Privacy Policy 2017-04-12T15:09:19+00:00

Privacy Policy


The Crucible has a firm commitment to internet privacy. You can visit most portions of without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.


Parts of our site invite you to subscribe to our mailing list. For our mailing list, we obtain and store your name, email address, phone number and mailing address. For other form-based communications on our site, we ask for your name, contact information (such as your phone number and address) and additional information (such as information related to volunteering or registering for classes.) We use this “personal information” to complete the services that you have requested.

Besides this personal information, we also collect information relating to the way you use our site, such as what pages you visit or what information you search for, and information such as your IP address or browser type. However, this data is not associated with your personal information. Instead, we use this “anonymous data” to operate our site and statistically to improve our site, for example by identifying which parts of our site especially interest users as a group.

In this effort, The Crucible uses the measurement tools of a third party vendor and site host.

You may change your email and mailing address on file with us as necessary, or cancel your subscription to our mailing list. With your permission, we may also use contact information to send you information about our products and services. Even if you choose not to receive such information from us, we reserve the right to use your contact information if we consider it necessary to send you crucial information or in other unusual circumstances. Our site is not intended for use by children.


We do not allow unaffiliated companies to use your personal information without your permission. When we collect the information, we may ask whether we can share it with third parties and affiliates who may offer products or services of interest. Should The Crucible merge with another organization, then the information relating to that business would be transferred to the other organization and would become subject to their policies.

We may use vendors to help with our mailings and other activities related to this site, for example, by generating an email newsletter emailed to our subscriber list or analyzing what our users’ needs are. In that case, we only permit third parties to use personal information to provide the relevant product or service.

We also share anonymous data concerning our users in the aggregate with business partners and others interested in how our site is used. We do not disclose this anonymous data in any form that could identify you.

We may be required to disclose information to law enforcement or in response to a court order or other government requirement. We may also disclose information which in our judgment is necessary to avoid liability or injury to our company or our customers.


To revise your address for our mailing list, please email or call us at 510-444-0919. While we may retain some or all of the other information you supply (for example, registration information), it is not available for revision through this web site.


We keep personal information concerning you on a secure server. It is protected by a firewall and other electronic security from unauthorized access through the Internet or our network. It is also physically secured against intruders. Our staff is provided access on a “need to know” basis only. These policies may not apply to information that is transferred offline.


A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer. It identifies your computer to whoever placed the cookie, and could contain information about you although ours do not. We use cookies to help us monitor the use of our site, so that we can better understand what information is most valuable to users. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet for various purposes.


We may provide links that take you to other web sites. We encourage you to review privacy and other policies at third party sites you visit, since those sites are not bound to follow our policies.


The Crucible may in the future alter or add to this Privacy Policy, especially as we add new services to our site. Accordingly, please check this part of our site from time to time to see if there has been a change.

The Crucible is committed to providing the highest level of customer information and service. If you have additional questions about the use of your personal information or the intent and use of this site, please do not hesitate to contact us.