Updated 6/12/14

The following policy applies to donor information collected and processed online and offline:

  1. Donation payment information including donor name, address, contact information and payment information are collected through a secure website (Paypal) for the use of processing payment. Gilda’s Club Chicago does not store or retain credit card information after the gift has been processed.
  2. Gilda’s Club Chicago’s donor information is not shared with, rented, traded or sold to other organizations. We will send information about Gilda’s Club Chicago’s program, events and activities that may be of interest to our donors. Gilda’s Club Chicago will honor all donor requests to be removed from organizational mailings.
  3. Donations to Gilda’s Club Chicago will be acknowledged on the organization’s Red Door Society recognition wall at the downtown Clubhouse. We currently acknowledge gifts at the $1,000 level for individuals and $5,000 for corporations. Gilda’s Club Chicago will honor all requests by donors to remain anonymous.
  4. Acknowledgement for gifts made in honor of an individual or in memory of an individual will be sent to the individual (or the family of the individual) as directed by the donor. We will note that a gift has been made by the donor and do not share the dollar amount of the donation.

Please contact our Director of Development at Gilda’s Club Chicago by phone at 312-464-9900 or by email with any questions about this policy.


Updated 6/29/2015

This Privacy Policy applies to our website.

This policy describes Gilda’s Club Chicago’s privacy practices where it appears. This includes the mobile version of our website.

We collect information from and about you when you fill out forms.

Contact information: For example, we might collect your name and street address. We might also collect your phone number or email address when you opt in to a form (RSVP, contact us, etc.).

Payment information: If you make a donation on our site, we will collect your credit card information to process payment, but that information is not stored (see separate donations privacy policy for details).

Information you submit or post: If you post content, apply to volunteer or request information, we will collect the information you provide to us and pass it to the appropriate responder.

Other information: If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We track which sections of the site visitors visit the most, and the average time visitors spend on our pages. We also track how many people visit our site and peak traffic times. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using certain tracking tools. To control those tools, please see the choices section below.

We collect information in different ways.

We collect information directly from you. For example, when you fill out a form or make a donation. We might also collect information if you post a comment or request information.

We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies. To learn how to control these tools, see the choices section below.

We use information as disclosed and described here.

To respond to your requests or questions. For example, we might use your information to give you information about upcoming events or specific volunteer needs.

To improve our products and services, we might use your information to customize your experience with us.

To look at site trends and visitor interests, we may use your information to make website or program improvements.

For security purposes, we may use information to protect our company, our members or our website.

To promote us and our website: unless we tell you otherwise, we might send you notices of special promotions or events. We might tell you about new website features. To manage this, follow the instructions in the choices section below.

To communicate with you about your account or our relationship, we may contact you to tell you about changes to this Policy or our website terms.

You have certain choices about our marketing and tracking tools.

You can opt out of emails. To stop receiving our newsletter, please email us .

You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control Flash cookies, which we may use on our website from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

NOTE: If you set your computer to block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our site.

This site and children

Our site is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 online. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us . You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.”

Parents, you can also learn more about how to protect children’s privacy online here .

We use standard security measures.

The Internet is not 100% secure, though. We thus cannot promise that your use of our site will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

We keep personal information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes described here. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.

We may link to third party sites or services we don’t control.

If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to websites we don’t control. We are not responsible for these third parties’ sites, or any changes or updates to them. Including a link does not mean we endorse that site.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

You can contact us via email or write to us at:

Gilda’s Club Chicago
537 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

You can also call us at 312-464-9900.

Gilda’s Club Chicago reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Check here for the most recent version of our privacy policy.