Waterkeepers Chesapeake values the support of our members, donors, followers and others who share our common goal of protecting waterways in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays region. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our website.
Below you can find our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of this website.
What information do we collect?
You are welcome to access our website without entering any personal information. However, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This happens when you join our mailing list, subscribe to our newsletter, or make a donation to our organization or one of our causes.
Any personal information you enter on our website is kept strictly confidential.
When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always submitted voluntarily by you. You may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. Any of the personal information we collect is used for internal review – where it is either discarded or used by us to contact members (e.g. to send our users email alerts, newsletters, reminders and other information of interest). The information sent is always secure and encrypted.
We also monitor and track information such as member usage patterns of our website and direct mail response patterns through Google Analytics Demographic & Interests features. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and our campaigns. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. You may opt-out of our Google Analytics tracking here.
Protecting your privacy
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Cookies are files with small amount of data (e.g. information stored on your computer, used for record keeping purposes), which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
Links to other sites
WaterkeepersChesapeake.org may provide links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of linked websites. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.
Last Updated: November 30, 2016