IMPORTANT NOTICE: Galápagos Conservancy will never sell, rent or exchange your information, and its privacy and security are guaranteed.
How Galápagos Conservancy uses this information is described in this policy. In summary:
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.
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.
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.