Privacy Policy

With the increasing capability to collect information about all of us electronically, privacy has become an ever more serious issue.

If you visit our web site to read or download information, such as program descriptions or info about our services:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, or; the date and time you access our site; and  the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail: 

We use personally-identifying information from visitors in various ways to further our programs and enhance our services, depending on whether you: request to be on our mailing list, make a donation, offer to volunteer, or simply comment on our website.

Depending on which of the above choices you make, we may put you on our mailing list, thank you for your contribution, send you a volunteer questionnaire, or simply send a response to your e-mail.

If you request to be on our mailing list, or if you make a contribution, we will send you periodic mailings about our programs and activities. If you request not to be on our mailing list, we will respect your request.


Goddard Riverside does not share, sell, rent or trade information received on- or off-line about its donors and other contacts. The personal information you provide is solely utilized to process and receipt your donation, to register your attendance at an event or meeting, or to respond to any of the information requests you may have. All personal information provided to us is stored in databases located on servers which are behind firewalls. Donations made through our Web site are encrypted using 128-bit SSL encryption. Upon request, we allow you full access to your information and we will maintain its accuracy according to your instructions.

Text Messaging

By joining our the text-messaging service you can expect to receive messages about our programs and events as well as opportunities to donate. We never share or sell your mobile number or data. You can opt-out by texting the word “STOP” or “QUIT”. Text “HELP” for help. Message & data rates may apply. Up to 4 msgs/month. You are not required to opt-in as a condition of purchase.

SMS Terms & Conditions: Goddard Riverside is committed to building user trust and confidence by promoting and complying with the use of business practices that help protect the privacy of the user and his/her data. We offer recurring text message services. By opting-in to any such service, you are confirming your entry into a recurring texting program and you give your consent to Goddard Riverside to use an automatic system to deliver text messages to the phone number to which you have directed it to transmit text messages. Message frequency varies. Goddard Riverside does not charge for our texting service; however, message and data rates may apply from your mobile carrier. Subject to the terms and conditions of your mobile carrier, you may receive text messages sent to your mobile phone. By providing your consent to participate in our texting service, you approve any such charges from your mobile carrier. Charges for text messages may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Goddard Riverside reserves the right to terminate the SMS service, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. The information in any message may be subject to certain time lags and/or delays. If you have any questions or need help, text HELP into the text thread. To stop receiving text messages, text STOP or QUIT. By enrolling in the texting service, you consent that after having submitted a request to opt-out you will receive one (1) final message confirming that you have been removed from the system. Following the opt-out confirmation message, no additional text messages will be sent unless you rejoin the system.

Contact Us About Privacy

If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to Goddard Riverside (or if you have comments or questions about our site), please contact us:

Email: Development Department
Phone: 212.873.6600, ext. 1023

You may also write to: Goddard Riverside, Donor Privacy, 593 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024.