What user data we collect
Gathering Ground may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, name of the organization you represent, business address, e-mail, and business telephone number. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Surveys Gathering Ground sends to you may collect demographic information, such as: age, gender identity, heritage/racial identity, religious/spiritual identity and if you live or work in a specified geographic area. Before Gathering Ground shares any data publicly, personally identifiable information will be removed, and data will only be shown in aggregate.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Gathering Ground. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Gathering Ground website.
Gathering Ground encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Gathering Ground so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Gathering Ground is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Gathering Ground website.
Why we collect your data
We are collecting your data for several reasons:
- To better understand your needs.
- To improve our services and programs.
- To ensure that we are fulfilling our mission to be inclusive of a wide variety of program participants.
- To operate our website and deliver the services you have requested.
- To inform you of other products or services available from Gathering Ground and its affiliates.
- To contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Gathering Ground does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Gathering Ground may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external non-profit partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Gathering Ground may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Gathering Ground, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Gathering Ground may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Gathering Ground, in order to determine what Gathering Ground services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and to recommend content to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Gathering Ground will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Gathering Ground or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Gathering Ground; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Gathering Ground, or the public.
Security of your Personal Information
We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential and we take reasonable steps to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be 100 percent secure, therefore, you provide us with this data at your own risk.
Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.
If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser. (Provide links for cookie settings for major internet browsers).
Children Under Thirteen
Gathering Ground does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Gathering Ground by contacting us here:
Changes to this Statement
Gathering Ground will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Gathering Ground encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Gathering Ground is protecting your information.
Gathering Ground welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Gathering Ground has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Gathering Ground at:
PO Box 722
Neptune, NJ 07754-0722
Effective as of October 29, 2020