Not only does Point Blue Conservation Science (Point Blue) care about our planet, we care about online privacy. This privacy policy serves to inform you of what information we may collect about you, and how we may use that information. Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time.

Please read the following description of our privacy practices and, if you have any questions, please email us at pointblue@pointblue.org, or write us at:

Point Blue Conservation Science
3820 Cypress Drive Suite #11
Petaluma, CA 94954
Attn: Web Master

What Information May Be Collected

Point Blue collects two kinds of information: personal information that you choose to supply us, and non-personal information, such as your IP address.

Personally Identifiable Information

Newsletters, Donations and Other Point Blue Information

If you subscribe to a Point Blue e-newsletter, request additional information about Point Blue, submit a donation online, or participate in any of the other services on the Point Blue web site that require personal information, we may request your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address in order to respond to your inquiries. Point Blue may collect and store the information you choose to provide us to send you information about Point Blue and Point Blue partners and third parties from time to time. If you make a donation to Point Blue and elect to pay online, Point Blue will collect the necessary financial information. Point Blue collects and stores some information the user chooses to provide, including name, address and email address, to send users information about Point Blue and Point Blue partners and third parties from time to time. Point Blue will not disclose financial information except as necessary to fulfill users' donation requests. Point Blue collects such financial information in a secure manner and discards such financial information after processing.

Application Registration

Some of Point Blue's web applications require user registration when we collect personally identifiable information in order to receive an account for access. In order to use these tools, we require a user to provide a name and email address, as well as ask for a mailing address and telephone number. Registration is entirely voluntary. Information collected is used in support of those applications and is not shared with other organizations.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit our site. We may use cookies to help us recognize you when you come back to our site. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner.

Non-personally identifiable information

Session Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit our site. We use session cookies to help you navigate through the actions on our site when you log in. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner. This will help us better tailor our site and provide you with offers that we think may be of interest to you.

IP Addresses and Environmental Variables

Point Blue may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An "IP address" is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you. "Environmental variables" include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our web site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit Point Blue, the names of the pages you visit while at our web site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on Point Blue's web site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner.

Third Party Service Providers

The Point Blue website may contain links to other websites, products, or services that Point Blue does not own or operate.  For example, we may partner with third party service providers to provide our Users with certain functionality or features (e.g. Blackbaud Net Community for online donations).  At times, websites hosted by these third party service providers, or other partners, may appear as if you are still on the Point Blue Website.  To tell whether you are on the Point Blue website or viewing third-party content, simply check the address of the page in your browser's address window.

We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every third-party website and service before providing any personally identifiable information to its operators.  Point Blue is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.  If you choose to visit or use any third-party products, websites, or services, including those offered by our third party service providers or other partners, please be aware that this Privacy Policy will not apply to your activities or any information you disclose while using third-party products or services or otherwise interacting with any third parties.

Web Analytics

This site uses a web analytics service that may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in this website. This site does not use the service to collect any personally identifiable information entered in this website, and it does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use the same services.. We are using the information collected to improve the Point Blue web site and enhancing the visitor experience.

How Information May Be Used

We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our web site and databases and with our partners, affiliates, or other third parties.

User Control Over Collection and Use of Information

Point Blue provides you with the following choices regarding the use of your information:

If you would like to opt-out of receiving some or all further information from Point Blue, either take the opportunity to opt out wherever personally identifiable information is collected, or take the opportunity to opt out in links on the bottom of email we send to you

If you would like to change or modify information you have previously provided us, please manage your profile by emailing us at pointblue@pointblue.org.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of our Web sites, please contact us at pointblue@pointblue.org.