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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

GLSEN respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Web sites,,,, GLSEN's Safe Space Kit and This notice explains our online information practices, and to make it easy to find, links to it are posted conspicuously throughout GLSEN's web sites. By visiting the websites, you accept the practices described in this notice.

Information Collection and Use

GLSEN collects data from visitors to the site via various registration forms. Completion of any of these forms is optional. The information that is collected via the form is entered into the GLSEN database. The visitor will be placed on a list to receive GLSEN email communications, as well as occasional communications by regular mail. Visitors who do not wish to receive communications from GLSEN have the opportunity to opt out at any time. Form completion also allows visitors to register online for specific events, make donations online to GLSEN and participate in GLSEN action alerts.

GLSEN complies fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). GLSEN does not knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet.

GLSEN also gathers aggregate information about website usage. Our web server automatically records the domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address of each visitor to our site. We collect and analyze this information, which helps us determine which pages are most frequently visited, to improve the site and its resources for our visitors.

With the exception of students, GLSEN will occasionally share personal information with partner organizations through promotions, partnerships or otherwise. You may choose to withhold your personal information from exchange by selecting that option in your account settings on or by e-mailing

When collecting information from individuals who identify as primary or secondary school students, GLSEN will not share, trade or sell contact information to any non-GLSEN individual, group or organization.

How We Protect Your Information

GLSEN holds your personal information to the highest level of confidence and security. Our website is securely protected against the loss, theft, misuse or misrepresentation of information under our control. Access to GLSEN's database information is limited only to specific qualified GLSEN employees and relevant vendors (e.g. the company that prepares are physical mailings must have access in order to send you mail on our behalf). Third-party vendors do not store any information from GLSEN's database. Additionally, when you make a contribution to GLSEN online, your financial information is transmitted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser encrypt data before being sent to our payment processor.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information to the fullest extent, we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information.

We take the utmost precaution to keep your credit card information safe and secure. Your credit card transaction is processed automatically and your credit card is never accessible to any human, even for recurring donations. If you are uncomfortable submitting your credit card information online, you can also contribute to GLSEN by printing out the online form and mailing it.


GLSEN's web sites include links to other online resources. GLSEN is not responsible for the privacy practices or information on other sites. We encourage our visitors to read the privacy statements of every web site they visit.

Creating a text link from your web site to our site does not require permission. GLSEN does not maintain a general "Links" page on the site. 

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our web site, please review GLSEN's Terms of Use.

Local School Climate Survey

If you create an account for purposes of our Local School Climate Survey tool: All personal information of survey creators is protected and kept confidential. All account information is accessible only to the survey creator via password protected account and to LSCS administrators (staff members of the GLSEN Research Department), who will access such information only on an “as needed” basis. There may be times when GLSEN will use your information to provide you with services such as survey creation and technical troubleshooting. We may also use your information internally to monitor, maintain, and improve the Local School Climate Survey tool features and the services we provide externally. We will not use your information for marketing purposes or for any other purposes unrelated to the survey(s) you create. GLSEN will not divulge the name, contact information, or log in information of the survey creator to anyone without the survey creator’s express written permission, except in a limited set of circumstances (e.g. if we are compelled by a subpoena, if there is a legal question of harm). NOTE: You will have the option to designate a survey contact person and email address when creating your survey – this is the only information about the survey creator that we will provide to survey takers.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using this site and services, you indicate your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any of the terms described in this Privacy Policy, your only remedy is to discontinue use of this site and services

Notifications of Changes

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our policy, we will post those changes on our site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at