Gulfcoast Legal Services (GLS) does not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers, clients, or supporters outside of our immediate organization unless given written permission.

Website Usage / Information Collection

When you visit our website, we automatically obtain two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

We do not track the pages you or any individual visitor may look at and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address or phone number, unless you provide that information.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

GLS provides a sign-up for our newsletter as well as online applications. Any information you provide to us, including your name, mailing address, and email address is stored by GLS. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. GLS makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.

GLS Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

GLS will not post your personal contact information, including email address, street address and phone numbers, on the website without your consent.

Financial Information and Payments

PayPal is a secure server for processing payments and financial information. GLS logs into PayPal, retrieves the information and processes it. GLS does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. We use cookies on our site to personalize and customize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see

Opting Out of Email Lists

People who subscribe to email lists via the website will receive periodic updates from GLS. You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message.

Outside Links

This site may contain links to other sites. GLS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All of the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely.

Children’s Privacy

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.