Privacy Policy

PROTECT OUR WINTERS

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Last updated December 19, 2019.

 

Protect Our Winters (“POW”) takes your privacy very seriously and cares about how your information is collected, used, stored, and shared.  We are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our practices and the choices that you can make about the way your information is used by POW. The Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with the information we collect through websites and branded digital properties operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Websites”), through our social media pages that we control through which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Social Media Pages”), as well as through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy and through offline interactions that we may have with you (collectively, including the Websites and branded digital properties, our Social Media Pages, and our offline interactions that we may have with you)( the “Services”).

For U.S. users only—by visiting this website you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy and consenting to disclosure of Personal Information to trusted third parties including other charities, collaborative partners, and sponsors, to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]

This privacy policy is organized into the following fourteen sections:

  1. What Personal Information Do We Collect?
  2. How Do We Collect Personal Information?
  3. How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?
  4. How and When Do We Disclose Your Information to Third Parties?
  5. What Types of Other Information Do We Collect?
  6. What About Our Advertising?
  7. What About the Security of Personal Information?
  8. What About Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information?
  9. What About Third-Party Content and Links?
  10. What About Our Third-Party Payment Service?
  11. What Age Restrictions Apply?
  12. What are My Data Protection Rights, Controls and Choices?
  13. How Do We Handle Changes to Our Privacy Policy?
  14. What if I have Additional Questions?

 

  1. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

 

Through the Services, you can access information about our goals, download materials, take certain advocacy actions through partners, submit survey responses or share personal stories, register and apply for events, make donations, and enjoy other interactive services.

 

POW collects certain Personal Information from you through our Services, and for a variety of purposes described below, including to operate effectively and provide you with the best experiences with our Services.

 

Personal information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual.

  • We collect the following Personal Information: Name, email address, zip code, phone number, social media ID, and similar contact information and credit card or other payment information. If you choose to provide your payment or credit card information to POW, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided; POW does not store credit card or other payment information.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, or data we collect about a group of users, “de-identified” data from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed, or any other information that does not identify the person to whom the information relates, such as IP addresses, usage statistics, browsing history, type of computer operating system you use (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you use (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer), and the domain name of your internet service provider.

 

  1. HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

 

POW and its partners and service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • We collect Personal Information you provide to us over the phone, in email, through a face-to-face conversation, or through online and offline forms such as e-newsletters, surveys, donation forms, event registration/participation (including volunteering) and advocacy action alerts that you populate.
  • We use third-party postal address, phone number, email address products, and other sources to provide and collect accurate and updated contact information.
  • We collect information from social media platforms and other sources used by you or people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

 

POW and our service providers use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes including:

  • Providing the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests
    • Process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a donor or supporter, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project, special event, and service.
    • Respond to your questions and comments.
    • Alert you to administrative information such as information regarding the Services’ features, and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

We will do the above to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

  • Providing personalized services.
    • Personalize the content, improve the navigability of the Services, and customize your experience on the Services, including targeted content, offers, and advertising on the Services, or via email or text message.
    • Notify you about special programs, offers, products and services that we believe will be of interest to you, either from POW or on behalf of our affiliates or other third parties.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Allowing you to participate in special programs, activities, events, or promotions.
    • Facilitate your participation in sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose information including your Personal Information.  We suggest that you read any such rules carefully.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • Protect the security or integrity of the Services and POW, such as by protecting against fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities, and managing risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers and other unauthorized users.
    • Conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with aspects of POW’S activities.
    • Analyze data, usage trend identification, promotional campaign development, audit, fraud monitoring or prevention, new product or service development, Services’ enhancement, interaction improvement, or operating and expansion purposes.
    • To enforce our Terms of Useor other program terms.

We use this information to manage our contractual relationship with you, comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
    • If we aggregate and anonymize Personal Information the data will no longer be considered Personal Information and we may use it for any purpose.
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection.
  1. HOW AND WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?

 

We disclose Personal Information:

  • To our service providers: We disclose the information we collect from you to third parties who perform functions on our behalf such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure provisions, solicitation or acknowledgment of charitable gifts, aggregate analysis and marketing activities as well as professional advisors such as auditors and attorneys.
  • To our affiliates: We share information with our related entities such as affiliates and subsidiaries for the purposes detailed in this Privacy Policy.
  • You may elect to disclose Personal Information:If you post information or materials on our message boards, chat, profile pages, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and content (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages). Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to other users and the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information on the Services.

