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Sustainable Conservation Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Sustainable Conservation (www.suscon.org). Please read it carefully. If you have any questions, please contact info@suscon.org.

Sustainable Conservation has built its reputation on respect for our supporters and partners. We protect their rights as a fundamental element of our mission. We do not collect any information without your knowledge and permission. The information you do provide through the website will never be sold or rented.

Ownership

Sustainable Conservation will never share, sell, or rent users' personal information without their advance permission. Though Sustainable Conservation makes every effort to preserve donor privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization.

Registrations and Surveys

Our site may request information from users on a registration form or surveys. Participation in registrations and surveys is completely voluntary, so users have a choice whether or not to disclose the information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code, occupation). Registration and survey information is used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site, for contacting users based on their request, and for delivery of requested information to the user (such as an email newsletter). Requested information may also be used to provide a personalized experience on the site and to deliver personalized communications.

Online Donations

All donations made through Sustainable Conservation's website are completed through an encrypted, secure connection. Donors' credit card information is used only to process donations. Sustainable Conservation never stores credit card information after a one-time donation has been processed. Credit card information for recurring donations are encrypted and stored in our PCI compliant processing gateway, SafeSave. A donor's record will just contain a "SafeSave Vault ID" that uniquely identifies that securely stored data so that future transactions can be processed through without the need to re-enter any data.

Please contact us to obtain, change, update or delete our records of your personal information, or to change your privacy options.

Cookies

Sustainable Conservation may use cookies for the purposes of tailoring web content to match the user's browser capability, his or her interests and behaviors, and/or to assess overall site content and performance. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive tied to information about the user. Websites can use cookies to identify returning users to deliver personalized content to users and assess website design and performance. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, Sustainable Conservation uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This data is used to analyze trends, understand users' needs related to our site, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Site Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Sustainable Conservation is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Sustainable Conservation.

Security

Sustainable Conservation takes every precaution to protect our users' information both online and offline. Periodically, Sustainable Conservation staff are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure that our visitors' information is protected. The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Electronic Communications

Sustainable Conservation may collect email addresses and other information on this site to deliver electronic communications to subscribers. Subscribing to our electronic communications is optional and a user may unsubscribe at any time. We follow accepted permission-based email marketing practices. Users wishing to discontinue the messages may reply to the message with "unsubscribe" in the subject line and/or click on the "unsubscribe" link in the message.

Notification of Changes

We maintain the option to modify this privacy policy at any time. The current policy will always be posted here and in other places we deem appropriate so our donors are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. We will not change the overall purpose of this policy, which is to protect your privacy as consistent with our goals as a nonprofit organization.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or this website, please contact us at:

Sustainable Conservation
Attn: Privacy Officer
98 Battery Street, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94111