Privacy Policy


This Web site is owned and operated by The Sierra Fund. Our intention is to provide an informative tool for those interested in conservation in the Sierra Nevada and as a means of allowing our constituency to become more involved in our mission. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. The Sierra Fund is committed to honoring our constituents’ privacy preferences.

To this end, The Sierra Fund supports the following principles:

Consumer Choice

We believe a visitor to our site is the one to best determine:

  • When—and under what conditions—to provide “personally identifiable information” (e.g. data that may be used to identify, contact, or locate a person).
  • When such information may be shared with other organizations.
  • When to remain anonymous.

Informed Consent

If personally identifiable information is collected, we believe a visitor to our site has the right to:

  • Know when we are collecting personal information.
  • Know what personal information is collected, and the purpose of collection.
  • Expect the opportunity to choose whether or not personal information will be provided to any third parties.
  • Expect reasonable steps to be taken to protect personal information from unauthorized use.
  • Review the accuracy of personal information and update it.


Your right to privacy is very important to The Sierra Fund. We recognize that providing us with personal information is an act of trust. Therefore, we have created a privacy policy to protect your personal information.

This policy covers Web sites owned or operated by The Sierra Fund. We encourage you to take the time to read this privacy policy and those of any Web site you visit. This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.  By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Below is a summary of The Sierra Fund’s online privacy policy.

Personal Information Collected

In general, when you visit our Web sites and access information you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our site.

There are occasions when we will ask for additional information. We collect information from you when you register for an event, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. We do this to better understand and respond to your needs, and provide you with services that may be valuable to you.

Use of Information

Personally identifiable information is not made available to other non-profit organizations or for-profit organizations. Any of the information we collect from you may be used to send you pertinent information.

Links to Third Party Sites

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control those Web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites.


What are “Cookies”?
“Cookies” are small files sent from a Web server to your computer through your browser program. There are two types of cookies: non-persistent and persistent cookies.

A non-persistent cookie enables a Web site to temporarily keep information on your computer as you travel from one page to another on our site. This cookie is automatically deleted from your machine when you close your browser. Because these cookies are necessary to provide some functions, failure to allow such cookies may make some of the functions on our Web site unavailable to you.

A persistent cookie is kept even when you close your browser. You can manually delete these cookies using commands specific to your browser and computer system. These cookies store information that would generally not change from session to session. They also contain information that would need to be reentered by you each time you visit the Web site. For example, a common use of persistent cookies is to allow a registered site visitor to enter the site without having to specify their user-id and password.

Use of Cookies

The Sierra Fund may use cookies for various reasons. The Sierra Fund may only read cookies written by our site. We do not use cookies to obtain information on other Web sites that you may visit. We may use cookies to store some history about the parts of our sites that you have visited to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.

How to unsubscribe from The Sierra Fund e-newsletter or our Email List

If at any time you wish to stop receiving our electronic newsletter, or to be removed from our email list, you can unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. We do not share email addresses with other organizations.

Electronic Mail sent to us containing personal information

You may decide to send The Sierra Fund personally identifying information, for example, in a message containing information about your contribution. We will only use this information to identify you as a donor to The Sierra Fund and to determine how to respond to the electronic mail. We will not use this information for any purpose other than to resolve the matter identified in the email.


The Sierra Fund welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.

If you have any questions, please contact us at   or call us at (530) 265-8454.

You can help The Sierra Fund maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your address, title, phone number or email address. To update your donor file, contact us online, or write us at:

The Sierra Fund
103 Providence Mine Road, Suite 101
Nevada City, CA 95959

The information you provide to us will also be covered by this policy.

Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this site. A revised Privacy Policy will apply only to data collected subsequent to its effective date.

Last Revised: October 19, 2016