Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Last Modified: 08/27/2018

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Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used and disclosed by the Conservancy.  This Privacy Policy applies to our website, www.parksconservancy.org, and any other website that links to this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Site”). By accessing or using our Site, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.  WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
2.  HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION
3.  SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION
4.  THIRD PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING
5.  CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION
6.  HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
7.  CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
8.  LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
9.  HOW TO CONTACT US
10.  CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 1.  WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
The categories of information we collect can include personal information, such as your name, phone number, payment details, mailing address, and e-mail address when you communicate with us.  We may also collect any communications between you and the Conservancy and any other information you provide to the Conservancy and its representatives. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site and our services, as well as to communicate directly with you, including to send you direct mail, email messages, and phone calls.  

 2.  HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION.
We, and our third party service providers and partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Site or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”).  For example, we collect information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp, a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device or your account, and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our Site, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our website, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the Site, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails and other actions you take on the Site. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site and to understand more about the demographics of our users.

We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to:  (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising, via direct mail, email or on or through our Site or on other websites or apps; (c) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Site; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Site and services.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies.  Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Site, as some features and services on our Site may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies.  You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it.

We and our third party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes. For more information about tracking technologies, please see “Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below.

 3.  SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below.  For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the “Control Over Your Information” section below.

We may share your personal information with:

●    Third parties at your request;  

●    Other companies and brands owned or controlled by the Conservancy or under common ownership as the Conservancy.  These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Policy;

●    Third parties with whom we partner to provide contests and sweepstakes, which will usually be identified by name in the official rules of the contest or sweepstakes;

●    Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services for us or on our behalf;

●    Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and

●    Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of our Site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Conservancy, our visitors, or others.
We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.

 4.  THIRD PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

We may share, or we may permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Site as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use.  Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Site or on other websites or apps, including on Google and Facebook.  We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests.  As noted above, depending on your browser or mobile device, you may be able set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies and other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device.  You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android). To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices, and you may also adjust your ad preferences through your Facebook settings.  You may also be able to opt-out of some – but not all – interest-based ads served by mobile ad networks by visiting http://youradchoices.com/appchoices and downloading the mobile AppChoices app.  You may also manage certain advertising cookies by visiting the EU-based Your Online Choices at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at tellmemore@parksconservancy.org.

Facebook Custom Audience Ads.   We may work with Facebook to display interest-based ads to you or to your friends on Facebook through a tool offered by Facebook called the Custom Audience Tool. This tool allows us to personalize our ads based on you or your friends’ experience on our Site in order to provide ads tailored for each specific recipient. We do not share personal information about your activities on our Site with Facebook, but we share a hashed email address or phone number which permits Facebook to identify our advertising audience based on the information that Facebook collects from its users. If you do not want to receive interest-based ads on Facebook, you can adjust your ad preferences through your Facebook settings. If you do not want us to use your content to personalize advertising that we direct to your friends on Facebook, you may email us at tellmemore@parksconservancy.org.

 5.  CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION

How to control your communications preferences:  You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications, or by contacting us directly at the email address below.  We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.

Modifying or deleting your information:  If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, you can contact us directly at tellmemore@parksconservancy.org.  We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances. 

 6.  HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Data storage and transfer:  Your information collected through our website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which the Conservancy or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.  

Keeping your information safe:  We care about the security of your information and use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our website.  However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems.  In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

 7.  CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
The Conservancy does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on this Site.  In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at tellmemore@parksconservancy.org.  

 8.  LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

The Site may contain links to and from third party websites of our business partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third party websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.  We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on the websites of third party sites.

 9.  HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Site, please email us at tellmemore@parksconservancy.org, or you may write to Communications Office, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco CA 94123.

 10.  CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically.  When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this page.  If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use our Site after we publish changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.