Privacy Policy

Hi! Welcome to The Rise NYC. Starting May 25th, 2018, any websites that collect data and are used by citizens in EU-member countries are required to be GDPR-compliant. So we decided to create a privacy policy!

When you fill out our contact forms, you provide us with information that gets stored in our database (namely, whatever information the form requests). When you subscribe to our mailing list, we simply add your email address to our list. We want to assure you that your data is protected, and is not sold to outside sources for any reason. You can request to see any data we’ve collected and/or request that it be purged at any time.

This website is built using WordPress, created by Automattic, Inc. We use some of their tools: Akismet, which filters out spammy comments on blog posts; and Jetpack, which allows website administrators to make customizations that are normally only available to WordPress.com users (we host our website on SiteGround, which is also GDPR-compliant). It also has a subscription module that we use to blast our blog posts to users on our mailing list. You can view Automattic’s privacy policy here.

We use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Our contact forms were built using Ninja Forms, a popular form-generation plugin for WordPress. You can read their privacy policy here.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. You can use our contact form to request this information. If you choose to delete your personal information, we will delete everything (including the message you sent us requesting to delete your information!)

You can also shoot us an email directly: (contact) /at/ (therisenyc) (dot] [org)

(sorry for the strange email notation, we’re just trying to keep spam out!)