Privacy Policy

We value you as a member of The Wilderness Society community and work diligently to safeguard your privacy.

The Wilderness Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We maintain the privacy of your information using security technologies and adhere to policies that prevent unauthorized use of your personal information. Our servers are protected by reasonable, industry-approved and audited physical and electronic security.

What personal information does collect and how is it used?

To make your experience more convenient, we gather information from you.

We collect personal information from visitors when they register to join WildAlert and other email lists. This information includes your email address and your zip code. We request your address as an option.

We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our web site and email engagement such as open rates and click-throughs. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use for internal purposes including improving our web service, member communications and constituent support.

The personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you. This information is used by The Wilderness Society to communicate with you in the future (if you have given your permission for such contact). We keep confidential all personal information entered during registration and it is not shared with other organizations unless expressly noted.

Email removals, member profile review and updates

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link included in every email we send (typically at the bottom) or replying to the message stating this desire. You may also use links in these emails to update your email address, physical address, or to manage subscriptions to other email lists that we use.

How we protect personal information

As part of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of our visitors, we do not sell or exchange names or any other personally identifiable information about our online visitors and members with, for example, mass marketers or other organizations unless expressly noted.

The Wilderness Society uses industry-standard methods to protect any personal information you opt to share with us in the course of registering for our email publications, contacting Congress through our site or making donations.  If you choose to make an online donation, your credit card payment information will be collected, encrypted and transferred to our secure servers using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the industry-standard technology designed to protect sensitive information. Our donation pages display the VeriSign Secure Site Seal to assure you that our Web site is authentic and that all transactions are secured by SSL encryption.

We may provide personal information (such as that described above to manage your email subscription) to third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will not utilize your information for any other purpose but to provide the services for which we contract. We may share aggregate information about web site usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit a web site. We use cookies to make visiting and using our web site easier-- first, so that you don't have to continually re-enter information and second, so that we can tailor your visit to your expressed preferences. We do not analyze, share or use cookies for any purpose other than making your visit to our web site simpler.

Links to other sites

This web site provides links to several other third party web sites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked web sites, or for the privacy policies of these web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party web sites prior to any use.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us using the form on our contact page or by sending an email.