Impact takes privacy and confidentiality very seriously. We do not ever share your information with anyone outside of Impact Bay Area. We will not sell, share, trade or otherwise compromise your personal information. The details you share with us on this website, in our classes or via personal contacts is strictly confidential.
Impact is committed to maintaining your safety online and offline.
We have highlighted some important elements of how we protect your privacy here, and you can scroll down further for the details.
Throughout this website, whenever you are asked for personal information (for example class registration or sharing your story), you have the option to share publicly or to keep it private. If you want to keep your name or information private, we encourage you to use the tools built in to this website to protect your privacy.
We use a service called Nationbuilder for our website, to host our secure database and to send emails out to our subscribers. Nationbuilder is designed to keep your personal information private while organizing Impact's data to more effectively bring personal safety and empowerment training to Northern California communities. If you would like more information about Nationbuilder's privacy and confidentiality policies, click here.
If you want to avoid the web due to privacy or other reasons, please call (510) 208-0474 to speak with our Executive Director, Lisa Scheff.
Student Confidentiality & Privacy
We begin our classes with a discussion about the importance of privacy and confidentiality. Students agree to respect one another's confidentiality. What is shared in class stays in the group/in the room. It is not shared with anyone outside of class.
Our instructors may share information about students within the teaching team to improve your experience in the class. For example, you may tell the whistle instructor about a previous abuse experience or a particular fear. The whistle instructor communicate this to the suited instructor so that they can tailor your fights to address your concerns, fears or memories.
Instructors, directors and staff are the only people who have access to your personal information when you register for classes or join our community. We have all agreed not to share your personal information or your story with anyone outside Impact without your explicit permission.
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register on our website (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to www.impactbayarea.org, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through www.impactbayarea.org. You may provide us information in user content you post to www.impactbayarea.org.
Third Party Services
Impact Bay Area uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and polices at NationBuilder.com. When you visit www.impactbayarea.org, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through www.impactbayarea.org. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of www.impactbayarea.org may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of www.impactbayarea.org
By providing www.impactbayarea.org your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to www.impactbayarea.org, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Impact Bay Area-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on www.impactbayarea.org to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of www.impactbayarea.org, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at www.impactbayarea.org/unsubscribe.
Following termination or deactivation of your www.impactbayarea.org account, Impact Bay Area may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, Impact Bay Area may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of www.impactbayarea.org after termination or deactivation of your account.
Impact Bay Area reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on www.impactbayarea.org. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Impact Bay Area also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to www.impactbayarea.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to www.impactbayarea.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
Impact Bay Area cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Impact Bay Area or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks (like Facebook, Twitter or others). Impact Bay Area is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Impact Bay Area, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through www.impactbayarea.org. You can review and correct the information about you that Impact Bay Area keeps on file by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Impact Bay Area does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for www.impactbayarea.org accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on www.impactbayarea.org. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
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