Other Uses and Disclosures

We also use and disclose your Personal Information if it would be necessary or appropriate, in ways other than those noted above, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so.

  • To comply with applicable law:
    • This can include laws outside your country of residence.
  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities:
    • This can include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement:
    • For example, when we receive law enforcement requests and orders.
  • For other legal reasons:
    • To enforce our terms and conditions;
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction:
    • In addition, we have legitimate interest to disclose or transfer your information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our operations, assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  1. WHAT TYPES OF OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

 

Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual.  If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

We collect Other Information such as IP address, browser type, mobile device type, content visited while on the Websites, Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, or the duration of the use of the Services. Collecting browser activities or IP addresses, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited, are common practices, and are often performed automatically by many websites, applications and other services for such purposes as calculating usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Services. In addition:

  • We collect information that can identify the geographic location of your device by, for example, using satellite, or Wi-Fi signals to provide you with personalized location-based services and content.
  • We use “Cookies” and similar technology to obtain information about your visits to the Services or your responses to our e-mails or other electronic communications—both individually and in an aggregated form. Cookies are pieces of data placed on your device when you visit the Services that help us recognize you when you come back to the Website, allowing us, for example, to remember the email address and password you use when you log in on a specific computer. We also gather statistical information about use of the Services in order to continually improve their design and functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving questions regarding them.  Cookies further allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Services.  We also use cookies or other technologies to track responses to our online advertisements.  At this time, we do not respond to Do Not Track requests.

    If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site.  You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services and you may not be able to access some of the features we offer.  For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer, and you may need to log in every time you visit.  You also may not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your interests and needs.

  • We use third-party web analytics and optimization services to improve the Services and enhance the visitor experience by, for example, recording mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in the Services.
  • We use pixel tags and other similar technologies to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about use of the Services and response rates.
  • We use Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics which use Cookies and other similar technologies to collect information about use of Services anonymously and report website trends. You can learn about Google’s practices by visiting google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and you may opt out by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can learn about Adobe’s practices by visiting https://www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.htmland you may opt out by visiting https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html.
  • We collect information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded.
  • Aggregate information:  We share aggregate statistics and other non-personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes.  These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify you.

We use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.  In some instances, we combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your location).  If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

  1. WHAT ABOUT OUR ADVERTISING?

 

We may use third-party advertising companies to address advertisements that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites, based on information relating to your access to and use of the Services and other websites. To do so, such companies may place or recognize a unique Cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags). They may also use these technologies, along with your Mobile Advertising ID and information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop.

This advertising may be directed to you because you visited or logged in to our Website. When we generate this advertising, data we collect from you through online Cookies your Mobile Advertising ID, and other technologies may be combined with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address) in order to tailor ads on your computer, device or Smart TV to you or your business based on your preferences and other information about you. To learn more about targeted advertising, these providers, or how you may opt out, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or the DAA’s consumer choice page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

  1. WHAT ABOUT THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use appropriate administrative, organizational, technical, and physical safeguards that are designed to protect the Personal Information we collect and process about you.  However, no security system is impenetrable, and due to the inherent nature of the Internet and wireless communication, we cannot guarantee that data, including Personal Information, during transmission through the Internet or wireless communication or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is 100% secure.

We only keep your Personal Information for as long as we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, to operate the Services or to comply with legal, tax, or accounting requirements, to enforce our agreements, or to comply with our legal obligations).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymise it. If this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

We will retain Personal Information we process for as long as needed to provide the Services.  We will retain and use this Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

  1. WHAT ABOUT CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?

 

The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.  In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”): Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission to protect your Personal Information. You may obtain a copy of these measures by following this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.

  1. WHAT ABOUT THIRD-PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS?

 

We may include links to third-party sites on our Website or forms or in our communications. We try to link only to reputable organizations, but because these other sites are not hosted or controlled by us we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or the content provided thereon. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites.

 

  1. WHAT ABOUT OUR THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE?

 

We will use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Services.  If you wish to make a payment through the Services, your Personal Information will be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

 

  1. WHAT AGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY?

 

The Services are not intended for individuals under the age of 13.  Accordingly, POW does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from individuals under the age of 13.  If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us.

  1. WHAT ARE MY DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS, CONTROLS AND CHOICES?

You have the following data protection rights, controls and choices.

