FISH’s Policies

Drugs, Alcohol and Weapons

It’s simple.  Absolutely NO drugs, alcohol or weapons will be tolerated on FISH premises.  If we believe you are drunk, high or carrying weapons, you will be asked to leave.

Dogs

This is FISH’s policy for dogs indoors and outside at all our locations.  It’s important, for everyone’s safety and well being, that these policies be followed.  Any dog not found in compliance will be asked to leave.  Thank you.

  • In accordance with City of Ellensburg ordinance, dogs must be on a leash at all times when on FISH premises. Owners must control their pets at all times when on FISH premises.
  • Service dogs with proper identification only are allowed in the Food Pantry and the Open Table serving area.
  • A comfort dog is not a service dog.
  • All other pets must remain outside and be secured across the parking lot or inside a vehicle.

Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights laws, requirements of US Department of Agriculture for Agencies and Affiliates, and in accordance with FISH’s mission and vision, employees, clients, volunteers, partners, interns, and any other affiliate of FISH is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

FISH is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

FISH  is an equal opportunity employer. FISH will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Privacy

This site is owned and operated by Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) Community Food Bank.   Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.   At FISH, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use that information.  This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Definition of the Information FISH gathers and tracks

FISH gathers the following information about users:

  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and/or other requests for information.  We will only collect personal information on a voluntary basis.
  2. Information the FISH gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience.  Under no circumstances does FISH divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

FISH tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites.  However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.   FISH does break down overall statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, an dMIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Use of Information

FISH uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to provide requested information.  We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.   FISH never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall.  This helps us continue to build a better service to you.

Opt-Out

We give users options wherever necessary and practical.   Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by FISH.  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.