Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education we have a few fundamental principles:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

Citizens’ Climate Education (“CCE”) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (“CCL”) (collectively, “Citizens’ Climate” or “CC”) operate several websites including citizensclimatelobby.org, community.citizensclimatelobby.org and donate.citizensclimateeducationcorp.org.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CC’s visitors use their websites. From time to time, CC may use non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by reporting internally on trends in the usage of their websites.

CC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments, or posting any content. CC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to CC’s websites may choose to interact with CC in ways that require CC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for Community to provide a username, email address, country, city, etc. Those who engage in transactions with CC – by donating – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CC. CC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

In addition, CC gathers personally-identifying information and tracks site usage by visitors who come to our website by clicking on a link in an email we sent. We will use this data to provide a better experience for our site users and volunteers. For instance, we can make sure that emails (and possible web content) are customized to you, so you are not asked to take actions you have already taken or that are inappropriate for you. We use this information to provide you opportunities for education and training that are best suited for your needs.

Aggregated Statistics

CC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites.

These statistics are used only to inform decisions on site design and user experience; are not stored on our servers; and do not contain any personally identifiable information.  These statistics are strictly for internal use and are not published or shared with anyone outside of CC.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CCL and CCE work closely together, including by jointly operating certain web sites. As a result, personally-identifying information collected by CCL or CCE may be shared with the other entity without further notice to you. Both CCL and CCE observe this shared privacy policy, and will honor a single opt-out if you no longer wish us to retain your personally identifying information.

Beyond that, CC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to its employees and contractors that need to know that information in order to process it on CC’s behalf or to provide services available at CC’s websites. Some of those employees and contractors may be located outside of your home country; by using CC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CC also shares personally identifying information and data about site usage with our Group Leaders, Regional Coordinators, State Coordinators and other volunteers in leadership positions so that they can support our connection and engagement with our supporters and volunteers. For instance, we may let them know when someone in their area has completed an educational program, or when a new contact seems eager to engage and deserves a more personal connection. CC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any third party. Other than to its employees, volunteers, and contractors, as described above, CC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CC, third parties or the public at large.

If you participate in the Washington, DC’s Host for the Climate program, the information you submit via our Google form will be added to a spreadsheet that will be available to prospective guests looking for a housing match. If you are seeking housing and enter your information into that spreadsheet, the information will also be visible to other registered Community users. Only registered Community users (as well as CC and its employees and contractors) will have access to this information. While CC intends this information to be used solely for communications about shared housing, CC does not control how other users may use your information once you have provided it to them.

Communications from CC; Opt-out

Email Opt-out
If you are a registered user of a CC website and have supplied your email address, CC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CC. All messages sent by CC include information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily through an automated system. In addition, if at any time you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us, you may also send a written request to Citizens’ Climate Lobby 1330 Orange Ave #309 Coronado, CA 92118.

Text/SMS Opt-out
You can opt-out from receiving text messages in one of two ways:

  1. On your cell phone open a blank text message. In the recipient field, type 619-701-6903. In the message field, type “Stop” and then, click Send.
  2. Reply “Stop” to any text message received from CCE/CCL.

Security

CC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally-identifying (and potentially personally-identifying) information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CC uses cookies to help CC identify and track visitors, their usage of CC website, and their website access preferences. CC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of CC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CC’s sole discretion. CC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have provided us with an email address, we will also attempt to provide you with advance notice of changes to this Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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