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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) respects your privacy. We are required to make this statement on our website, and we also consider this an issue of integrity that is part of who we are as a Quaker organization. The policy below contains the specifics about how we collect and use your personal information. This policy applies to the two domains  and The domain is designed to be accessed as anonomously as possible. The domain is separated out as space where conversations and exchanges happen, so by necessity is designed to be accessed primarily by authenticated and identified individuals.

Collection of your Personal Information 

Whenever you use a form on, that information is stored in an online database (with the exception of the contact form). This includes: registering as a user on the site, registering for an event, making a contribution. We aim to collect only the minimal amount of information required for us to effectively communicate with you. 

Both and use common Internet technologies, such as cookies and javascript, to monitor website performance, to keep track of anonymous interactions with the sites and to provide personalized interaction with  

From time to time, we manually input paper sign up data from events into our database. 

How we use that information

We maintain lists for newsletter type mailings (e.g. Befriending Creation)

We occassionally send out mass emails based on ad-hoc criteria (e.g. where you live, for relevant events, or your donation history for invitations to make another donation).

We review aggregate website use data to help us plan development of the site

We do not use any other third party services in the collection of our data, with the exception of for credit card donations.

We do not share, distribute, or reference for third parties any personal information except as may be required by law or as is necessary to protect the rights or property of Quaker Earthcare Witness and/or our constituents.  

QEW staff and volunteers may access personal information only for the purposes of providing services, conducting statistical analysis to better understand our constituents, requesting financial support, preventing or addressing service or technical problems, in connection with providing technical support or service, or as may be required by law.

Communications Preferences

If you provide QEW with contact information, you may be asked if you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe from specific types of communications from QEW.  

You can also subscribe or update those subscriptions on this website.  QEW will make our best effort to honor those preferences.

QEW may periodically send requests for financial support to all individuals who have shared their contact information with us and who have not otherwise opted-out of these communications.

Right to Opt-out

All mass email communications contain an opt-out links in the footer of the message that allow you to opt-out of all, or specific communications from QEW.

You can contact QEW via email or phone or letter and request to never recieve any additional communications from QEW.

Security of your Personal Information

We are committed to protecting the security of your private information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. 

If our information practices change, we will post the policy changes here and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. 

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check this page periodically for updates.

By using the QEW website, participating in QEW events, and/or serving on an QEW committee, you agree to this privacy policy.

How to Contact Us

Questions regarding QEW's Privacy Statement or information practices should be directed here or by mail using the contact information showing on the right.