Friends of the Middlesex Fells is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, donors, website visitors, and others who interact with us.
Collection of Information Online
If during your visit to our site you only browse, read pages, or download material, we cannot collect any information that will identify you personally or determine your email address. Other areas of our site may request that you provide personal information such as your name, address, or email address. Friends of the Fells may use this information to provide information you have requested, or to extend special offers or other invitations. Email sent out by Friends of the Fells, other than donation and program registration confirmations, includes a link that enables the recipient to unsubscribe from future e-mailings if they so choose.
Our website automatically logs information such as IP address and browser type of all visitors in order to measure the usage of our website. We may also use some Google Analytics features which collect data via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. We use this information to analyze how visitors use our site, which helps us improve our visitors' experiences. You can opt-out of Google Analytics features by downloading and installing the add-on for your web browser.
Member and Donor Information
Member and donor information is not sold or rented. However, Friends of the Fells may periodically exchange contact information of a limited number of members and donors with other nonprofits (primarily conservation organizations) in order to obtain mailing lists for member acquisition. Members and donors who wish to opt out of these exchanges may contact us at email@example.com.
Friends of the Fells has appropriate, industry-standard security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information that you have provided or that we have collected from you on our website. The information is only distributed to relevant staff members based on the nature of the inquiry.
When you use a credit card to order services through our website, the credit card information is transmitted over the internet using industry-standard SSL encryption. We use outside credit card processing companies to process online credit card transactions for memberships, donations, goods, and services. These companies are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and do not use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Friends of the Fells uses outside vendors for mailings, updating address information, and other purposes. In each case, we verify that member information is handled securely and treated confidentially.
Friends of the Fells does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. On-line visitors under 13 years of age should not submit personal information to us without permission from a parent or legal guardian. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13 without the permission of a parent or legal guardian, please contact us.
Last Update: February, 2023