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Promoting wolf conservation since 1999

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 6/6/2018

The Wolf Conservation Center (“Wolf Conservation Center,” “WCC”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) appreciates your support and wants you to understand what type of information we collect about you, why we collect it and how we use or disclose it. Your privacy and the security of your personal data are extremely important to us. We also want to make sure you know your rights regarding our collection, use, processing, and disclosure of that information. This policy applies to information collected by nywolf.org (the “Site”). Use of this site acknowledges that you have read and agree to this policy.

The Wolf Conservation Center collects, retains, and uses the information you provide to facilitate certain features of our site or receive requested information or services. If you do submit personally identifiable information (PII) to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection.

The WCC will not give, share or sell the personal information you provide to us online and utilize the data as described in this Privacy Notice, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization or others, or to comply with applicable law. To this end, you may choose to participate and provide personally identifiable information situations such as the following:

Mailing List

We collect name and email address if you elect to sign up for our mailing list. We do not share this information with third parties. There is an unsubscribe link in each communication.

Donations, Store Purchases, Program and Event Registration

We request, collect, and retain certain information necessary to verify your identity, prevent fraud and process your requested donation, purchase, or program and event registration. This

could include your name, email address, billing address, phone number, donation and/or purchase amount, and other personally identifiable information you share with us. Your personal information will be added to our donor database and you may be contacted about other Wolf Conservation Center programs, events, action alerts and fundraising campaigns. Credit card information is detailed below.

Payment Transaction Information

If you donate or make a purchase using a credit card, your credit card information is processed by our third-party payment processor. Credit card transaction data is collected, transmitted, and retained in line with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Submitted personal information is used to verify your identity and to complete your requested transaction. We do not retain information about your online payment transactions other than the last four digits of your credit card and transaction information, such as the date and the amount. This information is not sold, rented, or traded to others. If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be used by us for any other purposes. For recurring donations, the credit card details are stored with the merchant provider and can be cancelled at any time by using the contact information in this policy.

Website and Data Security

Our website utilizes industry standard security technology that is designed to protect the sensitive information that is under our control. All transactions are secured by SSL encryption and we have security controls and policies in place around the storage of your data. While we follow accepted industry standards and have robust security controls place to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. The personal data that you provide to us is generally stored on secured servers located in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, you should be aware that once your Personal Data is submitted through our Site, it will be transferred to our servers in the United States and that the United States currently does not have uniform data protection laws in place.

Website Usage

We request, collect and retain certain information when you register for a program or event, subscribe to our mailing lists, respond to surveys, post comments to our web site pages, social media sites, or use other features of our Site. This includes your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and other personally identifiable information you share with us. By submitting such information to us, you give us permission to post it in the designated area on our website, edit it, or remove it if we deem that the content is not appropriate or is outdated. To protect your privacy, please do not include any identifying information when submitting comments.

Take Action Advocacy

The Wolf Conservation Center utilizes a third-party advocacy platform to collect, send, and track Take Action advocacy submissions. Your messages will be sent to the recipients along with the contact information you provide on the input form, typically including your name, address, and email address. The Wolf Conservation Center is not responsible for what these recipients may do with your information. Some officials or government agencies may choose to contact you and your name and/or comments may be part of the public record. Please review the policies of the agencies and recipients prior to submission if you are concerned. We collect, retain, and use advocacy information to evaluate and report on the outcome of our action alerts and will use the information to include you on our future mailing lists.

Online Communication

Sometimes we collect and/or retain information when you communicate with us online, which may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and other personally identifiable information you share with us. The above information is collected and processed, based on your consent, to fulfill your purchases and/or donations, event registrations, or other legitimate purposes.

Website Log Data

When you visit or use any website, including our Site, your browser or mobile device creates information, which is logged. This data may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser/system versions and settings, the date and time, how you used the Site, cookie data, and specific device data. We use third parties to collect, retain, evaluate and make available to us this information when you visit our Site. We use this information to maintain and monitor the Site, including its availability, functionality, speed and security to make the Site more user- friendly and to improve your experience when you visit it. We also support “Do Not Track” (DNT) settings. If you have DNT enabled in your web browser, we will not receive browser- related information from our advertising partners for tailoring advertisements.

Cookies

We use cookies to improve our Site, auto-populate preferences and settings, and collect analytic data. For example, if cookies are enabled on your device, they can be used to auto- populate certain information fields. You do not have to accept our cookies and can block them by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies. You may also delete them after they have been placed on your hard drive. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the Site that you access may take more time to work or may not function properly. You can control cookies and other automatic data collection and storage through your browser and/or mobile device settings. Please check with your browser or device manufacturer on how to disable cookies.

Information from Third Parties

We sometimes collect information about you, including personal information, from third parties we work with or through publicly available sources. We may combine that information with other information we collect through the Site or that you voluntarily provide or authorize us to obtain. We do not have any control over the third parties that provide us with your information, including how they collect, process or disclose your personal data.

Information Retention

We keep your information as long as necessary to accomplish the specific uses described in this policy. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no requirement that we keep it, we will delete it or depersonalize it.

External Site Links

Our Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for other websites’ content, cookies, or privacy policies. Please be aware when you leave our Site and read the privacy policies of these other websites, which may collect your personally identifiable information.

Opting Out

You have choices about how we collect, use or disclose your data. We want to send you only the communications to which you have agreed. If any of the information that we have about you is incorrect, you would like to stop receiving email from us, or you wish to have information (including Personal Data) removed from our records please contact us by mail, phone, or email:

Wolf Conservation Center
PO Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590
914-763-2373
Info@nywolf.org

For supporters in the European Union, you can contact us at the mail address, phone number or email address above to:

Request we share with you the information we have collected about you. This will take about 30 days;

Request we correct or delete your information;

Object to the processing of your information

Request we send the information we have collected about you to other organizations.

If you prefer not to receive mailing list or other email messages from us, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any message that you receive, or by sending a message to us at info@nywolf.org

Children’s On-Line Privacy

Our Site is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information site visitors under 13 years of age. If we learn that Personal Data of persons less than 13 years-of-age has been collected through our Site, we will take steps to delete this information. The European Union requires that you must be over the age of consent to data processing under your country’s laws or you must have parental consent. If your child is receiving Wolf Conservation Center communications and you would like them removed, please contact us at:

Wolf Conservation Center
PO Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590
914-763-2373
Info@nywolf.org

Privacy Policy Updates

The Wolf Conservation Center reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Notice, simply by posting such change, update or modification on our Websites. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Websites. Therefore, it is important that you periodically review this Privacy Notice. If you continue to use our Site after changes go into effect, you agree to the new policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice or ask for your consent, if required by law. The Wolf Conservation Center may contact you in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us at:

Wolf Conservation Center
PO Box 421
South Salem, NY 10590
914-763-2373
Info@nywolf.org

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