Privacy Policy

At EarthCorps.Org (“EarthCorps”) we understand your concerns about online security and privacy. Our goal is to ensure that your personal information remains secure and your privacy is always respected. This policy outlines EarthCorps’ steps for protecting the information you choose to share with use. Protecting your privacy is of the greatest importance to us.

About the information we collect online

We do not sell or rent your information to any outside parties.

Occasionally, we send promotional emails to subscribers, volunteers, or donors. We may use any personal contact information you provide to us to send you appeals for donations, updates regarding policy issues and initiatives, upcoming events, and other invitations and notices.

We request personal information from you (which may include name, address, telephone number, employer name, age, and email address) when you register with us, when you sign up online to volunteer, when you request to receive communications from EarthCorps, and when you donate to EarthCorps.

When you donate to EarthCorps, whether online, by mail, or on the phone, we ask for your name, address, email address, phone number, and payment method. If you pay by check, we keep a photocopy of your check. If you pay by credit card, we record the transaction, but we do not store your credit card number anywhere on our website. We also maintain pertinent information about you and your gifts in a secure database, including but not limited to gift amounts, dates, payment types, and any special gift terms or conditions.

We may track, collect and analyze anonymous site traffic information in aggregate, such as statistics of which areas within our website our users visit. When you visit the EarthCorps website, our server may also collect your Internet domain and IP address. We use this information as anonymous aggregate data that helps us develop and monitor our performance and track trends and statistics to improve your site experience. We do not combine anonymous information about your site visit with your personal information.

As necessary, we need to share your information with trusted third-party companies that assist us in managing our operations and accepting online donations. For these purposes, we may transfer information between EarthCorps and our preferred service providers who use that information to conduct EarthCorps business. For example, they may handle EarthCorps’ credit card processing, email distribution, information analysis, and promotions. We provide our preferred service providers with the information they need to perform their services and ensure that they protect your information at a level consistent with our standards. We require that third parties hold this information we provide in the strictest confidence.

This web site may contain links to other sites which may take you away from our site. Please be aware that EarthCorps is not responsible for the privacy practices or information-gathering practices of other sites.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

How EarthCorps uses cookies and other technology

We use small removable data file(s) that are stored by your web browser on your computer; these small files are commonly called “cookies.” Our cookie does not contain any personally identifying information and is used for the express purpose of making your websites visits more worthwhile. This data allows us to enhance and your experience using our site.

Cookies and other tracking technologies are used to help us understand your interaction with our website. This understanding enables us to monitor trends and statistics report on our business results and improve your experience with us over time.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your Internet browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to some features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

Steps EarthCorps takes to safeguard your information

When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of personally identifiable information transmitted to us on our website.

Unsubscribing, removing, or modifying your information

To modify or delete entirely the information you have provided during registration, please login and update your profile. To unsubscribe from receiving our emails, please follow the instructions at the bottom of any promotional EarthCorps email you receive. You can also send a request to info@earthcorps.org.

If you have unsubscribed from any EarthCorps communications, due to production schedules, you may receive communications already in production. Also, if you request your registration information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about donation transactions or inquiries for future service and record keeping purposes.

What happens to your information in the event EarthCorps is sold

In the event that EarthCorps or EarthCorps.Org is sold, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your information may be one of the transferred assets.

Policy changes

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. This policy was last modified on April 27, 2009.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us at info@earthcorps.org.