Who we are

The goal of West Virginians for Life is to promote the protection of human life, from conception until natural death. To accomplish this goal, WVFL works to educate through the presentation of detailed and factual information about fetal development, abortion, alternatives to abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and related issues, upon which individuals and the general public may make informed decisions. Our website address is: https://archive2.wvforlife.org. Please read more about us by clicking here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms & Petition Forms, etc.

When visitors use any contact form or petition form, etc., on our site to reach us or to sign a petition, we collect their contact information that they provide to us.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


While we may utilize tools, potentially including third party tools, to collect information so as to analyze our visitor traffic, that collected data does not ever contain personally identifiable information about our visitors.

Who we share your data with

We utilize the collected data within our own organization expressly in fulfillment of the stated purposes of the organization, and we may routinely share contact information with third parties for controlled use for educational purposes and/or for fundraising purposes. You may elect to have your information removed and/or flagged so as not to be contacted for educational and/or fundraising purposes. To express your wishes about such uses or for any other reasons, please email us at: info@wvforlife.org

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Any personally identifiable information you share with us via our site or by any other means may be maintained in our records, and can be deleted upon your request, accompanied by a link to where your personally identifiable information is being displayed (if you are aware of its public display on our site). Our administrator can be reached by email at: info@wvforlife.org

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have installed a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate that uses industrial strength encryption to protect logins and data transfers for both the parent domain name and subdomains of our parent domain. We do not ever store any credit/debit card account information nor any bank account information on our site / web servers.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we would notify the persons thought to be affected, and work with them to mitigate the problem. The most likely private data to be affected by a breach would be website account usernames and passwords, in which case changing the password would be the first step to take, and in fact a weak password would likely have been how any breach was incurred in the first place. We strongly recommend site users / volunteers use strong, complex passwords containing a mixture of upper and lower case letters, as well as numbers and special characters, avoiding easy to guess phrases and eschewing the use of whole words found in a common dictionary.

What third parties we receive data from

No list information from third parties obtained during fundraising prospecting is ever stored or displayed on this web site. While we do receive data from third parties, the use of the data is carefully controlled and users’ wishes expressed to us about their data are honored in a timely fashion to the best of our ability. In the case of website traffic analysis data, no third party provides any data that would be personally identifiable to anyone.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Regarding our West Virginians For Life “primary fund” – 501(c)4:
Because in addition to educating, we are involved in trying to change the law, contributions to West Virginians for Life, Inc. are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. “West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.” Registration does not imply endorsement.

Regarding our WVFL Educational Trust Fund – 501(c)3:
Donations to the WVFL Educational Trust Fund are deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. “West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.” Registration does not imply endorsement.