The Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. 501(c)(3)
The Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc (FINWR) is committed to protecting the privacy of our members, guests and visitors, in both online and in traditional formats. We do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) about individuals unless it is specifically requested and provided, whether online or in any other format.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFABLE INFORMATION (PII) COLLECTION & USE
PII may be obtained from online transactions. In addition, PII may be transmitted as part of submission of a form or related to other programmed services, event registration, or supporting resources which are made available on our website. Any such PII must be voluntarily submitted by each visitor.
WALKS, TALKS, EVENTS & MEDIA
When you register for one of our annual observation walks, static watch events, or nature programs you may be asked to provide certain PII, including your name, address, phone number, and in some cases credit card information should you choose to provide a donation in support of the program. This data is necessary to confirm your registration, process your application, and contact you should the need arise. We will not share this information with any other outside entity other than our financial institution.
For our Annual Photo Contest events we collect your name, email address, and optionally your physical address on forms for submitting photos. If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the FINWR website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS, & ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
When you provide a donation or purchase a membership you will be asked to provide personal information necessary to process and service your donation or membership, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card number and expiration date. We do not share this data with third parties. We do not store or access your credit card data.
Membership and donation transactions through our website are managed securely by our payment gateway vendor Stripe.
Stripe is a software platform used by companies around the world, handling billions of dollars every year. We use this information for billing purposes for that transaction only and to contact you about the FINWR programs and events in which you expressed an interest. We will not share this information with any other outside entity other than our financial institution.
For purchases you make (memberships and donations), we collect your name, email address, and physical address. This data is used internally by us for membership purposes. We do not share this data with third parties.
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
The FINWR website uses session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site. A few Third-party websites may also make use of persistent cookies to remember you between visits so, for example, you can save your customized preference settings for future visits. Each Third-party site using persistent cookies identifies itself as doing so. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, this may affect the functioning of this website.
Articles on the FINWR website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you submit an entry into one of our contests, you agree that we may share such submissions (e.g., for photo contest) on our website, in print media, or for marketing purposes (posters, flyers, ads, etc.).
We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a payment through our site, you provide your name, contact information, payment information, and additional information related to your transaction. We use this information to process your payment and to ensure your payment is correctly credited to your account.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. Your contact information provided in membership purchases will be retained indefinitely in our internal membership database. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
We make every reasonable effort to ensure the security of transactions that occur on its website. To maintain data accuracy, prevent unauthorized access, and ensure correct use of the information our registration and credit card processing is handled by a third-party provider that uses a secure encryption process. By using this technology, online customers can feel confident that their personal information is protected. Sensitive credit card information is not stored on our server, and though your order information is retained for our records, this information is not shared with other companies or persons except as needed to process your transaction.
We will not use your contact information for any purposes other than membership related needs. It will not be published anywhere, or made available to third parties.
Your name may be published to credit you for images or media that you share with us.
Otherwise, we make every effort not to collect, store, or share any information personal or financial information about you.
FINWR has partnered with reputable third-party vendors in order to provide certain services to its online users, including registrations and online credit card processing. We have taken precautions to ensure that the privacy of our online visitors is protected by our online partners. In addition, we may share information with private organizations as part of a service that provides users with increased capabilities or functionality on our website.
We use information provided by third-party tools to improve our Web presence and the end-user experience.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The FINWR website participates on open forums offered by third-party commercial social media sites in order to promote public participation. Please note that while we encourage candid conversation and frank exchanges of ideas, FINWR does not control or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these social media sites, and cannot attest to the accuracy of the information provided by these sites.
The essential information shared on these third-party sites is available on FINWR.org. FINWR.org is the official source of information from the FINWR. If you use a site outside FINWR.org you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site.
FINWR uses social media sites as dynamic information sharing tools to access real-time information, for external relations, and to encourage public dialogue. FINWR posts videos, images, and news events on these sites to provide alternative opportunities to disseminate information and content to the public. Policies related to content, such as videos, images, and audio are posted separately. FINWR does not actively seek personal information and will only collect the information necessary for the proper performance of official functions, or to accomplish a purpose required by statute, executive order, or regulation. If We receive your personal information through interaction with a social media site, it is required to maintain the information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.
FINWR makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of transactions that occur on its website. To maintain data accuracy, prevent unauthorized access, and ensure correct use of the information our registration and credit card processing is handled by a third-party provider that uses a secure encryption process. By using this technology, online customers can feel confident that their personal information is protected. Sensitive credit card information is not stored on our server, and though your order information is retained for our records, this information is not shared with other companies or persons except as needed to process your transaction.
FINWR does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Children should always ask parents for permission before providing personal data to any web site or purchasing products or services online.
Message to Parents and Guardians:
Links on our website may take your children to other sites. A majority of the links we provide will take your children to other federal and private organization websites. It is important that you monitor your children’s communication on-line to insure they do not provide PII to websites that you feel are unacceptable. Tell your children to ask you or another adult to look at what they are doing first if they wish to provide their name, address, telephone number, or email address to a website.
We will link to external sites that help us perform our mission. Links to external servers do not imply any official Friends of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendor’s products or services. Links will be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner (i.e., it is fully operational, is available most of the time, does not serve inaccurate information or obscene graphics, etc.). This server will not link to external servers if such a link would advocate lobbying for a political agenda.
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to:
1101 Casey Rd
Basom, NY 14013