Privacy Policy

GayRVA.com and its parent company, Penguin Disco Multimedia, LLC, have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this GayRVA.com and its affiliate sites only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request.

This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.  We maintain e-mail communication via newsletter to those attending GayRVA-sponsored events with information provided by the attendee.

Mailing lists are managed via Mailchimp by GayRVA.com staff. We may use personal information for marketing and promotional purposes, but we will not disclose such marketing information to a third party without your prior approval.   On occasion, will send invitations and special offers to our mailing list from our advertisers.  GayRVA.com manages these messages.

Comments

GayRVA.com allows readers post comments.  Comments are moderated by GayRVA.com staff and removed if in violation of the policy herein.

We will not delete comments based on their political or ideological viewpoint. We may, however, delete comments that are off-topic, use excessive foul language, or employ slurs based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We may also delete comments that make personal attacks on story subjects — especially if those attacks are unrelated to the content of the piece and are unsupported by factual evidence.  If you want to use the internet to settle personal scores, you might want to try starting your own blog.

The fact that a comment remains on the site does not imply the endorsement of GayRVA.com. GayRVA.com makes no representation as to the accuracy of any assertions made in the comments section. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, GayRVA.com assumes no liability for any statements made by third parties in the comments sections of its Web site.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties services utilized by GayRVA.com.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

E-commerce

When you place an order on GayRVA.com through our affiliated online store or through EventBrite, we may need to know your name, email address, phone number, shipping address, credit card number, expiration date and the items you wish. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.  GayRVA uses third party merchant services for credit card processing that utilize the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent for processing. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

Photo Submissions

On occasion GayRVA.com publishes photos from public events and by user submission.  Removal of photos of specific persons can be completed on an as-requested basis by e-mailing the address below.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail:
editor@gayrva.com

By mail:

PO Box 18342
Richmond, VA 23226

 

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.