Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us. Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. with your personal information is an act of trust. The following Privacy Policy was developed to assure you that we take seriously our responsibility to protect customer information, and use it only in ways that are consistent with your wishes.

Use of the web pages belonging to www.WCGSA.org is reserved for specific types of pages and posts related to material or events hosted, co-hosted, sponsored, or organized by WCGSA, Inc. and will not be used to promote another organization’s event or issue unless properly vetted and approved by the Board of Directors.

Our Policy

At our site we don’t collect personally identifiable information about individuals unless they knowingly provide it to us. So, if you just want to browse and learn about our services, programs, and benefits, we invite you to do so. As a casual, unregistered visitor to our site we’ll recognize your home server (that your web access is through AOL.com, etc.) but not your e-mail address or any other personal or system information.

Our Customer Lists

When you register to receive information, such as an e-Newsletter, or identify your areas of interest, we add your name to our members list. Once you provide us with personal or professional information, that data remains confidential and will only be used by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. We authorize our volunteers and staff to view your personal information only when necessary to serve you better. We will not share any information you provide to us with any other organization.

Communication from Us

We use our customer lists for follow-up contacts with you. This is our way of keeping you up to date on our services, programs, and benefits. This also enables you to receive current information about our programs and activities. We maintain e-mail mailboxes in an effort to support customers who visit us online. We read every e-mail message that we receive and do our best to respond within 48 hours, if a response is required. We do not record your e-mail address unless you have voluntarily provided it to us when you register to receive follow-up information or an e-newsletter. If you do provide us with your e-mail address, and register your interest in receiving follow-up information, we may notify you from time to time about our programs, services, and benefits. At all times, we include “opt-out” instructions with the e-mail that is sent to you.


We use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored on your computer) on certain parts of our website. The cookies allow us to track your session. We do not use cookies to collect any type of personal information or to extract any information from your computer.

Security Online

We make every effort to follow industry standard security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All information collected by us is accessible only to our authorized volunteers and staff.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

Copyright of the text contained in this website is owned by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. All rights are reserved. All text, images, graphics, and other materials on this website are subject to the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. and its affiliated organizations. These materials may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed for commercial purposes, nor may these materials be modified, or uploaded, downloaded or reposted, in whole or in part, to other websites. All graphic designs and visual/audio content included on this site, such as photographs, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, is the property of the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. and is protected by U.S. patent and copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all software material on this site is the exclusive property of The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. or its software suppliers and is protected by U.S. copyright and patent laws. The content and software on this site may be used as a resource only. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this site is strictly prohibited. The names, trademarks, logos, designs and trade dress shown on this site are owned by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. and are protected by the trademark laws of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Any use of “Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc.”, its logo, or text, or graphic materials contained in this website in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association of the user with or by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc., is strictly prohibited unless permission has been granted.

Web Links to this Site

You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your website, so long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the Foundation. Without prior written consent of the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc., you may not create a link to this site that incorporates or relies upon, in whole or in part, any content from any page on this website, or that incorporates any copyrighted or otherwise intellectual property of The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc.

Website Photo Policy

There is no statutory requirement to receive consent for use of photos (except in the case of minors). However, common sense and editorial discretion will be used before posting images of people on the site. Only photos that were taken at a public gathering, e.g., parties, picnics, lectures, meetings, etc., will be posted.  If someone is in an embarrassing or compromised position, do not use that photograph.  No photos will be posted of confidential meetings and gatherings. 

Links to Other Sites

As a service to you, the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. provides links to websites of various LGBTQ and allied organizations. A link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or providers. When leaving this website, we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information. Links on the “Resource” page or other links listed on at www.WCGSA.org will be posted if the organization is involved with WCGSA, Inc. in some official way and their values are primarily in line with our core beliefs and mission statement.  Recommends, additions, and suggestions for links can be added pending approval by the Board of Directors.  The Resources page will include a disclaimer that WCGSA, Inc. is not responsible for the content produced on external third party websites.


Your use of our website consents your agreement with this privacy statement. If you do not agree to this policy then please do not use this website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting changes on this page. Your continued use of our site will signify your acceptance of those changes.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement contact:

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc.
59 East Strawberry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

Phone: (724) 83-LGBT-5   (724) 835-4285
Email: info@wcgsa.org
Website:  www.wcgsa.org