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Privacy Policy

Institute for Community Living (ICL) thanks you for visiting our Web site. By choosing to visit ICL's site, you acknowledge having read and accepted ICL's online privacy policy. If you do not agree with this privacy policy, please do not use the site. Our privacy policy is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. A revised policy will apply only to information collected after the date that the new policy is posted. Your continued use of this site following any changes to ICL's online privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

ICL respects the privacy of visitors to our Web site. We do not attempt to track individuals in any manner, and we do not link the web information to any other databases with the purpose of identifying individual Web site users. We do not track IP addresses or deposit any ‘cookies'in an attempt to gain information about Web site users.

What Information Does ICL Collect?

You can access ICL's Web site without providing any personally identifying information. ICL only collects personally identifying information when you voluntarily send it to us, such as when you contact us via e-mail, make an online donation or sign up for email updates. When you submit information of this nature to us, including any information that you supply when making a donation, we use it only for internal purposes and do not share it with anyone outside of ICL. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. If at any time you would like to have your personal information removed from our database, please send an email request to

How Does ICL Use DONOR Information?

ICL respects the wishes of our donors regarding confidentiality. ICL does not and will not sell, share or rent information about you to other agencies or companies. When you make a gift to ICL, we will retain any information that you share with us, including your name, address and/or email address. We will use this information to send you a written acknowledgement of your gift or telephone to thank you for your support, as well as to keep you informed by mail and email about ICL-related events, news, volunteer and support opportunities. The names of donors may be listed in ICL's Annual Report. If you would rather not receive future communications from ICL and/or be acknowledged in our Annual Report, please let us know by e-mailing or writing: Institute for Community Living, Development Office, 40 Rector Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10006

How Secure are Online Donations made to ICL?

ICL has adopted measures that insure the security of the information you share with us online. Online donations made to ICL containing personal and credit card information are transmitted to us through JustGive using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) online technology, which encrypts the data you provide. Consequently, the sensitive information you may provide, such as your credit card number, becomes unreadable to anyone who wrongly intercepts the information. SSL is supported by all major Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer. You may visit to learn more about how JustGive securely processes your donations to ICL.

Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While ICL has adopted the above-described security measures to protect your privacy, it is not liable for any damages or injury that may result from use of this Web site, its contents or a linked site. ICL also makes no representation that services provided by this Web site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the Web site or server that hosts the Web site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful code.


ICL's online privacy policy only applies to your use of the ICL'S Web site. ICL's site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the material or policies of those Web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information they may be collecting.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact Denise Hantman at ICL. She can be reached by mail at Institute for Community Living, 40 Rector Street, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10006, by phone at 212-385-3030, and by email at

Effective: May 1, 2010.


FACT:  For three consecutive terms, ICL has received a full 3-year accreditation for eligible programs, the longest possible period, from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).