NatureServe respects the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognizes the importance of protecting the information we collect about you. This policy statement describes how we collect information from you on NatureServe websites and how we use it. This policy applies to the following websites operated by NatureServe: natureserve.org, NatureServe Explorer, and InfoNatura.
Use of Personal Information
The NatureServe website collects personal information from our online visitors on a voluntary basis only. Personal information collected may include your name, your organization, email address, phone number, address, and specific information about how you found our site and how you might use our materials. Providing personal information is not generally required to access information on this website. We request personal information only when you do the following things:
- register for email updates
- submit feedback and comments
- complete surveys or request to download certain types of data
- make an online donation via Groundspring
You can correct, update or remove your personal information at any time by contacting our Development Department at 703-908-1841.
Data Collection and Sharing
NatureServe does not sell personal information about our website users or donors. However, we may share or exchange this information (excluding financial information) with like-minded groups in order to advance our conservation mission, or with third parties that offer products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You have the right to opt out of such information sharing and can do so by contacting our Development Department at 703-908-1841.
We may disclose user information a) if required to do so by law or b) if we have a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with or injury to (either intentionally or unintentionally) NatureServes rights or property, to other website users, or to anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
E-mail Newsletters and Updates
NatureServe periodically sends news updates by email to website users who have provided us with their e-mail address through any of the means above. These updates may also include requests to donate to NatureServe. Recipients may choose to unsubscribe to these e-mails at any time. Information about how to unsubscribe is located at the bottom of each e-mail update.
Website Log Files
Like most website administrators, we use log files that record information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, in order to understand how website users are using our service. IP addresses that are recorded do not provide us with personal information about you, and are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or our websites, please contact:
- Kyle Copas, Director of Marketing and Communications
- 1101 Wilson Boulevard, 15th Floor
- Arlington, VA 22209
Policy effective May 19, 2008