Online Privacy Policy


Greater Cleveland Community Shares is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us when using the Community Shares web site. This Online Privacy Policy describes how we treat all user data collected during your visit to the Community Shares site, both anonymous data and personally-identifiable data.

Community Shares may occasionally update this policy. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the Online Privacy Policy has been modified and provide a link to the revised Online Privacy Policy. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.

User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Community Shares site; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Personal Data"). We track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.

Personal Data. We may collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, email address, and similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the Community Shares site, including (but not limited to) when you:

·  subscribe to our e-newsletter;

·  make a donation to Community Shares online;

·  register online for a Community Shares event

How We Use Data We Collect
We use data on which sections of the Community Shares site are most visited, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different web pages. We do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

We use your Personal Data for various purposes:

·  To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data;

·  To send you our email newsletter;

·  To confirm your contribution to Community Shares;

Your Ability to Choose
You may choose to “unsubscribe” from, or not receive, any communication from Community Shares at any time.  To unsubscribe or opt-out, simply follow the directions posted at the bottom of any e-newsletter communication or send your request to or by postal mail to:

Seth Hrbek
3631 Perkins Ave., 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

In your request, indicate which communications for which you wish to be unsubscribed (only email communications, only postal mail communications, etc.). 

For each individual for which Community Shares collects Personal Data, we use the following status codes:

·  Subscribed: individual has requested to receive a particular communication from Community Shares, such as the e-newsletter

·  Unsubscribed: individual has requested not to receive a particular communication from Community Shares, such as the e-newsletter

·  Opt-out: individual has requested not to receive any electronic communication from Community Shares

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. [sp1] 

The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the Community Shares site, and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Updating Your Data
To update your Personal Data or to make corrections, you can do so by emailing the update to, or by sending us the update via postal mail sent to:

Seth Hrbek
3631 Perkins Ave., 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Online Privacy Policy or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can email, or send us your questions or comments via postal mail to:

Seth Hrbek
3631 Perkins Ave., 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114


 [sp1]Why 13?  Is this a magic number?