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Online Privacy Policy for FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at privacy@friendsbrp.org.

At www.friendsbrp.org we consider the privacy of our website visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information that is collected and recorded by www.friendsbrp.org and how we use it. It applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

This policy explains:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the use of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect personal information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not distribute, sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us or to process a transaction you requested. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about topics of interest on the Blue Ridge Parkway, new products or programs/events, or changes to this privacy policy.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.friendsbrp.org makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. FriendsBRP.org uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to uniquely (not personally) identify you as a website visitor so you would not have to log in a password more than once, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Orders
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Children’s Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. www.friendsbrp.org does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.friendsbrp.org has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately by email or phone and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us via email or phone.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, material / product shipping, contact responses) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Updates
This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately by email or phone.