Privacy Policy

 This page describes Portside’s policies concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of users of our website. By using the website you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Any personal information that we collect may be used to keep you informed of our work. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

In order to access certain features of the website you may be required to provide some identifying information, including but not limited to name, phone number, and email address. This information may be used to contact or identify you. 

If you donate to the site, we collect your name, postal address, email and phone number. This information is used to send a receipt or to contact you if there is an issue processing the payment. 

If you subscribe to a newsletter, we collect your name and email address so that we can send you the requested material.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends, called Log Data, via Google Analytics and AWStats. Log Data does not include your name or email address, but does include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser version, the pages of our Service visited, the time and date, and other statistics that help us to understand how people use the site and how we can improve it. Google also has access to the Log Data.


This site uses cookies to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google for that purpose.
Cookies may also be used to serve additional content that may be of interest to you, to identify you as a returning visitor, and to hold donation information before a donation transaction is completed.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google for that purpose. Anonymized visitor information may be viewed in aggregate by the operators of this site in order to detect page errors, analyze traffic, and determine how the performance of the site could be optimized, among other uses. Information collected includes browser type and version, device (mobile or desktop) and operating system, location (at city, state, or province level), pages viewed, time spent on the site, and other data. For more information about how Google Analytics handles data, please see


This site uses Stripe as its back end payment processor for receiving donations. When you make a donation by credit card, Stripe will collect information required to process your payment, including your name, credit card number, email address, billing address, and CVC code. For more information about what data is collected by Stripe, please see


Portside uses LISTSERV® to send email updates and to manage its email lists.


We value your trust in providing us your personal information, and we use commercially acceptable means to protect it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100 percent secure and reliable and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our website contains links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link you are directed to that site. These external sites are not operated by us; we strongly advise you to review their privacy policies. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policy, or practices of any third-party site or service.

Children's Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we can delete their information.

Deleting Data Collected

You have the right to have us delete all of your data.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. Changes are effective immediately after they are posted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.