Privacy & Other Policies

At Gorton Center, we respect and protect the privacy of our constituents and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the Gorton Center website and services that are located in, but not limited to the domain.

Information Collection and Use

Gorton Center is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Gorton Center collects information from our site visitors at several different points on our website.

Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for informational mailings. These registration forms are often linked to Gorton Center mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about Gorton Center fundraising events, news updates, and new initiatives. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings at any time.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

Use of Web Technologies

We use a variety of technologies on our site. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our email signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular email blast. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our website.

We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites, and to tailor our informational offerings to you.


We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Gorton Center takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the Gorton Center Website, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Credit Card Policy:

Terms and Conditions:

Gorton Center (also known as Gorton Center or Gorton) provides classes, space rental, and non-profit tenant office space, as well as produces events and houses a drop-in learning center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Gorton Center – 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL, 60045, 847-234-6060

Office hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Customers may contact us during these hours.

When you complete your transaction on our website, you will be charged for the amount shown in US Dollars.

We don’t offer promotions or trial periods, and we don’t sell counterfeit or copyrighted material. We do present copyrighted works in various forms, with the permission and rights approval of the copyright holder. All contractual approvals and payments are kept on file at Gorton’s offices at the address referenced above.

Our privacy policy can be found here:

The security method we use for transmission of payment data is via

Our website does not contain any hidden disclosures, bogus claims or endorsements, negative opinions, or pre-checked opt-in boxes for payment without cardholder’s consent.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given. There is no refund given for unused event tickets.