Privacy Policy

Effective as of November 18, 2016

Martha’s Table cares about your online privacy. This privacy policy serves to inform you of what information we may collect about you on this website (the “Site”), and how we may use that information. Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We will post any revised policy on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice about the change.  Any material changes to the policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following such notice to prior users of the Site, and will be effective immediately for new users of the Site.  Continued use of our Site following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes.  Each version of this policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please submit them via email to Rae Davidson at rdavidson@marthastable.org. You can also send a letter to Rae Davidson, Martha’s Table, 2375 Elvans Road SE, Washington DC, 20020.

Table of Contents

What information may be collected
How information may be used
Children’s privacy statement
Opt out:  User control over collection and use of information

What information may be collected

Newsletters, Online Postcards, Donations and Other Information

If you subscribe to a Martha’s Table e-newsletter, request additional information about Martha’s Table, submit a donation online, or participate in any of the other services on the Site that require personal information, we may request your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address in order to respond to your inquiries. If you send a friend an online postcard, we may request your name and email address as well as the name and email address of the friend to whom you wish to send the postcard. Martha’s Table may collect and store the information you choose to provide us, including name, address and email address, in order to send you information about Martha’s Table, as well as about our partners and third parties in connection with events for which Martha’s Table is a partner or beneficiary.  If you make a donation to Martha’s Table and elect to pay online, Martha’s Table will collect the necessary financial information to process the donation.


If you plan to make a donation to Martha’s Table, please click on the following link to review our Donor Privacy Policy, which contains additional, specific details on our handling of personal information we receive from donors.

Donor Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may request information from you via online polls or surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary; you have a choice whether or not to disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include personal contact information such as your name and email addresses. This contact information will be used to provide you with further information about Martha’s Table services, as well as for the purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and user satisfaction with the Site.


A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit our Site. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our Site. This will help us better tailor our Site and provide you with offers that we think may be of interest to you. We also may use cookies to help us recognize you when you come back to our Site.  You can select to have our Site remember your email address on your specific computer when you login. This information will be stored in a cookie on your hard drive that will only be used when you return to the Site to login again.

IP Addresses and Environmental Variables

Martha’s Table may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An “IP address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit Martha’s Table, the names of the pages you visit on our Site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on the Site.

How information may be used

We do not trade, sell or rent our mailing lists or information gathered from our website.  We may use the information gathered to send users information about Martha’s Table  as well as about partners and third parties only in connection with events for which Martha’s Table is a participant or beneficiary. We do not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about Site users’ online activities over time and across different websites when a consumer uses our Site.

Children’s privacy statement

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records.

We do not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Services.

Opt out:  User control over collection and use of information

You may set your browser to: (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our Site may be limited.

You may choose not to provide Martha’s Table with any contact information. However, without such information, we will be unable to respond to your request for information from and about Martha’s Table or to otherwise communicate with you or enable you to send online postcards.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving some or all further information from marthastable.org, either (1) take the opportunity to opt-out wherever personally identifiable information is collected, or (2) take the opportunity to opt-out in links on the bottom of an email we send to you.

Note: If you would like to change or modify information you have previously provided us, please manage your profile by visiting our Site at www.marthastable.org.