The following Privacy Policy governs all pages hosted at, all web site domains owned by Alternative Gift Markets, Inc., d/b/a Alternative Gifts International, and those hosted through our online donation and eCommunity areas, as well as personal information that is shared with Alternative Gifts International.

Alternative Gifts International respects the privacy of its supporters. We have developed a rigorous privacy policy that reflects that respect. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. We will do our best to honor any limitations you may wish to place on the usage of your personal information.

Collection of Personal Information

When you are on the Alternative Gifts International Web site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Alternative Gifts International alone, unless stated otherwise. Alternative Gifts International may collect information regarding Web site visitors, including IP address, browser and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as name, address, and email address. We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our Web site using standard site tracking software

Alternative Gifts International collects personal information from visitors and other supporters when they register to become a volunteer, make a donation online or offline, subscribe to our e-newsletter, request literature, take an action concerning an issue using our service, or otherwise participate in our online communities. Our web server does not automatically recognize or collect personal information based on your email address; the personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you.

Use of Personal Information

Alternative Gifts International uses the information we collect about you to be able to send you communications such as our e-newsletter and various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our web sites. Please note that we use this information for internal purposes only. At any time you may opt out of receiving electronic or printed communications. All updates via e-mail from Alternative Gifts International will contain a link allowing you to unsubscribe from any future updates.

Sharing of Personal Information

Alternative Gifts International will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Alternative Gifts International may use such information ourselves to contact people for marketing purposes. Given that Alternative Gifts International is funded solely through private donations, we may share individual information with affiliated third parties and our trusted agents for marketing purposes (printers, mailing services, etc.)

Please note: We are aware of, and sensitive to, the issue of unsolicited email ("spam"); therefore Alternative Gifts International will never rent, trade or sell your email address.

Update, Correct, or Delete Personal Information

The accuracy of your individual information is important to Alternative Gifts International. Our website users can access their personal online contact information to change or unsubscribe from electronic or print mailings. If you have a question about or change to your personal information related to a donation, please send an email to

Protecting Your Personal Information

When you give Alternative Gifts International personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Alternative Gifts International is certified PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant, and uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive visitor and constituent data (e.g., financial information) with our Web site. All online donations are processed via a SSL secure server connection via Alternative Gifts International does not store your credit card information for future use.1 Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Alternative Gifts International cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems, and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collecte

Linking to the Alternative Gifts International Web site

Generally, Internet Web sites may link to Alternative Gifts International Web sites without seeking the permission of Alternative Gifts International. However, such links must clearly identify Alternative Gifts International as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the Alternative Gifts International web pages without alteration.

Privacy Policy Changes

Alternative Gifts International may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We will post the revised policy on our Web site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of our Web site after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.