Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Who we are

The Oregon Chorale is an adult community choir that promotes choral singing through quality performances and mentoring young singers.  Oregon Chorale is a  
501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the state of Oregon in the USA.  More information is available on this page

Our mailing address is: 
   PO Box 1182
   Hillsboro, OR 97123-1182

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit comments or inquiries using a form on our website, an email containing the contents of your submission will be sent the the appropriate parties in our organization so that we may respond to you. 

Payments and Purchases

If you make a payment, donation or purchase from the website we will retain your IP address, payment amount, information about what you paid for, and your email address.  Your personal financial information, such as credit card number or bank account information, will not be visible to or stored by Oregon Chorale or this website.  Transactions are processed by a third party, which is PayPal.  You may read the PayPal privacy policy for further details.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and Web Logs

We use various technologies to monitor website activity.  Log files are maintained on our servers. We use website logs to perform website traffic analysis, and to collected data needed for monitoring malicious activity. The information collected may include visitor IP address, date and time, web pages accessed, browser agent, and (in the case of logged in users) user credentials. These records are retained indefinitely.

Who we share your data with

Oregon Chorale does not share your data with other parties without your consent.  If you follow links from our site to third parties for the purpose of making a donation, purchasing tickets or merchandise or other activities, please refer to the privacy policies of those third party organizations.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Privacy policies for Google reCAPTCHA, which is used to reduce spam and other malicious activity, can be found at  

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), a cryptographic protocol used to encrypt network traffic between our server and your computer to prevent “man in the middle” eavesdropping.  Various other technological methods are used to protect your data.