Privacy Policy

This notice describes the National Forest Foundation's privacy policy as it relates to www.nationalforests.org, www.natlforests.org, www.becomeafriend.org, www.carboncapitalfund.org, www.nationalforestfoundation.org and www.friendsoftheforest.org Web sites (collectively: the Web site). The Web site is owned and operated by the National Forest Foundation (NFF). Our intention is to provide an informative tool for those interested in conservation and a mechanism for participation. We recognize that visitors to the Web site may be concerned about how we use the information they provide us. The NFF is committed to honoring a visitor's privacy preferences. However, please remember that by visiting the Web site, you are accepting the policies described in this document. Periodically, this policy may be revised. Please check back from time to time to view any changes.

This policy is intended to be used by the Web site visitors to determine consumer choice, informed consent, what information can be collected and how it can be used, and other pertinent privacy information.

Consumer Choice

We believe a visitor to the Web site is the best person to determine:

  • when and under what conditions to provide personally identifiable information that may be used to identify, contact, or locate a person.
  • when the information may be shared with a third person.
  • when to remain anonymous.

Informed Consent

If personal information is collected, we believe a visitor to the Web site has the right to:

  • know when personal information is being collected.
  • know what personal information is being collected.
  • have the choice to prohibit the NFF from sharing the information with a third party.

Personal Information

  • We may request your name, email address, address, phone number, and other similar information.
  • This information is collected when you request additional information about the NFF or our programs, submit a donation online, subscribe to tree-mail, etc.

Non-personal Information

  • In addition to gathering visitors' personal information, the NFF gathers non-personal information using pieces of data called "cookies." Cookies contain data that a Web site places on a user's hard drive. These data contain no personal information. Instead, they collect such information as the user's ISP, operating system and browser type. This information is used by the NFF to monitor the Web site's traffic and to better manage our site by providing history of the different parts of the Web site that have been visited. It also helps users by recognizing them when they come back to the Web site.

How Information is Used

  • The information you provide us is used to process and reply to the inquiry or purpose you requested.
  • Unless you request otherwise, personal information may sometimes be shared with Brierley + Partners for distribution of tree-mail and NFF-supported communication. Information is not otherwise shared with third parties. If you elect to keep your record private, please contact us:

National Forest Foundation
Building 27 Suite 3
Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-2805
Fax: 406-542-2810
info@nationalforests.org

  • We provide links to third-party sites. As we do not control these sites, please take the time to read their privacy statements.

Security of Credit Card Information

  • If you choose to provide the NFF with your credit card information, we will use it only for the purposes for which you provide.
  • Using encryption and secure collection methodologies, we make every effort to insure the protection of your sensitive information.
  • If you are concerned about giving out your credit card information online, you can still contribute to the NFF by calling us or mailing a check to our address above.

Children (13 and Under)

  • The NFF does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please talk to an adult before supplying any personal information.

To Unsubscribe

If you wish to terminate receipt of information from the NFF or change any information previously provided, please contact us via email, regular mail, or telephone (all information provided above).

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us via email, regular mail, or telephone (all information provided above).

Last Revised: April 2008