Privacy Policy

Living Lotus Project ("LLP") owns and operates this website:  This statement discloses the privacy practices of provides information, resources, and data intended to raise awareness and funds programs designed to inspire awareness, empathy, and advocacy for girls and women suffering from the impact of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
LLP reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.

Information Collection and Use

On certain pages of this web site, in particular when donating online or registering for a special event, visitors may be asked to list their name, email address, residence address, other personal contact information and credit card information ("Personal Information").  Visitors are not required to provide Personal Information in order to browse this website and obtain valuable information.  Living Lotus Project is the sole owner of the information collected on this website.  We take every precaution to protect our users' Personal Information and LLP will not sell, share or exchange Personal Information with any other organization or individual in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our donation form asks users to enter Personal Information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best available encryption software (SSL).  While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just 'surfing.'  We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using SSL software, which encrypts information you input. LLP does not store or use credit card numbers for any purpose other than to obtain donations as authorized by visitors to our website.
While we use SSL encryption to protect Personal Information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line.  All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job function (for example, our shipping assistant in the case of forwarding requested materials or other authorized staff members) are granted access to Personal Information.  Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If you have any questions about the security of our website, you can send an email to

This website contains links to other sites.  Please be aware that Living Lotus Project is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any other website, including but not limited to, those for which we provide links.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects Personal Information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

A cookie is a small text file which a website places on a site visitor's computer hard drive.  Its purpose is to let the site know when a user visits and to perform certain functions such as saving passwords and personal preferences.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any Personal Information while on our site.  Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.  

At some point in the future, some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, Living Lotus Project has no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information.

We will share aggregated demographic information with our beneficiaries and sponsors.  This is not linked to any Personal Information.  We use credit card processing companies to bill users for donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use Personal Information for any secondary purposes.  Should we partner with another party to provide specific services, when the user signs up for these services we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.  These third parties are not permitted to use Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing these services.

Information from Children
LLP does not seek to collect Personal Information about children under the age of 18 through the LLP website.  If a child submits information to us through any part of the website and LLP becomes aware that the user submitting the information is a child, the information will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose, nor is it disclosed to third parties.  LLP will comply with all regulations set forth by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Personal Information of yours, or third parties, is collected from you through the website?
A. Only that information necessary to accept your donation is collected on this website.  This includes some personal data such as your name and address. It also includes credit card information belonging to you that will be required to assure payment of your donation.

Q. What organizations collect the information?
A. The data you provide on this website is collected only by Living Lotus Project.

Q. How is the information used?
A. The information collected is used to identify you as a donor to Living Lotus Project and its programs. If you believe that this company is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, please contact Martin H. Lager, Treasurer of Living Lotus Project, by EMAIL at, PHONE at 212.297.9111, or by POST at 708 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10017.