LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
Privacy Statement


LAMBDA GLBT Community Services (LAMBDA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This privacy statement is applicable to various LAMBDA-sponsored email lists and domains including LAMBDA.ORG, GAYELPASO.ORG, HATE-CRIME.WEBSITE-WORKS.COM,  HATE-CRIME.NET, HATECRIMENET.ORG, HATECRIMENET.COM, GAYCOMMUNITYCENTER.ORG, GAYCOMMUNITYCENTERS.ORG, HATECRIMEHOTLINE.ORG, and HATECRIMENET.NET.

General Principles

LAMBDA does not collect non-public personal information about individual users, except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis.  Such personally identifiable information may be gathered from email list subscription forms, surveys, community postings (e.g., email lists), feedback, and direct email, among other sources.  Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties except when such disclosure is court ordered, to comply with a government agency, or in cases of abuse or neglect of a child, or where a danger to life or property mandates such disclosure.

Hate-Crime Network

Information collected by special HATE-CRIME NETWORK forms is used to gather statistical data about hate violence; to publicize, prevent and respond to such incidents; to assist victims whenever possible; and for no other purpose.  Online hate crime incident report data may be used for publicly disseminated alerts but will not contain personally identifiable information. To have such alerts generated, users must give permission when completing the online form or subsequently through written consent. Third parties may be permitted to contact the user by having messages relayed to the user by way of LAMBDA (see below). LAMBDA is in no way responsible for the actions of such third parties.

Non personally identifiable details about reported incidents will be used for advocacy, support, and public awareness purposes.   Victim support email messages and victim feedback messages will be pre-screened by LAMBDA representatives prior to being forwarded.  Such messages will be tracked/delivered through the use of generic tracking numbers and will not reveal any personal contact information.  Messages which contain text that are believed not conform to this principle of relative anonymity will be not be forwarded and will be deleted. Any subsequent contact between the user and any outside entity is entirely at the users own risk and LAMBDA recommends that the user not reveal any personally identifiable information. All of the personal information collected on these sites will remain strictly confidential and will not be shared with any other organization under any circumstances.

Statistical Information

Your IP address may used to gather broad demographic information.  LAMBDA performs statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the sites and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on various links, banners, and pages.  LAMBDA will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.  Also, users should be aware that LAMBDA may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through a LAMBDA site.  LAMBDA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such services nor for any actions or policies of such third parties. Users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party, especially when providing personally identifiable information.

Our sites' mailing list and volunteer registration forms require users to give us contact information (such as their name and email address) and demographic information (like their ZIP Code and age).  The contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

LAMBDA websites contain links to other sites and, in some cases, LAMBDA provides links to electronic merchant partners to provide our visitors with access to useful merchandise and services.  LAMBDA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.  Information you provide directly to LAMBDA elsewhere on our sites is not shared with anyone without your permission.

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their ZIP Code and  age). The contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.


LAMBDA sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  LAMBDA takes great care in protecting personal information gathered from our visitors and never releases any such information without permission.

Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information publicly (e.g., name, e-mail address) on the LAMBDA email lists or in the chat areas of the various LAMBDA sites, such information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties.  This may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties, among other consequences. Such activities are strongly discouraged, but ultimately, are beyond the control of LAMBDA.  If you communicate with us by e-mail, please remember that Internet e-mail is not secure and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages unless they are adequately encrypted.

Children's Guidelines

These sites collect online contact information from children without prior parental consent or parental notification for non-profit, non-commercial purposes.  Such information, including contact information, is used to provide assistance and information only.  Visitors under 18 may also participate in special e-mail lists for youth which parents may monitor or limit.


Our sites provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.  Notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, LAMBDA reserves the right to contact a user regarding account status and other matters relevant to the mission of LAMBDA and/or the information collected.

Upon request, LAMBDA will allow any user to "opt out" of further informational or promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, LAMBDA will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, LAMBDA will use reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and their personal information from its databases.  It may be impossible, however, to delete a user's entry without some residual information remaining because of backups, records of deletions, and the requests for deletions themselves.

These sites gives users the following options for removing their information from our databases to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our services.


these sites gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

Contacting LAMBDA

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the practices or your dealings with these Web sites, you can contact:
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
PO Box 31321
El Paso, TX 79931-0321
The foregoing policies are effective as of April 24, 2001.   LAMBDA reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.