 

  • You can access, review, change, update or delete your Personal Information at any time by emailing us at [email protected]

 

  • You can request to have us remove your Personal Information from a Website testimonial or story. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

 

  • You can opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the email or by emailing [email protected] If you choose to no longer receive marketing information, we may still communicate with you about such things as your security updates, responses to donation requests, or other transactional, non-marketing, or administrative related purposes.

 

  • If we have collected and processed your Personal Information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, though, that withdrawing your consent will not impact the lawfulness of any processing we conducted before you withdrew your consent, nor will it impact the processing of your Personal Information we conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

 

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

 

If you would like to exercise any of your rights relating to your Personal Information, please start by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “What if I Have Additional Questions” section of this Privacy Policy.

 

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights under applicable data protection laws. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your Personal Information.

 

Notice of Privacy Rights of California Residents

 

We have adopted a policy of not sharing your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes if you request that we do not do so (“Opt-Out Policy”). You may make such a request by sending us an email at [email protected] When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personal information you do not want us to share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or for processing this request.

 

If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to a business without an Opt-Out Policy, you may be entitled by law to request certain information regarding disclosures of personal information made by such business to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year (“Disclosure Request”).  Such business is not required to respond to more than one Disclosure Request per customer each year, or to respond to requests made by means other than through the contact information designated by the business for such purposes.  However, please note that due to our Opt-Out Policy described in the preceding paragraph, we are not obligated by law to provide you with the information in your Disclosure Request. 

 

To make a Disclosure Request, please contact us at [email protected] In the Disclosure Request, specify that you seek your “California Customer Choice Privacy Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response, but note that we are entitled by law to respond to your Disclosure Request by notifying you of your right to prevent the disclosure of personal information pursuant to our Opt-Out Policy, which is cost free to you.

  1. HOW DO WE HANDLE CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY?

POW may amend or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You can review the most current version of this Privacy Policy at any time at https://www.protectourwinters.org/privacy-policy. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make material changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Websites or sending you an email prior to the change becoming effective. Your continued use of the Services following any such change constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to the Privacy Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, is to discontinue use of the Services.

  1. WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or POW’s Services, please contact us directly at: [email protected]rwinters.org. Written inquiries may be addressed to:

Protect Our Winters

Attn: Marketing Manager
4676 Broadway Street

Boulder, CO 80304

USA

PROTECT OUR WINTERS

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Last updated December 19, 2019.

 

Protect Our Winters (“POW”) takes your privacy very seriously and cares about how your information is collected, used, stored, and shared.  We are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our practices and the choices that you can make about the way your information is used by POW. The Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with the information we collect through websites and branded digital properties operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Websites”), through our social media pages that we control through which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Social Media Pages”), as well as through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy and through offline interactions that we may have with you (collectively, including the Websites and branded digital properties, our Social Media Pages, and our offline interactions that we may have with you)( the “Services”).

For U.S. users only—by visiting this website you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy and consenting to disclosure of Personal Information to trusted third parties including other charities, collaborative partners, and sponsors, to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]

 

This privacy policy is organized into the following fourteen sections:

 

  1. What Personal Information Do We Collect?
  2. How Do We Collect Personal Information?
  3. How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?
  4. How and When Do We Disclose Your Information to Third Parties?
  5. What Types of Other Information Do We Collect?
  6. What About Our Advertising?
  7. What About the Security of Personal Information?
  8. What About Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information?
  9. What About Third-Party Content and Links?
  10. What About Our Third-Party Payment Service?
  11. What Age Restrictions Apply?
  12. What are My Data Protection Rights, Controls and Choices?
  13. How Do We Handle Changes to Our Privacy Policy?
  14. What if I have Additional Questions?

 

  1. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

 

Through the Services, you can access information about our goals, download materials, take certain advocacy actions through partners, submit survey responses or share personal stories, register and apply for events, make donations, and enjoy other interactive services.

 

POW collects certain Personal Information from you through our Services, and for a variety of purposes described below, including to operate effectively and provide you with the best experiences with our Services.

 

Personal information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual.

  • We collect the following Personal Information: Name, email address, zip code, phone number, social media ID, and similar contact information and credit card or other payment information. If you choose to provide your payment or credit card information to POW, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided; POW does not store credit card or other payment information.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, or data we collect about a group of users, “de-identified” data from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed, or any other information that does not identify the person to whom the information relates, such as IP addresses, usage statistics, browsing history, type of computer operating system you use (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you use (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer), and the domain name of your internet service provider.

