Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use YouTube API Services and Google Maps API services to embed videos and maps. Please refer to YouTube’s Terms of Service here.  Please refer to Google Maps terms of service here. We use WP Google Maps plugin to provide map information. You can view their privacy policy here. We use EmbedPlus plugin to provide YouTube videos. You can view their privacy policy here.


We use Clicky and Google Analytics to log and analyze the traffic to our website. You may review Clicky’s privacy policy at and Google’s privacy policy at

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 7 days.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by the iThemes Site Scanner. We do not send personal information to the scanner; however, the scanner could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during the scan.

Events Calendar

Through the usage of The Events Calendar, information may be collected and stored within the website’s database. The Events Calendar does not send any user data outside of the website. Currently, we do not collect personally identifiable data through the events calendar.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We employ technical professionals to help maintain and update the website. These professionals have access to data provided by you through contact forms/comments. They follow our privacy policies. We do not sell your data to anyone.

When running Security Check, will be contacted as part of a process to determine if the site supports TLS/SSL requests. No personal data is sent to as part of this process. Requests to include the site’s URL. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

In order to ensure file integrity, iThemes Security pulls data from,, and No personal data is sent to these sites. Requests to include the WordPress version, the site’s locale, a list of installed plugins, and a list of each plugin’s version. Requests to and include the installed iThemes products and their versions. For privacy policy details, please see the WordPress Privacy Policy. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy. Requests to are to content added and managed by iThemes which is covered by the Amazon Web Services Data Privacy policy.

We do not serve advertisements on the website. At the end of any YouTube videos, you will be shown thumbnails of other videos on our YouTube channel.

We use Constant Contact to allow you to opt-in to our email list. You can view the Constant Contact privacy policy here.

We use DonorPerfect to collect donations on our website. You can view their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at the bottom of the donor form.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you fill out a contact form, the form data and your IP address are retained indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Security logs are retained for 7 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or contact form submissions, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

When you opt-in to our email list, the information is sent to Constant Contact. See above for their information.

When you make a donation, your information is sent to DonorPerfect. See above for their information.

How we protect your data

The website utilizes iThemes Security to protect the website against unauthorized access. We also limit access to sensitive data to only those with ownership or technical duties. We also utilize SSL encryption for added security. Data is stored securely on a VPN hosted with Liquid Web. Please review their privacy policy here.

Rights over your data

If you would like to remove any of your personal data from our website, please contact us with your request.

Updates to this policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time without prior notification. The most recent update is dated March 30, 2022.