SGM Alliance

privacy policy

Last Updated: April 18, 2024

SGM Alliance (“SGM Alliance” or “We”) values your privacy. We are committed to protecting your privacy through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of personal information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and the limited circumstances under which we may disclose personal information. Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information.

By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. If at any time you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website.

Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 through the Website. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website register on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18, we will take reasonable steps to delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us using the contact information below.

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website including information:
  • That could be used to identify you individually (such as your email address or phone number) have (“personal information”);
  • That is about you but does not identify you individually (such as deidentified or aggregate information); and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

Information you provide to us directly. We collect personal information you provide directly to us through the Website. For certain activities, such as when you (i) register to receive emails, (ii) create an account to access full-length materials, (iii) contact us via the Website’s contact form or otherwise, or (iv) make a donation to SGM Alliance via our third party payment processor, we may collect personal information such as:
  • Name, email address, phone number
  • Username and password
  • Records and copies of any donations made, including any contact information you provide and the donation amount, but excluding payment information
  • Your responses to surveys or other interactive materials
  • Your search queries on the Website
  • Any other information you provide

Information we collect automatically.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data and logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include personal information. This information helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages, opened an email, and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Information you provide for payment processing. Our payment processor may collect payment information you provide (such as credit card number, expiration date, credit card security number, or bank account number) as necessary to help you make a donation to SGM Alliance. We do not have access to payment information you provide to our payment processors. We recommend reviewing the payment processors’ privacy policy as it governs the use and collection of the payment information you provide to them.

We will use the personal information we receive from and about you as necessary to provide access to the Website and to improve our products and services in accordance with applicable law. For example, we may store and use the information we receive from you and about you to contact you to provide support or for SGM Alliance promotional purposes by various means, including mail, email, telephone (including voicemail) or SMS/MMS (text message). We may create, use, and disclose de-identified information (that is, information that cannot be used to identify you) or aggregated information for our internal business purposes in compliance with applicable law. We do not sell personal information to third parties.

We may also use, preserve, and disclose information (as permitted by applicable law):
  • If we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law or law enforcement requests and legal processes, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; and protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety;
  • If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of SGM Alliance assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be disclosed in connection with the negotiation of such transaction, and/or sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract;
  • To contractors, service provider, and other third parties we use to support our business; and
  • For the purpose you provide it with your permission.

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly. If you otherwise wish to request that we limit our use of your personal information, please contact us using the contact information below.

The Website may contain links to third party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third party websites, and we are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of the third parties that operate or interact with those other websites.

SGM Alliance implements technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to, through, or on our Website or via the Internet and that any such transmission is at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

If you would like to request that we update or correct any account information that you have provided to us through your use of the Website, or if you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an email to You may also update or correct your account information in your profile within the Website if you have one.

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If we make any material changes, we will let you know through the Website, by email, or other communication. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy periodically to stay up-to-date about our privacy practices. As long as you use the Website, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and any updates we make to it.

SGM Alliance

1000 Brickell Ave
Suite 715
Miami, FL 33131