You do not have to share personally identifiable information to use the Anacostia Watershed Society website, and the Anacostia Watershed Society does not collect personally identifiable information about people without their consent. However, please be aware that our website links to a limited number of other websites, and the Anacostia Watershed Society cannot control (and is not responsible for) the content or the privacy policies of those websites.
Information We Collect
The Anacostia Watershed Society only collects information and has access to information that users voluntarily give via email or other direct contact. We gather contact information when you contribute to the Anacostia Watershed Society online or via mail, request information at an event, purchase merchandise, sign-up for our e-newsletter, complete a survey or contest, or contact us by email and/or phone. We use this information to send you updates, action alerts, press releases, information about The Anacostia Watershed Society programs, events and activities, local volunteer opportunities, and membership and renewal appeals.
The Anacostia Watershed Society also uses information gathered via the Anacostia Watershed Society website to improve our web-based services. We use log-in information, cookies, data caches, and other similar technologies to identify your browser or device, and identify repeat visitors, in order to improve access to our website and enhance overall user experience. The Anacostia Watershed Society periodically performs statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our website, and uses such information to improve the website and better serve our users.
The Anacostia Watershed Society is the sole owner of all personally identifiable information it collects. We will not sell or rent your information to anyone. We will never share your personal information with any third party outside of our organization other than as necessary to fulfill specific requests or actions related to the Anacostia Watershed Society activities for external processing (e.g. send posted mail, ship an order, process credit cards transactions). We do not authorize any third party to retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond fulfilling specific Anacostia Watershed Society operational activities.
The Security of your Information
We take precautions to protect your personal information, both online and offline. Only Anacostia Watershed Society employees who need information to perform a specific job (e.g. income processing, or event management) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page (as evident on all our donation and transaction pages).
How We Use Information We Collect
The Anacostia Watershed Society uses the personal information we collect to send you updates, action alerts, press releases, information about Anacostia Watershed Society programs, events and activities, local volunteer opportunities, and membership and renewal appeals. After sharing your personal information with the Anacostia Watershed Society, you may be contacted by any of the contact information you provide (e.g. email, phone, fax, posted mail).
You will only receive email from us if you have a) expressly signed up to receive emails, b) taken an action with the Anacostia Watershed Society either online or in person (e.g. a contribution, survey, newsletter sign-up, advocacy action, event sign-up); and/or c) have been invited to sign-up to receive the Anacostia Watershed Society emails.
Additionally, in order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about email response and website usage to perform periodic data analyses. This information helps us to better understand our users’ usage patterns and what types of content and information may help improve user experience on the Anacostia Watershed Society website and related online platforms.
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