 

  1. HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

 

POW and its partners and service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • We collect Personal Information you provide to us over the phone, in email, through a face-to-face conversation, or through online and offline forms such as e-newsletters, surveys, donation forms, event registration/participation (including volunteering) and advocacy action alerts that you populate.
  • We use third-party postal address, phone number, email address products, and other sources to provide and collect accurate and updated contact information.
  • We collect information from social media platforms and other sources used by you or people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

 

POW and our service providers use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes including:

  • Providing the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests
    • Process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a donor or supporter, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project, special event, and service.
    • Respond to your questions and comments.
    • Alert you to administrative information such as information regarding the Services’ features, and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

We will do the above to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

  • Providing personalized services.
    • Personalize the content, improve the navigability of the Services, and customize your experience on the Services, including targeted content, offers, and advertising on the Services, or via email or text message.
    • Notify you about special programs, offers, products and services that we believe will be of interest to you, either from POW or on behalf of our affiliates or other third parties.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Allowing you to participate in special programs, activities, events, or promotions.
    • Facilitate your participation in sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose information including your Personal Information.  We suggest that you read any such rules carefully.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • Protect the security or integrity of the Services and POW, such as by protecting against fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities, and managing risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers and other unauthorized users.
    • Conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with aspects of POW’S activities.
    • Analyze data, usage trend identification, promotional campaign development, audit, fraud monitoring or prevention, new product or service development, Services’ enhancement, interaction improvement, or operating and expansion purposes.
    • To enforce our Terms of Useor other program terms.

We use this information to manage our contractual relationship with you, comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
    • If we aggregate and anonymize Personal Information the data will no longer be considered Personal Information and we may use it for any purpose.
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection.
  1. HOW AND WHEN DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES?

 

We disclose Personal Information:

  • To our service providers: We disclose the information we collect from you to third parties who perform functions on our behalf such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure provisions, solicitation or acknowledgment of charitable gifts, aggregate analysis and marketing activities as well as professional advisors such as auditors and attorneys.
  • To our affiliates: We share information with our related entities such as affiliates and subsidiaries for the purposes detailed in this Privacy Policy.
  • You may elect to disclose Personal Information:If you post information or materials on our message boards, chat, profile pages, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and content (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages). Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to other users and the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information on the Services.

Other Uses and Disclosures

We also use and disclose your Personal Information if it would be necessary or appropriate, in ways other than those noted above, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so.

  • To comply with applicable law:
    • This can include laws outside your country of residence.
  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities:
    • This can include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement:
    • For example, when we receive law enforcement requests and orders.
  • For other legal reasons:
    • To enforce our terms and conditions;
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction:
    • In addition, we have legitimate interest to disclose or transfer your information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our operations, assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  1. WHAT TYPES OF OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

 

Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual.  If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

We collect Other Information such as IP address, browser type, mobile device type, content visited while on the Websites, Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, or the duration of the use of the Services. Collecting browser activities or IP addresses, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited, are common practices, and are often performed automatically by many websites, applications and other services for such purposes as calculating usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Services. In addition:

  • We collect information that can identify the geographic location of your device by, for example, using satellite, or Wi-Fi signals to provide you with personalized location-based services and content.
  • We use “Cookies” and similar technology to obtain information about your visits to the Services or your responses to our e-mails or other electronic communications—both individually and in an aggregated form. Cookies are pieces of data placed on your device when you visit the Services that help us recognize you when you come back to the Website, allowing us, for example, to remember the email address and password you use when you log in on a specific computer. We also gather statistical information about use of the Services in order to continually improve their design and functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving questions regarding them.  Cookies further allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Services.  We also use cookies or other technologies to track responses to our online advertisements.  At this time, we do not respond to Do Not Track requests.

    If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site.  You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services and you may not be able to access some of the features we offer.  For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer, and you may need to log in every time you visit.  You also may not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your interests and needs.

  • We use third-party web analytics and optimization services to improve the Services and enhance the visitor experience by, for example, recording mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in the Services.
  • We use pixel tags and other similar technologies to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about use of the Services and response rates.
  • We use Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics which use Cookies and other similar technologies to collect information about use of Services anonymously and report website trends. You can learn about Google’s practices by visiting google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and you may opt out by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can learn about Adobe’s practices by visiting https://www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.htmland you may opt out by visiting https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html.
  • We collect information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded.
  • Aggregate information:  We share aggregate statistics and other non-personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes.  These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify you.

