High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew (HSVTC) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its commitment to privacy, describe our donor privacy practices, and describe our website’s information gathering and dissemination practices.
HSVTC owns and operates the website www.trailcrew.org. This site provides information, resources and data to users and is also intended to raise awareness of and funding for HSVTC. HSVTC collects personal information, as offered by the user, to those who register on HSVTC’s website. HSVTC is the sole owner of the information collected and takes every precaution to protect our users’ Personally Identifiable Information. Visitors to the site are not required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in order to browse the valuable information included on the site.
What We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. Please note that this information does not identify you personally in any way. The HSVTC website uses Google Analytics to store anonymous traffic data, some of which may be stored in cookies.
We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
The Internet domain (for example, yourwebsite.org) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website.
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site. The date and time you access our site.
The pages you visit at our site.If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
We use the information we collect in this fashion to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Our website logs do not identify you personally, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site.
Information Collected from Donors
High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew (HSVTC) collects and uses various information from donors that includes, but is not limited to, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and email address. Donor information may be collected online or through the mail. Tax laws in the United States require that HSVTC retain contact information and the contribution level of donors on file.
Use of Information
Personal information may be used by HSVTC to communicate with you, register you to receive information, allow purchasing and shipping of memberships and/or merchandise, and/or enable you to participate in and respond to invitations to special events. If you prefer not to receive these notices, please click on the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom of any HSVTC e-mails.
We may occasionally make personal information available to select other organizations, including but not limited to agents working on our behalf, or companies or organizations with whom we have a contractual relationship. We may also provide aggregated, non-identifiable data to these and other organizations. Although we may make reasonable inquiries to determine that such other organizations maintain privacy policies
comparable to HSVTC’s, we are not responsible for the enforcement of such policies. If you prefer that your information not be made available please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to opt-out.
HSVTC may use personal information to send updates and notices to donors and/or registered web users via e-mail or direct mail. HSVTC may also use your personal information to contact you by email, mail or by telephone regarding special offers or updated information about HSVTC. If you do not wish to be contacted, please contact us at email@example.com.
HSVTC will, in addition, use contact information to:
Distribute receipts for donations
Thank donors for their donations
Internal analysis and record keeping
Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
Donors may be listed in HSVTC’s Annual Report, unless the donor requests anonymity for their donation.
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to staff and leadership who need access to this data for HSVTC tasks. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.
Security of Your Information
HSVTC takes the following measures to ensure that information collected on HSVTC’s website is kept secure and is used as intended. All data is stored on secure, firewall-protected servers either at HSVTC offices or those of business partners and is only accessible to authorized HSVTC and partner staff.
Sensitive data, such as credit card and other financial information, is collected on secure forms and transmitted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) technology. Online credit card information is retained only as long as necessary to complete the donation or purchase request of the user.
HSVTC’s website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that HSVTC is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any other website including but not limited to those for which we provide links. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by HSVTC’s website as noted earlier.
Changes to Our Policy