We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) information collected automatically concerning your use of the Site; and (2) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual.
Information Collected Automatically: As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and IP address when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. Such data does not identify you personally.
Personal Information: Personal information means information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, email, address, city and any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to your personal information. We may collect your email address and, if you choose to provide, certain other information, such as name, company, and city of residence. We may also collect names, addresses, or other types of personal information from our donors and business partners to help verify that they are authorized to access the pages of the Site dedicated to them, if any such pages exist.
We use the information collected automatically about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on the Site, in the aggregate to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.
We consider the personal information that we receive to be confidential. If you submit your email address or other personal information to us via the Site, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request or to provide you with the information requested by you.
We generally do not share personal information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your personal information (i) with trusted third parties who provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other illegality, or to comply with a court order or other legal process, or (iii) in connection with a corporate change affecting us or our affiliates, including without limitation a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets.
In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
Our Site may contain links, banners, widgets, or advertisements that lead to other websites, including personal blogs written or edited by members of our staff. We are not responsible for these other websites or the accuracy thereof, and so their privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites to understand how your information is treated there.
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This Policy applies to all information received by Howell Conservation Fund, both online and offline, on any Platform (including the Site), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.