Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Since its founding in 1974, Circle Sanctuary, also known as Circle, has valued and safeguarded the privacy of all those who have participated in the networking and other services we provide. We have continued this policy since expanding our services to the internet with the creation of our website in 1995. Our commitment to safeguarding privacy continues to be strong. Whether received by postal mail, face-to-face, fax, and/or electronically, our policy is that we do not sell, trade, or pass on the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information to others without permission. As part of expanding our web services in 2010, we have adopted the following detailed policy regarding on-line security.

Our Commitment to Online Security
Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Circle Sanctuary encrypts billing and other personal information wherever we request it. All Circle Sanctuary staff with access to personal information are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their work with Circle Sanctuary. 

Personal Information that Circle Sanctuary May Collect Online
Circle Sanctuary collects personal information online, including names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers and billing information. 

How Circle Sanctuary Uses Personal Information Collected Online
Unless you otherwise consent, we will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as to reply to your emails, process event registrations and store orders, and place you on email lists pertinent to your connections with us.  We will also use such information to provide operational notices, in program record-keeping and to conduct internal research.  At any time, you can add or remove your name from a Circle Sanctuary email list by contacting us at circle@circlesanctuary.org.

How Your Information May Be Shared
Circle Sanctuary may share your information with our paid and volunteer staff members in the course of conducting regular business, such as running a Circle Sanctuary festival or handling a Lady Liberty League inquiry. We never sell, barter, or rent your personal information. 

Circle Sanctuary remains steadfast in our commitment to safeguard privacy on-line and in other communications. Circle Sanctuary also continues its long-standing commitment to working for a peaceful, healthy world and to prevent harm. Should a special circumstance arise such as a need to cooperate with a government agency in the stopping of a fraudulent or other harmful practice, or to fulfill a subpoena or other legal obligation, Circle Sanctuary may choose to release data pertinent to the situation.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please e-mail us with the new information or your review request at circle@circlesanctuary.org. Let us also know what led to your submission of personal information so we may efficiently locate your information.

Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by our staff to provide better services, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

To provide deeper analytical data on how the circlesanctuary.org site is used, we partner with Google Analytics to provide aggregate statistics on usage patterns.  For more information on Google Analytics' privacy policy, please click here.

Problems or Complaints with Circle Sanctuary Privacy Policy 

If you have a complaint about Circle Sanctuary's compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us at circle@circlesanctuary.org or at (608) 924-2216. 

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