Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Breakfast Group uses and protects any information that you provide The Breakfast Group when you use this website.

The Breakfast Group is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

The Breakfast Group may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 2, 2013.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name, organization or school, job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to client surveys, and information relevant for scholarship consideration and evaluation, or program participation

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, or enhanced interaction with our organization.and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services or organizational efficiencies.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new services, scholarships, coming events, or other information which we think you may find of interest or importance using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may also use the information to customize the website according to your interests or use.

Third Party Analytics

We may allow third parties to provide analytics services. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by us and third parties to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and other websites and better understand your online activity. Our privacy policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third party cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of these third parties to learn more about their privacy practices.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have implemented suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The Breakfast Group expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for damage, harm or any other injury that is experienced, or results from transmitting information via electronic or digital means.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to client needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better browsing experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the privacy policy or terms of use of that website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and examine the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Spam and Unsubscribing from Lists

The Breakfast Group is in full compliance with the Controlling the Assault on Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act).  In order to unsubscribe from any Breakfast Group email list, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.  Furthermore, the Breakfast Group makes every effort to provide our organizational points of contact information along with clear and accurate subject lines and headers in all bulk email transmissions.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • when you are asked to fill in a form on our website, identify the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anyone for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find of interest unless you inform us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

If you believe that any information we possess about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Notice to California Customers - Your California Privacy Rights:

California’s "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place. As discussed above in Section 2(B), if you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes or to find out more about your opt-out rights, please contact

Transaction Processing

Our e-commerce platform is provided by Squarespace. Your data is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and cloud based applications. 

If you use a direct payment gateway at our site to complete your purchase/payment/donation, then the platform or service provider we use stores your credit card data or checking account information. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. Once complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted unless stated (by the gateway/service provider) or agreed to (by the user) otherwise.

All direct payment gateways used by The Breakfast Group adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council. 

Payments and contributions to The Breakfast Group are currently processed using Stripe and with one exception; ticket purchases for events by check at the Brown Paper Tickets' website.  Paypal is primarily used for processing donations, event ticket purchases (in conjunction with Brown Paper Tickets when paying by check), and member dues payments.

For more information, please read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of Squarespace, Stripe, Paypal, and Brown Paper Tickets.  

Should you have any additional questions regarding transaction processing please direct your query to:

Privacy for Children

The Breakfast Group, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), does not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide personal information to the organization through this website.  If the organization is notified of such information having been collected we will take immediate action to remove that information for our databases and email servers.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the privacy policy of the Breakfast Group, please contact us at: