The Types of Information WCV Collects
Non-personally identifiable information
WCV collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit our Website. Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet service provider, the browser you used, the time you visited the Website and which pages you viewed.
Web browser cookies and beacons
Personally identifiable information
WCV collects personally identifiable information (such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses) from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users sign up to receive our email alerts, when Users sign a form to volunteer for WCV, or when Users make a financial donation to WCV.
How WCV Uses the Information that it Collects
WCV uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that WCV can improve the Website and its offerings. WCV also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, to provide requested information, to process a donation, or to otherwise fulfill a request. If you provide WCV with your email address and/or mailing address, WCV will add you to its email and/or mailing list, and may contact you with information that WCV thinks will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from WCV, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email WCV sends you, or send WCV an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be removed from WCV’s distribution lists.
By providing your mobile number you consent to receive communications and messages from Washington Conservation Voters and its affiliates, [list affiliated c3, 527s, PACs, etc.], concerning WCV-related news, action opportunities, and other important information, including by autodialed call and text message and pre-recorded messages or messages that use an artificial voice. For text messages, carrier data and message rates may apply. You can opt out at any time by emailing email@example.com or texting “STOP” to 52886.
How WCV Protects User Information
WCV adopts appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, but WCV cannot guarantee that your information is 100% secure. Your credit card information is stored in a manner that is PCI compliant.
Sharing Personal Information
WCV shares Users’ personally-identifiable information (such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses, but never credit card information) with Environmental Priorities Coalition, of which WCV is a member. See http://environmentalpriorities.org/. WCV does not currently share Users’ personally identifiable information with other third parties (other than as specified in this section), but reserves the right to share such information with its partner organization, Washington Environmental Council. WCV may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties. WCV may use third party service providers to help it operate its business and the Website or administer activities on WCV’s behalf, such as collecting donations on WCV’s behalf. WCV may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but WCV requires that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.
WCV may also release personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Third Party Websites
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, WCV never collects information at the Website from those WCV knows are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If WCV becomes aware of having information about anyone under 13, WCV will promptly delete the information.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to WCV, you may request information once per calendar year about WCV’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to WCV at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your acceptance of these terms
[Updated: August 7, 2015]