Privacy Policy

Piedmont Rising is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how Piedmont Rising collects, uses and discloses information about you when you access or use the website or otherwise interact with us.

Types of Information We May Collect:

Information you provide directly to us: We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you access various content or features, fill out a form, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect includes your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other information you choose to provide. If you make a donation, we will collect your payment information.

Information we collect automatically: When you access or use our services, we may collect certain information automatically, including:

  • Your browser type and operating system
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet
  • Websites you visited before and after visiting our website
  • Web pages you view and links you click on within our website
  • Standard server log information
  • Information collected through cookies, Web beacons and similar technologies: We use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies for purposes including to authenticate you and tailor your experience on our website according to the preferences you specified.

Information from commercially available sources: We may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, we may collect information about you from third parties, including but not limited to survey providers, mailing list providers, and commercial and publicly available sources.

We may combine all of the information we collect or receive about you and use or disclose it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We generally use other information we collect about you to:

  • Fulfill your requests for services, and information, including to send you news and information about Piedmont Rising
  • Enable you to participate in interactive features on our website
  • Analyze the use of our services and information about visitors to the website to understand and improve our website and services
  • Systems administration and troubleshooting
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise
  • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent
  • We only use payment information to complete a particular transaction, fulfill a service, or as otherwise required by law.

How We Disclose the Information We Collect

We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share information collected about you. We may disclose information we collect in the following circumstances:

Third-party service providers. We share your information with third-party vendors who help us with specialized services, such as conducting surveys, customer support, email message deployment, analytics, marketing, and data processing. These third parties are allowed to use your information to help us provide our services and not for any other purposes.

Third-party partners. We may share your information with organizations with similar objectives and viewpoints for the purpose of advancing our own objectives.

Legal requirements. We may disclose information about our users if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law or legal process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose information in response to a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required. We are required by law to collect and in most cases, report the name, address, occupation, and employer of individuals who make contributions to Piedmont Rising as well as the date and amount of those contributions. This information is made publicly available by the government agencies with whom Piedmont Rising files its reports.

Protection of our services and users. We may disclose information as we believe is necessary to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of Piedmont Rising, our employees, agents, and contractors.

Other parties in aggregated form. We may also share your information with third parties in aggregated or non-personally identifiable form.

Otherwise with your consent. We may also share your information in any other manner which you consent to.

Your Choices

You may choose to enjoy certain content and features without directly providing us with any information about you. Subscribers to our email list may terminate their subscriptions. You can also configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely.

How To Access and Correct Information about You

You may change your subscriber information or certain other information about you that is maintained by us and is readily accessible in the ordinary course of business by contacting us at Please note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security obligations. For example, some of your information may remain in back-up storage even if you ask us to delete it.


We may provide links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites. When you access another website through the links on our website or services, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting, so please be sure to read the privacy statements for each website you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to the scope of the Services or for other reasons. If we change the Privacy Policy, we will post the new version on our website and update the effective date at the top of the Privacy Policy to reflect the date of the changes. Therefore, it is important to check the effective date of the Privacy Policy posted here each time you use our Services.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of Piedmont Rising or your interaction with our website, please contact us at