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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Since our origin in 1974, DignityUSA has always considered the privacy of the people we work with. DignityUSA values your privacy and strives to protect your personal information. As an organization working for LGBTQI equality, we are especially aware that many people still lack legal and social protections, so privacy protections can be especially important for people communicating with our organization. This document outlines how we collect and use the personal data you provide during our online and offline interactions with us.

This policy may be updated from time to time for reasons such as operational practices or regulatory changes, so we recommend that you review our Privacy Policy when returning to our website.

What we collect

The personal data we collect about you includes your name, title, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and photos. We collect this information through various activities including our online donation forms, our membership registration form, our mailing lists, online petitions and event registration forms. With our mailing lists, we collect activity data, like clicking on a link.

Why we collect this information

We use this information for several reasons: to tell you about news, events and other items you’ve asked us to tell you about (i.e., mailing lists); to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then your opinion on the activities and actions of DignityUSA. We don't rent or share your information with other organizations and businesses, except those listed in the Third-Party Services section.

How secure is this information

Our server is hosted by A2Hosting. According to their Privacy Policy, they implemented technical, physical and administrative safeguards designed to protect your data against loss and against unauthorized access, use, and disclosure.

This site uses SSL encryption for the secure transmission of data. The common SSL process (Secure Socket Layer) is used in connection with the respective maximum encryption level supported by your browser.

How long do we keep this information

DignityUSA keeps this information indefinitely, unless you request its removal.

Passively Collected Data

Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser when you visit The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL.

We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site. On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site.

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data. By “cookies” we mean small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. “Cookies” may also refer to local storage, which is a mechanism like cookies where the information is stored within your web browser.

Third-Party Services and linked websites

We use PayPal and Stripe for our credit card processing and recurring donations. We share information needed for PayPal and Stripe to handle all credit card transactions. PayPal has its own privacy policy for these transactions. Stripe also has its privacy policy.  Our branding store uses Printful for order fulfillment and shipping. You should review Printful's privacy policy if you are shopping at our store.

Our website sometimes links to other external websites which are outside of our control and not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

You have the right to request access to your personal data and to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data by reaching us using the contact information provided below. Furthermore, if you believe that we have unlawfully processed your personal data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the contact information provided below, or to your respective data protection supervisory authority.

Contact Us

To address your individual rights or if you have any privacy-related questions or comments related to this privacy policy, please send an email to [email protected]. You can also contact us by writing to this address:

P.O. Box 1228
Dunkirk, MD 20758