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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2020

Thank you for visiting, a website developed and maintained by Communities Rise (“CR”).

CR is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site or that you provide directly to us through emails, mail, via phone or other means. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. 

To reflect the changing nature of our operations, this policy may be changed at any time. If we make any material changes, we will prominently post notification of change to this policy on our website. The latest privacy policy will appear here.

What Information about Me Does CR Collect and Store?

CR strives to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. One of the basic principles we follow is minimizing the amount of information we collect. We ask only for the information we need to provide the service you’ve requested. As a result, what information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of our website and our services. Read further to find out more…

Personal Information and Uses

We collect and store information that you enter into this website or provide to us via other means. For example, if you make a donation, submit an application for legal services, or send an email inquiry, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide, such as: name, address, phone number, email address, message contents of emails. 

CR offers you a wide variety of programs and opportunities for direct participation in trainings, volunteer opportunities, receiving services, and for providing support (financial or otherwise). The personal information you provide is used by CR to process these requests, to send donation solicitations and confirmations, to sign up individuals and groups for events and programs, and to respond to general inquiries. 

CR may share your name and contact information with other nonprofit organizations and/or government agencies in order to provide events or training that you sign up to attend. These organizations include King County (for Best Start for Kids (BSK) and Communities of Opportunity (COO) grantees), City of Seattle, Washington Nonprofits, Seattle Foundation, and others. Additionally we may share participant names with organizations where events or trainings occur for building access and security.

If you sign up for our microenterprise clinics, CR may share your name, legal issues, and contact information with our partners: Ventures, U.S. Small Business Administration, King County (COO), City of Seattle, and others. For both nonprofit and microenterprise clinics, we share your name, contact information, and legal issues with volunteer attorneys and volunteer note-takers (usually law students) and you will need to sign a limited engagement form.

For our grant-writing clinics, we may share your name, contact information, organization’s profile, and grant-writing inquiry with the volunteer consultant grant-writer(s) and grant writing clinic volunteers.

For our fundraising clinics, we may share your name, contact information, organization’s profile, and fundraising concerns and questions with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Advancement Northwest’s “Fundraisers on the Go” and fundraising clinic volunteers.

In addition, we may provide your subsequent comments or feedback on the services rendered to the volunteers to use to improve the services in the future. These volunteers each have requirements to maintain the confidentiality of your information.  

CR constantly seeks to improve its operations and service offerings. We aggregate data from the information we collect and store to provide overall statistics such as number of volunteer hours provided or to help us understand our clients’ input, needs, and satisfaction levels. We may share aggregate data, without personal information, with third parties to report on trends and results.

Except as otherwise noted in this privacy policy, we do not sell, rent, trade or share your personal information without expressly providing notification to you at the time you provide the information.

Mail and Email Communications

Periodically, we send out mailings and emails pertinent to CR, including information on services, events and solicitations for financial support. You can subscribe and unsubscribe to receive this information at anytime.  

Third-party Providers

We use third-party providers to perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, event sign ups, credit card processing, etc. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. 

Our website provides links to external sites and social networks, such as,,,, and These links and any other chats, blogs, conferences or social networks that may be hosted by CR are public and not private communications. Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy do not apply to information gathered through these other web sites. The content of these communications are not to be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CR, and not to be considered an endorsement by CR. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that you visit.

Emergency Situations

We may use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, the users of the website or the public.

You may contact us via our contact form to correct or update personal information that you have previously provided to us or to request your personal information to be deleted, which we will do consistent with any laws and regulations. If you request deletion of your personal information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required by law to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep the information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). For more information about our Document Retention Policy please contact us via our contact form.

Governing Law/Assignment

Our website is published in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or other concerns.


If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please reach out via our contact form.

Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2020