Our Privacy and Security Policy

Our Privacy and Security Policy

Great Circle realizes that visitors to our site may be concerned about how we utilize the personal information they provide to us. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Great Circle
Phil McQueen
Director of Information Resources
330 North Gore Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns.



Great Circle respects the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. Visitors are not required to register or provide information to us in order to view our site.

Great Circle only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This information is used solely by Great Circle or other entities that are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. Personally identifiable information is only shared with third parties in special cases. The following describes ways in which your information may be disclosed.

  • When the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it.
  • When a user makes an online donation, information gathered such as credit card numbers and contact information is sent to our payment processing merchant.
  • When the law requires us, as when we have reason to believe it is necessary to bring legal action against someone who may be violating our policies.

Great Circle has no control over, or responsibility for, the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions.


Secure Credit Card Transactions

Great Circle cares about the safety and security of your online credit card transactions. Secure and trusted security measures, such as high grade encryption and the https security protocol, are utilized for all transactions conducted on the Great Circle site. This makes it difficult for anyone to intercept credit card information sent to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use encryption and security protocols.


Use of "Cookies" on the Great Circle Site

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information may be automatically collected at the Great Circle web site through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files used by a web site to recognize repeat visitors. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers can be set to deny or accept the cookie feature. The Great Circle web site uses cookies to obtain non-personal information from its visitors to improve their online experience and to evaluate the usage of the site.