Privacy Policy

GNI is committed to protecting your privacy. We firmly believe that electronic security and privacy are necessary for the continued success of the Internet. In support of this, we only use the personal information that you provide in accordance with the terms outlined below.

Information We Gather

We use all information provided during registration to provide you with our services. We do not release this information to any outside organization or sell our mailing list to anyone. All membership information you supply will be used only to process requested transactions or to contact you regarding a specific need.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All orders are transmitted over secure Internet connections using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. All of your personal information including your credit card information are stored in an unreadable, encrypted format at all times.

Member Directory

The GNI Member Directory (interactive social community)  is for the sole and exclusive, private use of the current members of Gay Naturists International, Inc. (“GNI”) listed therein. Members’ acceptance and use of the Member Directory shall constitute their agreement to certain terms.

The Gay Naturist E-former / Informer / BuffBuzz Blog

GNI values the editorial and photo contributions by its members and the public; we encourage everyone to submit content and photos to GNI for inclusion in our monthly publication. GNI is also sensitive to the concerns people may have regarding the use of their name in articles and photo credits and we will exercise our best efforts in maintaining a level of anonymity for everyone. Thus, anyone who submits an article or photo will have their name redacted to their first name followed by the first initial of the last name, e.g. “John Smith” would read as “John S.” All names in our publication will be amended to reflect this policy unless the author, photographer and/or person(s) named in the article has given his express, written permission to use his full name. Contributors may also opt to use a pen name if they choose. It is the responsibility of the editors of the E-former to monitor and enforce this policy. Furthermore, this privacy policy extends to everyone including Board, Staff, and Volunteers of the organization.

Google reCAPTCHA

For enhanced security, GNI has implemented reCAPTCHA v2 on our site; the use of reCAPTCHA v2 is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

GNI ("Gay Naturists International") operates, and may operate other websites. It is GNI's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Gay Naturists International collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GNI's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GNI's visitors use its website. From time to time, Gay Naturists International may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gay Naturists International also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. Gay Naturists International only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to GNI's websites choose to interact with Gay Naturists International in ways that require Gay Naturists International to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Gay Naturists International gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Gay Naturists International are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Gay Naturists International collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Gay Naturists International. Gay Naturists International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Gay Naturists International may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Gay Naturists International may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Gay Naturists International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Gay Naturists International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GNI's behalf or to provide services available at GNI's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GNI's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Gay Naturists International will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Gay Naturists International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Gay Naturists International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gay Naturists International, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Gay Naturists International website and have supplied your email address, Gay Naturists International may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Gay Naturists International and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Gay Naturists International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Gay Naturists International uses cookies to help Gay Naturists International identify and track visitors, their usage of Gay Naturists International website, and their website access preferences. Gay Naturists International visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using GNI's websites, with the drawback that certain features of GNI's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Gay Naturists International, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Gay Naturists International goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Gay Naturists International may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Gay Naturists International and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Gay Naturists International may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in GNI's sole discretion. Gay Naturists International encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with GNI, you can contact the GNI Business Office anytime.