The Types of Information WEC Collects
Non-personally identifiable information
WEC collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit our Website. Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet service provider, the browser you used, the time you visited the Website and which pages you viewed.
Web browser cookies and beacons
Personally identifiable information
WEC collects personally identifiable information (such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses) from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users sign up to receive our email alerts, when Users sign a form to volunteer for WEC, or when Users make a financial donation to WEC.
How WEC Uses the Information that it Collects
WEC uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that WEC can improve the Website and its offerings. WEC also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, to provide requested information, to process a donation, or to otherwise fulfill a request. If you provide WEC with your email address and/or mailing address, WEC will add you to its email and/or mailing list, and may contact you with information that WEC thinks will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from WEC, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email WEC sends you, or send WEC an email at email@example.com and ask to be removed from WEC distribution lists.
How WEC Protects User Information
WEC adopts appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, but WEC cannot guarantee that your information is 100% secure. Your credit card information is stored in a manner that is PCI compliant.
Sharing Personal Information
WEC shares Users’ personally-identifiable information (such as names, mailing addresses and email addresses, but never credit card information) with Environmental Priorities Coalition, of which WEC is a member. See http://environmentalpriorities.org/. WEC does not currently share Users’ personally identifiable information with other third parties (other than as specified in this section). WEC may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties. WEC may use third party service providers to help it operate its business and the Website or administer activities on WEC’s behalf, such as collecting donations on WEC’s behalf. WEC may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but WEC requires that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.
WEC may also release personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Third Party Websites
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, WEC never collects information at the Website from those WEC knows are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If WEC becomes aware of having information about anyone under 13, WEC will promptly delete the information.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to WEC, you may request information once per calendar year about WEC’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to WEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your acceptance of these terms
[Updated: December 11, 2015]