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Out of respect for your privacy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation provides this information explaining our online information practices.
By visiting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) web site at http://www.cbf.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
On occasion, you may receive an e-mail relating to CBF's mission from parties acting on CBF's behalf and at CBF's request. These organizations help CBF achieve its mission by providing technology services.
CBF collects two main types of information through the Web sites noted above:
There are instances when CBF requests individually identifiable information from its online users. The following are examples of situations in which we might request such information from you: contacting us to request information, inquiring about volunteer opportunities, subscribing to our electronic newsletter, registering with our web site, making a donation or becoming a member, using our "Chesapeake Bay Action Network" area to send e-mails to representatives and senators, requesting a publication, purchasing a ticket to a CBF event, or requesting a tour of the CBF headquarters, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center.
Information we may request includes the following:
If you register your e-mail and contact information with CBF through our web site or via regular mail, you will be placed on our monthly e-newsletter, general e-mail, and Chesapeake Bay Action Network lists. Subscribers to any list can remove themselves at any time by logging in.
You may also be asked if you want to receive our e-mail newsletter when you take a poll or survey or use any other of our online services. Subscribers to the newsletter can remove themselves at any time by logging in.
We may occasionally request that you supply us with feedback concerning our web site. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes, and to improve our level of service to you.
CBF may also contact you with special CBF mission-related direct marketing e-mails around holidays. This correspondence is separate from our e-newsletter correspondence. These two lists are independent of one another, so removal from one will not necessarily mean you are removed from the other.
As stated previously, on occasion, you may receive an e-mail relating to CBF's mission from parties acting on CBF's behalf and at CBF's request. These organizations help CBF achieve its mission by providing technology services.
When you make a donation, you may be asked if you would like to receive further contact from us via our web site. If you indicate yes, you will be placed on our e-mail distribution list. If you later want to be removed from that list, you can remove yourself by following the directions in the correspondence you receive.
We maintain records of all donations made to CBF. Personal information is private and confidential. Additionally, all information is stored in a secure location accessible only by authorized staff. CBF may contact you with further communications via the web, U.S. Postal Service, or telephone. If you wish to restrict the use of your contact information, you can choose to opt out from:
Please let us know by one of the following methods:
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We collect aggregate information from our web server about your visit to our site in order to monitor general traffic patterns on our site. This information is collected and stored in log files on the server. This includes:
We use aggregate information gathered from your visit to better design our Web site. This information supplies us with a broad picture of how people use our Web site and helps us to better manage our systems and serve our audience.
We may share that information with companies we have contracted with to assist us with the operation of our web site, but solely for web site operation purposes. These organizations help CBF achieve its mission by providing technology services. On occasion, you may receive an e-mail relating to CBF's mission from parties acting on CBF's behalf and at CBF's request. We may from time to time use your Internet Provider (IP) addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, and we use them, as necessary, to administer our web site. We will not provide your e-mail address to any other organization or individual without your express consent, unless we are required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.
CBF occasionally exchanges names and addresses of our members with other like-minded non-profit organizations to expand the reach of our message. If you prefer not to have your name exchanged, contact CBF's membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect online. This includes the use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for processing donations securely
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Chesapeake Bay Foundation will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Site. Chesapeake Bay Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
CBF is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web site that may be contained in our online database of related Web sites, or any link contained in a linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such Web sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CBF of that Web site and is provided only for information purposes.
This privacy statement applies to the CBF web site at http://www.cbf.org. Please be aware that CBF is not responsible for the privacy practices of other linked sites or partner Web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that requests personal information from you.