Privacy Policy

The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) values the privacy of our members, customers and visitors. CalNonprofits collects information to only help us better serve our members and the nonprofit sector. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that is knowingly provided to us. We do not share personal information. CalNonprofits also collects organizational information for research and member services.

This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection of information from this website that can personally identify you and/or your organization, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Through CalNonprofits's member and research database, CalNonprofits collects and stores contact information from individuals as it is knowingly provided to us, including email addresses. CalNonprofits does not distribute personal information or email addresses to third parties. We use this information to contact individuals via email and mail with additional resources that might be of interest, including upcoming events and trainings, new publications, or other resources. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.

The following are examples of personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to provide and examples of how we use such information.

  • Email Addresses - CalNonprofits collects email addresses from those that create Online User accounts, subscribe to emails, register for events, or subscribe to emails. CalNonprofits may use your email address to send you emails from CalNonprofits, including marketing emails from CalNonprofits, member updates, or email newsletters. To unsubscribe to any or all of CalNonprofits emails, contact us using the email form at right, or call us at (800) 776-4226. CalNonprofits does not distribute email addresses to third parties.
  • Mailing Addresses - CalNonprofits collects mailing addresses of those that register for events or purchase items. CalNonprofits may send via mail member newsletters, brochures or other promotional items. To opt out of any mailings from CalNonprofits, contact us using the email form at right, or call us at (800) 776-4226. CalNonprofits only distributes publicly available organizational addresses, and in doing so does not associate individual names, except main contacts, to third parties.
  • Cookies - Many websites, including this one, use cookies, pieces of numeric data stored on your computer so that we can identify when you return to our website. CalNonprofits can only "read" cookies that are placed on your computer from our own website. Usage of cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information. You can select to disable cookies by changing your browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will be unable to access portions of our website content.

CalNonprofits makes organizational contact information available through our online Directories and Calendar. These lists are limited to executive director names, organization names, and publicly available contact information.

Email addresses, phone and fax numbers are not made available to third parties. Any organization may request their information be omitted from lists provided to third parties by contacting CalNonprofits using the contact form at right or (800) 776-4226 and expressing its preference not to have its information shared.

CalNonprofits does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay by credit card, CalNonprofits submits this information directly to a secure credit card processor.

CalNonprofits does not make email address available to third parties.

CalNonprofits makes available only organizational information that is already publicly available or knowingly provided to CalNonprofits, including organizational mailing address and website, executive director name, financial summary, and program descriptions information.


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Permission to Reprint

You are authorized by CalNonprofits to view and download material on this website solely for use in your own organization or company.

Contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images and other material are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright and other propriety notices contained in the original material on any copy you make of the material. You may not sell or modify the material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the material in any way for any public or commercial purposes.

Permission to Link

CalNonprofits does not control or guarantee the accuracy and maintenance of the information contained in other websites. We at CalNonprofits try to provide links that are relevant to our nonprofit members, but we do not control their content. Links are provided but are not intended to reflect the importance of the other websites or to endorse any of the views expressed in, or products or services offered by, the other websites.

CalNonprofits is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. You access linked third-party websites at your own risk.

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