We are committed to protecting your privacy. To make your experience on this website more convenient, we gather information from you. We maintain the privacy of your information using security technologies and adhere to policies that prevent unauthorized use of your personal information.

What personal information do we collect, and how is it used?

We collect personal information from visitors when they register to join an organization, subscribe to a newsletter, or take action on an issue using our service. The personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you. This information is used by us to communicate with you in the future (if you have given your permission for such contact), to send messages (when authorized by you) from you to policymakers, and to understand your interests and activities. We keep confidential all personal information entered during registration and do not share your data with other groups without your permission.

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by simply visiting this page on our website and clicking the unsubscribe button, or you can opt-out of future mailings by simply stating this desire in a reply to any email we send you.

We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our website. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate that we use for internal purposes including improving our web service and our client service.

Protecting your privacy

As part of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of our visitors, we do not sell or exchange names or any other personally identifiable information about our online visitors and members with, for example, mass marketers. We may provide your information with our sister organization Friends of the Earth.

We may also provide personal information to third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable such third parties to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will utilize your information only to provide the services that we contract for. We may share aggregate information about website usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit our website. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier– first, so that you don’t have to continually re-enter information and second, so that we can tailor your visit to your expressed preferences.

Links to other sites

This website provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites prior to any use.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We maintain the option to change this Privacy Statement at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

– Privacy Policy updated Sept 2014 –