Privacy Policy

Waterkeeper Alliance values the support of our members, donors, customers, and others who share our common goal of protecting the world’s waterways. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our supporters.

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, become a member, sign up to support our organization, or make a donation.  When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You are also welcome to access our site without entering any personal information.

Any personal information we collect is used for internal review and is either discarded or used by us to contact members for purposes such as those described below. We keep confidential all personal information entered during website registration and on the reply slips of direct mail.  Waterkeeper Alliance collects voluntarily race and sexual orientation of Waterkeeper Alliance organization members and affiliates, board and staff for diversity, equality and inclusion purposes.

When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always voluntarily submitted by you (e.g., when you fill out the website registration page or send back a direct mail reply device.) The information collected is used to send our users email alerts, reminders and other information we think will be of interest, and is encrypted with SSL.

If for any reason you would like to be removed from our mailing lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email you receive from us. You can opt-out of direct mail by indicating so on any reply device sent to you, by sending an email to [email protected], or by calling Waterkeeper Alliance’s office at +1 (212) 747-0622.

We also monitor and track information such as member usage patterns of our website and direct mail response patterns through Google Analytics Demographic & Interests features. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and customer service. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. You may opt-out of our Google Analytics tracking here.

Protecting your privacy
From time to time we make our membership list available to other like-minded non-profit organizations and also buy/trade lists from such organizations. As part of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of our users, members may “opt out” of having their names sold or exchanged by sending an email to the email listed above. In order to assist with our outreach, we do share limited personally identifiable information with our direct mail house and online data manager who maintains email lists and hard-copy mailing lists on our behalf. We do not do this for residents of the European Union.

Use of cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our user experience.

Links to other sites
Waterkeeper.org provides links to several other third party websites including Facebook, Google, Stripe, and MailChimp. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites to which we are linked. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites prior to any use.

Problems
If you have a complaint about Waterkeeper Alliance’s compliance with this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].

Data Protection Officer
Waterkeeper Alliance is headquartered in New York, New York, in the United States. Waterkeeper Alliance has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about Waterkeeper Alliance’s personal data policies or practices. Waterkeeper Alliance’s data protection officer’s name and contact information are as follows:

Mary Beth Postman
Waterkeeper Alliance
180 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
New York, New York, USA
[email protected]
+1 (212) 747-0622

**Updated May 25, 2018