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Privacy Policy


The Gray Matter Experience Privacy Policy Last Revised February 6, 2023


Our Commitment To Privacy


The Gray Matter Experience respects your privacy and is committed to protecting in through our compliance with this policy.  To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.




This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website ("Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect from you:


  • On this Website.

  • In email and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

  • Through desktop applications you download from this Website which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website, if any.

  • Automatically as you navigate through this Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, including dates, times and length of usage, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and web beacons, including pixel tags, and other tracking technologies.

  • When accessing our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram pages, or Google links within those pages, if any


Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. The date this privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.  Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Linked Websites

We may provide links to other third-party websites and services that are outside our control and not covered by this privacy policy, including websites of our sponsors and partners, as well as such websites as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google. We encourage you to review the privacy statements and policies posted on the websites you visit.


The Information We Collect


This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on The Gray Matter Experience website. On some pages, you can make donations, sign up for programs and/or events, sign up to volunteer, make purchases, register to receive materials and/or information. The types of personal information collected at these pages can include:

  • First and Last Name

  • Address/City/State/ZIP

  • Email address

  • Phone numbers

  • Credit/Debit Card Information

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. We may also ask you for information when you are voting on a submission or responding to a promotion on this Website.

  • Your search queries on this Website, if the search function is activated


On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if your company matches your donation or you submit a donation in honor of another person, we will ask for this basic information:

  • First and Last Name of the person being honored

  • Company/Employer Name

  • The Gray Matter Experience also collects mobile app usage information strictly for the purpose of improving its services.

The Way We Use Information

We use the information you provide to operate our mission and to provide you with requested information.  We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide you with the information or services you requested.


We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.


In addition, we will use the information you provide about yourself when placing a donation, and/or registering yourself or your child/children for an event or program online to complete that order. 


When you are placing a donation in your own name or in honor or memory of another person, we may list that person’s name in our newsletter and/or annual report, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.


You can register with our website if you would like to be added to our mailing list. This information will not be shared with any outside party. 


Disclosure of Information 


We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support the work of The Gray Matter Experience

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of our business, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  • Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or to otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy


Protecting the privacy of children is especially important, especially because our mission serves students in high school. We are mindful that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.  No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on this Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not (a) use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, (b) register on this Website, (c) make any purchases through this Website, or (d) provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information


You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by emailing us at We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.


You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections. 

How To Contact Us


Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please email us at

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