Privacy Policy

This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by Cherokee Makerspace.

Information We Collect

When you sign up as a member, we collect the following personal information as part of our application process:

  • full name
  • home address
  • birthday
  • phone number
  • e-mail address
  • credit card number (via Fabman / Stripe)

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

  • We only have access to/collect the information you voluntarily give us via email or direct contact. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
  • We will not share your information with any third party outside our organization except for the services we use to keep the makerspace running.
  • Your personal information is also used to create an account in the following portals:
    • Slack - member communications system.
    • Givebutter - donation and fundraising management system.
    • Fabman - makerspace management system.
  • Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email to tell you about recent news, events, and changes to our operating procedure, terms and conditions, and this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

  • You can see the data we have about you by logging in to our website and going to the profile page.
  • You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by canceling your membership.
  • Unless requested in writing, We do not automatically delete your information so that your membership history is preserved if you wish to join again.


  • We take precautions to protect your information. We use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online.
  • Credit card information is stored only in Fabman, and that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
  • Only volunteers who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
  • If you feel we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email.