Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting the website (the “Website”) and reviewing this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”). This website is controlled and maintained by The Rape Foundation, located at 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (“TRF”). This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of the Website and outlines the types of information collected from the Users of the Website and how this information may be used. The information presented below is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be an express or implied contract.
This Privacy Policy applies only to information you provide to TRF online while visiting the Website, and does not apply to any information TRF has received, obtained or may obtain through other means.

This Privacy Policy may change at any time. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. If we need to update our Privacy Policy in the future, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Website and update the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date the Privacy Policy was updated. Through your continued use of this Website after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

Your privacy is important to us. TRF values its site visitors, site users, customers and its donors (collectively “Users”) and is committed to protecting your privacy. TRF shares your information only as described in this Privacy Policy. TRF has provided this Privacy Policy to assist you in understanding the information that we collect, how we use it, and the way we maintain it, including the security of your personal information.
Please do not send any information that you deem confidential via email.

General Information

TRF may gather and store certain information about your visit. “General Information” is information about you or your activities through which you cannot be identified. This information includes the following:

  • The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and/or your computer, if it has its own static IP address. The domain name may also be collected.
  • The date, time, length of stay, and specific TRF web pages, images, documents or forms accessed at this Website.
  • Whether a User is viewing the Website for the first time, or is a return User.
  • The Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the website that referred the User to the Website, and/or the search engine that referred a User and any search strings or phrases entered into the search engine to find this Website.
  • Demographic information concerning the country of origin of the User and language(s) used.
  • The type and version of the Internet browser used to visit this Website, the operating system on the User’s computer, and information regarding errors viewing this Website.

Personal Information Collected

“Personal Information” is information through which you can be identified. Providing your Personal Information to TRF is each User’s choice. Personal Information that TRF may collect from you may include, but not be limited to your name, postal address(es), telephone number(s), facsimile number(s), e-mail address(es), credit card information, shipping address, and any other information that you voluntarily provide. All such additional Personal Information shall be deemed to be “Personal Information” in connection with this Privacy Policy. Personal Information volunteered by a User is used by TRF for internal verification, to complete requested transactions, ensure appropriate legal use of TRF’s Website, provide notification to its Users about updates to TRF’s Website, goods, services, and data, and to help provide technical support for TRF’s goods and services to its Users.

Your Personal Information may be collected from our Website, through the following methods: e-mail and/or through online “Contact Us” or registration or sales forms you complete, requests for information and through your activities with TRF. Personal Information that TRF collects depends on the nature of your activities, including, but not limited to, whether you email us, join our interest/mailing list, and/or fill out our account or registration applications. For example, Personal Information submitted by you on the “Contact Us” web page may be used by TRF to enhance this Website, provide better service, improve our products and services, and/or to reply to questions/comments made by the User.

TRF will not share your Personal Information with any other company or third party except as noted herein.

TRF may also use your Personal Information, or a portion thereof, to send you special offers, promotional materials, marketing materials and/or TRF newsletters or other information TRF deems appropriate, unless you notify TRF that you do not wish to receive such materials. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests. Please contact TRF through the “Contact Us” page to request that you not be sent any or all of such information, and/or to request that you not be contacted.

TRF may disclose your Personal Information if: (a) your information is subject to disclosure in response to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants, or orders served on TRF; (b) your information is subject to disclosure to protect TRF’s rights or property, to enforce the provisions of this Privacy Policy and/or TRF’s Terms of Use; and (c) your information is subject to disclosure or transfer if TRF or its business is sold or offered for sale to another entity or individual(s), a petition for relief is filed under U.S. bankruptcy laws for or against TRF, or if TRF becomes subject to an order of appointment of a trustee or receiver. TRF reserves the right to release and/or use all information contained within our databases, access logs or other records concerning you if you violate this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use or other rules, policies, notices, agreements or guidelines, or intentionally or unintentionally partake (or are reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, including, but not limited to, hacking, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order, and to release such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law, and/or to initiate our own legal proceedings. TRF cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using the Website (or any part thereof) for illegal activities. TRF also reserves the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement individuals or entities for investigation or prosecution.

TRF may take your Personal Information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). Given the nature of this information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy upon the right of TRF to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and TRF may use and/or share with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information in any manner in TRF’s sole discretion.

Unless legally required to do so, TRF will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any outside company or organization, except as described herein. This Privacy Policy excludes data that may be stored or transmitted to or from the Internet company hosting this Website.
Storage of Information

All information gathered on the Website is stored in a database to which only TRF and TRF’s hosting service providers have access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so while TRF strives to protect your Personal Information, TRF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you voluntarily give to TRF.


The use of “Cookies” is a standard practice among websites. A Cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer to uniquely distinguish your visit to a website. Cookies are most often used to track specific information regarding your activity on a particular website.

When you visit our Website, we place a Cookie in a directory of your computer’s hard drive. The information that Cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit and your registration information. Cookies offer you many conveniences for our Website. For example, they allow TRF to recognize certain information, such as your browser type, so we know if you can view certain plug-ins like Macromedia Flash files. They also allow us to streamline your visit to the Website based on your previous visits.

Cookies may be either permanent or temporary. TRF uses temporary cookies. This means that the Cookie stays on your hard drive until you delete it. You can delete our Cookie at any time by following the instructions contained in your browser’s help file, or by contacting TRF providing your browser’s technical support. TRF does not use cookies to store information such as credit card numbers, telephone numbers, or any other sensitive Personal Information. You may configure your browser to accept or deny Cookies from this Website. However, disabling or denying Cookies from this Website may render parts of it inaccessible or may cause certain web pages not to properly load.


TRF does not knowingly solicit or collect information from children. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of eighteen (18) or the legal age of contract majority, and have authorized your child to use your computer, we urge you to instruct your child never to give out his or her real name, address, phone number, e-mail address or other personally identifying information while on this Website. There are no computer applications on this Website that allow for the determination of the age of a visitor/user/customer. All information volunteered to TRF will be treated the same as information given by an adult. TRF recommends that the Internet browsing behavior of any child should be carefully supervised by a responsible adult at all times.


The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access and improper use. TRF makes access to your Personal Information subject to certain security measures. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

Please be aware though that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so while TRF strives to protect your Personal Information, TRF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you voluntarily give to TRF.

TRF reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to this Website to identify and/or block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to this Website in any manner. Anyone using this Website expressly consents to such monitoring.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us through either of the following means; however, please be sure to specify the reason for your communication.

U.S. Postal Mail: 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Telephone: 310-451-0042