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Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 29, 2021


This Privacy Notice outlines the policies and practices of the San Francisco Great Books Council (GBSF) regarding the collection and use of personal data.

Mailing Lists
Mailing List Data Collection

GBSF collects data that is voluntarily submitted, for example when registering for a GBSF event or signing up to receive mailings. Personally identifiable information may include Name, Postal Address, Email Address, Phone, and pertinent information used for event registration. GBSF takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

Mailing List Data Use

GBSF uses this data for:

  • Information related to an event for which you have registered

  • Newsletters and publicity related to future GBSF events

  • Interaction with email messages

  • Inquiry / comment responses


GBSF does not use this data for purposes that are materially incompatible with the purposes for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individuals.

Depending on the circumstances, examples of compatible processing purposes may include those that reasonably serve customer relations, compliance and legal consideration, auditing, security, fraud prevention, preserving or defending the organization’s legal rights or other purpose consistent with the expectations of a reasonable person given the context of the collection.

Individuals Who Visit the GBSF Web Site

By visiting the GBSF web site, you consent to the collection, processing, and storage of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Web Site Visitors Data Collection

The web site collects the following information automatically:

  • IP (internet protocol) address of the device that accesses the site

  • Information collected through cookies and similar technology

Web Site Visitors Data Use

Data may also be collected concerning your use of the web site, such as where you visited from, pages visited, or links clicked. This data is collected for analytics purposes.

Third Parties

GBSF does not disclose personal information to third parties for purposes that are materially different from the purposes for which it was originally collected. 

Individual Rights

Individuals have a right to access their personal data. All individuals can contact us directly to access their data by emailing

Individuals can email GBSF with questions / comments regarding information correction, amendment, deletion, and limiting use and disclosure at:

Dispute Resolution

GBSF commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.

Sensitive Data

GBSF does not collect Sensitive Data from its customers.


GBSF can disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Data Integrity & Security

GBSF uses reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of PII and to keep it updated as required. GBSF has implemented physical and technical measures to protect customer data from misuse, loss, and unauthorized access. Even with these precautions, no data security safeguards guarantee 100% security all the time.

Policy Updates

GBSF may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. If the policy is changed in a material way, a notice will be posted on our web site along with the updated Privacy Policy.

Contact for Further Information

Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to GBSF at:

San Francisco Great Books Council

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