Privacy Policy

Washington State Mentors (WSM) takes your privacy seriously. This notice of our privacy policy is intended to help you understand our online information security practices. The policy covers WSM’s treatment of personally identifiable information that it collects when you are on the website and when you use Washington State Mentors' referral services. We also ask that you review the site's Terms of Service.

We collect the following from individual Nonprofit Organizations:

  • Contact Information: First and last name, email, telephone number, address, and zip code
  • Organization Information: Title of organization, address, website address, EIN/tax identification number, mission statement, and description of services.
  • Opportunity Information: Type of opportunity, requirements, if any, for volunteering.

Washington State Mentors strongly encourages nonprofit organizations receiving e-mail addresses from potential volunteers to adopt privacy standards similar to those of WSM. You should be aware that each such organization has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information. Washington State Mentors is not responsible for their use of your personal information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from WSM may jeopardize nonprofit listing on WSM’s mentoring organization database. Washington State Mentors reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about a nonprofit organization's policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site. Information from the nonprofit organizations is used by the WSM to consult with programs on ways to improve service.

Use of Cookies
"Cookies" are small files placed on your computer by our site that are used by your browser. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored content. We also use cookies to remember information you gave us so you don't have to reenter it each time you visit our site. By showing us how and when visitors use our site, cookies also help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on the data derived from these cookies, such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you wish, you can elect to set your browser to refuse cookies and will still be able to use most of the areas of our web site.

Washington State Mentors uses cookies for various reasons. We only read cookies written by our site and do not make information gathered by use of cookies available to any outside parties except in aggregate form (see Information Sharing and Disclosure). We do not use cookies to obtain information on other web sites that you may visit. Cookies may be used to store some information about the parts of our site that you have visited previously. We do this to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Washington State Mentors will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.  Washington State Mentorship will send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations only if:

  • We have your consent to share the information (as in the mentoring organization database)
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process
  • Or we find that your actions on our web sites violate the Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services

We may share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and also to report on public interest in mentoring.

Linking to Third Party Sites
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, WSM cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties or the content on their web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy whenever interacting with any web site.

Your Consent
By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Washington State Mentors as outlined herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Since this privacy policy may change from time to time, you should check back periodically.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information
You may request the information you submit to us be edited or deleted by sending an email to, or by contacting us in writing at:

Washington State Mentors
1605 NW Sammamish Road, Suite 200
Issaquah, WA 98027