Our Commitment to Client Privacy
Your privacy and security are important to us. Protecting the privacy of the people seeking funding for abortion is especially important. No identifying information will be shared outside of NRAAF without your explicit permission, and even then only for the purposes of pledging financial support, or booking travel/lodging if needed.
We collect as little personal information as possible; and keep only what is needed in order to provide assistance or demonstrate a need for our services. Information is stored in our secure client database (DARIA), which is automatically anonymized on a routine basis. Client data cannot be exported to a spreadsheet for outside use, and will only be accessible to vetted and trained volunteers for internal use. All volunteers are required to sign and submit NRAAF’s Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreement before interacting with callers or handling caller data.
Voicemails and text messages received via the helpline will be deleted after we contact you. NRAAF uses a Voice Over IP (VOIP) app to keep our text messages and call log in the application instead of in a phone company’s records.
We recommend taking precautions while you access our site or access/search for any site related to abortion services. If you need to find an abortion provider in your area, we recommend using ineedana.com or abortionfinder.org.
If you are using a shared device and don’t want other people to know you might be pregnant, we recommend you remove this site from your browser history and in the future use “incognito” or “private” browsing to look up information. Don’t forget to turn off ad tracking & location tracking apps on your phone. We recommend using a VPN and a privacy-focused browser like Tor and Firefox Focus. Use DuckDuckGo instead of Google search. Sensitive text messages about your abortion experience are kept by your phone company forever. Instead, use an encrypted messaging app like Signal with disappearing messages turned on.
See Digital Defense Fund’s Guide to Abortion Privacy to learn more about digital privacy and steps you can take to protect yourself. Esta guía también está disponible en español.
La información que nos compartes es confidencial y para poderla compartir fuera de NRAAF primero tenemos que obtener tu permiso. La única razón por la cual compartiremos esa información es por propósitos financieros para poder apoyarte con gastos de viaje y/o hospedaje si así fuera necesario.
Our Commitment to Donor Privacy
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by New River Abortion Access Fund, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
How We Use and Share Information
New River Abortion Access Fund does not collect personal information from people who use our website, unless you are giving us the personal information as part of contacting us for assistance, subscribing to our email list, signing up to volunteer, or making a donation.
In general, the personal information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you and to provide you with information and updates on our mission, if you have given your consent to do so; to communicate with you about your submission of a volunteer application or donation; to provide our services; to improve your website experience and to operate, maintain and provide to you the features and functionality of the site; or to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it. Please note that we do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send messages without your consent, or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out, such as sending you invitations to volunteer, attend events, or submit donations.
Communicating With Supporters
New River Abortion Access Fund uses personal information you have provided to communicate with you about our programs, fundraising campaigns, and other news related to the organization. If you decide you no longer want to receive any communications from us, or if you want to limit the kinds of communications sent to you, you can indicate your preferences by selecting the “unsubscribe” option in our emails or by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Third Parties and Links to Other Websites
Securing Your Personal Information
We have implemented measures designed to secure all electronic or computer files containing non-public personal information and secure and protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Our hosting service maintains its systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to secure your information. Any personal information will be encrypted using SSL technologies. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. By using our services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Your Rights Regarding the Use of Your Personal Information
You may ask if we store your personal information and why. You can also request a copy of the personal information that we have collected, and you have the right to receive your personal information in a commonly used, readable format.
If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including how we handle your personal information, please contact us.
Donating to New River Abortion Access Fund
New River Abortion Access Fund a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. All information concerning donors or prospective donors is kept strictly confidentialunless permission is obtained from the donor to release such information, or unless disclosure is required by due legal process.
New River Abortion Access Fund uses the personal information you provide when you agree to donate in order to process payments and complete your donation. We require contact information to verify payments and to contact you about your donation, including to issue a donation receipt.
After you make your online donation, Donorbox then provides information about you and your donation to us. The only information we receive is your name, address, telephone number, email address, the amount of your donation, and any additional message you submitted along with the donation. We use this information to acknowledge your gift, and to keep records regarding our donors for administrative and tax purposes.
New River Abortion Access Fund recognizes that the operation of the organization requires the maintenance and management of extensive donor and prospect records. Donor records often contain sensitive information that has been shared with or developed by staff on a confidential basis. “Records” means all files, including electronic data, containing information on donors or prospective donors. The use of donor information is limited to internal purposes, by authorized individuals, to better service existing donors, potential donors or partner relationships. We make every effort to ensure the security of this information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
New River Abortion Access Fund is a 501(c)3, headquartered in Virginia, and is registered for charitable solicitations in those states in which contributions are solicited from the general public and which require such registration.
Financial and other information can be obtained directly from New River Abortion Access Fund.
New River Abortion Access Fund
P.O. Box 10701
Blacksburg, VA 24062