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Privacy Policy

Intact America is dedicated to protecting your online privacy. This privacy policy intends to inform you of our practices regarding your personal information and online rights with Intact America.

How We Collect Personally Identifiable Information

We provide you with forms and email addresses on our website so you may provide your contact information to engage in online activism (i.e., contact the CDC) or to correspond with us. When you participate in these or any other online activity in which you are asked to volunteer your personal information, we may ask you to give us contact information and geographic information, among other possible information.

The personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you. When you visit our website, we automatically obtain the following information from you: the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and operating system of the computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and the amount of time spent viewing each request. If you receive an email from us, we may be able to know if you clicked on any of the links embedded within the text of the email. If you participate in any of our action campaigns, we will know the campaigns in which you participated, as well as any information or text you entered while participating in any action campaign. We collect and store this information.

How We Use Your Information

Information collected about you and your computer is used to fulfill your requests and to track aggregate information about the usage of these features. We may also use your contact information to periodically send you email updates and ask you to participate in our organization’s activities. If you provide your phone number, we may call you. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, unless you provide that information.

We also use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of our website to our visitors. For example, we use this information to track which web pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. We do not track the pages you or any individual visitor may look at during a visit to our website, and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission.

How We Handle Your Personally Identifiable Information

The information you submit to us is handled in-house and is reviewed and seen by in-house employees. Occasionally, for security or other internal purposes, an authorized third-party representative – such as a professional database administrator – may have access to your information. We will not sell, rent, or trade your personally identifiable information to any other entity without your authorization. If you choose to participate in action campaigns that involve contacting other organizations or elected officials, the information you volunteered is then shared with those entities with whom you are initiating correspondence.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data containing information about you that is stored on your hard drive. Our website uses cookies only for measuring aggregate web statistics, including the number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular web pages, and other information.

Opting Out of Email Lists

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by:
Visiting your subscription management page and clicking the “remove me” link, clicking the link at the bottom of any email you received from us, or emailing info [at] intactamerica [dot] org and asking to be unsubscribed.

Outside Links

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. This site contains hypertext links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes, or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, please contact us with such requests.

Not-for-Profit Status

Intact America is a not-for-profit organization based in Tarrytown, NY, that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 81-2887457

Marilyn

Marilyn Fayre Milos, multiple award winner for her humanitarian work to end routine infant circumcision in the United States and advocating for the rights of infants and children to genital autonomy, has written a warm and compelling memoir of her path to becoming “the founding mother of the intactivist movement.” Needing to support her family as a single mother in the early sixties, Milos taught banjo—having learned to play from Jerry Garcia (later of The Grateful Dead)—and worked as an assistant to comedian and social critic Lenny Bruce, typing out the content of his shows and transcribing court proceedings of his trials for obscenity. After Lenny’s death, she found her voice as an activist as part of the counterculture revolution, living in Haight Ashbury in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love, and honed her organizational skills by creating an alternative education open classroom (still operating) in Marin County. 

After witnessing the pain and trauma of the circumcision of a newborn baby boy when she was a nursing student at Marin College, Milos learned everything she could about why infants were subjected to such brutal surgery. The more she read and discovered, the more convinced she became that circumcision had no medical benefits. As a nurse on the obstetrical unit at Marin General Hospital, she committed to making sure parents understood what circumcision entailed before signing a consent form. Considered an agitator and forced to resign in 1985, she co-founded NOCIRC (National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers) and began organizing international symposia on circumcision, genital autonomy, and human rights. Milos edited and published the proceedings from the above-mentioned symposia and has written numerous articles in her quest to end circumcision and protect children’s bodily integrity. She currently serves on the board of directors of Intact America.

Georganne

Georganne Chapin is a healthcare expert, attorney, social justice advocate, and founding executive director of Intact America, the nation’s most influential organization opposing the U.S. medical industry’s penchant for surgically altering the genitals of male children (“circumcision”). Under her leadership, Intact America has definitively documented tactics used by U.S. doctors and healthcare facilities to pathologize the male foreskin, pressure parents into circumcising their sons, and forcibly retract the foreskins of intact boys, creating potentially lifelong, iatrogenic harm. 

Chapin holds a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College, and a Master’s degree in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. For 25 years, she served as president and chief executive officer of Hudson Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicaid insurer in New York’s Hudson Valley. Mid-career, she enrolled in an evening law program, where she explored the legal and ethical issues underlying routine male circumcision, a subject that had interested her since witnessing the aftermath of the surgery conducted on her younger brother. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law in 2003, and was subsequently admitted to the New York Bar. As an adjunct professor, she taught Bioethics and Medicaid and Disability Law at Pace, and Bioethics in Dominican College’s doctoral program for advanced practice nurses.

In 2004, Chapin founded the nonprofit Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality, a company that designs software and provides consulting services designed to reduce administrative complexities, streamline and integrate data collection and reporting, and enhance access to care for those in need. In 2008, she co-founded Intact America.

Chapin has published many articles and op-ed essays, and has been interviewed on local, national and international television, radio and podcasts about ways the U.S. healthcare system prioritizes profits over people’s basic needs. She cites routine (nontherapeutic) infant circumcision as a prime example of a practice that wastes money and harms boys and the men they will become. This Penis Business: A Memoir is her first book.