What information does the Site collect?
You do not have to provide any personal information to read the content of our Site. However, you will provide personal information when submitting a donation, subscribing to our newsletter, ordering products from our Site, accessing specific resources, attending a PLT program event, workshop, or seminar, or contacting us for more information. Some examples of information we collect include: your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, payment information (e.g., credit card information and billing address), and some demographic information in some instances. When you place an order or offer a donation we may need to know your name, email address, mailing/billing address, phone number, credit card number and expiration date. We may also use the information to contact you if there is a problem with your order/donation or for feedback on our other products and services. You also provide your information by completing evaluation forms provided to you when you participate in one of PLT’s programs, events, workshops or seminars. When you make a credit card payment, the information is maintained by our credit card processing company and is kept in accordance with their standard policies.
If you contact us via e-mail or other correspondence, we may ask for your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. This allows us to process your request and provide you with the most complete information via the quickest method. Your contact information will be used to disseminate news and information about PLT, SFI and other programs.
SFI protects the confidentiality of its donors. We never sell information about our contributors. We honor all requests by donors who wish to remain anonymous and, except for donor acknowledgement, share information about other contributors only and unless they expressly require, request or approve that we do so. If you would like to review personal information collected and request corrections, please contact us at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20037.
From time-to-time our Site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys or via media contact forms is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email or mailing address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of interpreting survey research results, monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.
Like many websites, the Site also may collect information about visitors and the manner in which visitors utilize and navigate the Site. For example, the Site may track the pages you visit on the Site, the URL that you visited before you came to the Site, the URL to which you next go, and your IP address. This information helps us to design and improve the Site to better suit our visitors’ needs. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site. Your IP address also may be used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
Our website is intended for a general audience and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
To whom do we disclose information?
We will divulge personal information to law enforcement agencies or other governmental agencies when required to do so or when we in good faith believe it is necessary in order to comply with legal obligations. We will, however, ask all governmental officials to provide us with acceptable reasons that we believe, in our sole discretion, support disclosure of personal information. We may monitor email correspondence and telephone calls to track reported problems and to ensure quality assurance. Similarly, we monitor web traffic in the aggregate for the purposes of evaluating marketing campaigns and content improvement.
In the event that this Site or substantially all of SFI’s assets are acquired, merged or reorganized, user information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
What are the privacy policies of linked sites and other third parties?
This web site contains links to other sites. This policy statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected by the Site. Although you may link to other sites or third parties via the Site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of linked sites. We encourage our website visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Information Collected by Third Parties
We may use information collected on our Site to tailor ads based on your interests and history with us that may be displayed to you on our Site and elsewhere.
How can you access or correct your information?
How may this privacy statement be amended?
What security measures does the Site employ?
The Site may have security measures in place that are intended to protect against the loss of information that the Site collects. However, you should keep in mind that this Site is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are responsible for any unauthorized use.
How can you contact us?
Effective Date: July 15, 2017