What information we collect: The Nature Center may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Web site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to the Nature Center
Credit Card Information: If you choose to provide your credit card information to the Nature Center we will only use that information for the purposes for which it was provided
Other information we collect: In addition to the information you knowingly provide, the Nature Center also collects the domain names and Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the machines used to access our Web site, as well as Web site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is not usually personally identifiable and is used to more efficiently operate the Nature Center’s business, prepare for network load demands, promote our organization, and administer the Web site.
How we use your information: The Nature Center may use your information:
- To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project.
- To personalize the content and improve the navigability of the Web site.
- To alert you to new projects, site features, special events and services.
- To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our services.
The Nature Center processes your information on servers located in the United States.
Sharing your information: Subject to your right to opt-out (discussed later in this policy), the Nature Center may share your name and postal address (but not your email address) with organizations that offer products or services that we believe may interest you. The Nature Center may also share your information with third parties in the following situations:
- To complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service.
- To outsource one or more of the functions described above.
- To share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request.
How we protect information: The Nature Center attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security. All purchases, donations, membership and credit card information are transmitted securely using [Secure Socket Layer ("SSL")] encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets browsers automatically encrypt data. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by specified employees of the Nature Center. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of such information, as no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.
Children: This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does the Nature Center knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under age 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to the Nature Center.
Your right to opt-out: The Nature Center may share your name and postal address with organizations that offer products and services that we believe may interest you. You have the right to opt-out of such information sharing. The Nature Center may also use your personal information to send you surveys or email messages about Nature Center projects, events, and services. You may also choose to opt-out of receiving email and information from the Nature Center. Finally, you may choose to de-activate your Nature Center membership. To opt-out or change your preferences at any time, click here to send an email to request deactivation of your membership or to make any other change.
If you prefer, you may opt-out by calling our Membership and Annual Fund Manager at 216-321-5935 ext. 232 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Your California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident, you are entitled by law to request an Information Sharing Disclosure. If you provide notice to the address below, we will provide you with a notice of your right to prevent sharing of your personal information as well as a cost-free means of doing so. To receive such a notice, submit a written request to the address listed below, specifying that you seek your "California Customer Choice Notice." Please allow thirty days for a response.
Access: If you would like us to update your contact information or any other part of your membership file, please call our Membership and Annual Fund Manager at 216-321-5935 ext. 232, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time, or write us at:
Attn: Membership and Annual Fund Manager
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44120 US
Third Party Links: The Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. The Nature Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.