How we collect your information: Gulfshore Playhouse uses personal information from donors and patrons that can come to us through various points on our web site when an individual provides that to us voluntarily. In addition, when a donor pledges or gives money to Gulfshore Playhouse, or a patron purchases tickets, we request personal information either through a pledge/donation form, a web form, or from a verbal or email conversation. All personal information (such as name, email, billing address, credit card number and expiration date) is used for billing purposes and to process gifts or ticket sales. Credit card information is destroyed after it is used appropriately for pre-authorized transactions.
How we protect your privacy: Gulfshore Playhouse uses appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of data used by our system. In addition, Gulfshore Playhouse keeps detailed records of each donor’s giving history and each patron’s ticket purchasing history. This information is stored in one of two databases which are restricted to employee use only. Personnel must have a legitimate need to enter said databases and to access, edit, or delete donor or patron information. Any online donations or online ticket purchases are secured through SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. Records are used for internal analysis and when required, reporting to various agencies within state or federal jurisdiction.
Sharing and Usage: Gulfshore Playhouse will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information for use by a third party without your advance permission. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you. We also will use your information to send you occasional updates, to inform you about upcoming events and activities, and to produce receipts for donors where necessary.
Gulfshore Playhouse will occasionally publish names of donors as a means of recognizing their support. This recognition could take place via brochures, publications, on the web, or via electronic communications. If a donor or patron prefers to remain anonymous and not be recognized for their giving or patronage, please call our Development Office at 239-261-7529. We also protect your private information when providing it to our professional mail houses which utilize that information appropriately. They are contractually prohibited from selling or sharing your information as well.