Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance respects your privacy and will not share or sell your email to anyone without your prior written approval.

It is our goal to deliver relevant information to you about local travel. This anti spam and privacy policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit our Web site located at http://www.Sonoma Valley Mentoring (Website) and/or register for our weekly email newsletter. It also is intended to explain the conditions under which Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance uses and discloses that information, and your rights in relation to that information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy are discussed at the end of this document. Each time you use the Website the current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, each time you use the Website you should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the end of this document) and review any changes since the last time you used the site.

Please read this notice carefully.Personal Information

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance does not disclose your personal information to any third party without your express written consent, except to a third party as required to help us distribute our email newsletter.

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance does not collect any other personally identifying information that you do not provide. We will never share, rent, or sell your personal information, including your email address with any third parties for marketing purposes.

Non Personal Information

Like many website operators, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance gathers from users of the Website non personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information could include your internet protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the Web pages that you view before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website.

Usage Information

In addition to collecting personal and non-personal information, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance may also collect non-personal, aggregated information about its subscribers’ use of the site. This information is not personally identifiable and will only be used to find out how subscribers use the site. For example, this information will tell us how much time users spend on the site, the origin of other sites’ subscribers, and where subscribers visit.

Review and Access

Upon request, you are entitled to a summary of the information we collect. You will have an opportunity to modify this information, if needed.

Choice/Opt Out

You may opt out at any time. If we ever send you information that you did not request or have decided that you no longer want to receive, we will provide you with an email address so that you may request no further notices.

Web Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the site. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance uses cookies to track the pages that users visit during each Website session, both to help Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance improve users’ experiences and to help Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance understand how the Website is being used.

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance users who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before accessing the Website. Disabling cookies may render certain features of the Website unavailable.

Web Beacons

A web beacon is an object that is embedded in a web page that is usually invisible to the user and allows website operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance may use web beacons on the Website to count users who have visited particular pages and to deliver co-branded services.

Web beacons are not used to access users’ Personally-Identifying Information; they are a technique Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance may use to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time, and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

Web beacons can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Third parties are not permitted to use web beacons on the Website.

Use of Website Restricted to United States Residents

The Website is hosted on servers located in the United States of America and is intended for use by United States residents. You may not use this service if you are not a United States resident.


This is a general audience Website and is not intended for children under 18 years of age. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

Website Use

When users Sign Up for the Newsletter, each user provides a first name and email address. By providing Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance with your email address, you agree to receive the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance newsletter. Users also may: (a) indirectly provide Personally-Identifying Information through their participation in interactive programs that may be offered on the Website from time to time; or (b) directly provide Personally-Identifying Information such as a name, address, city, state, zip code, email address, telephone number, and credit card number when making donations on the website.

If you do not wish to disclose Personally-Identifying Information, please do not provide it to Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Users of the Website are under no obligation to provide Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance with Personally-Identifying Information of any kind.

DMCA Infringement Notifications, Notices of Violations of Website Terms of Service, and Other Communications Directed to Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

By submitting a Copyright Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Website) you consent to have such communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communication, in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For Notices of Violations of Website Terms of Service or other communications (but not DMCA Infringement Notifications), upon request Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications (including any personally identifiable information set forth in the Notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance without any deletions.

Other Disclosures

As described in the previous sections regarding Collection, use, and disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information, users may, at their option, disclose their own Personally-Identifying Information by any means they choose, including without limitation through signing up for the newsletter, applying to be a Mentor, and making online donations. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to those Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance employees, contractors, affiliates, vendors, and suppliers who: (a) process Personally-Identifying Information on Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance’ behalf or participate with Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance in the provision or operation of the Website; and (b) agree not to use or disclose Personally-Identifying Information received from Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance also will disclose Personally-Identifying information under the following circumstances:

* By Law or to Protect Rights – Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance discloses Personally-Identifying Information when required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order, or when Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, third parties, or the public at large.

* Marketing Communications – Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance will email users about products and services that Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance believes may be of interest to them. If a user wishes to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance or having their email information provided to third parties at any time after registration, they may do so by sending Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance an email at


From time to time, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance may offer Website users the opportunity to participate in surveys.  Any Personally-Identifying Information provided to Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance in connection with any survey will be used only in relation to that survey, and will be disclosed to third parties not bound by this Privacy Policy only in non-personally-identifying, aggregated form.

Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties Generally

Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that users provide directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect for themselves. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance neither owns nor controls the third-party websites accessible through the Website.

Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third-party, whether by means of a link on the Website or otherwise, and before providing any Personally-Identifying Information to any third party, users should inform themselves of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in those users’ discretion, protect their privacy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes to Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance’ Privacy Policy will also be reflected on this page. Unless Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance obtains your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after such time as the revised Privacy Policy takes effect, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policies. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

This policy is effective as of, and was last updated on January 20, 2020.

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