Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy | Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 2015

Thank you for visiting Parks Conservancy online at We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. The following Privacy Policy applies to information collected at and Conservancy-affiliated websites featuring this Privacy Policy. Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted.

1. Information Collected

a. For each visitor to this website, our web servers may automatically recognize and collect non-personally-identifiable information such as in-bound domain names, your computer’s IP address, the type of browser in use and pages viewed. This data tells us which pages our users visit and what information they volunteer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

b. The Parks Conservancy may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your information, you are not anonymous to the Parks Conservancy.

2. Use of Information

a. When Your Personal Information Will Be Shared or Disclosed Third-Party Organizations

We may disclose your name and mailing address to certain unaffiliated third parties (typically, like-minded organizations), who may use such information for their own marketing purposes. If you would like to opt out of having your personal information shared with such third parties, please send an email with “Mail Opt Out” as the Subject line to, call (415) 561-3060, or send a letter to: Membership, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Building 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123. In order to opt out, you will need to provide your name and mailing address in your communication.

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California with an established business relationship with the Conservancy may request certain information with respect to the types of any personal information we have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party, and the identities of the third parties with whom we have shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year.

b. Third-Party Service Providers

We may disclose information about you to unaffiliated third-party contractors, without your consent, to enable such third parties to perform functions on our behalf in making available our website and/or the services offered on the website.

c. Legal Process

We will comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process requesting any of the information about you in our possession, and the Conservancy may use such information to establish or exercise its legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.

d. Business Transaction

Information about you in our possession may also be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of our assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which your personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the Conservancy. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

3. Use of Cookies

a. We may use cookies to record past activity on our website in an effort to provide better and faster service upon your return visits to this website. We may also customize certain web content based on your browser type, bandwidth, or other settings to optimize your site experience.

b. A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then—depending on your web browser’s settings—store it on your system. For example, some pages on this website use cookies so that the Parks Conservancy can better serve you when you return to the website. Depending on the type of browser you use, you can probably set it to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the website.

c. We may use cookies by enabling third-party vendors to use first-party cookies (such as Google Analytics cookies) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to collect data about our traffic via Google advertising cookies andanonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. We will not facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected.

d. As a visitor, you can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI's consumer opt-out) by going through these Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.

4. Use of IP Addresses

a. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer website.

5. Security

a. This site incorporates reasonable and appropriate safeguards using industry standard technology to heighten the security, accuracy, and privacy of any personal information we have collected, including regular virus and malware scanning and anti-hacking security measures. Personal information collected is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who are required to keep information confidential. In addition, all credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All credit card transactions are processed through a VeriSign secured and PCI DSS compliant gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required.

6. Linked Websites

a. Our websites contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

7. Update Personal Information and Communications Preferences

a. If you wish to inform us that you would like to opt out of receiving such communications by clicking on the “opt out” link in the associated email or by contacting us at the email address noted below.

8. Children’s Privacy

a. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children on the web and will never collect or maintain information on our website from those we actually know are under 13 years old. No part of our website is directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personal information, we will delete that information from our systems. We do not reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet.

9. Intellectual Property

a. Content

The content on this website, including without limitation, any text, software, graphics, and photos, and any trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (collectively “Materials”) are owned by or licensed to the Conservancy, subject to copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights.

Unless otherwise noted, no Materials from this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, performed, distributed, displayed, posted, transmitted, or used to create a derivative work in any way without written permission of the rights owner, except that you may use information purposely made available by the Conservancy for downloading from this website, provided that you (1) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (2) use such information only for your proper informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any other website or broadcast it in any media, and (3) make no modifications to any such information. You agree not to circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with any security related features of this website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or content.

Permission for all other uses of Materials contained herein must be obtained from the Conservancy or the appropriate rights owner in advance; otherwise, such use is prohibited.

All design rights, databases and compilation and other intellectual property rights associated with this website, in each case whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill, are proprietary to the Conservancy.

You represent, warrant and agree that all materials submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on this website or through our page (as described below), including but not limited to text and photos (collectively “Submitted Materials”), will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.

defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.

b. Trademarks and Service Marks

There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks, and trademarks found on this website that are the property of the Conservancy. By making them available on this website, the Conservancy is not granting you a license to use them in any fashion. No trademark or service mark may be used as a hyperlink without the Conservancy’s prior written permission.

10. Facebook Page

a. Compliance

The Conservancy maintains a Facebook page (our “FB page”) to provide a place for people to learn more about the Conservancy and to interact around the Conservancy. All comments, visuals and other materials posted by visitors to our FB page do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideas of the Conservancy. All visitors to our FB page must comply with Facebook’s Terms of Use. The Conservancy reviews some but not all postings to our FB page, and we will remove any postings that we have determined are inappropriate or offensive.

b. Other Prohibited Activities

In using the website or our FB page you agree not to:

  • Impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation in any way;
  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language; discuss or incite illegal activity; or use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated);
  • Restrict, discourage or inhibit any person from using this website;
  • Intentionally seek information on, gain unauthorized access to, obtain copies of or modify files, other data belonging to other users without permission; or harvest user names, email addresses or other personal information for any purpose;
  • Promote information that you know to be false or misleading or that promotes or facilitates illegal activities, or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations or these Terms; or
  • Assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

a. We reserve the right to modify or supplement this policy at any time. If a material change to this policy is made, we will post a notice on the home page, and any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

12. Questions

a. If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the practices of this site, please contact us at Or write to:

i. Communications Office, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Fort Mason, Building 201. San Francisco CA 94123.