1. General Browsing Information– If you visit our web or mobile site to read or download information, we may collect and store the following general information in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site: your computer’s IP address, browser type, mobile device type, and operating system, the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and the various pages that you visit while on our site.
2. Personally-Identifiable Information– We will explicitly notify you before we collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g. your name, email address, contact information, credit card number, etc.), and will not collect any information unless you choose to provide it to us. This information may be shared with National Wildlife Federation for the purposes of fulfilling your orders and requests, responding to any comments or questions you submit, and/or providing follow-up information about TWF, or analysis to help us better understand our member and supporter base. Third parties may be outsourced for one or more of these functions.
Likely situations when you make personal data available to TWF include, but are not limited to: (i) registration for services, contests and special events; (ii) accessing services using a third party ID, such as social networking sites or gaming services; (iii) subscribing to newsletters; (iv) purchasing a product or services through TWF’s online stores; (v) using “tell a friend,” “email this page,” or other similar features; (vi) requesting technical support; and (vii) otherwise through use of TWF services where personal data is required for use and/or participation.
The types of personal data may vary depending on the type of activity you are engaged in. The personal data TWF may collect, process and use may include, but are not limited to your name, screen/nick name, TWF services’ or third party service ID, e-mail address, phone number, photo or other image, birth date, sex, address, friend connections, avatar image, credit card information, shipping information; and location (only if directly identifiable to you, otherwise TWF treats location as non-personal data).
If you choose to use TWF’s “tell a friend” or a similar service about TWF services or order a gift certificate for your friend, TWF will store your friend’s name and contact details that you provide to TWF.
As an affiliate, TWF from time to time may share information with National Wildlife Federation. TWF may use and disclose to National Wildlife Federation and its partners and contractors the collected non-personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the services, advertisement serving, managing and providing the services and to further develop the services and other National Wildlife Federation services and products.
4. Publicly Sharing Your Comments and Stories– TWF often receives information from website visitors who have successfully participated in our programs and/or employed our resources. In certain instances, we would like to publicly share the comments and stories we receive by posting this information on our website. We will not, however, publicly share ANY information we receive on our website without first receiving the express consent of the individual who submitted the information. Furthermore, we will not post information in any way that specifically identifies the sender of that information unless the sender approves it.
5. Children’s Information– We respect the privacy of children, and do not collect any more personal information than reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in the activities we offer at our Web site. We do not have any agreements with outside organizations to collect personal information at our site. The information we collect from children is used to respond to children’s specific requests to participate in activities such as:
- contests or sweepstakes
- subscription to an online newsletter
- voting in polls or otherwise expressing an opinion
- sending electronic greeting cards
- to tailor/customize the visitor’s experience at our site
We do not share children’s personal information with anyone other than those who provide support for the internal operations of the Web site and our agents (e.g., contractors who provide fulfillment services or technical support to the Web site). Parents can review the information that we have collected from their children online, prevent the further use or maintenance of such information, or direct the deletion of their children’s personal information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Cookies, beacons and tracking– TWF may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags, clear GIFs and web beacons. TWF treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data. A cookie is a small file stored on your hard disk drive. Cookies may contain different types of information such as site preferences and login information.
E-mails and other electronic communications TWF sends to you may contain code that enables TWF to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed (if any). TWF may combine that information to other information TWF has about you and TWF may use that information to improve the services and/or provide customized communications to you.
7. Third Party Terms and Conditions– Please note that your access to and use of the services may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to application stores, mobile software platforms, online gaming platforms, social networking services and payment providers. You recognize and agree that TWF is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of your personal data.
TWF may in its discretion make available links through advertisements or otherwise enable you to access third party products or services. Please note that, while using such products or services, you are using products or services developed and administered by people or companies not affiliated with or controlled by TWF. TWF is not responsible for the actions of those people or companies, the content of their products or services, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer. The fact that TWF is linking to those products or services does not constitute our sponsorship of, or affiliation with, those people or companies.
8. Other Security Measures– We provide our members and supporters with a secure experience when they are making a donation or buying merchandise. Our technical security measures include using industry standard 128bit encryption to secure the transfer of data between your browser and our servers. Although we will use all reasonable means to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure.
When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption method in the industry – Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the top of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open.
Please be aware of the open nature of certain social networking and other open features of the services TWF may make available to you. You may choose to disclose data about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to the services. Any data that you disclose in any of these forums, blogs, chats or the like is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. TWF is not responsible for any personal data you choose to make public in any of these forums.
If you are under 13 years of age or a minor in your country of residence, please ask your legal guardian’s permission to use or access the services. TWF takes children’s privacy seriously, and encourages parents and/or guardians to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times. TWF does not knowingly collect any personal information from children below the aforementioned age and if TWF learns that TWF has inadvertently gathered personal data from children under the aforementioned age, TWF will take reasonable measures to erase such personal data from TWF’s records.
TWF reserves the right to amend this policy at any time as needed. We will post changes here, so please check back periodically. Changes will take effect when posted and your continued use of the site will constitute your agreement to the changes. Thank you.