We are committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit this website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personally identifying information, we have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL www.nycfoiegras.com and certain electronic communications sent out by us. This website is owned and operated by Voters for Animal Rights (VFAR) for the benefit of its members and other visitors interested in the protection of all animals.

Information you voluntarily provide

VFAR collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an email or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, request to become a member, sign up for mobile text alerts or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address and email address; it may also include a mobile phone number, the email addresses of those to whom you forward VFAR electronic content and any other information collected in the forms.

Other information

www.nycfoiegras.com may also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to www.nycfoiegras.com visitors and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

VFAR may use cookies in order to make the results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a website, accepted by the user's browser and placed on the user's hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed and then chose which cookies you want to accept. VFAR does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to VFAR.

VFAR may use single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in our emails. Web beacons track behavior such as who has opened an email and when, the IP address, the browser or email type, which links were clicked and other similar information. This allows us to measure the performance of email campaigns, see what actions subscribers took, create reports about email performance, improve the quality of our emails and segment messages for specific audiences.

VFAR may use remarketing with Google Adwords and analytics to display content specific advertisements to visitors that have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented. VFAR may also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

VFAR and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party and third-party cookies together to inform and serve ads based on a visitor's past visits to our website.

You may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings at any time. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Ways information about you is used

We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding VFAR's programs and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs. We may also send such information to the people whose email addresses you provide when forwarding VFAR electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed animal advocates and organizational supporters. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily "opt out" of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.


From time to time, VFAR may link to other websites not affiliated with VFAR. VFAR attempts to link only to those websites which also respect a visitor's privacy and the goals of VFAR. However, VFAR cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that VFAR currently links to, please inform VFAR by emailing us . 


VFAR uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software and encryption technologies—Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)—for the secure transfer of personal and financial data and to protect against unauthorized access to the VFAR's servers, equipment and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information. Our web servers are stored off-site at multiple, physically secure facilities with limited access.

Contacting VFAR

If you would like to contact VFAR about correcting information we might have collected or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at woof@vfar.org