As one of the original members of Sky Light, I have seen it come through many changes and challenges. Through it all, the one thing about Sky Light that is most important to me is the sense of community, of belonging. To quote an old TV show theme song, ‘Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came’.

– Angela Cerio

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy provides the terms related to our treatment of information collected via our website located at www.skylightcenter.org ("Our Website" or "Website"). The primary purpose of Sky Light Center is to provide our members with a community and programming designed to defeat the isolation of mental illness, provide choices in safe and affordable housing, and to assist adults recovering from psychiatric disabilities in returning to integrated, competitive employment.1

Your Privacy

Sky Light Center Inc. ("Sky Light Center," "the Center," "we," "our" or "us") recognizes that many Internet users are concerned about privacy. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy to explain our online information practices, identify the kinds of information we collect and describe how we may use this information; including what personally identifiable information and sensitive personal information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared; what choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; the security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Website

"Anonymous Use Information" may be automatically collected by the Website as you and others browse the webpages or utilize the services. Such information may include the identity of your internet service provider and its approximate geographic location including IP address, the operating system of your computer or mobile device, the type of web browser you are using, the identity of the website that referred you to our Website, the identity of the website you access upon leaving the Website, the time and date that you access the Website, and the webpages or content that you view on our Website. This information may be aggregated and utilized to analyze web traffic and usage, and to improve the design, content and performance of the Website.

"Personally Identifiable Information" is collected by the Website if you voluntarily subscribe to our services. Generally, you control the type and amount of information you provide to us when using the Website. You can browse many parts of our website to find out more about us without providing any Personally Identifiable Information. Our purpose in collecting Personally Identifiable Information is to provide you with information which we believe may be of interest to you.

We may contact you at the email address, which you provide to us in order to provide you with other information that you have chosen to receive. If you are receiving information from us and do not wish to receive this information any longer, you may remove your name from our contact list by filling out our unsubscribe form. This request will be effective within a commercially reasonable time.

Personally Identifiable Information, as well as "Sensitive Personal Information" is also collected should you choose to download, complete and/or submit the application for membership ("application"). Such information collected by the application may include but is not limited to your social security number, income information, medical information and history, mental health information and drug or alcohol use history. Once an applicant is accepted as a member, or if an application is submitted in person , such information will also be governed by this policy.2

Donations

If you choose to make an online contribution to us, PayPal.com will collect information necessary to accept and process your donation and send you a receipt. This information may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information. In addition, we may use your Personal Information to send you information about the Center and our activities, unless you contact us at skylightcenter@gmail.com and request that we not send you such information.

Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contact from us by contacting us at skylightcenter@gmail.com or calling us at (718) 720-2585:

  1. 1) See what data we have about you, if any.
  2. 2) Change/correct any data we have about you
  3. 3) Request the deletion of any data we have about you.
  4. 4) Express any concern you have about our use of your data.3

Cookies

Our Website uses a standard Internet technology known as cookies, which are small data files that your browser stores on your computer or mobile device to record your preferences and to remember the information you have accessed or provided in the past. Cookies can contain information that includes a user ID. Cookies do not contain Personally Identifiable Information unless you have voluntarily provided it to us as described above. The "help" portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access parts of the Website or certain functionality correctly or at all.

Security

Sky Light Center utilizes reasonable and appropriate measures to safeguard any Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Personal Information you provide to us.4 Access to this information is restricted within our company to employees who have specific authorization.5 However, since no transmission or storage of electronic data is ever completely secure, we cannot warrant or guarantee that your information will never be released or used in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Sky Light Center does not disclose any user information other than in the following ways:

  • Data Aggregation: Sky Light Center provides anonymous usage information, including statistics related to website traffic, aggregated customer demographics, and related information to third parties, such as advertisers. Personally Identifiable Information is not included in such data aggregation and information.
  • Shared Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties: Sky Light Center may share Personally Identifiable Information with service partners or companies affiliated with us. in connection with the provision of specific services to users unless you instruct otherwise. We may sometime rent or exchange your personal information with other not-for-profit organizations for the purposes of raising funds, Such parties only receive information necessary to provide their respective services, and we require that these parties not use any such information for any purpose other than the provision of these services, and require them to comply with our privacy and security practices.
  • Legally Required Releases of Information: Sky Light Center reserves the right to disclose user information, including Personally Identifiable Information, when we believe that doing so is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce this Privacy Policy; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other users; (e) necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of ourselves, visitors to our websites, or other persons; or (f) in the context of a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, where the receiving party agrees to treat such information in a confidential manner.

Updates to the Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting on this webpage. Such posting will constitute notice to you of the revised policy. Therefore, you agree to review this page periodically, and your continued access or use of the Website shall be deemed your acceptance of any modifications.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy you should contact us immediately via telephone at (718) 720-2585 or via email at skylightcenter@gmail.com.