Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Stern Grove Festival Association (SGFA) has developed this privacy policy to provide you with information about how we collect, store and use personally identifiable information obtained through our web site. SGFA reserves the right to revise this privacy policy as needs and technology change.

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site.

How Information Is Collected

When you sign up for our email newsletter, use our volunteer or Picnic Table Lottery form, or make a donation, SGFA will ask you for information such as your full name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and (if needed) credit card information. SGFA uses this information to provide communication relevant to your interests.


Like most web sites, SGFA’s website uses "cookies." A "cookie" is a text file, invoked by standard browser software, that we place on your hard drive to enable our systems to, among other things, recognize your browser, track transactions, and allow you to navigate our web site without having to re-enter information. The information gathered by cookies is not made available to other organizations. We may also automatically receive and store other types of information, such as the type of web browser you use.

Use of Information We Collect

Personal information collected through this web site may be used by SGFA to communicate with you, allow you to make donations or sign up to volunteer, administer our web site, comply with applicable law, and as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.

SGFA uses voluntarily provided personal information to send updates and notices to users who opt in to subscribe to our email list. If you provide your mailing address or telephone number, SGFA may also use your personal information to contact you by mail or by telephone. If you wish to be removed from this contact list, you may do so by contacting SGFA directly at or 415.252.6252.

Sharing Your Data with Third Parties

SGFA may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to allow us to better service our patrons and analyze information collected on our web site to improve our communication and marketing to patrons. We take reasonable efforts to ensure that these parties only use the data to perform the services for us and protect the data as described in this policy.

SGFA's site may contain links to third-party web sites. Once you leave SGFA's web site, this privacy policy will not apply to such web sites.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for our email list, we will only send you information relevant to Stern Grove Festival. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.


We provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through our email communications. You can request to be removed from our database, and you can unsubscribe from future email communication in the email communication we send to you.

You can also request to be removed from SGFA’s email list by contacted us at You can also write to us at:

Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107

Security Used To Protect Your Information

We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of customer information via a variety of access controls, including password protection, electronic firewalls, and data encryption. However, no mode of transmission or method of storage can be completely secure, so SGFA cannot guarantee the security of such information.

Use of Links

SGFA may provide links to other servers which may contain relevant information to our users. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your web site to our site does not require permission.

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information or images that you find on our web site, please send your request to

Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Cross Border Data Transfer

SGFA is located in the United States. If you are visiting our website and providing us with your information, your information will be processed in the United States, and the United States’ privacy laws may be different from the laws applicable where you are located. If you are located in the European Union, we process your data only to the extent needed to provide you the services or products you have opted into.

Children Under Thirteen Years of Age

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age.

Changes to Privacy Policy

SGFA may revise its privacy policy as needed. This page is available for users to access to review our current policy.


If you have any questions, please email us at: