Privacy Policy

Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition
Website Privacy Policy

The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition takes the protection of our customers’ personal information very seriously and we respect your right to privacy. You can browse our website without providing any personal information. There are places where we request a small amount of personal information, so we want to make sure that you understand what that information is used for and how it will be protected. We make every effort to ensure that any data collected is secure both online and offline.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition, Incorporated (“HRWC”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the https://hrwc.net website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by HRWC.

Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, donate, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, mailing address, email address, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information
HRWC may collect and use Users personal information to respond to Users requests of us. Here are the primary ways HRWC may use the information:

To process payments/donations: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when making a donation to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To send periodic emails and other notices: Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you in the future to tell you about programs, events, volunteer opportunities or special announcements about HRWC.
To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our web site and provided at the end of this policy:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our board of directors and advisors for the purposes outlined above.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites
Users may find content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy
HRWC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Inc.
PO Box 889
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-5414
info@hrwc.net

This document was last updated on August 31, 2018