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Private Policy

Information Collection and Use

The Center for Watershed Protection recognizes that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. The Center is the sole owner of all information collected on this website. We do not sell or rent this information to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes.

 

Ordering Publications

We request information from customers who order publications on Go-Emerchant’s secure online order form. Customers must provide contact information (name, phone and shipping address) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date) for shipping and billing purposes, even when customers are ordering electronic publications that do not need to be shipped. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer. The Center for Watershed Protection has no access to any financial information. We do not sell or rent this information to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes.

Our Authorized Online Retailer is Go-Emerchant. Go-Emerchant provides a Secure Payment Gateway using VeriSign, so anyone making purchases on our online store should feel confidant that their financial information is secure. To view Go-Emerchant’s VeriSign Certificate, go here. For VeriSign’s regulations, visit their website.

As Go-Emerchant mentions on its privacy policy page, it also has established effective policies as defined by Visa CISP and the PCI Data Security Standard (which is used by Mastercard Secure Data Policy) about keeping your financial and personal information secure. Please visit these websites for more about Visa CISP regulations and information on PCI Data Security Standard.

 

Online Donations and Center for Watershed Protection Association (CWPA) Membership

If you make a donation to Friends of the Center program online, your name may appear in our Annual Report unless you ask us not to via email or letter. If you join the Center for Watershed Protection Association ( CWPA), we will collect contact information in order to deliver membership benefits by mail or email.   We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or or potential new services that may be offered.

We will in no case share, sell or rent your donation data. Credit Card information is never stored offline in a file or in hard copy in our offices. The Center for Watershed Protection does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Center for Watershed Protection may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

The Center for Watershed Protection keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within www.cwp.org in order to determine which content and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

For security measures for protecting your personal and credit card information when making online donations, we use Go-Emerchant. Please read the information relating to Ordering Publications above.

 

Downloading Free Resources

We ask users to supply contact information to receive most of our free online resources. We do not sell or rent these e-mail addresses to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes. Master.com is the company that stores the information you provide. We invite you to read Master.com’s privacy policy (begins at Number 9).

E-Newsletter and blog

We ask users to supply contact information to subscribe to our electronic newsletter, Runoff Rundown or to our blog. Instructions on how to unsubscribe from electronic mailings are included in every message we send out. Requests to unsubscribe are processed immediately. We do not sell or rent these e-mail addresses to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes. Constant Contact manages this email list. We invite you to view their security and privacy policy.

Use of Cookies

The Center for Watershed Protection Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Center for the Watershed Protection pages, or register with the Center for the Watershed Protection site or services, a cookie helps Center for Watershed Protection to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the Center for the Watershed Protection Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Center for the Watershed Protection features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Center for the Watershed Protection services or Web sites you visit.

 

Correcting/Updating Your Information

If your name, address or other personally identifiable information changes, you can update your records by sending an email or fax to Sarah Morrow, sem@ cwp.org, phone: 410-461-8323, fax: 410-461-8324.

How to Reach Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or other concerns about how your contact information is protected, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Sarah Morrow

email: sem@cwp.org
Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.
3290 North Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
phone: 410-461-8323