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Website Privacy Policy

We value our relationship with you, so we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, any personal information collected on this website will be kept in the strictest confidence and never knowingly released – either shared, traded, or sold – to any third-party individual or organization. By accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use.

Data Collection & Usage

When you voluntarily provide information through one of the contact forms listed below, we use your information to respond to your interest(s). We may also use it to alert you to opportunities we think you and/or your organization may be interested in.

The bulleted points below the forms note the specific uses of information related to the form used to contact us. To see what information is collected, visit the actual online forms by clicking on a link.

Internal Online Forms

Potential Clients - Request for Assistance Form

  • Follow-up with you regarding your inquiry about our services
  • Provide you with the agreed-upon 501 Commons service(s), such as management or technology consulting; coaching or executive advising; financial, HR, or tech services; or nonprofit advisory support and then invoice you, as appropriate
  • Contact you about programs, services, or trainings we provide, such as through our e-newsletter, Nexus, or other emails
  • If contracted services are provided, we post the name of your organization to our online list of clients and add your staff contact to our Nexus newsletter list. You can choose to opt-out or unsubscribe at any time.

Current Technology Clients - Help Desk Form (for contracted tech clients only)

  • Follow-up with you regarding your inquiry about our technology services
  • Provide you with the agreed-upon technology support and then invoice you

Application for Nonprofit Referral Directory (for consultants & other nonprofit specialists only)

  • Evaluate your application for being included in the Resource Directory
  • If approved, post the information provided to our online list of service providers and invoice you for the listing and referral service
  • When we are making referrals to nonprofit, discuss your qualifications, services, and/or feedback gathered during reference checks

Volunteer Application

  • Evaluate your application to become a member of the Executive Service Corps of Washington or a 501 Commons volunteer
  • If you are approved as a service corps member, your name will be listed on our online list of service corps members, unless you request that it not be.
Learning Connections Provider Listing
  • Collect information on training or other educational opportunities  you provide so that we can promote them on Learning Connections.

External Online Forms

501 Commons also collects information provided through two external online forms:

Online invoice payment & use of information collected for us by Intuit (actual Intuit form varies depending on the purpose of payment)

  • Identify and receive payment for 501 Commons’ services, such as those here, or for approval and listing in the Nonprofit Resource Directory.

Online donation form. This is a secure transaction. Your information is being collected by iATS on behalf of 501 Commons. iATS does not share or sell info to third parties. For a detailed review of the iATS privacy statement, visit our TRUSTe approved Privacy Statement.

  • Identify online donors and receive payment in the amount of their gift(s)
  • Acknowledgement to donors of our receipt and appreciation for their donation. Donor names may be listed in organizational materials. Please advise us if you would rather not be recognized in this way.

In addition to the above forms, and as a means to improve our website, we also use Google Analytics anonymous tracking features to monitor website activity. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process.

Information Safeguards

Information gathered from the forms listed above is safeguarded by being stored in password-protected databases, including our CRM and our financial records. Passwords are revoked when staff leave 501 Commons. All staff are expected to protect the privacy of our clients, volunteers, donors, applicants, and listed providers, and trainers.

External Weblinks

Our Privacy Policy applies only to the use of 501 Commons’ website. The site contains links to many external websites. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, and links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the policies of those sites or actions of the websites’ owner(s). You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information they may be collecting from you, how it’s used, etc.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated at any time. If we make changes, we will post those changes here and note the date on which the privacy policy was updated.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our website privacy policy or related practices, or you want to review, modify, or delete any personal and/or organizational information we have, please contact us at with a description of your issue and complete contact information. You may also write to us at:

501 Commons
Attn: Director of Technology Services
Pacific Tower, Suite 1101
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144-2712

When you contact us about reviewing your information and/or making any changes to it, you may be required to provide us with some details to verify your identity. Depending on the request, we may also need to do additional verification checking before proceeding.

Thank you for visiting our website.


Last updated: April 2022