Privacy Policy

The Everglades Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of the evergladesfoundation.org Web site and our related Web sites. We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy to guide our relationships with our users.

General Policy

The Everglades Foundation (the Foundation) is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy both online and offine. Our donors expect that we will use their support wisely and respect their personal privacy. We value our donors’ trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable to our supporters and the public at all times.

The Foundation deals with individuals and information about individuals in its daily operations and fundraising activities that secure that information. This policy will ensure that personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is maintained and disposed of in a secure and timely manner when it is no longer needed.

Information provided to Foundation by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored.

The Foundation does not sell or share donor lists. Any individual may request to be permanently removed from the Foundation’s mailing list by contacting us via email, phone, or postal mail. All requests to be removed from our mailing list shall be honored.

Online

Please be assured that the Foundation uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to its website.

The Foundation gathers personal information, such as first and last names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers, only when voluntarily submitted by you. If you make an online donation, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation.

With your permission, we will use personal information collected from you to send you information, such as updates about Everglades restoration, fundraising campaigns, or major grant initiatives. If you do not elect to receive such materials, we will not send them to you.

The Foundation does not sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties.

We use Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Once your credit card information is received, it is accessible to only essential authorized staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

The Foundation reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter.

You are in control of all personal information you provide to us online. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us, you can let us know by contacting us at the postal address listed below. In order to review any personal information we have about you or to ask us to delete that information or to stop further use of the information, please contact us through the address listed below.  If you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter emails or contact us through the postal address listed below.  It may take up to two weeks to remove you from all of our email newsletter if we have one in production when you request to be removed.

We may offer links to sites that are not operated by the Foundation. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for the Foundation to change its privacy policy, so we suggest that you check here periodically. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.