We use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.  In some instances, we combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your location).  If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

  1. WHAT ABOUT OUR ADVERTISING?

 

We may use third-party advertising companies to address advertisements that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites, based on information relating to your access to and use of the Services and other websites. To do so, such companies may place or recognize a unique Cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags). They may also use these technologies, along with your Mobile Advertising ID and information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop.

This advertising may be directed to you because you visited or logged in to our Website. When we generate this advertising, data we collect from you through online Cookies your Mobile Advertising ID, and other technologies may be combined with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address) in order to tailor ads on your computer, device or Smart TV to you or your business based on your preferences and other information about you. To learn more about targeted advertising, these providers, or how you may opt out, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or the DAA’s consumer choice page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

  1. WHAT ABOUT THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use appropriate administrative, organizational, technical, and physical safeguards that are designed to protect the Personal Information we collect and process about you.  However, no security system is impenetrable, and due to the inherent nature of the Internet and wireless communication, we cannot guarantee that data, including Personal Information, during transmission through the Internet or wireless communication or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is 100% secure.

We only keep your Personal Information for as long as we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, to operate the Services or to comply with legal, tax, or accounting requirements, to enforce our agreements, or to comply with our legal obligations).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymise it. If this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

We will retain Personal Information we process for as long as needed to provide the Services.  We will retain and use this Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

  1. WHAT ABOUT CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION?

 

The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.  In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”): Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission to protect your Personal Information. You may obtain a copy of these measures by following this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.

  1. WHAT ABOUT THIRD-PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS?

 

We may include links to third-party sites on our Website or forms or in our communications. We try to link only to reputable organizations, but because these other sites are not hosted or controlled by us we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or the content provided thereon. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites.

 

  1. WHAT ABOUT OUR THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE?

 

We will use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Services.  If you wish to make a payment through the Services, your Personal Information will be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

 

  1. WHAT AGE RESTRICTIONS APPLY?

 

The Services are not intended for individuals under the age of 13.  Accordingly, POW does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from individuals under the age of 13.  If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us.

  1. WHAT ARE MY DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS, CONTROLS AND CHOICES?

You have the following data protection rights, controls and choices.

 

  • You can access, review, change, update or delete your Personal Information at any time by emailing us at [email protected]

 

  • You can request to have us remove your Personal Information from a Website testimonial or story. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

 

  • You can opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the email or by emailing [email protected] If you choose to no longer receive marketing information, we may still communicate with you about such things as your security updates, responses to donation requests, or other transactional, non-marketing, or administrative related purposes.

 

  • If we have collected and processed your Personal Information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, though, that withdrawing your consent will not impact the lawfulness of any processing we conducted before you withdrew your consent, nor will it impact the processing of your Personal Information we conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

 

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

 

If you would like to exercise any of your rights relating to your Personal Information, please start by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “What if I Have Additional Questions” section of this Privacy Policy.

 

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights under applicable data protection laws. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your Personal Information.

 

Notice of Privacy Rights of California Residents

 

We have adopted a policy of not sharing your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes if you request that we do not do so (“Opt-Out Policy”). You may make such a request by sending us an email at [email protected] When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personal information you do not want us to share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or for processing this request.

 

If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to a business without an Opt-Out Policy, you may be entitled by law to request certain information regarding disclosures of personal information made by such business to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year (“Disclosure Request”).  Such business is not required to respond to more than one Disclosure Request per customer each year, or to respond to requests made by means other than through the contact information designated by the business for such purposes.  However, please note that due to our Opt-Out Policy described in the preceding paragraph, we are not obligated by law to provide you with the information in your Disclosure Request. 

 

To make a Disclosure Request, please contact us at [email protected] In the Disclosure Request, specify that you seek your “California Customer Choice Privacy Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response, but note that we are entitled by law to respond to your Disclosure Request by notifying you of your right to prevent the disclosure of personal information pursuant to our Opt-Out Policy, which is cost free to you.

  1. HOW DO WE HANDLE CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY?

POW may amend or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You can review the most current version of this Privacy Policy at any time at https://www.protectourwinters.org/privacy-policy. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make material changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Websites or sending you an email prior to the change becoming effective. Your continued use of the Services following any such change constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to the Privacy Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, is to discontinue use of the Services.

  1. WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or POW’s Services, please contact us directly at: [email protected] Written inquiries may be addressed to:

Protect Our Winters

Attn: Marketing Manager
4676 Broadway Street

Boulder, CO 80304

USA