The Whale Trail places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate The Whale Trail’s commitment to the privacy of our website users. This policy explains what type of information is collected by The Whale Trail on our website, www.thewhaletrail.org, and how this information is used.

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

The Whale Trail
6523 California Ave SW, #410
Seattle, WA 98136.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

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

PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you subscribe to The Whale Trail newsletter, submit a donation online, or participate in any of the other services on The Whale Trail website that require personal information, we may request your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address in order to respond to your requests. The Whale Trail may collect and store the information you choose to provide us to send you information about The Whale Trail, partners and third parties from time to time. If you choose to make a donation to The Whale Trail or to make a purchase at our online shop, and elect to pay online, The Whale Trail will receive necessary information in order to fulfill your specific requests. The Whale Trail will not disclose your information except as necessary to fulfill your specific requests.

BROWSER 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.

IP ADDRESSES OR OTHER VARIABLES

The Whale Trail may also collect information through IP addresses or other 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. “Other 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 used, and the names of the pages you visit while at our website. We collect all of this information to allow us to understand which of our features are the most popular so we can provide a better user experience on The Whale Trail website. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner.

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

The Whale Trail website contains links to other websites, products, and services that The Whale Trail does not own or operate. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each third-party website and service before providing any personally identifiable information to its operators. The Whale Trail is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.  If you choose to visit or use any third-party 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.

HOW INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our website and databases. The Whale Trail does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

USER CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may choose not to provide The Whale Trail with any contact information. However, if you do so, we will be unable to respond to your request for information or services. If you would like to opt-out of receiving further information from The Whale Trail, take the opportunity to opt out using the link on the bottom of emails we may send to you. If you would like to change or modify information you have previously provided us, please contact us at info@thewhaletrail.org.

MODIFICATIONS

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Updated: January 14, 2017

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