Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on February 27, 2009.

The New York Quarterly Foundation, Inc. (“NYQ”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) has prepared this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain our practices and the choices you have with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of any information collected during your visit to our web sites,,,,,,, and (collectively and individually, the “Web Site”). This Privacy Policy covers only information collected by us at the Web Sites and does not cover any information collected by us offline.

Please review carefully the following Privacy Policy before using the Web Site for any purpose.

Categories of Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.

Generally, you may browse our Web Site without providing any personally identifiable information. However, we may ask that you provide information, including personally identifiable information, at various times and locations on the Web Site. For example, if you would like to receive our newsletters, we will ask you to provide your e-mail address. We may also collect information in connection with processing sales, subscriptions, donations, and consignments which may include your name, mailing address, billing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. If you place an order on or through the Web Site, you may be redirected to one of our third party payment processors (such as or PayPal) and asked to enter your account information directly into the third party payment processor’s system for payment processing purposes. When you submit your personally identifiable and other information on our Web Site, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of such information pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you prefer that we not collect any personally identifiable information from you, please do not provide us with any such information.

We may grant access to non-public areas of the Web site to individuals whose writing, artwork or other materials have been published in the New York Quarterly magazine, and other individuals as we may designate from time to time, if such individuals have successfully completed our online registration process and have agreed to certain terms and conditions (each a “member”). We may use personal information of members as provided in this Privacy Policy.

Use and Disclosure of Your Personally Identifiable Information.

When you provide us with information about you, we may use such information to notify you of promotions and special events and provide you with other information that may be of interest to you, such as through our e-mail newsletter. We may also use your personally identifiable information to manage our member registry, fulfill and bill your orders, and communicate with you about the status of orders or other administrative issues. Further, our affiliates (including third party payment processors) may disclose information you share with them to us, and we may use such information for the purposes stated above.

We will not share, distribute, or sell your personal information with or to unrelated third parties, except under the following circumstances:

  • Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection.We may disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process (including any court order) or governmental request. We may also exchange information, including personally identifiable information, with other companies and organizations in connection with credit fraud protection, risk reduction and related activities.

  • Payment Service Providers.As provided above, if you place an order through the Web Site, you may be directed to one of our third party payment processor’s web sites, such as or PayPal. Our third party payment processors may collect and use your personally identifiable information to process your payment and share the information you provide to them with us.

  • Fulfillment of Services.We may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions consistent with our Privacy Policy on our behalf. Examples include customer support, Web hosting companies, fulfillment companies (e.g., companies that fill product orders or coordinate mailings), data analysis firms and email service providers. Such third parties may be provided with access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose.

  • Enforcement of Policies.We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties in connection with enforcing this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

In connection with your visit to this Web Site, we may collect and disclose various categories of non-personally identifiable information, including aggregate statistics generated from visitors of our Web Site. This may also include information such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) address. Any such information disclosed to unrelated third parties will not contain your personally identifiable information.

Business Transfers.

In the conduct of our business, we might sell certain of our assets. Information collected from users of our Web Site, including personally identifiable information, could be transferred as part of such transaction. By submitting your personal information on our Web Site, you agree that your information may be transferred to third parties under such or similar circumstances.

Opt-Out Options.

If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, including e-mail notices or newsletters with information about promotions, special events or other issues that in our view may be of interest to you, you can opt-out by sending us an email to or a letter to the address provided below, or if applicable, by following the instructions on our e-mail newsletters or notices. Please be sure to include your full name and email address and indicate what type of marketing communications you do not wish to receive any longer. We will take appropriate steps to fulfill your request; however, please note that it may take a few days or longer to process your request during which you may still receive marketing communications from us.

Updating Your Information.

You can also update your information, including billing and mailing addresses, by notifying us by email at or at the address provided below or through your online member account, if applicable.

Cookies and Other Internet Technologies.

Our Web Site may use cookies and other technology used by Web browsers, e-mail programs, and back-end servers to distinguish you from other visitors, track your IP address and usage of our Web Site, and to identify the name of the Web site from which you linked to this Web Site. This information is used to help us serve you better by improving our Web Site design, as well as our products, services, and promotions. Your email address may be included in the cookie if you register with us. Non-personally identifiable information obtained through cookies or other commonly used technologies may be shared with or obtained by service providers on our behalf.

Third Parties Web Sites.

This Web Site may contain links to or from other Web sites, including Web sites operated by our affiliates (such as third party payment processors). Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any Web site which is not operated directly by us. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of each Web site that you link to from this Web site, are directed to through this Web site or otherwise visit, prior to any use of such Web sites.


The Web Site is intended for use by adults only. We will not knowingly request or collect personal information from any person under 13 years of age without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that an individual is under the age of 13 and has submitted any information through this Web Site for any purpose without prior verifiable parental consent, we will delete his or her information from our files.

Policy Changes.

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy; therefore, you should review the Privacy Policy prior to each use of the Web Site, particularly each time before you submit your personal information through the Web Site. We may apply changes to information previously collected, to the extent permitted by law. If the policies described in our Privacy Policy change in any material respect, we will notify you by posting the revised policy on the Web Site, by email, or by other means that we may choose and as required by applicable law. You can determine when the Privacy Policy was last modified by checking the “Effective Date” legend at the top of the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the new or modified Privacy Policy, you agree to immediately notify us that your personal information should be deleted. Your continued use of the Web Site will be deemed acceptance of any changes to the Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy replaces all previous disclosures we may have provided you about our privacy practices associated with the Web Site. The examples contained in this Privacy Policy are illustrations only and are not intended to be exhaustive.


NYQ is headquartered in the United States of America, and this Web Site is operated from and all information collected through this Web Site is stored in the United States. The laws of the State of New York govern this Privacy Policy and any use of the Web Site. By visiting and/or using the Web Site for any purposes, you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts located in New York for any action in connection with the Web Site. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to the Web Site from any jurisdiction in the world. If any material on the Web Site, or your use of the Web Site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are located when you access the Web Site, you should cease immediately using the Web Site. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them. If you are not a U.S. resident, you should be aware that the laws of your jurisdiction with respect to collection, storage, and use of personally identifiable information may not apply with respect to information that you provide to us through the Web Site.

Contact Information.

We value your input. If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at or the address below.

The New York Quarterly
P.O. Box 2015
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113

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