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Terms of Use



We use your contact information to send you our e-newsletters, newsletters and other information or announcements about the Ali Forney Center and our activities. We NEVER share your name, email address, or any other personal information with any third parties.

If you have questions or concerns, please email



We welcome you to share your comments with The Ali Forney Center. Once you fill out our form, The Ali Forney Center reserves the right to view, edit, approve and post any submissions. The Ali Forney Center reserves the right to delete any submission for any reason, in its sole discretion, including any submission that contains vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group, that is spam or includes links to other sites or that violates the law; the foregoing list is not exhaustive.


The Ali Forney Center engages supporters through many digital outlets, including Communicating with the Ali Forney Center through social media further enables supporters to engage on another impactful level.

Please be aware that when engaging with the Ali Forney Center over social media, you are agreeing to the following:

Commenting or Posting on the Ali Forney Center social media account the Ali Forney Center shares information, images and videos with the public through external social media websites. Comments or posts made by the public to these sites are reviewed by designated the Ali Forney Center’s staff and, while comments or posts will not be edited by the Ali Forney Center, AFC reserves the right to maintain a positive environment and will delete content and block individuals from individual channels if they do not follow the guidelines outlined below:

  • The use of obscene, threatening or harassing language is prohibited.

  • Comments or posts will be deleted if they appear to be off-topic to the conversation or subject addressed in the original post.

  • Personal attacks of any kind or offensive comments or posts that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, age, or religious group, gender, sexual orientation or disability status are prohibited.

  • Comments or posts must not be clearly commercial in nature.

  • Spam or system glitches will be deleted.

  • Defamatory or libelous comments or posts are prohibited.

  • Comments or posts advocating illegal activity or posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others are prohibited.

You are subject to the Terms of Service (TOS) of the host site. Content (audio-visual files, images, and text) you share with or post to official Ali Forney Center pages is also subject to the TOS of the host site and may be used by the owners of the host site for their own purposes. For more information, consult the host website’s TOS.



Users are welcome to submit or post content, including photographs and videos, to an official Ali Forney Center site provided the content meets the standards articulated in this Use Policy and pertains to the subject of the social media site. Users may only post their own, original content. Reproduced or borrowed content that reasonably appears to violate third party rights will be deleted.



Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our users’ online experience.



This website provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites prior to any use.



When the Ali Forney Center identifies content for deletion, the first step will be to delete the post or comment. If the poster continues to post content flagged by the Ali Forney Center, AFC staff will contact the poster, outlining why their post was deleted and inform them that continued posting of the content described above will result in the poster being blocked from the community.



Should a user notice a violation of these guidelines and policies, they should inform the Ali Forney Center staff at 212.222.3427 or Reported violations will be reviewed by the Ali Forney Center staff and appropriate action will be taken based on this review.


Questions or concerns regarding the social media activity and policy and/or this Use Policy of the Ali Forney Center should be submitted to Walter Castaneda, Manager of Online Engagement, at


This Use Policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

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