Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 23, 2023

Good Samaritan Shelter is committed to protecting your privacy, especially in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This privacy policy was created to demonstrate GSS’s commitment to the privacy of our donors, clients, and website users. This policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information when you visit our website ( or interact with us through other means.

Users can visit our website without revealing any personal information. If someone provides personal information on our website for correspondence, request processing, or event registration, we will let them know how we will use such information.


Personal Information
GSS collects personal information voluntarily, which may encompass details such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, donation-related information, and membership specifics.

Non-Personal Information
GSS may also collect non-personal information, including browser types, operating systems, IP addresses, and cookies (or similar tracking technologies.)

Use of Cookies
Certain sections of Good Samaritan Shelter’s website may use “cookies” to store user information. A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser to enhance your visit. A cookie cannot retrieve data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. In general, cookies can securely store a user’s ID and password specific to that website, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a website have been visited, or keep track of selections in a form or shopping cart.

Cookies help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. We use cookies to study traffic patterns on our website so we can make suitable improvements and provide you with a better user experience. Our cookies will not provide Good Samaritan Shelter with any information unrelated to our website. However, your browser automatically tells us the type of computer and operating system you are using.


At GSS, we may utilize your information for various essential purposes, including providing you with requested services and information, delivering updates, newsletters, and mission-related communications, processing donations and membership information, enhancing the functionality of our website and services, and ensuring compliance with our legal obligations, such as those stipulated by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Disclosure of Your Information
GSS may disclose your information under specific circumstances, which include sharing it with service providers crucial for operating our website and delivering services to you, sharing with legal authorities when required by law, and in the case of affiliated organizations, this would only be done with your prior consent. It’s important to note that GSS does not furnish, sell, or rent email addresses to any external parties beyond our organization, ensuring your email privacy.

California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have specific privacy rights under the CCPA, including:

  • Right to Know
    You have the right to know the categories of personal information we have collected, the sources from which it was collected, the purposes for which we use your information, and the categories of third parties with whom we share it.

  • Right to Access
    You can request access to the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

  • Right to Deletion
    You can request the deletion of your personal information.

  • Right to Opt-Out
    While nonprofits generally do not sell personal information for profit, we will still respect your choice to opt out of any potential data sales.

  • Non-Discrimination
    We will not discriminate against you for exercising your CCPA rights. You will not be denied goods or services, charged different prices, or given lesser quality of service based on your choices regarding your personal information.

California “Shine the Light” Law
If we share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, California’s “Shine the Light” law may apply. California residents have the right to request information about these disclosures.

EXTERNAL LINKS includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and Good Samaritan Shelter is not responsible for privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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 use reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.


Good Samaritan Shelter operates this website. No material from this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Good Samaritan Shelter.


We may amend this privacy policy occasionally; please review it periodically. We can modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such statements are posted will be deemed your agreement to the changed terms. The date of the last update will be listed at the top of the policy.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

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