Any personal information submitted by you to our website, including name, address, email address, and financial information, is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated Board members, staff, or contractors of Buena Vista Audubon Society.
What information do we collect?
Information you choose to provide while using our website may include, but is not limited to: your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card or banking information. For engaging in online donations, you will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card or banking information. You may visit our web pages anonymously.
Like most websites, Buena Vista Audubon Society's servers may record the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the time and date you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. BVAS uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to diagnose and correct system errors, and to improve the site. No information that identifies you personally is collected in our server logs.
Why do we collect information?
Your personal information is collected for several reasons, including the following:
- to let you become an online member or donor;
- to solicit donations;
- to help us make our website more useful;
- to track the number of visitors to our site;
- to answer your requests;
- to send you periodic emails: If you have provided us with your contact information, you may receive emails from BVAS on an occasional basis in regards to volunteering, special events, or other BVAS-related issues. If at any time you wish not to be contacted for these periodic emails, please call (760) 439-2473 or email@example.com.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you use our online donation system. We have made every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.
We use a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information will not be stored on our servers.
If you are still concerned about the safety of your credit card information online, you may also submit contributions or other payment to Buena Vista Audubon Society by mailing a check as directed by instructions on the appropriate pages of our website.
Links to Other Websites:
We provide links to third party sites, but because we do not control those web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute an endorsement by Buena Vista Audubon Society of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, donate, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your name or other personal data that we collect on our website or hold in our database. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may at any time withdraw your consent for us to contact you and to continue collecting or using your information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at: Buena Vista Audubon, PO Box 480, Oceanside, CA 92049.
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence and that you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
Last revised April 10, 2018