Privacy Policy

Bridge Alliance (“Bridge Alliance”), a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization exempt from tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and affiliated organization Bridge Alliance Education Fund (“BAEF”), a Pennsylvania nonprofit also exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have created this privacy policy to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. Bridge Alliance and BAEF may modify this policy from time to time, so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

This privacy policy also applies to any additional initiatives of BAEF, including but not limited to The Fulcrum, Citizen Connect, and Coffee Party USA.

By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and of the Terms of Use for this site, which can be found here:

How We Use Your Information

  • When you register, contribute, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or email address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site, send you news and information to you about the Bridge Alliance and the BAEF, solicit your participation in Bridge Alliance and BAEF programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVPs to events and programs. We use your email address to send such information by email and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.
  • We will never provide your email address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose, except to our affiliated organization, Bridge Alliance Education Fund, which is a nonprofit educational and charitable organization exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to Bridge Alliance member organizations that we believe would interest you to companies that assist us in maintaining this site or with Bridge Alliance activities, but only for purposes of providing services to Bridge Alliance and with the strict requirement that any such company will never itself have the right to contact you for any reason to comply with applicable law or legal requirements (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records
  • Submitting your personal information including email address on this page will sign you up to receive emails from Bridge Alliance, BAEF, and Bridge Alliance member organizations that we believe would interest you.
  • For petitions and surveys that you have signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information - for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to elected officials and legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to elected officials or legislators as part of a petition. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your specific permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city, and state available to the press and public online.
  • We may also use your first name to indicate the latest actions taken on this site.


Bridge Alliance and BAEF comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Bridge Alliance and BAEF do not solicit and do not accept personally identifying information from any person under 13 years of age. Visitors to this site who are under 13 years of age should not use this site except under the supervision and with the assistance of their parent or legal guardian and should never submit any personally identifying information to the site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations or take any actions on or through this site.

Credit Card Information; Protection of Personal Information

When you make a donation to Bridge Alliance or BAEF, we collect credit card information from you. That information is used solely for processing your contribution; is not maintained by Bridge Alliance or BAEF; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.

Bridge Alliance and BAEF use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.  All supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment processing provider’s database. Permission to access your information is granted only to you, as well as Bridge Alliance and BAEF contractors and employees who need to know that information to provide services to you and who are required to keep the information confidential. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure manner, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Cookies and Data Tracking

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Some parts of this site may be password-protected. We may use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to help us remember and process items that you purchase through this site; and/or to compile aggregate data about visitors to the site and their interaction with the site for the purposes of improving the operation of the site and/or offering better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use cookies to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this site.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to Bridge Alliance and BAEF supporters.


We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

Links to Other Sites

The privacy policies and practices contained in this Privacy Statement do not apply to ANY external links. This Privacy Statement only applies to our site or any future sites that Bridge Alliance or BAEF may develop. It does not cover sites that are linked to by this site or sites for which we are not responsible ("linked-sites"). These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices which may be different from ours. We therefore encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites, especially if you provide personal information to them.

Mobile Terms and Conditions

There is no fee from Bridge Alliance to receive text messages. Message and data rates may apply – this can be checked with your mobile service provider. Charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider or deducted from your prepaid account. Consent is not a requirement for purchase.

Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your mobile phone number, your carrier’s name and the date, time, and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and provide the services you request from us. Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered if the mobile phone is not in range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within a coverage area, factors beyond the control of the wireless operator may interfere with message delivery, including the customer’s equipment, terrain, proximity to buildings, foliage, and weather. Wireless operators do not guarantee message delivery and will not be held liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS message as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator.

By subscribing to Bridge Alliance mobile alerts, the user consents to receive automated text messages to end corruption and fix our broken political system. Message & data rates may apply. If you have anyquestions, text HELP to the number you received a text message from or
contact us at or To stop receiving messages reply STOP.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Bridge Alliance complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. As part of that Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their Control Panel and going to the “Edit Profile” page. Changes to billing and/or credit card information must be made through our payment processor and may be initiated by contacting

Amendments and Consent to This Privacy Statement

We retain the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies and practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Statement so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us by sending an email to

Copyright & Attributions

(Creative Commons Copyright)