Legal Notice and Privacy Policy

GayIndyNOW is a project of the Indianapolis Rainbow Chamber of Commerce (also referred to as the Indy Rainbow Chamber), a volunteer staffed organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. GayIndyNOW, gayIndy, and GayIndy.Org all refer to this same website.

All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by the Indy Rainbow Chamber and other individuals or entities. Any reproduction, retransmission or republication of all or any part of a document on this site for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the express written consent of gayIndy or the copyright owner except as noted below. All other rights are expressly reserved.

The following terms and conditions apply to reproduction or republication of news items from gayIndy:

  1. Items with no byline may be used freely with no permission needed, and no credit to gayIndy is required.
  2. All items on the Events page may be used freely and with no permission needed, and redistribution of these items is encouraged. No credit to gayIndy is required.
  3. tems marked "gayIndy News," and/or containing the byline "by Jeff Newman" may be used providing credit to gayIndy is given, and in the case of web re-publishing, a link back to gayIndyNOW must be provided. Individual credit to Jeff Newman is optional
  4. Items with any byline other than "by Jeff Newman" may not be used without express written consent.

Member information and other Items not clearly marked as "News" or "Events" may not be re-used or re-distributed without prior written consent.


Without the prior written consent of The Indy Rainbow Chamber no names, trademarks, service marks nor logos of gayIndy, the Indy Rainbow Chamber, or any of its members appearing on this site may be used in any advertising or publicity or otherwise where such use might indicate gayIndy's sponsorship or affiliation with any product or service. Indy Rainbow Chamber members in good standing may display the Indy Rainbow Chamber logo online and elsewhere without prior consent providing the logo appears unaltered and the word "member" appears clearly above it.


You may establish a hypertext link to this site providing the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by GayIndy or the Indy Rainbow Chamber. However, you may not frame any of the content of this site, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce.

At times this site includes direct access to other Internet sites. The Indy Rainbow Chamber takes no responsibility for the information or content contained in those sites, nor does it exercise any control thereof.

Member Directory and Organizations Listing

Information in the member directory and organizations listing on gayIndy are submitted and managed by the businesses and organizations themselves, and the Indy Rainbow Chamber is not responsible for the accuracy of these submissions or any claims made therein. The Indy Rainbow Chamber reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, refuse, or cancel any submissions to this website at any time, at its sole discretion.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

The Indy Rainbow Chamber is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Any information submitted or collected by this website is solely for the use of the Indy Rainbow Chamber for the purpose of benefit to its memebers and/or non-commercial community service. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others for any reason whatsoever.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to administer the site, track user movement and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to identifiable information.


This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. Please read the privacy statements of each website that collects identifiable information.


gayIndy's eList (listserv) is considered confidential; however, this is by request to its members only. While no posts remain on a web server for public or search engine access, it is a public listserv, and all previous posts can be retrieved via email by any subscriber with fairly well-known commands. Thus, technically all posts to the gayIndy listserv are public record, and consideration should be given to this fact prior to posting.

Subscription to the gayIndy eList is automated and unrestricted; however, we reserve the right to deny subscription, or remove a subscriber form the list, at the sole discretion of the site administrator.

Email "Spoofing"

Robot programs operated by unscrupulous spammers are constantly trolling the web harvesting email addresses from websites. To protect members and site users from this practice, gayIndy uses a proprietary email "spoofing" system in which emails must be sent by a popup window from the site, and no email addresses appear on the page or the source code at any time.

Security & Passwords

This website takes every precaution to protect users' information. We do not collect sensitive information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, thus no SSL encryption is provided for information submitted. All passwords are one-way encrypted on the database; they can not be retrieved as sumbitted. Regardless, it is strongly advised that passwords used on gayIndy be unique to this site and not used elsewhere.

PayPal payments are handled third party by PayPal and are subject to their privacy and security policies.

Questions or concerns about privacy should be directed to the site webmaster.