What information do we collect?
Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is used to gather broad demographic information such as the geographic regions most interested in our site and what type of browser most of our visitors prefer. This information helps us to better maintain and update our site to be the most user-friendly and relevant. IP addresses do not provide us with any identifiable personal information such as your name, address, or email address, thus keeping visitors anonymous.
The Conservation Fund collects information volunteered by visitors, such as answers to survey questions, information collected when purchasing a publication or class, and during the donation process. Information collected in these interactions include personally identifiable information, information about organizational affiliation, and information about your conservation interests. No personably identifiable information is collected about individuals without their knowledge.
How is this information used by TCF?
TCF has a strict policy against buying, selling, or sharing mailing lists and donor information. Under this policy, personal information provided to TCF is NEVER shared or sold to any other organization—public, private, or nonprofit.
TCF provides forms on its website where users can sign-up to receive e-mail newsletters and periodic notices about conservation topics. We limit communications by e-mail to users who have opted in to receive e-mail communications or in the course of business for online transactions including confirmation of contributions and product or course purchases. Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests.
Security of Your Information
TCF takes the following measures to ensure that information collected on our website is kept secure and is used as intended. All data is stored on secure, firewall-protected servers either at TCF offices or those of business partners and is only accessible to authorized Fund and partner staff.
Sensitive data, such as credit card and other financial information, is collected on secure forms and transmitted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) technology. Credit card information is retained only as long as necessary to complete the donation or purchase request of the user.
We take utmost precaution to protect credit card information. But users who prefer not to use credit cards for online donations can complete this donation form and mail or fax to:
The Conservation Fund
1655 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 525-4610 (fax)
Links to Third Party Sites
TCF’s website provide links to third party sites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked website, or for the privacy policies of website we link to. Since we do not control these sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites prior to any use.