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.
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.
Processing 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.
CC collects and processes an individual’s personally-identifying information only with that individual’s consent. Individuals can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information or can withdraw their previously-given consent to process such information, with the caveat that doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities for which their personal information is necessary.
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.
Some of the other ways CC may use your Personal Information include:
- To process your membership.
- To support recruitment inquiries.
- To provide reports based on information collected from you to local leaders.
- To keep you up to date on the latest announcements and other information.
- To provide support and assistance.
- To provide the ability to create personal profile areas and view protected content.
- To provide customer feedback and support.
- To conduct voluntary questionnaires and surveys in order to better understand our members.
- To understand more about you, so we can personalize newsletters and websites to your preferences.
- To provide information on your request to another individual such as a group leader.
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
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. The nature of the services provided by these third-party contractors include marketing, customer relationship and donation management, data storage, website analytics, and communication/customer contact services. 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. In particular, users in the European Union should be aware that their data will be transferred to the United States and that the European Commission has not found United States law to adequately protect the rights of data subjects.
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.
In all cases, data will be stored only for as long as we continue to use the third-party contractor’s services or until you specifically request removal or deletion of your data.
Opt out of Communications from CC
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.
You can opt-out from receiving text messages in one of two ways:
- 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.
- Reply “Stop” to any text message received from CCE/CCL.
For requests to access, delete or correct your personal data, please contact:
Information Technology Director
Citizens’ Climate Education
CC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally-identifying (and potentially personally-identifying) information.
CC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should refuse to accept cookies when prompted by the CC sites to accept or reject cookies, with the drawback that certain features of CC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.