide you with specific services, correspondence, or emails.


PSOT does not sell, rent, or exchange email addresses. The PSOT Website will not post personal contact information for volunteers, including E-mail addresses, street addresses, and phone numbers, without the individual's consent.


Occasionally we make our mailing list available to other organizations with related causes. PSOT supporters can request their name, address, and other identifiable information not be shared via email at Member Services, phone at 1-212-562-8713, or by checking the appropriate box on a return mailing device.


Opting Out

Persons who join or donate via the Website and provide an email address may receive emails from PSOT with information about our programs and services. Each email message includes an option to remove yourself from the mailing list, and you may also opt-out by sending an email to Member Services or by calling us at 1-212-562-8713.


Outside Links

This Website contains hypertext links to other sites. PSOT is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.



We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


Email Addresses

PSOT asks for your email address on our subscription, donation, and advocacy action pages. This allows us to provide you with email communications and to acknowledge receipt of donations received on our Website. PSOT does not sell, rent, or lend the email addresses of our subscribers or visitors to the Website. You may opt-out of our email communications at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe or remove” link located at the bottom of all our email communications. You may also call us at 1-212-562-8713 or E-mail Member Services to be removed.



This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. PSOT makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.


PSOT shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.


Why It's Safe To Give Online

PSOT uses secure server software (SSL) to process your credit card gift. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.


PSOT uses industry-standard security software and systems. Credit card information and transactions are secured by Verisign. When you are on a secure donation page, you will see a closed lock symbol in your browser window. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, it will be in the lower right corner of your screen.

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