Privacy Policy

The Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus (RIGMC) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Service, and any other underlying agreements or terms, sets out the basis on which any data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using our website and/or providing us with information, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement also describes the manner in which we process, use and disclose information that you provide to us.

We update this Privacy Statement from time to time so please review this Privacy Statement regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Statement, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our website and/or contacting you at the e-mail address provided to us. Your continued use of the website will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the website, and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.

Information We Collect

In operating our website, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you provide to us when you submit a payment on our website, including your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

This personal information is used by RIGMC staff for the purpose of facilitating a relationship or business transaction.
By submitting a telephone number to us you agree that a representative of the RIGMC may contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and/or services.

How We Use and Disclose Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner. The use of your personal information in the following ways is necessary for the legitimate interests of the RIGMC:

  1. To provide you with information relating to our services;
  2. As necessary in order to investigate, respond to, and address any issues raised by, any complaint made by you;
  3. As otherwise stated when your information was provided or collected;
  4. As otherwise required to enforce the terms of any contract between you and us or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.
  5. To analyze trends.

We will not disclose your personal information to any affiliated business entities or third parties who use your personal information to provide services to us. This includes third parties involved in the administration and operation of our services.


The RIGMC does not sell, trade or rent e-mail addresses to other organizations, or use or disclose them for marketing purposes, except as described here-in. E-mail that has a provision for opt-out will include instructions on how to do so.


To secure your information, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our website.

Specifically, the Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry-standard security protocol used to communicate with browsers, to transmit personal information; data is strongly encrypted during transmission so that personal and payment information is secure;

SSL-capable browsers typically have a symbol on the browser window to indicate when they are in a secure mode. In addition, the URL will begin with “https:” for all browsers.

Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

How We Use Cookies

A “cookie” is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow presentation of the content from our website in the most effective manner for you and your computer. When you use the website, cookies are set and accessed for a number of purposes, including to:

  • access your information when you “sign in” to our website so that we can provide you with customised content;
  • identify you as a registered user of our website intended for a specific purposes so that you are able to use the website for its intended purpose(s) without having to re-enter your information each time you do so;

All browsers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. We do not track our users across time or across websites. We do not use flash cookies on our website. We do not use cookies to target advertising or to share information with social networking sites or other services.

Please note that if you choose to continue with use of our website without taking any further action in relation to cookies, we will consider that you agree to the use of cookies as described above.

Third-Party Agents and Websites

The RIGMC uses third-party agents for business purposes, including credit card validation. These agents are permitted to use your personal information only to provide the RIGMC with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Please contact the RIGMC Business Manager if you believe this policy has been violated.

Your Rights Regarding your Personal Information

You have the right to access the personal information that is held about you by the RIGMC.

You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to object to processing or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us.

We welcome you to contact us with any queries, comments, complaints or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.

Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus

53 Broad St.

PO Box 23318

Providence, RI 02903 USA

Effective Date: February 4, 2019