Site Policies

Privacy Policy

Purple Unions will not trade or sell the names on its mailing lists to any other company or individual. Email addresses added to our list will be used solely for our own internal and marketing purposes – and emails provided for our contest entry will be shared only with the contest property, who will not share them with any other party. In addition, we will immediately remove anyone from the list upon receipt of a written request (via email or US mail).

Usage Policy

Purple Unions is a directory service only, not a recommendation service. We list businesses who claim to be gay-owned or gay-friendly, and post the information we receive “as-is”. This information is not warranted or guaranteed in any way. We do not visit each property to verify its claims, and cannot be held responsible for failure by any of the establishments herein to meet those claims. Anyone who uses this information agrees to do so solely at their own risk.

We do not screen businesses listed here for compliance with federal, state, or local registration, safety, or other legal requirements. The site visitor takes sole responsibility for investigating such compliance themselves.

Purple Unions also does not take responsibility for materials or statements listed on third-parties’ linked pages we link to which are not part of the Purple Unions site.

Purple Unions does not mediate disagreements between business owners and customers, and any comments or questions about the content of the listings on this site should be forwarded to the business owner directly.

Purple Unions reserves the right to refuse any listing at our discretion.

Picture/Logo Change

Please only use photos/images for which you own full legal rights to use for commercial purposes. Purple Unions is covered by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but our users are not, and you may be legally responsible for the use of any photos/images for which you do not own the rights. Please don’t hesitate to drop Mark an email if you have any questions about this:


Renewal payment must be received in our office by the expiration date of your listing. Failure to do so will result in the suspension of your listing and may result in an additional fee to reinstate your listing.

Purchases are Final

The payment remitted covers the cost of creating your listing, Once your listing has been created, we cannot provide a refund. Listings are not transferrable between vendors or to other regions.

Turnaround Time

We usually add new vendors to the directory within 7 business days of receipt of the application, payment, and picture for the listing (picture subject to approval).


We provide the form for you to fill out in your own words (including errors). We reserve the right to edit your listing text as necessary to (1) fit the allotted space, (2) for appropriateness of language, 3) to meet our site and listing guidelines, or 4) for Search Engine ranking purposes.

Purple Unions reserves the right to remove or edit the submitted property website link for any reason, including but not limited to: objectionable or misleading site content (including nudity or sexual content), broken or redirected website url, or adding referrer coding for tracking purposes.

We do not allow linking to or promoting other companies’ directories within our listings. We also do not allow links of any kind within the short or long description fields.

Special Offers:

Specials, when offered, are applicable to new business only, unless specifically stated otherwise within the offer.

Sort Order

Listings are currently sorted on the destination pages in the following sort order – Country-State-City-Listing Type-Random. The random order changes every fifteen minutes, giving each listing a shot at top placement within its upgrade level. Purple Unions reserves the right to change this sorting order at any time. Featured Listings (4 max per city with 500k+ population; 2 max for other cities) take precedence over all other ranking, and are placed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Listing Renewals

Hosting for each subsequent year will be billed on an annual basis. For security purposes, we do not keep credit cards on file, and do not auto-renew.

Copyright Claims:

The owner of Purple Unions, Mongoose on the Loose Inc., is registered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We do not knowingly post materials that violate copyright laws. If you are the owner of materials that you believe are improperly posted on the Gay Realty network site, the safe harbor provision of this law requires that you contact us first and give us the opportunity to remove the offending material, and protects us from liability as long as we do so expeditiously.

To contact us about a claim under DMCA, please send an email to J. Scott Coatsworth at with the following information:

–The name, address, and electronic signature of the complaining party
–The infringing materials and their Internet location
–Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted works
–A statement by the owner that it has a good faith belief that there is no legal basis for the use of the materials complained of
–A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the behalf of the owner

Once we verify your claim, we will remove the material(s) expeditiously.

We do not condone the use of copyrighted materials without permission on the Purple Unions site. If you are a Purple Unions user and you post such materials, please be aware that the DMCA may not protect you individually from liability. Individuals who repeatedly infringe copyrighted material will be removed from our network.