Privacy Policy

Thanks for your interest in Pittsburghers for Public Transit. Your privacy concerns are important to us. We maintain strict privacy policies to protect the personal information of our users obtained for text, calls, and physical mail communications and advocacy. This information is never sold, rented, released, or traded to others without prior consent or legal obligation. Any sharing of information with third parties is solely for the purpose of fulfilling the organization’s obligations to the user. We guarantee that it will never be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

If you have any questions or comments concerning our Privacy Policy or personal information management practices, please contact us at

About Our Privacy Policy

Pittsburghers for Public Transit has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website and online organizing tools. Our policy includes information about how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information. 

By using this website or any affiliated website that links to this Privacy Policy, you agree to the collection and use of your information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website. This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. Changes will be posted on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this website following any changes to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Your Personal Information

You may use most of this website without giving us information that identifies you. Our registration forms require users to provide contact information including name, email address, phone number, zip code, and may include requests for additional information such as address, interests, and survey questions or demographic information. 

Aside from the website, Pittsburghers for Public Transit collects people’s personal information from regular canvassing and tabling events.

Pittsburghers for Public Transit uses a third-party vendor to securely process donations and membership transactions that require payment information including credit card information. Pittsburghers for Public Transit does not request or store payment information from our visitors. By making a donation or engaging in other payment transaction, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers, including a third-party administrator, and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to process the transaction. These third parties may include the banking institutions used to process the transaction and Contact Relationship Management (CRM) software.  

We may request information for research, fundraising, and administrative purposes. Information collected through our studies, polls, surveys, newsletters, and questionnaires will be used in the aggregate. This type of information may be provided to third parties in an aggregate form, which permits us to describe the characteristics of our users without identifying them specifically. No personal information collected from these sources will be shared with third parties without the consent of the individuals who provided it.

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by any company but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

If you visit a website that is linked to this website, you should consult that website’s privacy policy before providing personal information. We are not responsible for the information collection and use practices or the content of the websites to which we link.

How Pittsburghers for Public Transit uses your information

Pittsburghers for Public Transit will use your information for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, and to contact you with information you may be interested in, including campaigns, events, and other mission-related activities. Pittsburghers for Public Transit may also use the information to personalize the content of emails and text messages and, in aggregate, to improve the experience of using our website and receiving digital communications.

Pittsburghers for Public Transit never shares or sells your personal information or contact information with unaffiliated organizations. Your information is only used for communications, programs, fundraising, and activities of Pittsburghers for Public Transit.

Text Message Opt-Out: If you are receiving text messages from us and wish to stop receiving them, simply respond with either “STOP” or “UNSUBSCRIBE” to the number from which you received the message. Once we receive your message, you will no longer receive further text messages from us.

Pittsburghers for Public Transit may use third-party vendors to help us operate our organization and this website or administer activities on our behalf, such as payment processing, and may share your personal information with these contractors for those limited purposes. Such third-party vendors may have full access to our website data and may store, transmit, or track your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. We are not liable for disclosure of personal information due to errors by third-party vendors.

Pittsburghers for Public Transit may use your personal information to contact you with information we think you may be interested in. If you wish to change your email preferences or unsubscribe, please contact us at or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email for updating your preferences. 

Photography and depictions at event

Pittsburghers for Public Transit photographs its events held in private and public venues. Your photograph, likeness and name may be used for promotional purposes in furtherance of our mission as a nonprofit organization. We use these photographs and depictions only for communications and work directly related to Pittsburghers for Public Transit. By sharing your own photographs with Pittsburghers for Public Transit, you authorize Pittsburghers for Public Transit to use your images for promotional purposes in furtherance of our mission.