Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy and your privacy rights


EverThrive Illinois recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy. This notice will explain what information we collect from you when you visit our website and blog, the way we use this information, and the choices you can make regarding our use of your personal information.      

Information we collect and how we use it

We collect information such as your name, personal or business address, occupation, e-mail address, user name, phone number and credit card details that you provide both online and offline.        

We collect this information online, for example, when you:

  • Sign up at the EverThrive Illinois websites
  • Make a donation online or sponsor an event participant
  • Register for a fundraising event
  • Access publications or educational materials
  • Register to use our mobile applications
  • Request a newsletter

We also obtain this information offline, through registration forms, fundraising appeals and postal appeals when you:

  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Take part in any of our events

We may obtain additional information and also update information we may have concerning you, as a result of your subsequent involvement with EverThrive Illinois as a donor, volunteer, participant in our events or other engagement in our mission.       

We use this information to register you to participate in our events, online communities, to respond to specific questions you may have, to honor requests for brochures or newsletters, to public awareness or educational materials, to process payments and donations made online and also to contact you about activities, events and opportunities to volunteer and contribute to local programs and initiatives. 


Sharing your personal information

Personal information we collect is maintained in our main office database and is available to our other sites. EverThrive Illinois does not share your personal information or e-mail address with third parties outside the organization without your consent, except as described in this privacy policy below.


Legal and Business Disclosures

EverThrive Illinois, when required, may disclose personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of investigating any activities that we believe, in good faith, to be unlawful, to service providers who work on our behalf and adhere to our privacy policies, and to any successor in interest as a result of a merger or re-organization or by operation of law.

Social Networking Sites and Blogs

Please be aware that personal information that you may disclose on message boards, in blogs and at our social networking sites may be visible to anyone visiting those sites and may be collected and used by third parties.

EverThrive Illinois will not share any of the information that you add to your Share Your Story Personal Profile unless you choose to make it public in order to connect with others.

EverThrive Illinois advises users that posts uploaded to Share Your Story are accessible to the public and visible to anyone who visits the site. By posting information on this site, you may receive unsolicited messages from third parties unrelated to the EverThrive Illinois. EverThrive Illinois monitors its websites, but it remains the responsibility of the site visitor to use his/her best judgment in choosing the information he/she will post. Any messages or stories shared on this site may be used in other EverThrive Illinois marketing activities.


EverThrive Illinois will store the password you create for the purpose of responding to you should you forget your password. Only those employees with the responsibility of responding to your request will have access to your password.


Information from cookies

EverThrive Illinois uses cookies — small text files that a website can place in a visitor’s browser cache — and similar technology (such as Java Script and Web beacons or transparent gifs) to collect data that include your Internet protocol (IP) address, the type of browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the state in which you are located, and the amount of any donation you make. We also collect your sign-up information, including the user name that you create when you register for events. We do not save passwords in the cookies.

We use cookies to allow you to stay logged on to our websites, to permit us to recognize repeat visitors, to facilitate your use of the site and to track access to and use of our sites. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, you may not be able to use all the functionality at our websites.

By using cookies, we are able to deliver content that is more relevant to you in light of your interests and location and obtain information that helps us improve the design and functionality of our websites.


Our data security practices

EverThrive Illinois implements physical, electronic and managerial procedures to ensure that your personal information is protected at all times, including encryption, firewalls and password protection. Our servers are housed in an secured location. All employees are reminded of the importance of protecting the privacy of our donors, website and mobile application users and of adhering to our Privacy Policy.


Contact us/Opt out

If you have any questions concerning our Privacy Policy you may contact us at:

EverThrive Illinois
1256 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Telephone: 312-491-8161

Please email us at   

  •  If you prefer not to participate in our list
  •  If you no longer want to receive e-mail communications
  •  If you do not want to receive postal mail or telephone calls. ­­­­

If you have subscribed to any EverThrive Illinois newsletters, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions in the e-mail containing the newsletter.


Changes to our privacy policy

EverThrive Illinois reserves the right to change its privacy policies at any time. To better serve you and your concerns about your privacy, we will notify you of any changes to our main privacy policy or to any of the privacy policies associated with any of our other websites by posting a notice prominently on the home page of the respective websites indicating that there has been a change or update to the Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: This privacy policy is effective: November 2014