Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Website Privacy Statement

Information gathered will be used by Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of http://www.bonsecourfriends.org/ and related social media pages. We created the following guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy to guide our relationships.

Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge collects information about users through the use of cookies during their registration; their inquiries, their participation in certain activities (including contests and polls) on our website. When users request pages from our server, our Web server automatically collects some information about the users, including their IP addresses. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to users.

Our web pages may contain electronic images (called “single-pixel GIFs” or “web beacons”) that allow us to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit, and which links they click on. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon.

Information will not be sold or distributed to outside third parties. Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will not reveal email addresses that users provide to us to any third party without their permission. Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge periodically surveys e-newsletter subscribers on issues that will help us improve our information and outreach. These surveys may come from a firm employed by Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge to conduct research on our behalf. That firm does not retain information from our database, but uses email addresses on a one-time-only basis on behalf of Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Using email addresses provided at registration or otherwise, Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge periodically sends out informational e-mails to our users about current news and activities concerning the Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Users can indicate that they do not wish to receive e-mail information from our organization. Third parties will not contact our users through the use of our e-mail lists.

Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge utilizes users’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also use it to gather broad demographic information about our users in general. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally.

Our site uses cookies to deliver content specific to users’ interests and to honor their preferences. This information is used to assist us in creating a site that will serve the needs of our users. Upon request, Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will remove users (and their information) from our database or permit them to opt-out of any further e-mail or contact.

Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may provide links or the websites of its advertisers or clients.

Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties after permission from the user.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, please feel free to contact us.

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