Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last updated November 2nd, 2023.
Opt-out link changed November 2nd, 2023

Respecting your privacy is a fundamental value at Central Philadelphia Quaker Meeting, and we hold integrity as a core principle in our operations. This policy outlines how we collect and utilize your personal information.

Information we collect about you
When you register for an event, complete an online form on, join a committee, or engage with Central Philadelphia Quaker Meeting ('The Meeting'), we will often request contact information. We may also request demographic information and details regarding your preferences and needs in relation to services offered by 'The Meeting'.

When you make book purchases, donations, or attend paid events organized by 'The Meeting', we will request billing and payment information.

'The Meeting' utilizes common internet technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to monitor website performance, track anonymous interactions with our websites, and personalize interactions with some of our emails.

Yearly Meetings, associations, and monthly meetings affiliated directly with 'The Meeting' provide mailing information for their members and attenders approximately once per year.

How we use that information
'The Meeting' uses the information collected to provide the services you request.

We may use the information collected to provide you with additional information about 'The Meeting''s services and events, as well as to request your financial support for our work.

The information collected is used to enhance our websites and services.

We may use information provided by affiliated Yearly Meetings and monthly meetings for up to three print mailings per year.

Information collected and provided by Yearly and Monthly Meetings may be used for communications related to service on 'The Meeting' committees, service within 'The Meeting' governance, or to extend other service/volunteer opportunities to you.

'The Meeting' is dedicated to serving and being accountable to the affiliated Monthly and Yearly Meetings, Conferences, and Fellowships that constitute Central Philadelphia Quaker Meeting. Upon request from the Clerk, senior staff, or their designees of these constituent organizations, 'The Meeting' will share information (such as name and contact information) about individuals who have participated in 'The Meeting' events, activities, or committees during the 12 months prior to the report. The report does not disclose the details of the interaction, such as which event a Friend attended, specific services used, books purchased, or donations made. 'The Meeting' shares this information to facilitate and support our constituent organizations, and these organizations must agree to use this information exclusively to support the work of their Meeting or Association. Individuals may opt out of this information sharing (see the section "Right to Opt Out").

For specific special events organized by 'The Meeting', you may have the opportunity, as part of your event registration, to share with your Yearly Meeting or other constituent organization that you are attending the event. This will be an opt-in opportunity, allowing your Yearly Meeting to contact you about similar upcoming events or groups with similar interests within your Yearly Meeting.

'The Meeting' employs third-party services critical to our ability to fulfill our mission and serve our members. Consequently, 'The Meeting' may share information collected about you with companies and vendors that provide services necessary for 'The Meeting''s work. These companies do not sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties, nor do they use information provided by 'The Meeting' for their promotional purposes. While this is not an exhaustive list, detailed privacy policies of our most frequently used vendors and services are available on our website.

'The Meeting' may share and/or sell information about individuals who participate in specific 'The Meeting' events with other participants of that same event, in the form of an event contact list. This information is provided with the condition that it should not be shared, used for bulk communication, or used for organizational or institutional purposes.

At your request, 'The Meeting' may share your personal information publicly on the internet through our Quakerfinder service if you are serving as the public contact for your Quaker meeting.

Other than as described above, 'The Meeting' will not review, share, distribute, or reference personal information to third parties, except as may be required by law or to protect the rights or property of 'The Meeting' and/or our constituents. 'The Meeting' does not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

'The Meeting' staff and volunteers may access personal information only for the purposes of providing services, conducting statistical analysis, requesting financial support, preventing or addressing service or technical problems, providing technical support or service, or as may be required by law.

Communications Preferences
If you provide 'The Meeting' with contact information, you may be asked if you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe from specific types of communications from 'The Meeting'. You can also subscribe or update your subscriptions on our website, and we will make our best effort to honor your preferences.

Periodically, 'The Meeting' may offer the opportunity to subscribe to additional 'The Meeting' communications by sending you content to which you have not subscribed. These communications will occur no more than once per year.

'The Meeting' may periodically send requests for financial support to all individuals who have shared their contact information with us and have not opted out of these communications. If you prefer not to receive these requests from 'The Meeting', you can opt out by emailing

Right to Opt Out
You have the right to opt out of all communications from 'The Meeting' by following the instructions on our website. You can also send us a letter or an email containing your full name, address, and email address to the address below, specifying your choice to opt out of all communication.

You can opt out of having your information shared as part of an event participant list for an individual 'The Meeting' sponsored event by selecting the opt-out option during the registration process. Please note that this does not opt you out of receiving communications from 'The Meeting' directly related to your participation in the event; it only requests that your personal information not appear in the participant list.

You may opt out of having your information shared with the affiliated Yearly Meeting, Association, or Monthly Meeting to which you belong by sending us a letter or an email containing your full name, address, and email address to the address below, specifying your choice to opt out of such sharing. We will update your records as promptly as practical, but you may continue to receive communications while we process your request.

Changes to this Policy
Occasionally, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If our information practices change, we will post the policy changes on our website and provide you with the option to opt out of these new uses. If you have concerns about how your information is used, please check this page periodically for updates.

By using the 'The Meeting' website, 'The Meeting' services, participating in 'The Meeting' events, and/or serving on a 'The Meeting' committee, you agree to this privacy policy.

How to Contact Us
If you have questions regarding Central Philadelphia Quaker Meeting's Privacy Policy or information practices, please contact us at the following email address: or by mail at:

Central Philadelphia Quaker Meeting
1515 Cherry St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-241-7260

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