Privacy Policy

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.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with IMPACT Bay Area online or offline, please contact Executive Director, Linda Leu here, call us at (510) 208-0474 or send mail to PO Box 23831, Oakland, CA 94623.

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.

Online Privacy

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, Linda Leu.


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.


IMPACT Bay Area Privacy Policy

IMPACT Bay Area knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by IMPACT Bay Area when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

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, 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 You may provide us information in user content you post to

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 When you visit, 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 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 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 and

IMPACT Bay Area uses Google Analytics to help understand use of This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

IMPACT Bay Area uses Google Apps to manage our emails You can find their privacy policy here.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of

By providing your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to, 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 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, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at

Following termination or deactivation of your 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 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 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

Personally Identifiable Information: IMPACT Bay Area will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. IMPACT Bay Area may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of IMPACT Bay Area (for instance, our database resides on the server).

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to, 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, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, IMPACT Bay Area will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, our users or others.

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

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, IMPACT Bay Area will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through You can review and correct the information about you that IMPACT Bay Area keeps on file by contacting us directly here.

Children's Privacy

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 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 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 here.

Links to Other Websites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on, as determined by IMPACT Bay Area in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with IMPACT Bay Area online or offline, please contact Executive Director, Linda Leu here, call us at (510) 208-0474 or send mail to PO Box 23831, Oakland, CA 94623.