Last updated on August 15, 2020.

This Privacy Policy explains how Climate Change Resources, Inc. (“our,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and protects your non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information obtained through our website climatechangeresources.org (the “Website”). By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use [link].  Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Use.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this entire Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. Since we will continue to implement new technologies and improve the Website’s services and features, this Privacy Policy is subject to change. We reserve the right at any time to change this Privacy Policy. If there are changes or additions to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here, so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it and what choices you have. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting.

  1. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US DIRECTLY

We may collect and maintain certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete one of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, or subscribe to our electronic newsletter.  Such information may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide payment information to contribute to our organization.  We will use your personal information, including payment information, to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, but we do not store credit card information. We will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise required by law. For more information on how your financial information may be used or shared, please see “Sharing Your Information” below.

  1. INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED FROM YOU

We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device when you use the Website, such as your Internet Protocol Address, your geographic location, your browser type, your operating system and the pages you view on the Website. This information allows us to recognize you if you return to the Website and to improve the Website. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that many websites save on your computer when you visit and access when you return, or similar technologies.  If you do not want the Website to collect information through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Website. If you reject or block cookies from the Website, however, the Website may not function as intended.

  1. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

We share your personal information only as follows:

  • When you expressly authorize us to do so, we may share information with third-party vendors and other service providers solely as necessary to perform services on our behalf, including but not limited to billing, payments, payment processing and Website administration.

 

  • With third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of Website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our employees, our users, or others.

We assume no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online payment transactions or for the enforcement of any third parties’ privacy policies.

  1. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

We always honor our users’ requests to modify their communication preferences.  You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email to us at legal@climatechangeresources.org with your complete name, address and email address. You may request a record of your donation information by e-mailing us at legal@climatechangeresources.org.

  1. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Information collected through the website is processed in and subject to the laws of the United States. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our service providers located in other countries. By using the website, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the United States and other countries.

We work to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to secure the information collected through the Website.  However, no information can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. We are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Website over networks we do not control, including the internet or wireless networks. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

If you have concerns about the security of your information, do not send it electronically.  If you are accessing this website from a country in the European Union, please understand that this website and the information contained in it are not provided for or directed to you.

  1. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We are committed to safeguarding our users’ online privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information, particularly that of children.  We take all required steps to protect the privacy and safety of children in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at legal@climatechangeresources.org. You can find out more about online privacy for children from the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children’s-privacy.

  1. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

The Website may integrate with or contain links to other third party sites and services.  We are not responsible for the practices employed by third party websites or services embedded in, linked to, or linked from the Website and your interactions with any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.