What personally identifiable information does Wild Fish Conservancy collect?
In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information for the purpose of allowing people to subscribe to Wild Fish Conservancy publications, memberships, and volunteer opportunities. We also gather contact information from individuals who choose to donate to us via our website in order to process their donations, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep donors informed about the impact of our work.
Our website may set “cookies” for the purpose of collecting aggregate statistics about the total number of visitors to our website. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies.
Some of our online publications use coded hyperlinks to identify and track personally identifiable information about individuals’ interactions with our website.
How does Wild Fish Conservancy use personally identifiable information?
Wild Fish Conservancy partners with third-party service providers to host our website and other online publications. Third-party service providers are not permitted to use or share any personally identifiable information we collect with other outside parties, unless we have received your specific permission to do so.
Wild Fish Conservancy uses personally identifiable records of people’s interactions with our online publications as a means for better understanding their interest in our work. At some point in time, this information may be used to personalize publications and other information individuals receive from Wild Fish Conservancy.
Like most web operators, our web servers create log files. These track data on Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to enable us to administer the site, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Server log files do not contain personally identifiable information.
How does Wild Fish Conservancy protect personally identifiable information?
Wild Fish Conservancy takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
Our website does not ask for sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) – that information is obtained securely through an external PayPal site which is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry – Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
We also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted to our office. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All of our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.
What choice do I have in interacting with Wild Fish Conservancy?
You can opt out of receiving communications from us. You may request access to personally identifiable information we collect about you through our electronic communications and you may request corrections to that information. For any of these requests or for more information about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us at [email protected] or call 425.788.1167.