Privacy Policy


The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) respects your right to privacy and  is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use information across our website. GIG does not collect any information from you without your knowledge and permission, and we do not ask that you enter any personal information to access or use most areas of the GIG website. In order to use some of the tools and functions, however, such as the online action center, you must enter some identifying information. GIG does not disclose this information to anyone except 1) to identify you, as described in the following paragraphs, to those you contact through our website and 2) to manage our website and database. All employees and service providers are subject to a non-disclosure agreement. Information you provide GIG is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. We do not sell or rent any information you provide us through our website.

Website Usage:

Most areas of our site are accessible without having to provide personal information of any kind. Some of our services do, however, require some form of identification, which the user is free to provide (or withhold) voluntarily. GIG also collects aggregate website browsing information including (but not limited to) IP address, domain name, page views, and Internet browser. This information is used to improve our website and will not be disclosed to third parties.


Like most websites, GIG places a “cookie,” or small text file, in the browser files of visitors to our site. This cookie is used to collect website traffic information and does not collect personal identifiable information about a user. Nevertheless, users retain the  right to reject our cookie.

Collection of Personal Information:

GIG may collect personal information when it is voluntarily submitted to Submission of such information, which includes the user’s phone number, email, or mailing address implies the user’s consent to being contacted by GIG, but we do not share emails or phone numbers with third parties.

Secure Transactions:

When you donate to GIG or make purchases via our website your donation/sale, information is encrypted and transmitted via a secure connection. GIG uses your credit card information only for the purpose of processing your donation/sale. We will not disclose this information except as necessary to process your donation/sale and we do not store credit card information once your transaction has been processed. GIG stores all member information on secure servers. If you become a financial contributor to GIG, your contact information is not exchanged with other organizations. We do not sell or exchange mailing addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.

Other Places Information May Be Requested:

You may submit information directly to GIG for purposes including donating, subscribing to emails, or entering a contest. GIG will not disclose this information except as described above. GIG will never sell, share or trade any of your personal information with companies or other organizations.

Communications from GIG:

If you have opted to receive email from GIG you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link that appears in bottom of all email communications sent by our 3rd party e-mail administrator. If you have provided GIG with your mailing address or phone number, we may contact you by phone or mail. You can choose not to receive such communications by

contacting our membership department at or GIG, 31214 – 124 Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Privacy Policy Changes:

GIG continually examines the best options for maintaining a high level of privacy on our site. From time to time, therefore, this privacy policy may be changed. Your use of the GIG website after the date specified below constitutes your agreement to our terms.