Ecotrust is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected from our donors, community partners, clients, employees and other constituents. We value your trust and want to be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you share with us.
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.
What information we collect and how we use this information
Our donation forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, address, email address, credit card information and telephone number.
Tax laws require Ecotrust to keep the contact information and contribution level of donors on file. However, we do not store sensitive information from our donors, such as credit card numbers.
Ecotrust will never sell, trade, rent or share names, e-mail / mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors without the explicit permission of the donor. We will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:
- Distribution of receipts for donations and acknowledging donor gifts.
- Communicating with donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Ecotrust.
- Internal analysis and record keeping.
- Reporting to relevant federal and state agencies (these reports are not for public inspection).
- Contacting donors about changes to our policy.
We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the "anonymous" field when donating. In all other cases the default is for staff and volunteers to assume the names of donors may be publicly announced in Ecotrust’s Annual Report publication, unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise.
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to the professional staff that needs to process this data. No such data is given to any person, organization or group who does not have a professional need to access this data. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary.
Credit Card Processing
Ecotrust processes all credit card transactions through Network for Good. Network for Good is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity that meets all of the BBB standards for charity accountability (BBB). They have processed more than $400 million in donations for 50,000 charities through their giving system and use industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Ecotrust has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Users who no longer wish to receive our electronic newsletters may opt-out of receiving these communications by visiting our newsletter sign-up page www.ecotrust.org/newsletters or following the appropriate link in an electronic newsletter and following directions to unsubscribe.
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Portland, OR 97209