I. PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Last Revised: October 19, 2016