The Coalition of Refuge Friends and Advocates (CORFA) operates a website at CORFA respects your privacy regarding the information collected via our website. This policy outlines the principles and practices we follow in protecting your personal information and explains the types of information collected and how it is used.

Contact Form

CORFA provides a web form for you to submit private inquiries to ask about our organization, services, and the refuge system in general. The contact form requires users to provide personal information that may include name, e-mail address, phone number, interests, and similar information. We use this information solely to respond to your inquiry. CORFA does not collect any personally-identifying information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us.

We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

CORFA does not sell or otherwise make available our website visitors’ private information to businesses or other charities.

Usage Data

We may also collect broad demographic information about how our website is accessed and used. This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. CORFA uses this information to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of our website.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CORFA uses cookies to track website users and access preferences.

You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.  If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Aggregated Statistics

CORFA collects statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages and articles on our site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. However, CORFA does not disclose personally-identifying information. We may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, for example, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

Followers and Comments

The Site collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) and email addresses for logged in users, subscribed Followers of the Site, and for users leaving comments on published articles. Blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to administrators of the Site. Subscribed Followers’ email address or username is also visible to administrators of the Site. CORFA does not share or disclose this information to other organizations except in the event of suspected fraudulent behavior on the Site.

Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which CORFA has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Hosting Services

CORFA’s website is hosted by a third-party organization who may collect information about visitors/users of our site and usage data about our site. We encourage you to review their privacy policy for further information:


CORFA may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. We maintain the option to modify this policy at any time.

Questions and Contact

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of our website, you may email us at: CoalitionRefugeFriends [at] gmail [dot] com.

CORFA is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We conduct operations virtually and do not have a physical office location.