Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the FWF site and governs data collection and usage. By using the FWF site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
FWF collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. FWF also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the FWF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by the FWF for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the FWF site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through FWF public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: FWF does not read any of your private online communications.
FWF encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from FWF so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. FWF is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the FWF and FWF family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
FWF collects and uses your personal information to operate the FWF website and deliver the services you have requested. FWF also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from FWF and its affiliates. FWF may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
FWF does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. FWF may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, FWF may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to FWF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
FWF does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
FWF keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within FWF, in order to determine what FWF services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within FWF to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
FWF websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on FWF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of FWF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of FWF, or the public.
The FWF website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize FWF pages, or register with FWF site or services, a cookie helps FWF to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same FWF website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the FWF features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the FWF services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
FWF secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. FWF secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
FWF will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. FWF encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how FWF is protecting your information.
FWF welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the FWF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact FWF at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.