Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy

Survivors of Torture, International, (SURVIVORS) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website. The following discloses our policies concerning the gathering and sharing of information through this website. In brief, our policies are:

We monitor general trends in the use of our website but do not ever track individual visitors;

We do not collect information concerning individual visitors unless that information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by filling out our online membership form;

At any time, users who have signed up for a specific service can have their names removed from the relevant mailing list.

For further information, please see our full privacy policy below.

Normal Website Usage

You can visit all portions of SURVIVORS website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal website visit is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.

This information is collected on an aggregate basis only. For example, SURVIVORS tracks which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, but we do not track information on which pages an individual visitor might look at during a visit to our site. We do not collect any other information – such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number of the visitor – without the visitor’s knowledge and permission.

All information that we collect is used for internal review only and not shared with third parties. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

Opting Out

Persons who join or donate via the website and provide an e-mail address may receive e-mails from SURVIVORS with information about our programs and services. Each e-mail message includes an option to remove yourself from the mailing list and you may also opt out by sending e-mail to survivors@notorture.org or by calling us at (619) 278-2400.

Outside Links

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. SURVIVORS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Children

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

E-mail Addresses

SURVIVORS asks for your e-mail address on our subscription, donation and advocacy action pages. This allows us to provide you with e-mail communications and to acknowledge receipt of donations received on our website. SURVIVORS does not sell, rent, or lend the e-mail addresses of our subscribers or visitors to the website. You may opt-out of SURVIVORS’ e-mail communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe or remove link located at the bottom of all SURVIVORS email communications. You may also e-mail survivors@notorture.org or call (619) 278-2400 to be removed.

Security Policy

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. SURVIVORS makes every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. SURVIVORS’ third-party online donation service has stringent security measures in place, including encryption and policies governing employee access to personal information.

SURVIVORS shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.

Why It’s Safe to Give Online

SURVIVORS uses Blackbaud Merchant Services to process your credit card gift. Blackbaud Merchant Services is a secure way to donate online. You may check their Privacy Policy here.

If you have questions regarding the security of your credit card donation, contact us at (619) 278-2400.

If you prefer to not use your credit card on the Internet, you may mail a check to:

Survivors of Torture, International
P.O. Box 151240
San Diego, CA 92175-1240
survivors@notorture.org

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Survivors of Torture, International • PO Box 151240 San Diego CA 92175-1240 • survivors@notorture.org • 619-278-2400

We're a healing resource to survivors of torture and their families without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic or immigration status.

SURVIVORS can provide specialized care and support to empower you in your healing journey to become a self-sufficient and healthy member of your family and community. We are able to offer services to torture survivors and their families free of charge. Professional interpretation is available.

To find out if you qualify for services, please call us at 619-278-2400 to talk with an expert staff member.

Pro-Bono volunteer physicians perform medical evaluations for clients' asylum cases. Physicians write medical affidavits for attorneys to present in court, documenting that there is physical evidence of torture. Medical evaluations are always done in person, either at SURVIVORS' office or a secondary location. Interpreters are provided for this service. Applicant's medical licenses must be up to date.

Contractors accept clients for individual, couples or family therapy on a case-by-case basis. You choose your availability and create your own schedule. Therapy sessions may occur in your office setting in the community, Survivors’ office space, in-home, or via telemedicine. SURVIVORS provides compensation for your work. We will also provide professional interpreters to work with you.

You are not alone. We're here to help. We're a healing resource to survivors of torture and their families without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic or legal status.

SURVIVORS can provide specialized care and support to empower you in your healing journey to become a self-sufficient and healthy member of your family and community. We are able to offer services to torture survivors and their families free of charge. Professional interpretation is available.

To find out if you qualify for services, please call us at 619-278-2400 to talk with an expert staff member.

PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

SURVIVORS provides tailored individual, group, family, and couples therapy with licensed and licensed eligible mental health professionals throughout San Diego County.

MEDICAL SERVICES

SURVIVORS' provides support for Survivors with medical needs like finding a physician for general health care or connecting with a vision provider to receive glasses. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

SURVIVORS provides tailored individual, group, family, and couples therapy with licensed and licensed eligible mental health professionals throughout San Diego County.

PSYCHIATRY

SURVIVORS’ psychiatric services include a thorough evaluation of clients and regular follow-ups by a psychiatrist.

PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETATION

SURVIVORS facilitates professional, trauma-informed interpretation so our clients can receive services in their native language or dialect to best support their healing process and care.

HEALING CLUB

SURVIVORS offers Healing Clubs to help counter torture survivor's feelings of shame, humiliation, and isolation. Activities have included art projects and nature walks.

AYSLUM SUPPORT

SURVIVORS coordinates medical affidavits and psychological evaluations to support our client's asylum cases. Medical and psychological evaluations are conducted by trained professional evaluators.

ASYLUM SUPPORT

SURVIVORS coordinates medical affidavits and psychological evaluations to support our client's asylum cases. Medical and psychological evaluations are conducted by trained professional evaluators.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Services to address essential needs such as food, clothing, and housing. We distribute blankets, backpacks and educational supplies, public transit passes, and hygiene items.

MEDICAL SERVICES

SURVIVORS' provides support for Survivors with medical needs like finding a physician for general health care or connecting with a vision provider to receive glasses. 

PSYCHIATRY

SURVIVORS’ psychiatric services include a thorough evaluation of clients and regular follow-ups by a psychiatrist.

HEALING CLUB

SURVIVORS offers Healing Clubs to help counter torture survivor's feelings of shame, humiliation, and isolation. Activities have included art projects and nature walks.

INTERPRETERS

SURVIVORS partners with professional, trauma-informed interpreters so our clients can receive services in their native language or dialect to best support their healing process and care.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Services to address essential needs such as food, clothing, and housing. We distribute blankets, backpacks and educational supplies, public transit passes, and hygiene items.