Privacy Policy

This privacy policy notifies you of the privacy practices for The privacy policy notice below applies solely to information collected by this web site.

What will this privacy policy notify me about?

What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

GSBA is the sole owner of information collected through the Website. GSBA collects information voluntarily entered into the Website’s online forms. These forms allow users to enter personally identifiable information, such as name and address, and payment information, including credit card numbers. GSBA also collects certain information in web logs to understand how users experience the website. GSBA will not sell or rent information collected on the website without your consent.

GSBA will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. GSBA will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, such as to publish your advertisement or to process a credit card transaction.

Unless you ask us not to, GSBA may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.


The GSBA website uses “cookies,” or small text files that can be read by a web server in the domain that put the cookie on your hard drive. GSBA may use cookies to store your preferences and settings and analyze site operations.


Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us by phone (206) 363-9188, or send us an email.

See what data we have about you, if any.

Request that we not publish your data in the online business directory and/or the yearly printed membership directory

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.



GSBA takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is encrypted in transit between your web browser and our website.

Wherever we collect credit card information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

For questions about this policy or your data, contact us via telephone at (206) 363-9188, or send us an email.


Privacy Policy – Windows 8

This privacy policy notifies you of the privacy practices for GSBA’s Windows 8 app (“GSBA App”). The privacy policy notice below applies solely to the Windows 8 app.

The GSBA App does not collect or store user data. The GSBA App uses Bing Maps to display the location of member businesses. Upon selecting a business in the directory, the GSBA App transmits business address to Bing Maps, which may capture user information. Refer to the Bing Maps privacy statement at for additional information. GSBA is not responsible for data transmitted to Bing Maps.

If you encounter problems or have concerns about the GSBA App, please contact us.