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Privacy Policy

The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition (otherwise known as , "The Coalition") strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from all our donors and members regardless of the source as well as visitors to our web site ("End Users").


Since the protection of your privacy is of the greatest importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, email address, or any other information, (“personal information”) provided to us by our members and by visitors to our web sites, mobile applications or social media pages (collectively, the “Sites”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Sites, you agree that your use of our Site is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.  We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information and privacy practices and will post a notice on this web site to alert you of the update prior to the change becoming effective. We will also update the "Last Updated" date to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use our Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. We encourage you to periodically review this page for any changes.

You do not have to share personal information to use the Coalition Sites. The Coalition does not collect personal information about people on our Site without their permission. However, please be aware that our Site may link to a limited number of other web sites and the Coalition cannot control and is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of third parties.

Our privacy policy explains the information practices we use at related to:
  • How we collect and use personal information, including information gathered when you become a member of The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition or use one of our Sites

  • Cookies and Other Tracking Information

  • Children’s Privacy

  • International Audiences

  • How you receive emails, newsletters and other communications from The Coalition

  • How we share personal information

  • Your California privacy rights

  • How we protect your personal information

  • How to unsubscribe from mailing lists

  • How to contact us about privacy

How we collect and use the information gathered when you become a member of the Coalition or use one of our online services or mobile applications:

We gather personal information, including names, contact information and other information you may voluntarily provide when you become a member of the Coalition, contribute to the Coalition online or via mail, join at pride or another event, when you purchase Coalition merchandise online or in-store, or in our press room,  or when you otherwise provide personal information on our Site. 


We may also collect information about our members from public sources, third party companies, or other organizations, including allied and like-minded organizations, which we may combine with information from other sources. We use this information to contact you and send you legislative updates, action alerts, press releases, information about Coalition programs, events and activities, local volunteer opportunities and membership and renewal appeals.

We also may collect or generate aggregate non-identifiable information, such as zip code, city and state, and technical information about how you use our site. In addition, when you visit our Site, we may collect certain information by automated means, including information sent by your browser that our servers automatically record. This log data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site, access times and dates, and other statistics.

The Coalition may use information gathered to improve our web-based services, member outreach, fundraising, marketing and promotional purposes. Additionally, the Coalition uses the information gathered to help you take action in support of LGBTQ civil liberties, such as contacting decision makers (e.g. a representative in Congress) and their staff, signing a petition or sharing a message on social media. The Coalition may periodically perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our Site and to use such information to improve on our Sites’ ability to serve you better.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:

Cookies: The Coalition may use "cookies" on some web pages. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer’s hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, the Coalition may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. An End User can configure his or her browser to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie. Cookies can also be removed from your hard drive. Depending on what type of web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.

The Coalition may also track End User activity and click-through behavior to provide an End User with a more personalized experience while visiting our Site and for more personalized email alerts. The Coalition also uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the web site, track End User movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use,

Children’s Privacy:


The Coalition's site is not directed to children, and the Coalition does not knowingly collect personal information about individuals under the age of 13. 

International Audience

While the Coalition's Site may be accessible internationally, the Site and all contents are intended for use by individuals in the United States. Nothing contained on the Coalition Site should be construed as a promotion or solicitation for any personal information outside the United States. If you are a non-U.S. resident, you acknowledge that the Coalition's collection and processing of personal information is subject to United States law, and that any personal information you provide to us shall be transferred to the United States, where the laws and regulations may not provide the same level of data protection rights as in the jurisdiction in which you are located. 

How the Coalition may contact you:

You may receive communications from us if you have a) expressly signed up to receive emails or other communications from the Coalition through the Coalition web site, b) taken action on behalf of Coalition either online or in person; c) signed up to receive Coalition communications at pride events, Coalition stores, public outreach or canvassing, and at many other hosted Coalition events; (d) become an Coalition member; or (e) we receive your contact information from an allied, like-minded or partner organization. Individually identifying information and contact information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, social media usernames and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to Coalition may be added to Coalition’s databases and used for future outreach (including physical mailings) regarding member outreach, fundraising, marketing, or promotional purposes. We shall only send you text messages when you provide your express consent to receive text messages, and you can opt out at any time. All emails sent contain a link to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any newsletter or email communication from the Coalition at any time.  In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about email response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand our members' web site usage patterns and also what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on the Coalition web site.

How we share information:

The Coalition may work closely with allied and like-minded organizations, including a broad array of progressive entities, and may occasionally share and receive contact information gathered from subscribers with such organizations or parties. The Coalition may also share information with trusted third-party vendors who contact you on behalf of the Coalition.

The Coalition follows the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) Ethical Guidelines to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. The Coalition does NOT exchange or rent mail lists to like-minded organizations through bonded third-party vendors. From time to time, the Coalition will partner with for-profit companies to provide you with special offers available to members. These organizations are never given direct access to the Coalition’s membership database. Information pertaining to current Coalition board members, major donors, is never — under any circumstance — released to external entities for the purpose of list rentals or exchanges.

Should you not wish your information to be shared with or sold to other organizations, or to receive offers for member benefits, you may opt out at any time by contacting us by emailing us at

We also may be required to release information if required to do so by law or if, in our sole discretion, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our web site, Coalition, our officers, directors, employees, members, other users, and/or the public.  We may also share personal information in the event of an organizational restructuring.

Your California Privacy Rights:

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits California residents to annually request, free of charge, information about personal information (if any) disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request via email to

How to unsubscribe from outreach lists:

All Coalition communication, whether via text, email, or Facebook message provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. Those wishing to opt out of receiving all communications from the Coalition ("do not contact") can simply contact us via email:

How to correct information you have provided:

You may correct and/or change any information regarding your membership by contacting us at 

How to contact us about privacy:

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this web site, send email to:

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