Galápagos Conservancy

Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy describes what information Galápagos Conservancy, Inc. (“Galápagos Conservancy”) gathers about our donors and users of this website, what information we store in our secure database and how we might use that information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Galápagos Conservancy will never sell, rent or exchange your information, and its privacy and security are guaranteed.

We respect the right to personal privacy, and as such, we collect and use information only as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

How Galápagos Conservancy uses this information is described in this policy. In summary:

  • Galápagos Conservancy does not collect any Personal Information (as such term is defined below) about donors or website users, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the donor or user or is publicly available information.
  • Galápagos Conservancy does not rent, exchange, share or sell any Personal Information.
  • We always give our communications recipients the option to unsubscribe from our email lists (with an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email) or to be removed from our mailing lists by checking a “remove me” box on mailed reply devices or by contacting our membership team by email.


What information do we collect and how do we collect it on this website?

a) Personal information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as donations, campaigns, surveys, email newsletter subscriptions, and online store purchases. Provision of this information is voluntary. On some online pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of Personal Information collected are: name, address, and phone number, which we use to send the gift to the recipient.

b) Non-personal information such as IP addresses (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. For each visitor to this website, our web servers may automatically recognize and collect information that does not identify you personally (“Non-Personal Information”), such as cookies, in-bound domain names, your computer’s IP address, the type of browser in use and pages viewed. This data tells us which pages our users visit and what information they volunteer, such as survey information and/or site registrations which we use to improve our communication with our supporter community.

Personal Information submitted through the forms on this site, through emails or through hand-written information on mailed-in reply devices, is held in a secure online database managed by EveryAction. That database is password-protected and has layered access such that only the Senior Director of Operations and Director of Communication of Galápagos Conservancy manage other users’ access to varying levels of data. Website data held by Galápagos Conservancy’s website server, Pantheon, where it is also encrypted by a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) from Pantheon. Financial information related to online donations is securely managed by Paragon Payment Solutions, and purchases are securely managed through merchant services provided by Authorize.Net. Your credit card information is never stored on the website, nor does Galápagos Conservancy have access to such information as it is securely tokenized by processors. New subscriber email addresses collected through this website are stored in a secure database at EveryAction.

Information you provide about someone else when placing an order is used only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. In the case of gift memberships, the information is used for the provision of membership benefits and communications. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete a purchase order. Information you provide about yourself when subscribing to e-news or other Galápagos Conservancy resources is used for the provision of that information and may be used for Galápagos Conservancy campaigns, surveys, or other membership-related communications.

To conduct Galápagos Conservancy membership mailings or direct mail campaigns, we share donor name and address information with our mail house partners and list compilers/brokers to effectively communicate with donors by mail. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Sites (as such term is defined below) incorporate reasonable and appropriate safeguards using industry standard technology to heighten the security, accuracy and privacy of any Personal Information collected by Galápagos Conservancy. All online donation transactions are encrypted using the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol.

Our Sites may contain links to the websites of our partners. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

If you are under 18 years old, we suggest that you ask a parent or guardian before signing up or donating on this site.

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you control over your information: You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online or through mail by contacting Galapagos Conservancy via email. You can correct factual errors in your personally information by sending an email with both the old and new data.

It is our policy not to disclose any Personal Information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes under any circumstances. However, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that all California residents be afforded the option to exercise their choice of whether Personal Information may be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes or not, as well as to receive information specified in the statute if Personal Information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, if you are a California resident and you wish to inform us whether you permit or refuse the sharing of your Personal Information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, or if you wish to request certain information if your Personal Information were to be disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us at the email listed under the “Questions” section below.

This notice is for people who are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and supplements our general Privacy Policy statement. Our processing of personal data of people who are in the EEA is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which applies from May 25, 2018. The GDPR requires us to provide certain information to you about your personal data, which we refer to in this notice as your Personal Information (“Personal Information”).

Galápagos Conservancy respects your privacy and understand that many people care about how their information is used and shared. This Privacy Policy applies to the Galápagos Conservancy website,, to all associated subdomains, online services, social media platforms and mobile applications (jointly “Sites”). By visiting any of the Sites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any of the terms herein, please immediately discontinue use of the Sites. Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities, partners, or service providers, and by using our Sites or by providing consent to us (where required by law), you agree to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country. EveryAction participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We are committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from EEA member countries, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to each Framework’s applicable Principles.

From time to time, the Galápagos Conservancy Board of Directors may amend this Privacy Policy to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurately reflects how and why we use your personal data. The current version of our Privacy Policy will always be posted on our website.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please email

Galápagos Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, incorporated in 1985. Our Federal EIN Tax ID# is 13-3281486. Our website contains our annual reports, audited financials, and Forms 990 that you are free to download at your convenience.

Our office is located at 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20009
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Approved by the Board of Directors June 5th, 2021