Privacy Policy

The Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA+) respects your privacy.

  • We gather contact information when you contribute to OPALGA+ online or via mail, when you join or post in one of our social media channels (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Meetup), when you apply for a scholarship, and/or when you attend a public event OPALGA+ sponsors. We use this information to send you mail and email communications about OPALGA+ social events, campaigns, enewsletters, and t membership.
  • When you contribute to OPALGA+ online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.  ​​In raising funds from public and private sources, OPALGA+ will respect the rights of donors, as follows:
    • To be informed of our mission found at https://opalga.org/about/;
    • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the OPALGA+ Board;
    • To expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities;.
    • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition on a timely basis if you do not donate anonymously; 
    • To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law; and
    • To be informed that those seeking donations are volunteers and OPALGA+ does not have any employees.
  • Except as may be required by the law, OPALGA+ does not sell, trade, or share donors’ personal information with any other nonprofit or for-profit entity or individual.  This policy applies to information received, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. 
  • The individual posting is responsible for obtaining permission from non-members to post a photo of them or list their name in any of our social media platforms.  We may receive information about you when you or another member uploads photos or posts other content on one of our social media platforms. The third-party services’ use of the information will be governed by the third parties’ privacy policies, and we do not control the third parties’ use of the shared data.
  • When OPALGA+ sends out an email communication to a large audience, personal information (including email addresses) will not be shown to recipients.  
  • You may opt out from receiving marketing communications that we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by selecting the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
  • You may withdraw your consent to use your name or image at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing that we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You may contact us via email at info@opalga.org or via postal mail at PO BOX 1460, Oak Park, IL 60304 at any time if you want more information.