Thank you for your interest in Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt). TransAlt staff, volunteers, activists and members are committed to street safety in New York. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
If you have any questions or comments concerning our personal information management practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 629-8080.
Your Personal Information
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to TransAlt.
To process donations and membership transactions, TransAlt uses a third party vendor for processing credit card information. TransAlt does not request or store sensitive information from our visitors such as social security numbers. If you choose to provide your credit card information to TransAlt we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided. Through our Sites TransAlt collects your credit card information via a secure, encrypted form, and our third party vendor stores that information in a secure and fully encrypted format.
How TransAlt Uses Your Information
TransAlt may use your information to process and respond to TransAlt mission-related inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, for you to purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project; to personalize the content of email and personalize the content and improve the navigability of the Sites; and to alert you to new projects, features on Sites, special events, surveys and services.
If you are making a donation in honor or memory of someone, we will not use his or her personal information for any purpose other than to send an acknowledgment.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about TransAlt or our Sites, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. TransAlt will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to visit the Site. TransAlt stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this email invitation.
TransAlt never rents or sells your contact information (email, phone number, postal address). Your information is only used for communications and work directly related to TransAlt.
On our donation pages, please make note of the domain name in your Website address bar. The name there begins with "https," which indicates that the page is encrypted. Encryption actually makes your online donation more secure than using a credit card in physical form at a store, restaurant, or any other place of business.
All information provided to TransAlt is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of TransAlt. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Other Web Sites
Our Sites contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Transportation Alternatives has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Sites. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Sites, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Sites, and deliver customized, personalized content. TransAlt does not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
Use of "Cookies"
Email Opt Out
If you would like to opt out of email communications at any time, you can click the Unsubscribe link included at the bottom of every TransAlt email communication. You may also contact us at email@example.com or 212 629-8080 at any time to be removed from our distribution list.
Correspondence through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and more
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, an online chat forum or other similar electronic communications tool, we may retain the content of your message together with your e-mail address, other identifying user information and our responses.
Photography and Depictions at Events
TransAlt photographs its events in public as well as private venues. Your photograph, likeness and name may be used for promotional purposes in furtherance of our mission as a non-profit organization. We use these photographs and depictions only for communications and work directly related to TransAlt.
You may share your photography from TransAlt events with us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. By sharing your photographs, you give TransAlt authorization to use your images for promotional purposes in furtherance of our mission. As a practice, we credit photographers in all digital and print publications.
Other / General
Our supporters’ goodwill and generosity are very important to us and so is your privacy. If you feel that your privacy has been violated or that TransAlt has misused your information in any way, please contact us.
111 John Street, Suite 260
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212 629-8080