Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Green Bay Shoe Closet, a nonprofit devoted to empowering high school students below the poverty through injury prevention in running sports. As such, any information we collect on you is to advance our goals of spreading awareness, opening possibilities, and enabling students.

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

We only use the information you put into contact forms. We will not use this information for newsletters or any communication unrelated to the purpose of you contacting us, except when we determine that your message is likely sent by an automated program.


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.

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.


We collect anonymized data on your activity on our website, including what pages you visit, what country you visit from, and how long you are on each page. For a more detailed summary of the analytics data we collect through Google Analytics, go here.

Who we share your data with

Only Google Analytics processes your data, and this is anonymous data on your activity. Go here for more information on Google Analytics.

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.

Your contact information

Contact information provided by contacting us will only be used in situations related to that interaction. Contact information provided for email newsletters will be used for occasional email newsletters, and possibly for contacting you for any reason. Contact information provided for donating or purchasing products will be used for contacting you for any reason, including topics related to your order, and potentially for a rare newsletter.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our site uses a secure SSL certificate to ensure your data gets safely to us. Sensitive information in product checkout is secured through PayPal.